Crochet Pattern: Cabled Headband

By Erin Burger – 14 Comments

This pattern is for an ultra versatile and classic looking cabled headband. Most people assume that making cables is difficult, but as soon as you master these two techniques: Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) and Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc), cabling will be part of your everyday crocheting repertoire.

This pattern calls for sport weight yarn and the smaller E hook. If you would rather use a heavier weight yarn and a larger hook, have at it! With a DK or worsted yarn and a H hook this headband could also be used as a winter earwarmer!

Skill Level: crochet skill level intermediate

Finished Size: 19″ (48.26 cm) long and 2 1/4″ (6.35 cm) wide
Note: the size of the headband may be adjusted using the instructions within the pattern.

Materials:
approx. 40 yards Sportweight Yarn
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)

Gauge: not important in this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Cabled Headband

Row 1: ch 12, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 10 dc

Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 dc, fpdc in next 2 dc, bpdc in next 2 dc, fpdc in next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc: 4 dc, 4 fpdc, 2bpdc

Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 dc, bpdc in next 2 fpdc, fpdc in next 2 bpdc, bpdc in next 2 fpdc, dc in last 2 dc: 4 dc, 4 bpdc, 2 fpdc

Row 4: ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 dc, skipping first bpdc, fpdc in next bpdc, fpdc in skipped bpdc, bpdc in next 2 dc, skipping next bpdc, fpdc in next bpdc, fpdc in skipped bpdc, dc in last 2 dc: 4 dc, 4 fpdc, 2 bpdc

Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 dc, bpdc in next 2 fpdc, fpdc in next 2 bpdc, bpdc in next 2 fpdc, dc in last 2 dc: 4 dc, 4 bpdc, 2 fpdc

Row 6: ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 dc, skipping first bpdc, fpdc in next bpdc, fpdc in skipped bpdc, bpdc in next 2 dc, skipping next bpdc, fpdc in next bpdc, fpdc in skipped bpdc, dc in last 2 dc: 4 dc, 4 fpdc, 2 bpdc

Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until the length of the headband is 19″ (48.26 cm) or when the length of the headband fits securely around the wearer’s head.

Finishing: ch 2, turn, fold the headband in half with RS (in this case the RS in the side with the two twisting cables) held facing each other, join the two ends with an sc in each ch/dc. Finish off.

Weave in all ends, make it pretty!

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14 Comments

  1. Paige says:

    Cute Headband! I’m crocheting a throw with treble crochet crossed post stitches and seem to have a problem with the top stitch of the treble crochet being larger than the other stitches. Do you know any way to make it more uniform? Thanks so much.

  2. Jan says:

    Lovely headband. Does the Ch2 count as first st i.e. is the 1st st at the base of the Ch2? I find this is a problem which is not stated in most patterns. Sorry to have a moan, as you are so kind to offer a lot of your patterns for free. Kind regards

  3. Jan says:

    Apologies Rachel for the above, not even your pattern! With regard to Erin’s pattern, if she is just starting designing perhaps this is a point which she may consider for future designs? Kind regards

  4. Erin says:

    Hello Paige,
    Treble crochet is my least favorite thing to do! I think it’s the biggest pain in the butt. I seem to have the same problem you’re having and the only thing I’ve ever been able to do to prevent this is the keep a consistent tension and be pulling up the same amount of yarn through each part of the treble stitch. So every time you yarn over and pull through two loops, make sure you’re pulling the same amount of yarn through each time. Hope this helps, even a little bit. I hate uneven stitches!

    Hello Jan,
    No the ch 2 doesn’t count as the first stitch. The ch 2 at the beginning/ending of the rows is so the length and the width of the rows match up. If I wanted you to use the ch 2 as the first dc (or a ch 1 as the first sc, etc..etc…) I would definitely do so! Thanks for asking.

  5. Virginia says:

    Erin, This is a beautiful pattern. Do you know how to make it wider in the middle and narrower at the base of the neck so it can be used as a winter headband? I will use the bulkier yarn.

  6. Virginia Lucille Crabtree says:

    Dear Rachel
    I have been pulling free patterns from you and I really thank you for them.
    my question is that

    I want to make articles from them for resale. are these
    free patterns ones that I can with out the gov. comming after me because of
    copyrights. ?

    Do I need to contact the artist themselves to get their permision.

    Are there any restrictions to my making any or all your free patterns to sell
    the article I have made from them.

    Please let me know as soon as possible as I have some decisions to make
    right away.

    Thank you

    Lucille Crabtree

  7. evi fidyah says:

    hi rachel :)
    can i ask you something?
    may i sell some product that i’v made from your pattern?
    thank you

  8. evi fidyah says:

    ok thank you so much rachel,don’t worry i won’t sell your pattern,i really appreciate about that:)
    thanx before,big hug:)

  9. Yifan says:

    Wow, I love this pattern! Right now I am making one of these using Bernat Baby Sport yarn. I do not remember what color it is, but it is variegated with pink, white, yellow and blue. The headband is coming out wonderfully well, and it is going to be a gift for a friend. I am happy to know I can sell those beautiful things to appreciative strangers.

  10. Krista says:

    I know this post is a couple years old, but I have to compliment the designer! I love this pattern as an earwarmer! I’ve never done it with a sport weight because I love the ear warmer sooo much lol H hook and worsted weight makes the perfect thickness. Only thing I’ve done differently, I sl st it together when finishing instead of the sc. With the heavier yarn the sc sticks up too much and kinda digs when being worn. Thanks for the wonderful pattern again! :-)

  11. betty says:

    I don’t understand the second row?
    at the end with to 2 dbl cr : (4dc,4fpdc,2bp) where do those stitches go?.
    I love the headband and pattern. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

  12. betty says:

    Hi again:

    Thank you I figured it out. I never saw the previous row stitches written that way. Im new at crocheting .

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