One sign of a truly successful crochet project is when no one can actually tell if it was handmade or store bought. I love when people are genuinely surprised when they find out I made something. This knotted headband does just that even though it took under an hour and uses nothing more than single and half double crochet stitches. The pattern itself is as simple as they come, but the secret is in the yarn.
This yarn by Issac Mizrahi Craft is THE reason why this is my new favourite headband. You can find the entire Issac Mizrahi Craft Collection at your local Michaels store. For this project I used the colour Flatiron from the Skyscraper Collection. The unique texture and the amazing colour palette make this headband stand out from the rest.
When you wear something handmade, it isn’t uncommon to have people ask you if you made your headband, hat or scarf (especially if they know you run a crochet blog). What IS uncommon is to have people ask you where you got your headband. Probably one of the nicest compliments you can receive in the world of crafting. 🙂
So go grab a ball of your favourite colour from the Issac Mizrahi Collection and set aside under an hour to make this beauty! (Although, I am very certain that any yarn will do the trick :))
What you will need:
- Approximately 80 yards of Bulky weight yarn (5) – I used (and highly recommend) Issac Mizrahi Skyscraper Collection – in flatiron.
- Size 5.0 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for finishing
- LESS THAN 1 HOUR!!!
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sl – slip stitch
Chain 56. Join ends with slst ensuring you don’t twist your chain.
Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as your first stitch). *1 HDC and 1 SC in next ch, skip next ch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with slst to first HDC. (56 st)
Row 2-12: Ch 1 (does not count as your first stitch). *1 HDC and 1 SC in next st, skip next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with slst to first HDC. (56 st)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Finishing: Cut a piece of yarn approximately 24″. Pinch the seam together and tie the yarn around. Continue wrapping yarn around until you reach the desired size of knot. Tie off the yarn by weaving it underneath the knot, and weaving it through the stitches on the back of the headband.
Voila! You’ve made a beautiful headband in under an hour that most people won’t believe you handmade. Super simple, and super pretty!