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Thursday, July 21, 2016

"The Tia" Bow Headband

We've all seen these super cute headbands shaped like bows circulating on the internet and social media, now it can be yours. 





My sweet cousin, let's call her... Tia! Is getting married very soon. We've been all abuzz, traveled hither and thither,  laughed, cried, tried on dresses, planned and most importantly prayed. Her time has finally come this December. Amid all this bustle and glee, I asked my bride what else I could do for her, (aside from those other maidly duties) what could I crochet for her?

She replied with a simple yet genius request. "I have this bow ear warmer headband and it's falling apart. Would you make me another?" Would I!?!? (ecstatically) I thought to myself.
I absolutely will.
And, I'll design my own!
And.... I'll make enough for the whole bridal party!
AND... I'll publish the pattern!
AND.... I'LL MAKE IT FREE!



These headbands are adorable. They're on Pinterest, they're for sale on Etsy, the paid patterns are all over Ravelry too! But you can make your own, and you can make it tonight! With a partial skein or leftover ball and one evening you can have this hot trendy item and make it in time to wear before the weather turns.

This design is a super easy beginner pattern, and for the more experienced crocheter, a fun break from large or complicated patterns- you could knock it out in an hour!

Makes a great and heartfelt homemade gift too! *Wink *Wink! I'll be popping these babies out in a rainbow of colors, using every bit in my stash. I might get crazy and try out some variegated yarns too!


So let me know what you think of this design, I'd love to see what color you make, and how cute it looks on you too! Share a picture on Haute Kippy's Facebook Page when you complete this project! Leave me a comment if you like this free pattern!

If you'd like to OWN this pattern, a sleek, printer friendly, portable PDF version is available here.
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Take Care! xo- Kip


The Tia Bow Headband Crochet Pattern



You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible.

Hook: H/8 5mm
Yarn: Any Worsted
Gauge: 12 sts, 5 rows ~4” in DC
Notions: Yarn needle
Finished Dimensions: 20” around, 4 ¾ wide
Difficulty: Beginner

Notes: Alternating rows of single crochet and double crochet feature the more attractive right side of double crochet stitches. Work 14 stitches across for 42 rows, then slip stitch the ends together to form a tube. Gather the band at the seam and wrap with extra yarn to form a faux knot apx. 1” wide. A beginning crocheter who knows basic crochet terminology, how to slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet will be able to follow this pattern. To resize for a larger or smaller head, calculate number of needed rows by 2 rows = 1 ¼”.

Headband:

Chain 16
Row 1: dc in the third ch from hook, and make 1 dc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (14 sts)
Row 2: sc in the first st (same st as turning ch here and throughout), make 1 sc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: dc in the first st, make 1 dc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4-42: Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively, ending on a row 2 repeat. Do not ch 2 at last row repeat.

Finishing:

Align ends together, matching stitches across with right side facing out. Working through both layers at the same time, insert hook through the first sts and sl st the two sides together. Continue slip stitching the ends together, keeping stitches on both sides aligned with each other. At row end, make one final sl st.

Break yarn leaving a very long tail, 12” - 18”. Cinch the headband at the center seam and wrap yarn around snugly, but not too tightly. Continue wrapping the yarn tail, creating a faux knot apx. 1” wide, which makes the headband look like a bow. Securely weave in ends.

Original pattern ‘The Tia Bow Headband’
copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt 2016