Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cluster Stitch Flower Headband

Have you ever had some yarn and didn’t know what on earth to do with it? I started making a scarf, frogged it. Then I started to make a shawl and frogged it, too. So finally I came up with this cute headband pattern. I’m not sure how much yarn this takes, I just crocheted until it was big enough for my head. Then I did a simply sc border and a cute little flower. The button in the center of the flower is an antique from my collection.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. To my knowledge it is complete and without error, but if you find anything wrong with it please leave me a comment. Feel free to sell any items made with this pattern, and please give me credit as the original designer. If you want to share the pattern, please share this blog link. Thanks for respecting my rights as a designer.

What You’ll Need:
Size G/6 (4.25mm), and D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hooks (If you use a worsted weight yarn increase your hooks sizes to Size I/9 (5.50mm) and G/6 (4.25mm).)
1 ball of bamboo yarn in main color and a small amount of contrasting color for edging and flower
1 decrotive button
1 button for closure
Sewing needle and matching thread to sew on buttons
Tapestry needle to work in tails

Pattern Notes:
I've included videos at the end of this post for a magic circle and the following stitches. 

Cluster Stitch: yo and insert hook into specified st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Insert hook into same st, yo, pull through, yo and pull through first 2 loops on your hook. Repeat this process two more times until you have 5 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 5 loops, ch 1 to lock.

Sc2tog: Insert hook, yo, pull through, insert into next stitch, yo, pull through and yo and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Work headband in rows and end with button loop. Turn the headband around and attach the yarn to create the tapered end for the button. Flower is worked in rounds. Slip stitch into center to create inner petals, and then slip stich back out to outer loops to create outer petals.

Headband Pattern:
Ch8, in 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc across row, turn
Row 1: ch1, in 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc across row, turn
Row 2: ch 3, cluster st into next st, sk 1 st, cluster st into next st, sk 1, cluster sti into next st, dc into last sc, turn.
Row 3: ch 3, cluster st into ch st, sk 1 st, cluster st into ch st, sk 1 st, cluster st into ch st, sk 1 st, dc into last st, turn.
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until desired length. Do not break yarn.

Headband Ends and Button Loop:
At the last row turn and ch 1, sc across row, turn.
Row 2: Sc2tog, 3 sc, sc2tog, turn
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2togh, turn
Row 4: 2 sc2tog, turn
Row 5 Sc2tog, ch 6 (or chain enough to fit snugly around your button) sl st into last st of headband, turn sc 7 into loop, join and break yarn.
On the other end of the headband join yarn onto corner of foundation chain, ch 1 sc across foundation ch.
Repeat Rows 2 – 5 of headband end but do not work loop.

With smaller crochet hook attach contrasting color to one edge of the headband, ch 1 and evenly space sc all the way around headband, join. Break yarn and work in tails.

With smaller crochet hook make a magic circle and work 8 sc into circle.
Rnd 1: 2 sc into each sc, join
Rnd 2: Ch 3, sk 1, sc, *ch3, sk 1, sc* join
Rnd 3: Sl st into center of the circle, sl st around the base of a sc st, *ch 3, sc around base of next sc* join. (You will end up with 6 loops in the center of your flower.)
Rnd 4: sl st into first loop, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc* into each loop, join.
Rnd 5: sl st into outside loop of flower,  *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc* into each loop, join.

Sew a decorative button into the center of the flower, and then sew flower onto the headband. Sew button onto the end of the headband without the loop. Work in tails.

Post your versions of this project and let me know what you think of the pattern. If you find any errors, or have any questions please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for checking this pattern out, and feel free to share it with the share buttons or by copying and pasting this blog post link. Please give me credit as the designer, and you may feel free to share any items you make from this pattern as long as you give me credit for the design.

Happy Hooking!

How to Crochet a Magic Circle

How to Crochet the Cluster Stitch

How to Crochet the sc2tog Stitch