25 Feb Griselda Crochet Headband
It was in the 1920’s that headbands exploded onto the fashion scene with the Flappers movement. Flappers were young women known for their energetic freedom, embracing a lifestyle viewed by many at the time as outrageous, immoral or downright dangerous. Now considered the first generation of independent American women, flappers pushed barriers in economic, political and sexual freedom for women.
Zelda Fitzgerald was an American novelist, dancer and celebrity, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She became an icon in the 20’s and was called by her husband as “the first American flapper”. Zelda is an abbreviation of the name Griselda, of German origin that means strong woman.
INSPIRATION + DESIGN
This simple-to-make headband is made from a crocheted rectangle. It’s the perfect project for a beginner crocheter, or anyone that wants to make a quick and easy project.
The technique is simple, as you use slip stitch through back loop. So, even though you haven’t crocheted a lot previously, you can easily crochet this headband without problems.
For the twisted crochet headband pattern, I used Merino by Katia. This Merino Extrafine is a slim and soft fibre with a lot of properties like thermal regulation, its softness avoids irritations and stinging. Also, it contains Superwash treatment, that allows you to wash your sewing pieces in the washing machine without losing its properties. It has a wide variety of colors, it will be very difficult for you to choose just one.
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STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.
CHAIN (abbrev. ch)
YO and pull through the loop on hook.
SLIP STITCH (abbrev. sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through stitch and loop on hook.
TROUGH BACK LOOP (abbrev. tbl)
The back loop is furthest away from you.
BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
Usually you crochet in the right side of the chain. When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch. Insert your hook under this back bump.
- ch — chain
- lp (s) — loop (s)
- slst-tbl — slip stitch through back loop
- st (es) — stitch (es)
- YO — yarn over
- Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Row” + a number to indicate which “row”.
- (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each “row”.
- Example: Row 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts)
LEVEL 1 – BEGINNER
If you are new to crochet, these projects are a great point to start! These patterns use only basic stitches with minimal shaping.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Crochet hook 4.5 mm (7 US), 6.00 mm (J US)
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- Katia Merino Sport (100% Merino Extrafine), 50g (1 oz. ¾), 80mts (87 yds):
nº 003 (off white)
- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- Headband is worked flat from side to side, in one piece and using turned rows.
- Shorter edges are seamed together forming a twist.
- To create a knit-like look we will work in slip stitch through the back loop (slst-tbl).
- Take care to not work sl sts too tightly.
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START CROCHETING | HEADBAND
With 4.5 mm (7 US) crochet hook, in off white color.
To begin: 100 ch + 1 turning chain.
Row 01. Starting in 2nd ch through back bumps, slst in each st to end of chain. (100)
With 6.00 mm (J US) crochet hook.
Row 02/28. ch, turn, slst-tbl in each st to end of row. (100)
Cut the yarn leaving a very long tail. This tail will be used for an invisible seam.
FINISHED | SEAM
The right and wrong sides look identical, so just chose the one you like better.
Step 01. Bring the shorter edges closer together and fold each edge in half, so they look like a “V”.
Step 02. Now insert one edge into another. Make sure that the long yarn tail is on the outside and not in between the layers.
Step 03. Thread the long tail to sew through all 4 layers back and forth.
Weave in the ends and turn the headband the right side out.
HEADBAND | STEP BY STEP
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