Star Stitch Headband
FINISHED SIZES Instructions given fit a 17-inch head circumference, changes for 19-inch and 21-inch head are in [ ]. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Head circumference: 17 [19, 21] inches Height: 41/2 inches for all sizes MATERIALS • Universal Yarn Adore Colors light (DK) weight superwash merino/acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/273 yds/100g per skein):
1 skein #205 purple print • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or
size needed to obtain gauge • 13/8- to 15/8-inch pompom maker • Fabric glue • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker GAUGE 10 star sts = 4 inches; 11 rows = 4 inches
Chain-3 at beginning of round does not count as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
First row beginning star stitch (r1 beg star st): Pull up lps in chs 2, 3 and 5, yo, pull through all 4 lps. First row star stitch (r1 star
st): Pull up a lp in ch made to close previous st, pull up a lp in last ch worked into for previous st, sk 1 ch, pull up a lp in next ch, yo, pull through all 4 lps.
Beginning star stitch (beg star
st): Pull up lps in chs 2 and 3, pull up a lp in ch used to close 2nd star st of previous row, yo, pull through all 4 lps.
Star stitch (star st): Pull up a lp in ch made to close previous st, pull up a lp in last ch worked into for
previous st, sk top of next star st, pull up a lp in ch used to close next star st, yo, pull through all 4 lps.
STAR ST PATTERN
Row 1: R1 beg star st (see Special Stitches), ch 1, * r1 star st (see Special Stitches), ch 1, rep from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), beg star st (see Special Stitches), ch 1, * star st (see Special Stitches), ch 1, rep from * across, turn. Rep row 2 for pattern.
Row 1: Ch 23, work row 1 of Star St Pattern. Rows 2–46 [2–52, 2–56]: Work row 2 of Star St Pattern.
Turn at end of last row, ch 1, align short edges Pantone uncoated of Headband, (below) working through both thicknesses, sl st across edge to seam. This becomes WS of Headband.
First Side Rnd 1: Turn RS out, sc evenly around Headband. Rnd 2: Working loosely, sl st in the back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st around, place marker in first st. Rnd 3: Rep rnd 2, move marker up as work progresses. Fasten off. Second Side Turn Headband to edge opposite side.
Rnd 1: Join (see Pattern Notes) to edge of Headband just left of seam, ch 1, sc evenly around.
Rnds 2 & 3: Work as for First Side Edging. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Make 1 Pompom about 15/ 8 inches in diameter, and 2 Pompoms about 13/ 8 inches in diameter. When tying the yarn around the center of the Pompom, leave the ends of this yarn long for securing to Headband. Use a little fabric glue as you make your Pompom or when you finish it to secure it tog. Place on Headband so that, with the seam at the back of the head, the Pompoms will sit tog in a close group about 31/2 inches left of center. Pull the tie ends of each Pompom through the fabric of the Headband. Secure with a knot and weave in ends.
Take one skein of a beautiful variegated yarn and crochet this pretty headband in star stitch. It’s quick to finish, so make several for gift-giving this holiday season.