This is actually the second scrap-yarn project I made using this yarn after my Basic Fingerless Gloves that I published a couple of weeks ago. So, altogether, if you happen to put your hands on a ball of Katia Concept Ultralight Merino, you can crochet a pair of gloves and a headband. If you happen to have 3 balls, you can crochet yourself a cowl. If you get 4 balls of Ultralight Merino, then you can go for a full set including the cowl, fingerless gloves, and headband.
This headband is very easy and you can crochet it using your regular crochet hook, as long as it doesn’t have any fancy, big handles.
The stitch that I used for this headband is a slight modification of the classical honeycomb stitch. While in the classical honeycomb you alternate Tunisian simple stitches and Tunisian purl stitches every row, here you will have to repeat the same row twice. This way, you obtain a sort of right-leaning diagonal pattern. Or am I the only one seeing it? It is also interesting to compare this texture to the one of the diagonal lattice stitch that I used for another headband and for my Tunisian crochet Poncho.
It is always amazing to see how many different textures you can get by simply combining basic Tunisian crochet stitches!
The pattern of the Tunisian Crochet Concept Headband will work well if you use the indicated yarn, which is Katia Concept Ultralight Merino. This yarn extremely soft and stretchy. For this reason, I only crocheted about 40 rows for a final length of 17” (43”). However, if you are going to use a different yarn, you might have to add a few more rows depending on how stretchy the yarn is.
For example, I also made one Concept Headband using Scheepjes Roma Hidde and I had to add a couple of extra rows to obtain the same fit.
I hope you’ll enjoy crocheting the Tunisian Crochet Concept Headband. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes!
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– 20 g of Katia Concept Ultralight Merino (I used color 61) or another Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) to meet gauge
– 9.0-mm (13/M USA, 00 UK) Crochet Hook. You can use your regular crochet hook as long as it does not have a large handle.
– Tapestry Needle
Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Return – Standard Tunisian Return
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
Tunisian Purl Stitch (Tps)
Bring the working yarn to the front of the work. Insert your hook from right to left (if you are right-handed otherwise from left to right) in the vertical bar of the next st, yo, pull up a loop.
Standard Tunisian Return
Yo, pull through the first loop on your hook, *yo, pull through two loops*. Repeat in between * for all the loops until you will only have one remaining loop on your hook.
- Always skip the very first st.
- The first stitch is included in the stitch count.
- The last stitch is worked under both loops of the final ch from the previous row.
- Throughout the pattern, the stitch count is always 12 sts.
- The instructions below only describe both the forward pass. The return pass is always a standard Tunisian return.
The Concept Tunisian Crochet Headband is available in one size for a Medium adult (20-21″, 53-56 cm).
Before seaming, it measures approximately 17” (43 cm) by 4″ (10 cm).
Keep in mind that Katia Concept Ultralight Merino is very stretchy. If you are using a different yarn, you might have to add a few more rows to your headband!
Working in alternate tss and tps: 12 sts for 9 rows in 10 cm (4”).
Foundation Row. Working in the back bumps, insert your hook into the second ch from the hook, yo, pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in every ch.
1. Remember to sk the first vertical bar. Working in the second st, make a tss. Crochet a tps in the next st. Keep alternating 1 tss and 1 tps until the end. Work the last st by inserting your hook in both loops of the last st.
2. Repeat row 1.
3. Remember to sk the first vertical bar. Working in the second st, make a tps. Crochet a tss in the next st. Keep alternating 1 tps and 1 tss until the end. Work the last st by inserting your hook in both loops of the last st.
4. Repeat row 3.
5-36. Repeat rows 1-4 nine times.
37-38. Repeat rows 1-2 one more time.
39. Close your work by sl st in each st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for seaming.
Finishing your Tunisian Crochet Concept Headband
- Lay your headband flat with the right side facing down.
- Fold the headband so that the two short sides touch each other.
- Using the tail of yarn, seam the two short sides together.
- Roll the tail of yarn around the seamed point making as many turns as you like.
Then, fasten off and weave in your ends.
Your Tunisian Crochet Concept Headband is now ready!