crochet cable headband

Crochet Cable Headband is a textured headband that will keep your ears extra warm, perfect to wear on cold winter days when you’d rather not wear those winter hats. If you are looking for how-to crochet headbands or ear warmers that look cool and beautiful for this cold season this free crochet pattern is perfect for you.

This is not a beginner crochet pattern. In order to crochet this cable headband, you need to know how to crochet the front post double crochet stitch and the back post double crochet, but it’s the perfect project to learn how to crochet these two stitches. Knowing how to crochet these two stitches, you’ll crochet so many other great patterns, including cables.

For Crochet Cable Headband you will need 50g 100% acrylic and a 4.5 mm hook.

acryl yarn

This 100% Antibacterial Acrylic is one of those wonderful types of yarn that is so easy to work with that it flies over the needle or hook. Is airy and has a lovely and light volume.  It is produced from 100% antibacterial acrylic of very high quality, light, and soft yarn that is comfortable to work with and wear on the body.

The soft yarn is suitable for lots of creative, colorful projects. It definitely does not scratch and is therefore great to use for blankets, sweaters, hats, scarves, etc. The airy yarn will keep you warm and won’t get too heavy.

If you’re allergic to wool, or if you want to opt-out of animal fibers for other reasons, you can replace it with this 100% antibacterial acrylic for a soft and lovely result.

Here you can buy this great yarn: Baby Bio Blue

Abbreviations:

The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

ch= chain;

st= stitch;

sts= stitches;

dc= double crochet;

sl sts= slip stitches;

fpdc= front post double crochet;

bpdc= back post double crochet.

crochet headband

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How to crochet the front post double crochet stitch:

  1. Yarn over, insert hook from the front around the steam of the stitch in the row below from right to left, draw loop through, now you have 3 loops on the hook.
  2. Yarn over and draw the yarn through two loops, now you have two loops on the hook.
  3. To finish the stitch yarn over and draw the yarn through both loops on the hook.

Repeat from step 1 to continue crocheting front post double crochet stitches.

How to crochet the back post double crochet stitch:

  1. Yarn over, insert hook from the back around the steam of the stitch in the row below from right to left, draw loop through, now you have 3 loops on the hook.
  2. Yarn over and draw the yarn through two loops, now you have two loops on the hook.
  3. To finish the stitch Yarn over and draw the yarn through both loops on the hook.

Repeat from step 1 to continue crocheting back post double crochet stitches.

The final dimensions of my Crochet Cable Headband: 51 cm/ 20 inches long and 8 cm/ 3 inches width.

If you need to crochet this headband for teens, for a child or toddler just crochet fewer rows.

Teen/ Adult: 46-51 cm/18-20 inches;

Child (3-12 years): 43-45.5/17-18 inches;

Todler: (1-3 years): 38-43/15-17 inches.

Feel free to wrap it around your head to ensure the size feels correct.

The pattern for the Crochet Cable Headband:

crochet headband

Start with 19 chains.
1. Row 1: make a dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and continue crocheting double crochet in every chain until the end of the row.
2. Row 2: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
3. Row 3: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), skip 4 stitches, and crochet fpdc in every next 4 stitches. Next crochet fpdc in every skipped stitch in the behind of the stitches you’ve just crocheted. Next skip 4 stitches and crochet fpdc in every next 4 stitches and continue to crochet fpdc in every skipped stitch in front of the stitches you just crocheted. Make a double crochet stitch in the last stitch of the row.
4. Row 4: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every next stitch until the end of the row. You need to be careful how you crochet these stitches: crochet the first four bpdc in the last 4 fpdc you’ve crocheted in the previous row; the next 8 bpdc are crocheted in the stitches facing you and the last four bpdc are crocheted in the first fpdc you’ve crocheted in the previous row. Double crochet in the last stitch to finish the row.
5. Row 5: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), fpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
6. Row 6: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
Repeat the pattern from row 3 until you have the length you need. My crochet cable has 78 rows. After you finish the last row you’ll need to crochet a round of single crochet.
Please watch the video tutorial and try to crochet the cables while you are watching. In the video tutorial, you’ll see how you need to make the single crochet edge too. If it’s the first time you are making them it might seem difficult. But practicing and being careful where every stitch goes you will see that actually is not that hard to crochet cables.
The video tutorial for the cable:

The chart for the cable:

crochet cable chart

 

After you finish crocheting the cable don’t cut the yarn and crochet single crochet stitches around the cable and then join together the two short edges crocheting single crochet through both edges. Don’t cut the yarn and crochet two rounds of single crochet for each side starting with the edge you have the yarn.
Crochet all the rounds of single crochet on the right side.

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Here are some great patterns to crochet this winter:

1. Winter crochet hat;

2. Twist Headband.

3. Cozy Days crochet Vest;

4. Trinity Scarf;

5. Sunny days scarf;

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