Twisted Seed Headband- Free Pattern
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My first ever pattern published on this blog was a Seed Stitch Ear warmer. I’m going back to my roots with this revised rendition in the Twisted Seed Headband.
Still utilizing the extremely simple yet intricate looking seed stitch, this headband works up quickly and has an amazingly beautiful texture. Rather than throwing a bow around the center as I did with my Seed Stitch Ear warmer, I decided to twist the headband before seaming up the edges. The result? A classic and simple headband perfect for chilly fall nights!
As stated above, you will be using the seed stitch to make this headband. If you are unfamiliar with this technique, it’s a very simple alteration between single crochets and double crochets across each row. You can find my free tutorial on working this stitch here.
You will be working this headband across the total length needed to fit your head, working up for width. The pattern is written to measure approximately 22 inches around, which should fit most adult female heads. If you are looking to adjust the total circumference to fit a smaller or larger head, all you need to do is adjust the foundation chain by multiples of 2 to achieve the appropriate length. From there, you will work that same amount of stitches into each subsequent row and follow the assembly instructions as written below.
To get started, you will begin with your foundation chain.
Then, starting in the 2nd chain from your hook, you will single crochet one. In the next stitch, you will double crochet. From here you will alternate between single crochets and double crochets across into each chain. You’ll start to notice your seed stitch puff out on the other side of the row.
You will end this row with a single crochet, then chain two before turning. In the first stitch on your next row you will start with a double crochet (this should be worked into the last single crochet of your previous row).
You will continue across this row the same as your previous row, alternating between double and single crochets. Each single crochet should be worked into a double crochet stitch from your previous row, and each double crochet should be worked into a single crochet from your previous row.
This row will end with a double crochet and a chain 1 before turning.
The third row will start with a single crochet. From here, you will continue this pattern of each row and stitch alternating between single and double crochets.
After working the amount of rows needed to achieve the width of your headband, you will fasten off leaving a tail and start assembly.
Assembly is simple. To begin, you will twist the headband and bring the edges together.
Once you have each row lined up, you can start to mattress stitch together using the tail left from fastening off. If you are unfamiliar with the mattress stitch, I recommend Chi Wei of One Dog Woof’s tutorial found here.
The last step is to secure the twist so that it will lay flat and the same each time you wear it. To do this, I pinched the upper portion down and flat. Here are a few shots of exactly what I mean:
Once you have a twist that you like, you will take a small thread of yarn and an embroidery needle to stitch in place.
Thats all there is to it! Your Seedy Twist Headband is now complete!
What You’ll Need
Bulky weight (5) acrylic yarn- approximately 72 yards
5.0 mm crochet hook
3 1/2″ wide
14 sts (or 7 bumps of seed st)= 4″
14 rows= 4″
sc= single crochet
fo= fasten off
Foundation: ch 76
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, *sc, dc, repeat from * in each st across, turn (75)
Row 2: ch 2, *dc, sc, repeat from * across, turn (75)
Row 3: ch 1, *sc, dc, repeat from * across, turn (75)
Row 4-12: repeat rows 2&3, fo leaving approximately a 7″ tail (75)
Flip over one end of the headband (leaving other end alone) to create a twist. With that twist still in tact, mattress stitch the edges together.
Once you have one continuous circle formed, you will fold down the twisted section. I did this slightly off center across from the seamed end (so that I could wear the twist off to the side of my head) with the seam in back.
I liked the way the twist looked best when I folded the top portion in half over onto itself. Difficult to explain, but hopefully the pictures help! Once you have a twist look that you’re happy with, stitch it in place using a small strand of yarn and the darning/embroidery needle. I stitched so that the starting and ending strands were on the inside of the twist. This made it so that the tails were easy to weave in and be hidden. Weave in any other strands and thats all there is to it!
I hope you enjoyed making this Twisted Seed Headband!
I just started crocheting this week and I decided this ear warmer was going to be my first project. My daughter had an old ball of multi colored yarn that she didn’t want because she wasn’t fond of the colors anymore. I whipped this out in a few days, and gave it to her. Turns out she loves the colors now, she just couldn’t imagine it to be anything but a lump of yarn. She’s loving her new ear warmer! Thank you!
Awww, thanks so much for sharing Erin! Totally made my day, and I’m so pleased that your daughter was able to find a newfound love for that yarn again! Also, welcome to the crochet community! I hope you continue to enjoy it 😉