Thursday, November 20, 2008

Free pattern : Nadie - crochet headband / hair wrap

Sheepie suggested that this be named for my daughter as she wears it so well. Who am I to argue with SA ?
So here is the pattern for Nadie, a simple crochet headband of the wider hair-wrap type ... particularly fabulous on anyone with long curls or dreads.
It is fastened with a button but you could easily adapt it for ties if you prefer.

This pattern is written in British/Australian terminology [ for US version scroll down to the bottom ]

Yarn: 1x 50 gram ball of Lana Gatto Jaipur 100% egyptian cotton
Hook: 3.5mm
Tension: 18 st and 10 rows = 4" / 10 cm
Size: average adult

english/aussie abbreviations:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
htr - half treble
tr - treble


foundation row: chain 78

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, 9 dc [10 dc in total] 5 htr, 47 tr, 5 htr, 10 dc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 10 dc, 5 htr, 2 tr,* ch1, miss 1 tr, 2 tr* repeat from * to * a further 14 times [ you should have 15 spaces ] 5 htr, 10 dc, ch 1, turn
Row 3:10 dc, 5 htr, 47 tr, 5htr, 10 dc, ch 1 turn

repeat rows 2 & 3 a further 6 times, ending with row 3 [ you should have 7 rows of chain spaces ]. Do not end off.

With right side still facing you, work2 dc in the corner and a dc in each of the 7 holes created by the rows of dc, ch 1 , turn
next row:* 7 dc, ch 1 turn *, repeat this row once more omitting the ch at the end and fasten off

Work button hole:
With right side facing, rejoin yarn to the right corner and work 7 dc across to correspond with the end section just completed
next row: ch 1, 2 dc, ch 4, skip next 4 dc, 2dc, ch 1 turn
next row: 2 dc, 4 dc into the chain space, 2 dc and fasten off.

Sew a suitable button onto the end opposite to the buttonhole

enjoy!

and now the American version:

Yarn: 1x 50 gram ball of Lana Gatto Jaipur 100% egyptian cotton
Hook: E [ 3.5mm ]
Gauge: 18 st and 10 rows = 4" / 10 cm
Size: average adult

american abbreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet


foundation row: chain 78

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, 9 sc [ 10 sc in total] 5 hdc, 47 dc, 5 hdc, 10 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 10 sc, 5 hdc, 2 dc,* ch1, miss 1 dc, 2 dc* repeat from * to * a further 14 times [ you should have 15 spaces ] 5 hdc, 10 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: 10 sc, 5 hdc, 47 dc, 5 hdc, 10 sc, ch 1, turn

repeat rows 2 & 3 a further 6 times [ so you have 7 rows with chain spaces ] Do not end off.

With right side still facing you, work2 sc in the corner and a sc in each of the 7 holes created by the rows of sc, ch 1 , turn
next row:* 7 sc, ch 1 turn *, repeat this row once more omitting the ch at the end and fasten off

Work button hole:
With right side facing, rejoin yarn to the right corner and work 7 sc across to correspond with the end section just completed
next row: ch 1, 2 sc, ch 4, skip next 4 sc, 2sc, ch 1 turn
next row: 2 sc, 4 sc into the chain space, 2 sc and fasten off.

Sew a suitable button onto the end opposite to the buttonhole

enjoy!

copyright 2008 Susan Iacuone for personal and charity use. You may make limited quantities for sale but please don't try to pass this pattern off as your own. It isn't cool and the karma fairy will kick your backside!

25 comments:

Donna Lee said...

Thank you for the pattern. I work with a woman who has lovely long dreads and I'd like to make one for her as a surprise. And I have a daughter.....it's a good thing I like to crochet.

catsmum said...

Donna lee these wraps are so simple and so addictive that I should've called 'em Pringles because you just can't stop at one LOL

Sheepish Annie said...

I shall comment and then dutifully copy and print. This could be a good Christmas gift! Yay for Nadie!!!

Carol said...

Fabulous! Thank you for sharing the pattern, my step-daughter would love this.

DreamWoven said...

This is a lovely design :)

one question though... since it is 100% cotton, i've always found that it eventually will stretch (and lose shape)... have you found this with the cotton you are using?

catsmum said...

I haven't used the Jaipur brfore so couldn't say, but stretchng seems to be less of an issue with crochet ...and basically I figure these are so quick to make that I'm not worried [ or move the button a bit ? ]
Alternatively one could make ties instead

Tanya Brown said...

Nadie, eh? If I make this, will I become timelessly, hauntingly beautiful like a mosaic unearthed at Pompeii?

Jess said...

This is a beautiful pattern, but I am a little confused by the first row... 5 hdc, 47 dc, 5 hdc, could you elaborate?

Thanks :)

catsmum said...

hi Jess - not sure what you need to know
basically you get the shaping by doing a bunch of sc at the start of each row, followed by the 5 half double crochet then in the middle are the dcs then it narrows down again by using the hdcs and back to the sc again. Is it that hdc is a stitch that you are not familiar with ? You start the same as for a dc - yarn around hook and pull up a loop - but now that you have the three loops on the hook instead of taking two moves to get them off again, you do it in one move : yarn around hook and pull through all three loops at the same time.

Jess said...

I figured it out..thanks...I'm going to attempt to make it with some cashmere yarn I had laying around. I will try to post pictures of it finished and include a link to your blog if you would like to take a look. Thanks again :)

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pat3ce said...

hi! thanks for the pattern. it was really great! i made one for myself too. =)

ms. pixie riot said...

Lovely! I'm always looking for ways to keep my dreads out of my face. seaming it shut at the ends, so that I can just put it around my neck and pull it up to catch all the hair.

Sarah Gough said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous pattern! I loved making it - there's a pic on my blog if you'd like to see. http://thinkingstamps.blogspot.com/2010/01/hooky-goodness.html Have a wonderful 2010!

cleobytheseao said...

This is going to be great under my hood when I go hiking! Thank you.:)

umelecky said...

Hi there. I wanted to thank you for the headband pattern. I have 5 daughters (one with dreads), and they all love the headbands. After making a few dozen of them, I've modified your pattern into one of my own, but still follow the main portion of your original pattern. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

By the way, your daughter is beautiful!

PaigeKate said...

I love this pattern, but I'm having trouble with the gauge, which stitches do you mean? single crochet, half-double or double crochet?

catsmum said...

as we're talking stitch not row gauge it should be the same for all of those stitches. Paige.
Maybe try going up or down a hook sixe.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Thank you for giving the free pattern. I usually knit, but I'm getting tired of the usual knit headband patterns. Now, I'm going to try to crochet beautifully as you did!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern. I have a four year old daughter and she loves me to make new things for her hair!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the head wrap pattern, I have been looking so long for one. My sister's friend had one similar and we have been looking for a pattern so we can make some.. I found out this last month I have cancer and will be having some chemo, and will more than likely loose some or all of my hair and these head wraps will look really good instead of a bald head... Will try first thing in the morning trying to make some.. thanks again... Scherry

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phatchyck said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern. I love it! It will be perfect for martial arts practice to keep the wispy bangs from getting in my face. Also love the comment about the karma fairy. That is hilarious but oh so true! Thanks again!

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