Spring Lavender Headband

Spring Lavender Headband

The puff stitch flowers of this headband remind us of all the best parts of spring: pastel colors, the airy feeling of warmer weather and buds slowly blooming into delicate petals. This is the ultimate accessory to liven up a casual blouse and jean ensemble.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Adult Women 2¾” / [7 cm] width x 21½” / [55 cm] circumference

Gauge: 18 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc.

Materials

Yarn:

Fine weight yarn Debbie Bliss Eco Baby (100% Cotton; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 44 Lilac, 1 ball

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (ps)

YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull through st (3 loops on hook), (YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull through st) 3 times (9 loops on hook), YO, pull through all the loops on your hook, ch 1.

Puff Stitch 2 Together (ps2tog)

*YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull through st (3 loops on hook), (YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull through st) 3 times (9 loops on hook); rep from * once more (17 loops on hook), YO, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

Puff Stitch 3 Together (ps3tog)

*YO, insert hook in next st. YO, pull through st (3 loops on hook), (YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull through st) 3 times (9 loops on hook); rep from * twice more (25 loops on hook), YO, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the row from bottom to top.

Pattern

Ch 98.

Note: To adjust size, increase or decrease foundation ch by multiples of 13.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as first dc), dc in next ch, *ch 2, sk next 2 ch, ps in next ch, ch 3, ps in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn – 40 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, ps3tog in top of last dc made and next 2 ch-3 sp, ch 2, ps in top of ps3tog just made, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp between 2 ps, ch 3, dc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, dc in next 2 sts, turn – 40 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, (ps, ch 3, ps) in top of next ps3tog, ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 sc, dc in next 2 sts, turn – 40 sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp between 2 ps, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, ps3tog in top of last dc made and next 2 ch-3 sp, ch 2, ps in top of last ps3tog, dc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn – 40 sts.

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, (ps, ch 3, ps) in top of next ps3tog, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn – 40 sts.

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 3, ps2tog in next 2 ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc on next dc, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp between 2 ps, ch 3, dc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn – 33 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Assembly

Sew the ends of the headband together to form a circle.

Border

Attach yarn where the seam is in the centre of the bottom of the headband.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, work 101 sc around the edge of the headband – 102 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

 

Finishing

Block scarf to dimension. Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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