Black & White Knotted Headband

This is the second design of my 3 part Headband series!  I wanted to make a lightweight, sleek, and modern headband using black and white yarn.  I used this beautiful fine (level 2) “Cotton Fair” by “Premier Yarns” that is 52% cotton and 48% acrylic.

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I started working foundation single crochets with my 4 mm hook so that I could combine the chaining and first round all into one step!  Learn how to foundation single crochet HERE!

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I continued working foundation crochets until my desired length, which was 50 cm or 19-20″.

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Then I slip stitched to the first foundation single crochet to close up the round, switching to white yarn so that I could begin my second round with this new colour.

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I continued this very simple pattern of working single crochets round by round, switching from black to white.

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The great part is that you do not need to cut your yarn as you go (no messy ends to weave in)!  You simply drop your yarn as you close up the round with your new colour, work your round of single crochets, and then pick the old colour back up when you’re about to complete your round!

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After 25 rounds, I was happy with the height of my headband.  Don’t worry about the seam as it will be covered by the middle knot!

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Next I pinched the top and bottom of the headband together on the side where the seam is visible.

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I then used a yarn needle and sewed some stitches in the area indicated below.

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Here is another view of where to sew the stitches.

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Once you flatten out the headband, you’ll see that sewing this part together gives the headband some beautiful folds, emphasizing how it is a bow.

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Next I got ready to make the middle knot!  I worked a strip of foundation single crochets…

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I then looped this strip under and around the headband.

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I slip stitched to close this loop and began working towards the left (clockwise)

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I worked this middle knot the same way as I did the headband, switching between black and white, round by round.  Be forewarned that things can get a little tangled as you need to keep rotating your work and move the white and black skeins in and out as you go.  I found that rotating the entire headband was easier sometimes rather than rotating the smaller knot.

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The completed middle knot!  You can sew it in place so that the seam remains at the back and will not rotate to the front.

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Here is the completed headband!  I love how it doesn’t have a striped look- instead, the delicate stitches give it a more intricate pattern!

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Here is the free pattern for my “Black & White Knotted Headband”!

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Materials:


Headband:

Round 1: Using black yarn, foundation single crochet 84 or to desired length (mine was 50 cm or 19-20″).  Switch to white yarn (drop black yarn but do not cut), slip stitch to first single sc. (84 sc)

R2: Chain 1.  Sc in same stitch as Chain 1 and in each sc around.  Drop white yarn and pick up black yarn again.  Slip stitch to first sc of round [not to Ch 1].  (84 sc)

R3-25: Repeat Round 2, switching between black and white yarn so that your last round is worked with the black yarn.

Pinch top and bottom of headband together on the side where the seam is visible.  Using a yarn needle, sew some stitches where indicated in photo above in tutorial.

Middle Knot:

Round 1: Using black yarn, foundation single crochet 18 or to desired length (mine was 10 cm or 4″).  Slip this strip of single crochets through the headband so that your crochet hook is to the right.

Switch to white yarn (drop black yarn but do not cut), slip stitch to first single crochet to form a ring around the headband.

Rounds 2:

Chain 1.  Sc in same stitch as Chain 1 and in each sc around.  Drop white yarn and pick up black yarn again.  Slip stitch to first sc of round [not to Ch 1].

R3-17: Repeat Round 2, switching between black and white yarn so that your last round is worked with black yarn.

Sew middle knot into place with a yarn needle so that it does not slide or rotate.  Hide ends inside the knot.

Finished dimensions: 25 cm/10″ long x 10 cm/4″ wide

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I love wearing this headband as it is so lightweight!  This is the ideal headband for those of you who live in warmer climates where you don’t need chunky headbands to keep you warm.  They can serve as more of a fashion accessory!

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This headband adds such a modern and chic look to your outfits!

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The effect of the alternating white and black rounds give such a neat look from far away!  It almost looks like a houndstooth pattern!

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This headband also adds a great touch to topknots and buns, and you can use it to keep the hair out of your face!

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I hope you’ll try this chic, monochromatic headband that can be worn all year long!  You can use your favourite colours or work with colours that represent your favourite sports teams or school houses (hehe scarlet and gold for Gryffindor, anyone?)!  I adore the beautiful fall leaves in the photo below…doesn’t it look like a painting with beautiful brush strokes?

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If you love black and white as much as I do, don’t forget to check out these modern black and white beanies that I blogged about in the past: Black & White Zigzag Beanie (left) & Simple Black & White Beanie (right).

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Keep up to date with my work through social media (Facebook page, Twitter (@AllAboutAmi) or Instagram (@AllAboutAmi) as I am busily trying to put the finishing touches on some new designs!  And stay tuned for the third headband in my headband series!

This pattern is an original pattern by Stephanie Lau of All About Ami.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Stephanie Lau of All About Ami, and provide a link to my blog www.AllAboutAmi.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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