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Stargazing Headband

This pattern is the first in the stargazing series. The combination of star stitch and (coffee) beans is the perfect combination for stargazing on cold winter nights. This head band keeps your ears warm and holds your hair back at the same time. This headband is the perfect alternative to your beanie to work around a hairstyle. An Ad-free PDF of the pattern is available in my Raverly Store.

Stitches

  • CH: Chain
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • HDC: Half double crochet
  • Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through.  Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. CH1.
  • First Star: To start a row, chain 3. Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook , yarn over and pull through, insert hook into third from hook yarn over and pull through, insert into the base stitch of the chain, yarn over and pull through. In the next stitch insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.
  • Remainder of Star Row: insert hook into the chain space, yarn over and pull through, insert hook into the last loop of previous star, yarn over and pull through, insert into base of previous star, yarn over and pull through, In the first stitch along insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.If you are not familiar with star stitch follow tutorial steps 12 and 13.

Bean Stitch Tutorial

Star Stitch Tutorial

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What you need:

  • 130m Yarn weight 4/Worsted, Either one colour or split between two.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Button Around 25-35mm diameter
  • 5mm hook, or hook to match gauge.
    If the star and bean stitch rows are curling you may be working the Try changing up a hook size by 0.5-1mm.
  • Gauge:My 10 SC stitches by 10 rows has measured  8cm wide and 7.5 cm tall. Remember that you need some stretch in the band. 

Sizing:

Headband length 20.5”, to fir 21” circumference head. Add rows as instructed after R39 to increase length. Width of the band is 4.5”

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Pattern

Foundation: CH11

R1: HDC in 3rd CH from the hook,HDC across, CH2 Turn [9HDC]

R2:HDC across, CH2 Turn [9HDC]

R3:HDC3, CH 3, SK 3, HDC 3, CH2 Turn [6HDC, 3CH]

R4-6:HDC across,  CH2 Turn [9HDC]

R7: 2HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 7 stitches, 2HDC in last stitch. CH2 turn [11HDC]

R8:HDC across,  CH2 Turn [11HDC]

R9: 2HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 9 stitches, 2HDC in last stitch. CH2 turn [13HDC]

R10: 2HDC, Change colour to colour B, make  star stitches using the stitch instructions for 5 stars, Change back to A , 2HDC. CH2 Turn. [4HDC, 5 Stars]

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R11: 2HDC in first stitch, HDC, Change colour to colour B, make  2 HDC in the eye of each star, Change back to A , HDC, 2HDC in last stitch. CH2 Turn. [6HDC, 10HDC Star stitches]

R12: HDC, Bean, HDC, Change to colour B, make  star stitches using the stitch instructions for 5 stars, change colour to A, HDC, Bean HDC. CH2 and turn. [4HDC, 2 Bean 5 stars]

R13:HDC, Bean, HDC, Change colour to colour B, make  2 HDC in the eye of each star, Change back to A ,HDC, Bean HDC, CH2 and Turn [4HDC, 2 Bean, 10 Star HDC]

R14-39: Repeat rows 12 and 13. [12 full stars length wise]

If you want extra length add sets of two rows. If you want it to be shorter do less rows.

R40:  HDC, Bean, HDC, Change to colour B, make  star stitches using the stitch instructions for 5 stars, change colour to A, HDC, Bean HDC. CH2 and turn. [2 Bean, 4HDC, 5 stars]

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R41: HDC Decrease, HDC,Change colour to colour B, make  2 HDC in the eye of each star, Change back to A, HDC, HDC Decrease.CH2 and turn [2 HDC Decrease, 2HDC, 10 HDC star stitches]

R42: HDC across, CH2 and turn. [14 HDC]

HDC decrease, 4HDC, HDC decrease, 4 HDC , HDC decrease , CH2 and turn.[11 Stitches]

R44:CH2 and turn, HDC across, CH2 and turn. [11 HDC]

R45:HDC decrease, 7HDC , HDC decrease, CH2 and turn [9 Stitches]

R46-50:HDC across, CH2 and turn. [9 HDC]

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