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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Double Shell Headband

This seems to be a very popular headband look. Someone posted a picture of one and asked for help with the pattern. No one was able to find an exact pattern like it so I wrote my own. I don't provide stitch counts so if you keep track of those and would like to contribute them to the pattern, please send them to me!



use worsted weight and an F hook. I've made these with Red Heart Super Saver, RH with Love, Impeccable, and I Love This Yarn. Your tension will determine how it fits. Most people say it looks too small until they put it on. Using foundation single crochet to start will provide a significant amount of stretch.

Fsc 70, sl st to join

Round 1: ch 1, sc same st, sc each of next 9 sts, (sk 2, 5 dc next st, sk 2, sc next st), repeat  9 times, sc each of remaining sts, sl st to join in ch 1 (total of 9 shells)

Round 2: ch 1, sc same st, sc each of next 12 sts, (sk 2, 5 dc next st, sk 2, sc next st), repeat  8 times, sc each of remaining sts, sl st to ch 1 to join (total of 8 shells)

Round 3: ch 1, sc same st, sc each of next 14 sts, (sk 2, 5 dc next st, sk 2, sc next st), repeat 7 times, sc each of remaining sts, sl st to ch 1 to join (total of 7 shells)

Round 4: ch 1, sc same st, sc each of next 16 sts, (sk 2, 5 dc next st, sk 2, sc next st), repeat 6 times, sc each of remaining sts, sl st to ch 1 to join (total of 6 shells)

Break yarn. Join yarn at seam of fsc round. Repeat pattern. I leave off the 4th round but if you like it really wide you can keep it.


48 comments:

  1. thank you for this beautiful pattern-twice!!!

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  2. thank you so very much. It is absolutely beautiful.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy making it!!!

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    2. Q: my shells are all facing up. Looks like l needed to row of shells to go down along bottom two rows. What did l do wrong?

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    3. After 4 rounds, you break off yarn and turn it upside down. Attach yarn at seam and work 3 rounds on other side of foundation round.

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    1. I don't keep track, honestly. It doesn't take 300 yards. Maybe 150? I'll try to measure the next time I make one.

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  4. Thank You so much Regina for all of your beautiful patterns.

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    1. Thank you SO VERY MUCH for your support Deborah! You don't know how much it means!!! <3

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  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pattern. I'm going to make for my daughter's.

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  6. Super cute...thank you very much.

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  8. In round 3 when it says "5 st next st" what exactly do you mean there? Should I do a slip stitch, or is that meant to be a sc or dc? Or something else? Also, when you say "repeat 8 times" should there be 8 shells total in that row? I've seen a couple patterns where someone will put "repeat 5 times" but that meant after the first completion, so they wanted 6 done total. I'm still pretty new to reading patterns. Thanks for sharing yours, I think I goofed on my first attempt so I can't wait to get it done correctly!

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  10. I went back and fixed what you were referencing. Please let me know if it makes more sense now.

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  11. My granddaughter will love this in many colors. Thank you!

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  12. Love this and so easy to do, thank you xx

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  13. Thank you for sharing this pattern ....just finished mine ..just added a 3 layer flower on the side .

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  14. The way you counted and said to repeat seems wrong. You shouldn't say repeat 9 times if you end up with 9 shells (or whatever number for that row.) you should instruct the stitch and then say repeat 8 times to end up with 9 shells because you've already done one and then repeat after that.

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  15. Hi, Im new at crochet and love this pattern.... but Im confused.. can you give a more simple tutorial? thanks

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  16. I want to make this headband a little smaller. I can't figure out what "multiples" this pattern is written in. I tried to decrease by 6 sts (one shell),,, but this didn't work at the end of row 3.

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  17. Just made one for my sister in heather grey. Came out beautifully. Thank you for the pattern!

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  18. Thank you for this pattern, it's beautiful, easy and quick to make

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  19. I wanted to join everyone else in thanking you for the quick and easy pattern! It was just what I was looking for!
    Rashelle

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    1. You could google search a website that will turn web pages into PDF files.

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  21. does it shrink as you complete the rows? i started one for my mom with some chunky yarn she gave me and a size J (10) 6mm hook and it's going to be too big for her once i finish. any suggestions?

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    1. This is a little late but...you can always go down in hook size, although chunky yarn does make large items. Try a worsted weight yarn or do not stitch as many rows if using the chunky yarn.

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  22. Pattern is great, I am thrilled! Thank you!!!

    I decrease by 10 sts, on the begining and end, not shells (I still have 9 on start)and it is great

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  23. I am confused, after round 4 you say to break the yarn and then repeat the pattern. But nothing after that, so I would have 2 headbands. Do I slip stitch them together???

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    1. No, she means to re-attach your yarn to the "bottom of your starting chain" You turn your work around so that the rows you have just done are now on the bottom (facing your lap) and you repeat the pattern again from the begining at Round 1 and repeat the rounds, measure your band around your head for the wideness, you may want to only do thru 3 round repeats it will be bver wide if you do all 4 rounds again, working back into what were the bottom of your starting chain stitches now they are the top. That's as easy as I can explain it...if you need a visual aid, you will have to check youtube. There are vids that shown working into both sides of the starting chain.

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  24. I have a question I bought dime chunky yarn it said to use a size k hook 7mm. If I chain 70 it looks to be too big? How do I adjust for the needle size difference?

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  25. Pattern is great, I am thrilled! Thank you!!! Where can I get this Headbands

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  26. Hello!!
    Would this fit a 22" head?
    I'm making it for a dear friend and want to make sure it doesn't flop over her eyes! ;)

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  27. Should you shells on the second row fall in between the shells on the first row. Mine aren't doing that they are offset.

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  28. This pattern is great. I was wondering if you have a pattern for a matching scarf by chance?

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  29. After the first row of shells, when you say to sc in each remaining st. I have about 23 st. But only 9 on the other side
    . It's very off center.

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  30. Love this pattern. Works up fast. Will be great for my winter walks as I hate to wear hats. These would be great sellers. Thanks so much. Regina. My daughter's name is spelled Regena......

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  31. Love this Headband and so easy to do, thank you xx

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