Monday, December 6, 2010

Granny Stripe Headband/Earwarmer




I had to stop in the middle of working my Granny Stripe Boutique Bag the other day and when I set it down realized it would make a perfect headband/earwarmer. I used a smaller hook size so the shells would be closer together. I think it turned out perfectly! I love how these look all stacked together. This pattern is written for children 6-12. You can increase or decrease the size of this by adding or subtracting by 3's to the initial chain. For children 2-5 I would recommend only doing three rows of shells so it's not to bulky. To make it extra warm you could add a layer of fleece as a liner.


This is my beautiful daughter Isabel modeling. She was very patient with me while taking pictures on a cold day. Thanks Boo boo! Its getting REALLY cold here in Kansas! Hope some of you will enjoy this pattern too.

MATERIALS LIST:
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Impeccable found at Michaels.)
Hook Size 4mm
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

STITCH COMBINATIONS:
Shell is "work 3 dc in same st or sp."
Beginning Shell is "work ch 3, 2 dc in same st or sp."

TIPS:
Join all rounds.
Do not turn after rounds.

Starting out: Ch 67.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue working sc in each ch st to end. Join w/ sl st in 1st sc. You will now be working in rounds. (66sc)
Rnd 1: Sc in same st as join and in each st to end. Join in top of first sc. (66 sc)
Rnd 2: Work Beginning Shell in same st as join. {Skip 2 stitches, then work Shell in the next st.} Repeat between {} around. Join in top of ch 3. (22 Shells)
Rnd 3: Sl St in each dc of shell into sp between first two shells. Work Beginning Shell. {Work Shell in space between next shell.} Repeat between {} to end. Join in top of ch 3. (22 Shells)
Rnd 4-5: Repeat round 3.
Rnd 6: Ch 1. Sc in next 2 st then sc in sp between shell. Repeat between {} around. Join in top of first sc. (66 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st around. Join in top of first sc. (66 sc)

Finish off. Whip stitch initial chain together with beginning tail. Weave in ends.

You can attach any flower you like. I used the same one that I used on the Granny Stripe Boutique Bag. Find the pattern here.

79 comments:

  1. Oh that is super cute! Will be a great stash buster! Will queue it on Ravelry! Thanks for sharing... your daughter is beautiful!

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  2. Well, Isabel would look good in anything but she sure is modelling this headband to make it a stunner! I love this!

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  3. I love these! How cute -- and your model is pretty darn cute too. Thanks for the pattern.

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  4. Love These, my niece would love them, Sara
    BLOG:http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow thanks for these, I will make loads they are just perfect. I love the rest of your blog too.

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  6. Adorable!!! My daughter JUST realized she needs 'something red' to wear for her holiday chorus concert this week, so she's getting a red headband! Thank you so much!!! And I'm a beginner (long time knitter) to crochet and think I can handle this easily!

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  7. Oh my! These are just adorable and so is your model! I'll have to make a few for stocking stuffers. Thanks for sharing my twirly scarf pattern and thanks for stopping by my blog. {hugs} maize xxxooo

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  8. yes!!! an adorable, easy project to use up some of the stash that's taking over my basement!

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  9. Thanks! Hope your little people love them!

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  10. Just discovered your blog and it is gorgeous!!! Love love love it. Thank you for the pattern I happen to know two littlies that this will be perfect for.
    Thanks again.
    Tickety-boo x

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  11. I was looking for something quick to make for my new step/nieces and this is perfect! Thanks!

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  12. I made mine with Caron Simply Soft and a 5.0 hook and it was still too teeny. :) I am going to try again with a larger hook or different yarn. I know I crochet tight!

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    1. i also would love to know how to make them adult size . love this pattern too

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  13. This is my FAVORITE headband pattern. Thank you!!!

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  14. Sara - this headband is AWESOME I LOVE it, I found it on Raverly today

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  15. Hi Sara, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your headband & flower pattern. I've been looking all over the internet this week for something that wasn't so complicated & a flower pattern too. I found you on ravelry because I clicked on your handbag (very cute btw). I wanted to make a couple of quick gifts for the young girls in my family that I will be visiting during Spring Break. I liked to send you a photo of them when I'm done if that's oK?
    Theresa O. :)

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  16. i love this headband but i found the pattern to be really small. it is perfect for a 6-12mth baby. i really love it & has been a perfect baby shower gift. thanks so much for sharing! :o)

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  17. I was wondering how to turn my granny square making skills into something else useful...you've solved my problem. Thanks for sharing. I love your photograpy!

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  18. in LOVE with these! I am going to make my daughter a few!

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  19. I love this headband pattern. I do have a question....the side I did the chain stitch does not stretch...did I do something wrong? Any hints. It is smaller than I thought but I wasn't making it for anyone in particular...just think it is adorable. I'd like to send you a picture of the finished project but I don't know how to do that. I would appreciate any tips you have since posting this pattern. Thank you!!!

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  20. Hi Celia. So happy you like the pattern! You didn't do anything wrong. The initial chain does not stretch. So chain loosely to make it give a little. You can make it bigger by simply increasing your initial chain by 3's. I would love to see a picture of your finished project. You can easily link up a photo on www.ravelry.com if your already a member. I hope this helps. Wishing you a happy weekend. :)

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  21. Hi, I'm only new to crochet an understood all of ur pattern except where u say "or sp" if u or someone else could enlighten me I would b most appreciative! Thanks for sharing and I agree with every1, ur daughter is beautiful!

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  22. Hello Anonymous. In round 3 you are working the shells in the space between the shells of the last round. In round 2 you skipped two stitches between shells so there should be an opening between each of the shells. Sp is referring to this space. Hope that helps!

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  23. Thanks very much Sarah, yes that helps!!! It was just the sp = space that I wasn't sure on, lol had only ever encountered st never sp! Thanks again it's a great pattern! I have modified it to ch 61, only 1 row of sc on each side and 2 rows of shell and it fits perfectly on my new born niece. I added 3 heart embellishments and her mum thinks its great! Thanks so much for sharing! Nikki

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  24. Hi Nikki. I'm so happy that helped. I bet this is the cutest thing on a newborn. :)

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  25. I was wondering if anyone was taking orders? I would love to get a variety for my daughter and I do not know how to crochet! I would really like to learn but this is a dieing art!

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  26. I'm not currently selling handmade items. I do allow people to make and sell items made from my patterns. You might do a search on Etsy for crochet headbands and see if anything pops up. So happy you like them. Crochet is really simple to learn and these are perfect for beginners. Maybe you should give it a try!

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  27. I love this pattern and my girls are super excited to wear these headbands. I do have a guestion though, on the 6th round I got the sc in the next 2 spaces then sc in the sp between the shell. After that though I am a bit confused, do I go back to skipping 2 stitches then working the shell?
    Thank you so much!!!

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  28. Hi Mamacrust04. Round 6 is simply a round of single crochets. So continue working sc in next 2 stitches then sc in the sp between the shell. Hope that helps!

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  29. Sara, thank you so much for the clarification! Happy Crocheting!

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  30. This post amused me as I am working on the boutique bag and had the same headband thought and then clicked over to the headband pattern and started chuckling! Great patterns...thank you for your generosity in offering them for free!

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  31. Wondering if you could clarify the flower pattern for me. I'm not sure what the foundation ring is. I thought it was the 1st ring and it is full of single crochets. Can't quite figure it out. If I try to go in the center I will cover up the back loops I'm supposed to go in for the other petals. I love the headband - I made one with a multi colored yarn. Sorry for my confusion.
    Cat

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  32. I am working up your precious headband and am a little confused. I am still new at reading patterns and need help please. I think I've correctly completed row 2...it looks like the picture so far. This is where I'm confused.Row 3 I sl st in each dc up to but not in between the shells, and work 3 dc (shell) in between the shells of row 2....right? If so, I can't find the same pattern to follow in row 4-5. It doesn't look like the picture in row 4-5 when I work it. Please advise. Thank you so much....LOve your blog!

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  33. After joining row 2... In row 3 you should slip stitch in next two stitches and then into the space between the shells. Then work beginning shell in that same space, then shell in each space between the shells in row 2. Row 4 and 5 should be worked the exact same way. I really should do a video tutorial on this... Many others have had the same problem. I do hope that helps! If not I will be happy to try and give a better explanation. :)

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  34. Thanks for your quick response for help! I do think I've completed through row 3 correctly (looks like your picture) but still have trouble with row 4 & 5. I do not seem to find the same pattern as row 3....when I make the shells between the last row of shells then it just fills in the gap where there should be a whole. Still having trouble....sorry. More advice needed. I'm making this for my neice that plays softball. Will attach a softball rather than a flower. Think she will love it! Please help further. Love your blog and your help!

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  35. You should have joined at the end of round 3. Now slip stitch in next two stitches and then into the space between the shells. Chain 3 and work 2 more double crochets into that same space. Then 3 double crochet in each space around. Watching this video tutorial might help... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NNbBbwWZc0

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  36. A picture paints a thousand words! Thanks so much for the video help! I didn't chain one in the third row between each shell so I didn't have a foundation for the row 4 shells! That said....I'm going to finish now. Thanks so much for the pattern and the help!

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  37. I don't normally "post a comment", but I saw these headbands on Pinterest and pinned them. It wasn't until I saw my daughter's stepdaughter wearing one similar that I decided these would be great for my granddaughters for Christmas. We live in Utah and so far our winter has been dry, but very cold! These will come in handy for my granddaughters when they are waiting for the school bus in the frigid mornings and look cute too.

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  38. This is a great pattern! I just made two of these in about two hours. What a great last-minute gift idea :) I'll definitely be following your blog from now on!

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  39. Thank you for such a cute pattern! I absolutely love it :) I just finished an ear-warmer and posted about it on my blog- with a link to your pattern, of course. Feel free to check it out at http://growcreative.blogspot.com/2011/12/grey-crochet-earmwarmer.html

    Thanks!

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  40. Hi, I'm a beginner and I am having trouble with round 1 of your direction. Can you clarify the 'Sc in same st as join and in each st to end'? Also I am assuming when making this, that its a flat piece, we don't join the ends together till its complete, correct?

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  41. Thank you Thank YOU for your lovely headband pattern! Haven't crochet in years but after seeing your work...I just might begin again. Love it. Thanks. I found your blog through "Grow creative" and I found her's through Sugar Bee Crafts. Amazing how all this networking...works!

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  42. Just stumbled across this pattern on ravlry and going to give it a try. New to crochet so fingers crossed (well before and after I'm done crocheting). Thanks for sharing this.

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  43. Hi Genevieve! This is a great beginner project. Good luck!

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  44. Ohh My. I just tried to do this pattern and I totally blew it. I get lost at the end of round 2 and the beginning of round 3. Please make a tutorial. I really want to make this adorable headband. I just cant figure this out without a picture or a video. Im a beginner. Thank you very much

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  45. This looks like such a simple and fun pattern! I love all the bright colors! Iwould love to publish it for you on FaveCrafts.com! Let me know if you're interested :)
    Melissa

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  46. Can you help me determine what letter a 4mm hook would be? I guess an H is 8mm? So a 4 would be pretty small?? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Looks like 4mm is a G-6. 8mm is L-11. Hope that helps!

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  47. I am not sure if anyone has asked this, but how can I make these for a newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-12?

    Thanks
    ashley.farless@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Ashley. You can easily adjust the size on these. If you know the measurement for these sizes just make the starting chain the same length as the measurement (divisable by 3 plus one for the starting ch). Hope that helps!

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  48. I've had a falling out with my local hobby lobby :o( & they are the only place in town that sells the stretchy headband stuff on rolls, I use them for waistbands of tutus for my girls & so have been looking to substitute with something crocheted... I will start on one as soon as I get home!!

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  49. I and many other ladies of all ages sew, crochet, knit bereavement items for Threads of Love for deceased premeemies/new bornes. Please share your ideas/patterns for headbands, caps, bonnets, dresses/gowns, blankets.

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  50. Just complete this headband. Why did my band get a little bigger on the last rows? What did I do wrong?

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    1. Mine always do this as well even though I follow the pattern entirely. In order to make each side of the headband equal I reduce the rows and they turn out fine.

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  51. I love the pattern also. I am confused on row 6. The pattern says sc in next 2 st and sc in sp between shell. I have that part but on my next shell there is 3 st before I get to the next sp between the shell. Do I skip the first st and sc in the next 2 and then sc in the space between the shell or do I sc in the top of each st of the shell and in the sp between the shell?

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  52. I have crocheted Row 1 and have come to the end where you say to join with a slip stitch. Will the ends meet evenly? I'm having trouble getting it to come out right.

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    1. I, too, am having this problem. Help

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    2. From your last stitch just slip into the first make sure you don't twist the "chain" once you do this you'll notice a piece at the end is still hanging (looks kinda like a tear) once you finish the whole pattern she tells you to whip stitch the bottom closed with the tail. This is what makes it look even. HTH

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  53. I just made one of these (minus the flower) for a quick "rainy day" project between household chores. So cute and simple! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  54. Love this pattern. I can't tell you how many I have made. It works up so easy and is great for gifts and donations. I also made the bag and gave it to my cousin. She loved it! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Could you tell me what your finished project measures?

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    1. Just measured one of my girls headbands. Laying flat it measures 9 inches across. Please note... It has been worn many times and may have stretched a bit.

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  56. Great pattern...works up in about 45 minutes. I made about 6 for presents this past Christmas, and I am still making them.
    I just used a larger hook for adult size, and made a flatter flower, so it doesn't look too young. Thanks for a great pattern

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    1. made mine in about 20 mins!

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  57. I was in need of a super easy birthday gift to make for my favorite twins when I googled for a crochet pattern for a girl purse and fell in love!! AND then I found another super fun idea for them with these headbands. OHHHHH!! SO EXCITED!!! Thank you!!!

    Hope

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  58. Love these! I linked to them this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-ear-warmers-free-patterns/ Thanks for sharing! :D

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  59. Thanks for the pattern! I've made 3 so far and they're great! I was wondering if you could provide measurements for your finished headband. Mine turn out to fit my head, and I don't have a weirdly small one, but the pattern says it should fit a 12 year old! I follow the pattern exactly. Thanks!

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  60. Whoops, just saw you already provided the measurements. Thanks!

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  61. These are awesome! I am SO going to try and make one!

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  62. Very nice, and they do work up quick. However, I got a little confused. First when trying to do row 3, the beginning of it baffled me until I went through the comments and found it explained a little better. Then on Row 6 it says Sc in next 2 st.. and then it says to repeat what is in the {} but I don't see any {} in that row. Is it just me? I ended up just doing sc around the whole row but I would love it if someone could explain what I am supposed to do for Row 6.
    Thank you so much

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  63. I increased starting chain for adult size. The piece gets bigger around with each round and has no stretch. Using worsted weight yarn and size g hook.

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  64. this is so cute!!

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  65. Esas diademas te quedaron hermosas, se las hare a mis hijas, gracias por compartir el diseño. saludos

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  66. What is the strechablity of this headband?

    (sorry if this post mulitable times having google issues)

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  67. Thank you for sharing this pattern. It's very easy to understand and looks so lovely.

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  68. So cute! I think I did something wrong, however because my ending row is much longer than my starting row so the headband is more of a trapezoid than a rectangle. Any ideas on how to fix it at this point?

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  69. I need to make ear warmer for an adult. Can you please give me a size to make the band? When I made my caps or hats my head measurement is 22 inches. I have no idea how big to make an ear warmer. I know it said I could enlarge by adding 3 sc. I don't even know how to measure for the ear warmer. Thank you for any help.

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  70. i like this pattern ..thats too unique and sweet....

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