Piedmont Headband is a free crochet pattern that is perfect for fall and football season! It is made in the beautifully textured basketweave stitch, which uses post stitches. You can make it in your team colors and wear it to a tailgate party or to the game. It is just the right width to cover your ears. If you aren’t into sports, make it in whatever color your heart desires!
I made this headband in Berroco Lustra. This is a beautiful yarn, but it has been discontinued. I suggest that you use Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino. This yarn is the same weight, it is soft, and comes in a huge variety of colors! See all the colors here.
If you aren’t familiar with post stitches, I suggest you check out my photo tutorial. Click here.
If you know someone else that would like to have this pattern, please direct them to my website. Please do not make digital or paper copies for others!
Piedmont Crochet Headband
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Finished Measurements 3 inches wide and 19 inches circumference, stretches to fit most adults.
I made my Piedmont Headband in Berroco Lustra (50% Peruvian Wool, 50% Tencel® Lyocell; 197 yds [180 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight 4/worsted): #3140 Montmartre, 1 skein. This yarn has been discontinued.
I suggest that instead you use Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 220 yds [200 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight 3/4 light/worsted): #48 Deep Ultramarine, 1 skein. One headband takes about 85 yds of yarn, so one skein will be enough to make 2 headbands.
Crochet Hook H/8 [5 mm], or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions Yarn needle
Gauge 15 sts x 13 rows = About 4 inches [10 cm] square in basketweave stitch.
Notes Headband is worked in the round from bottom to top.
Ch 72, taking care not to twist ch, join to first ch with sl st to form circle.
Rnd 1 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each ch around, join to first st with sl st, do not turn — 72 sts.
Rnds 2-4 Ch 2, Fpdc in first 3 sts, *Bpdc in next 3 sts**, Fpdc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending last rep at **, join to first st with sl st, turn.
Rnds 5-7 Ch 2, Bpdc in first 3 sts, *Fpdc in next 3 sts**, Bpdc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending last rep at **, join to first st with sl st, turn.
Rnds 8-10 Repeat Rnds 2-4. Fasten off.
Block if needed. Weave in ends.