I love, love, LOVE this pattern. This beautiful cable-stitch earwarmer/headband is super easy and doesn’t take any time to make (I can finish one off in about an hour and a half)!
I found this pattern on Pinterest (of course!) and absolutely fell in love. I made a few modifications, but here’s the link to the original:
When I first tried this pattern, I had a few problems…but that’s only because it was almost 5 in morning! When I tried again the next day, it worked up really easily. The hardest part is the cable stitch, but if you just remember the 3-4-1-2 pattern, you’ll be just fine.
I didn’t make too many changes, just a few. For example, in the original pattern, the ends of the headband are not connected. They were held together by the button, and I felt that that was a little too loose for my taste. In the pictures above, you can see that I actually added a couple of extra buttons to counteract that, but it still didn’t feel right.
It’s kind of hard to tell by this picture, but what I did was this:
At the end of your last row of hdc, instead finishing off, crochet the two sides (right side in) using this method. Then, I just sewed on a couple of buttons in the empty space between the cable stitching.
By doing this, you can make sure that your headband fits you correctly! I really love this pattern, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to make it, and as I said before, it doesn’t take long at all to work up.