Monday, November 27, 2017

Last Minute Ear Warmer/Headband





CROCHET EAR WARMER/HEAD BAND
Perfect project for that last minute gift that works up quick!
My last minute gift to you! 




Materials Used:
10 ply/Worsted Weight approx 40 gm's/1.41 ounces
4mm/G Hook
Sewing needle and scissors


Stitches used: US terms
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
Special st's used:
V st = (dc, ch, 2 dc) in same stitch

To begin: chain 16
Row 1. work 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across (15 hdc)
Rows 2 to 14, ch 1, work 1 hdc into each hdc to end, turn (15 hdc, 14 rows made)


Working on first braid using 5 st's only
when making the ch 1 at the beginning of each row, make it loose/high
(you can ch 1 and turn or turn and ch 1 your choice)

Row 15. ch 1, work 1 dc in 1st hdc, skip 1 hdc, work a V st in next hdc, skip 1 hdc, work 1 dc in next hdc, turn (1dc, 1V and 1dc)

please ensure you work your 1st dc into the top of the dc loops and not the chain 1.

Row 16 to 25. ch 1, work 1 dc into the 1st dc, work a V st into the chain 2 space of the V st, work 1 dc into the last dc of the row, turn
(you will have, 1 dc a V st and another dc)

Second braid:
Break off yarn and join to the 6th hdc of row 14 and repeat rows 15 to 25

Third braid:
Break off yarn and join to the 11th hdc of row 14 and repeat rows 15 to 25, break off yarn


Make 1 briad with your 3 length's.
Hold or pin your braids in place and make a row across the top of the 3 braids as per instructions in row 26 below.

Attach yarn
Row 26.
ch 1, *work 1 hdc into first dc, work 1 hdc into the 1st dc of the V st, work 1 hdc into the ch 2 space, work 1 hdc into each of the next 2 dc's*, repeat from *to* for the next 2 braids (15 hdc) ch 1 and turn



Row 27. ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn
for a small size work 7 more rows of row 27.
for a medium size work 9 more rows of row 27.
for a large size work 11 more rows of row 27.






To join, with the right side facing you, fold in half and line up the end stitches, join by either whip stitching, sl st loosely or sc across, using the stitches from the beginning chain row and the back loops only of the last row of hdc's made. Sew in all loose ends and wear.