FREE crochet pattern


The whole point of this pattern is for a quick and simple gift idea that won’t take a ton of yarn, and that has a texture that will keep you warm. Introducing Dashing Headband, the softest, warmest crocheted headband ever! Crocheted in 100% baby alpaca, it is lightweight while still keeping you toasty, and the combination of of stitches, in their perfect placement, creates a stunning texture that you will love to touch over and over again. Enjoy!

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Get Ready...

Stitches:  Ch, sl st, fsc (foundation single crochet,) hdc, hdc3lp (half-double crochet thru 3rd loop)
Yarn:  DK (#3) 60 yards, WeCrochet’s Alpaca Cloud DK in “Magnus,” 1 skein
Hook:  US7/4.5mm
Sizes:  15” circumference, 3.75” tall, at rest. Easily customizable.

Gauge:  7 st x 7 rows = 2” unblocked, in patt

This pattern is very easy to modify for larger or smaller heads. Simply add or subtract fsc in multiples of 6.

You want this to be a snug fit due to the fact that alpaca doesn’t hold its shape as well as wool. If it’s a little loose when you first put it on, it’ll be around your neck in no time.


And You're Off!


Fsc 54. Join with sl st to first st to form a ring.

Round 1) Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join.

Round 2) Ch 1, *hdc3lp in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st; rep from * around. Join.

Round 3) Ch 1, *hdc in next 3 st, hdc3lp in next 3 st; rep from * around. Join.

Round 4-11) Rep Rounds 2-3

Round 12) Ch 1, sc around. Join. Cut yarn, weave in ends.


Join yarn in any fsc at bottom of headband. Ch 1, sc around. Join. Cut yarn, weave in ends.

Congratulations! You just made a super cool headband/ear warmer. You should be proud.
I would love to see your creation! Just post to your favorite social media and tag @RowsAndRoses and #RowsAndRosesDashingHeadband so we can all see your awesome new accessory! As always, if you need me, I’m just a click or two away.

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