Monday, January 17, 2011

Bobble Headband Pattern

My first pattern!

One of my goals is to design more of my own crochet patterns. First up is this bobble headband, great for keeping your ears warm on a cold day. The bobbles add a touch of whimsy to keep your spirits up on even the grayest of days.

I have tested the pattern, but if you find a mistake or something that's unclear, please let me know by commenting here or emailing me (fieldwonderful AT gmail DOT com). I'm just beginning to learn how to write patterns and want to improve my skills. I wrote this pattern using US crochet terms, but I've included the UK terms in the "Stitches Used" section. Also, I have a photo tutorial of how to make a bobble stitch that I can post if the stitch explanation is hard to follow. I know some people learn better from seeing a demonstration. Let me know if you'd like to see this tutorial posted.

One last thing: If you do make a bobble headband, I would love to see it and feature a photo here on my blog. Thanks!

Bobble Headband


Worsted Weight yarn

H (5 mm) hook

Tapestry needle

Stitches used

Hdc—US half double crochet (UK half treble crochet--htr)

Bobble stitch—5 hdc in same st. Remove hook from the last loop and put it through the top of the 1st hdc of bobble stitch. Put hook through loop you removed it from. Pull loop through stitch. Ch 1.

Dc—US double crochet (UK treble crochet--tr)


To begin: Ch 12

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. (11 hdc). Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here and in all other rows). Hdc in next 4 hdc. Bobble in next hdc. Hdc in next 5 st (last hdc will be in top of ch 2 here and in all other rows). Turn. (10 hdc, 1 bobble)

Row 3: Ch 2. Hdc in next 4 hdc. Hdc in ch at top of bobble st. Hdc in next 5 st. Turn. (11 Hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2. Hdc in next hdc. Bobble in next hdc. Hdc in next 5 hdc. Bobble in next hdc. Hdc in last 2 hdc. Turn. (9 hdc, 2 bobbles)

Row 5: Ch 2. Hdc in next hdc. Hdc in ch at top of bobble. Hdc in next 5 hdc. Hdc in ch at top of bobble. Hdc in last 2 hdc. (11 hdc)

Row 6-56: Repeat rows 2-5, omitting row 5 on the last repeat. This means you'll end with row 4.

Sl st the two ends of the headband together. Do not cut yarn yet. Yarn and hook should be at one edge, so now you are ready to start the edging.


Option 1 (pictured):

Ch 2. Work 1 hdc into the side of each row (56 hdc). Sl st into top of ch 2. Break off yarn.

Sl st into other edge. Repeat edging. Break off yarn. Weave in ends.

Option 2 (for a wider headband):

Ch 3. Work 2 dc into the side of each row (112 dc). Sl st into top of ch 3. Break off yarn.

Sl st into other edge. Repeat edging. Break off yarn. Weave in ends.

Free pattern courtesy of


  1. I'm super excited about this pattern! I'm running to my hooks now to get started, thank you!

  2. If I had a clue as to how to crochet, I would try it. It looks great! Congratulations!

  3. I too wouldnt have a clue as to what to do with this info... too bad though because this is adorable! And yay for you for coming up with your very own pattern!!!

  4. It is darling! Good for you! What an accomplishment! I'm working on my first knitting design right now. Pretty exciting stuff isn't it?

  5. Good for you Allison....You're getting so professional (and I really mean that). You could probably publish a book with crochet projects. I'd buy it!

  6. Very cute headband! I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Congratulations Allison! You should list this on Raverly!

  8. Wow! Thanks for the cute pattern. That is darling.

  9. I have a idea I plan on using the Bobble headband pattern for. Where should I send picture when I get it finished?
    Contact me

  10. Thank you so much for this pattern. I want to make headband for my friend and this is the first I found! Following you now. :)

  11. Thanks! My daughter-in-law raises horses and asked specifically for a headband to keep her ears warm in the barn. I made this from some lovely Eco Wool I had left over from a sweater.

    I'm sending you a picture.
    Gloria, N.J.


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