Ponderosa Headband – The Crochet Pattern of the Week You Need
As winter approaches, I enjoy watching the headbands come out. They appear in a beautiful array of patterns and colorways, and I have yet to be disappointed by the crochet assortment every time I go outside. I ask myself, “Is it possible to have too many headbands?” And I answer NO. Then I grab every crochet headband pattern I can find. It’s part of what makes this time of year a little better.
Some crochet headbands are lovely to look at while others are truly must-have, and the Ponderosa Headband pattern is both.
This classic feminine beauty has crochet cables without being overly complicated. If you are new to cables, try them out on this project—it’s a great way to practice crossing post stitches and cabling right and left. Experienced crocheters can work up this headband quickly and still love the result.
Featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Interweave Crochet, this is just one of several crochet cable patterns (including a new technique that looks knitted!). Once you start crocheting cables, you won’t want to stop.
Let us know in the comments: How many headbands do you have? How many is too many?
DESIGNER April Garwood
FINISHED SIZE About 4″ wide and 16 (18, 20)” in circumference to fit 18 (20, 22)” head. Sample shown measures 18″.
YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Crisp (100% extra fine superwash merino wool; 95 yd (87 m)/1.75 oz (50 g): #2029 lichen, 2 balls.
HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 11 rows = about 4″ in patt.