POW: New to Crochet Cables? Try the Ponderosa Headband!

Take a sneak peek at one of our favorite patterns from Interweave Crochet Fall 2017: the Ponderosa Headband, designed by April Garwood. The digital version is available now and you can pick up the print magazine on newsstands starting September 12!

This issue features 7 fantastic crochet cable projects, which can be tricky to tackle at first. They typically involve front and back post stitches that are worked out of order: skip a certain number of stitches, then work them later to create a “crossing” appearance. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby explains this cabling technique in an article from Interweave Crochet Fall 2016. If you are new to crochet cables or need a refresher, you’ll want to read it.

Once you learn the process of creating crochet cables with post stitches, the Ponderosa Headband would be a great first pattern to practice the technique. The headband features a large braided cable pattern running down its length. The braided cable will teach you all the skills needed for crocheting any cable with the post-stitch technique. You’ll work front post and back post stitches, crossing cables in front and behind. Once you’ve mastered the braided cable, you’ll be ready to take on any post-stitch cable that comes your way—the Pinyon Pullover, our cover project, is a great second pattern to master post stitch crochet cables!

Are you already an experienced cable maker? You’ll still love this project. Worked in a DK-weight yarn, with an easy-to-memorize repetitive cable pattern, this stylish headband will work up in no time.

Want to try out this fantastic pattern? Check out the project details below and grab yourself a copy of our newest issue!

Happy stitching!

Sara Dudek
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet

Pattern Details

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.


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