Anthropologie Braided Headband by Grace Ann

Anthropologie Braided Headband

Crochet
September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
170 - 180 yards (155 - 165 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

When I originally found the knitted version of this headband (right here: Anthro-Style Plaited Head Wrap) I absolutely flipped out. I LOVED it. You know in the cartoons when the characters get those big heart-shaped eyes? Yeah, that was me.
I wanted to make a TON of them for Christmas presents, but there was one problem: I, as usual, had waited until the last minute. I didn’t have time to knit them. So I decided to crochet them, which is a TON faster for me personally.
I thought I’d share how exactly I did so with you all. That link up there leads to a complete picture tutorial for the ABSOLUTE beginner as well as a condensed version for the expert.

You’ll need about 170/180 yards (156/165 meters) of worsted/aran weight yarn and a G hook. Also you’ll want to have a needle for the one little seam at the end. That’s another cool thing about this pattern - the braid is not made of three strands! Nope, it’s one long strip that’s wrapped around itself using a really cool knotting technique to create an infinite braid.

The headband measures about 21 inches around when just barely stretched to fit around a head. Obviously, because of the nature of crochet, this thing will fit just about anybody, but if you know your head runs a tad on the large side, go ahead and add a few more inches to your long strip.

These headbands are SO much fun to make; I hope you’ll try one!

Also, quick disclaimer, ALL the credit for the idea and original knotting technique goes to Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits. I just wanted to put my version out there so that crocheters could make it too. :)