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Honeycomb Headband

You read correctly, I am going to share the pattern for my honeycomb headband with you all. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to see your creations!

 

Materials:

  •  Yarn of your choice, (one skein of Red Heart Super Saver was used for mine)
  • Tunisian crochet hook size I (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Scissors or yarn snips
  • Tapestry or yarn needle to weave in your ends
  • Measuring tape

Gauge:

  • Approx 4 stitches and 2.5 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Abbreviations:

Ch - Chain
Tss-Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tps- Tunisian purl stitch
YO- Yarn over

Notes:

 This pattern is worked over two rows of alternating between Tps and Tss. In this pattern, you will never turn your work. Before beginning you will need to measure your head's circumference to give you an accurate size for your headband.

Directions:

  1. Ch 15 +1 this counts as your foundation, plus your turning chain one. Do not turn work!
  2. Going into the third chain from the hook insert your hook YO pull up a loop. Repeat across the row.
  3. To complete your first row, YO Pull through one loop, YO pull through 2 loops until end of row. Ch 1. Alternating stitches on the remaining rows of the pattern will give you your desired pattern. Insert your hook under the first bar YO pull up a loop.(This is called the Tunisian Simple Stitch) Under the second bar bring yarn to front, insert hook into bar, YO pull up a loop. (This is the Tunisian purl stitch) Continue to end of row alternating between Tss, and the Tps. Ch 1.
  4. On row 2, Tps the first bar, tss the second. Alternate with every row. Continue until you reach your measurement length, and fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail.
  5. You've made it this far, and we're almost done! Congratulations. Now what we need to do is fashion your strip, into a headband. Take the two ends of your strip and hold them together wrong side out. Now thread the end of your tail through the eye of your needle. Sew together your two ends. Tie a knot, and cut excess.
  6. You're done and ready to wear! Enjoy.

 

Loom Knit Granny Square

Materials:

  • One skein of a super bulky yarn or 3 strands of a worsted weight used together
  • A 24 peg round loom
  • Loom pick
  • Yarn snips
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Peg Markers (optional)

 

Note:
     This pattern will create a "loopy" back. I am a person who doesn't mind what the backs look like, so if all around presentation is important, I'd pass on this one. 

 

Directions:

  1.  Tie a slipknot into the end of your yarn. Slip it onto the first peg to the right of the anchor peg and begin an e wrap cast on leaving the loops high on your pegs.
  2. When you have made it all the way back to the beginning, bring your working strand to the front of your pegs and purl for 2 rounds.Then push loops down to allow for next row.
  3. E wrap your pegs as you would normally, and knit over. Make sure to leave your loops loose, we're going to start our decreases.
  4. From your anchor peg, count left 6 then pull off the 6th peg loop, place it on the 5 peg and knit over. Continue for every 6th peg.
  5. E wrap and knit all the way around, skipping the now empty pegs. Make sure to leave your loops loose!
  6. Starting from the anchor peg, count left 5 pegs, pull the loop off, and place on the fourth peg, and knit over. Continue for all the 5th pegs.
  7. E wrap all of the pegs around ensuring to skip the empty pegs, and leaving enough slack to decrease.
  8. From the anchor peg, count over just one, pull the loop, and place it on the second peg, and knit over. Do this for all of the first pegs.
  9. Now you will have 3 consecutive loops in 4 areas of your loom. Bring your working strand to the front of the pegs and wrap it around the outside of the loom 1 1/2 times, then snip your working strand.
  10. Using your pick, we're going to do a drawstring cast off. To do it, you bring your working strand to the front of the pegs below the loops on your peg, and purl, but make sure to pull your tail ALL the way through! Continue around. For this, you will purl the first stitch twice.
  11. Pop your loops off of the loom and pull the tail tight! You will see the center begin to close up and your square take shape. Tie a knot very close to your center. Do not yet cut your tail!!
  12. Thread your tail through the tapestry needle, and pull it through the very center of your square. This will bring the knot through it, and "hide" it from frontal view. Weave in as much as you like and trim the excess.

 Congratulations you have made your Loom Knit Granny Square!! Happy Crafting!!!

Loom Knit BCA Beanie

 This project works up fast, and is great for anyone who loves their loom, and wants to make many
beautiful things on it. This is my Breast Cancer Awareness beanie, and I hope you all enjoy.

 

Materials:

  • One full skein of bulky yarn of your choice. (For this demonstration, I am using Lion Brand's Hometown USA yarn in Honolulu Pink)
  • 36 peg loom and pick
  • Tapestry needle
  • Yarn Snips

Gauge:
 For this pattern, gauge isn't important. The loom will do all of the gauge work for you.

Notes:
   The asterisk indicates areas where you can modify the number to allow for your preferences. More rows on the brim will mean a wider brim, more rows on the hat piece will create a larger "slouch" to the beanie. If at any point, you are confused, please feel free to refer to the Photo Pattern posted in the Photo Gallery section. 

 Directions:

  1.  Pull a couple lengths of yarn out of your skein, and make sure you have slack to work with. Tie a slipknot in the end of your yarn, and place the slipknot over the first peg to the left side of the anchor. E wrap all of the stitches around one time. After wrapping each peg one time around, bring your working yarn to the front of your pegs, and K2P2 in a flat knit all the way around for a total of *10-12 rows to form the brim, or headband piece. (see picture)
  2. Now that our brim is formed, we will be traditionally knitting. To do so, e wrap each peg all the way around your loom and knit as you would normally. We will continue to do this for a total of *25-30 rows. This will be creating the slouch of your slouchy beanie.
  3. Phew! We've come a long way, and we only have a little bit left. Are you ready? Now, we need to create the closed top of the beanie, and we're going to do a simple cinched top. To do this, wrap your working yarn around the outside of the pegs of your entire loom 1 1/2 times then snip to create a long tail. (You will need every bit of the long tail!!) From here we are going to purl our yarn over every stitch, but pull the yarn all the way through the stitch.
  4. Once we make it all the way around, we will begin "popping" stitches. Take your pick and pop each stitch over the top of the peg. Once we get all the loops off, pull on the ends of your tail to make the tightly closed hole in the top. Now that the hole is made, tie a small knot at the very top of the edge, and then cut an approximate 4 inch tail.
  5. Thread the last of the tail through your tapestry needle, and weave it in throughout the project to secure it. Remember to weave in the end of your slipknot's tail!!! 

How To: Reverse Single Crochet

This stitch is surprisingly simple for the beautiful effect that you get. If you know how to single crochet, you're already in good shape, and this should be easy for you. If not, then I will take it slow to make sure everyone gets it.

Materials:

Yarn and hook of your choice
EITHER: Existing project -or- a row of single crochet to build off of

Notes:
 This stitch is typically used as a border as it cannot be built upon later. It's a gorgeous corded look when finished. Good luck! As always, I'd love to see your works in the Community Post section.

Directions:

  1.  With your work in hand, make sure your hook and yarn are in the left corner of your work (opposite for lefties!) Insert your hook into the last stitch of the row, pull up a loop and finish off as with a single crochet.
  2. Insert your hook one stitch to the right pull up a loop and finish off as with a regular single crochet. Make sure to carry your working yarn with you behind the work to avoid any "build ups" 
  3. Continue across the row, until you reach the last stitch, then pull yarn through, and snip. 

 

 

 

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