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Cristina86 on craftsy.com
Chickasha, Oklahoma

My granny taught me the basics of crochet when I was 5 & I have learned the rest on my own, mostly through books. I also taught myself how to knit a few years ago. And I taught a crochet class for ...

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Diamond Headband #1 (Wide Version)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Diamond Headband #1 (Wide Version)
Diamond Headband #1 (Wide Version)
Diamond Headband #1 (Wide Version)
Diamond Headband #1 (Wide Version)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Crochet Skills (for crochet cast on and border. sc, ch, and sl st are required)
  • Basic Knit and Purl Stitches
  • Familiarty with increases and decreases (types used in pattern are explained)
  • Stockinette stitch
  • Sewing on a button
  • Making a button hole
  • Loop Cast On

Pattern Description:

What girl doesn't love diamonds? I know I do! And since I can't afford real diamonds, I decided to make some of my own! I wanted a large headband to be able to wear this winter that would hold back my massive amounts of hair, but would also keep my ears nice and warm. I used double stranded yarn to make it extra thick and cozy and also sturdy enough to hold my hair up without stretching out of shape. The crochet border gives it a nice clean edge that doesn't curl, like normal Stockinette tends to do.

It should be noted though, that this pattern uses both crochet and knitting skills to complete headband as pictured. The crochet border could be omitted, but the headband would curl in on itself.

I used a crochet cast on, so that the cast on would match the bind off, then added the border as an afterthought. This makes the type of cast on less important, so long as it is flexible enough to crochet a border into.

Omitting the border and changing type of cast on would make this an exclusively knit pattern for those out there who don't crochet.


4 rows x 3 stitches = 1" square worked in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6.5" wide by 22" long


  • 150 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Light Sage)
  • Size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Size 8 (5.00 mm) needles
  • 1" Button

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn Needle
  • Matching thread for sewing on Button (optional)

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Red Heart Super Saver


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