I was browsing for inspiration to have my crojo (crochet mojo) back and when I was looking at Daisy Farm Crafts stitches library to try something new and saw the even moss stitch I fell in love. I had to make something with this beautiful, textural wavy stitch, and that’s how the Astra Headband came to life. Needless to say that my crojo is back !
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- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice, you’ll need less then a skein. For the gray one I used Patons Canadiana in Pale Grey anf for the purple one I used Caron Simply Soft in Lavender Blue.
- 5,5mm (I) crochet hook (I crochet really tightly if you crochet more loosly you can use a 5mm (H) hook.
- Soft measuring tape
- tapestry needle
ch = chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
- We are using the Even Moss Stitch, which is made of the alternation of a slip stitch and a half double crochet. To make the pattern easier to understand I will use sl st and hdc instead of the mention of even moss stitch. The pattern is written in US terms.
Using 5,5 mm hook (I) and your yarn.
Row 1 : chain 18 , slip stich in second chain from the hook, *hds, sl st* repeat ** until the end of the row, your last stitch must be a slip stitch. Ch1 turn (17 stitches)
Row 2-75: *sl,st, hdc* 8 times, sl st in the last stitch, ch1, turn. (17 stitches)
Fasten off and leave a really long tail.
**The instructions on how to finish the project will be after the child size.
Row 1: chain 14 , slip stich in second chain from the hook, *hds, sl st* repeat ** until the end of the row, your last stitch must be a slip stitch. Ch1 turn (13 stitches)
Row 2-68: *sl,st, hdc* 6 times, sl st in the last stitch, ch1, turn. (13 stitches)
Fasten off and leave a really long tail.
Your rows will always starts and ends with a slip stitch.
You may need more or less rows than I did according to your yarn, tension and head measurements. You want your piece to be between 18 and 19 inches for the adult size and between 16 and 17 inches for the child size OR the size of your head when you pull and extend your piece. You can also simply put it around your head! You may find that it is a little bit smaller than usual headband size, it’s simply because this stitch create a really stretchy fabric.
Rule of thumbs make the piece about 3.5 to 4 inches smaller than the measurements of your head circumference.
Now that we have our piece all done let’s transform this rectangle into a headband / ear warmer!
Using your tapestry needle and the tail of your piece go through each stich of your last row.
At the end of the row pull the yarn real tight to create a scrunch.
Do not cut yet and take your tapestry needle and yarn to the other side of the piece, making sure to not twist it. You will now go through each chain of the foundation chain.
And once again pull tightly to scrunch.
You can now sew together the two sides, it doesn’t need to be perfect because it will be cover.
Using what is left from your yarn wrap it around the joint neatly and tightly. Tie it off, you can make simple knots and/or weave that end.
And there you go ! You have now complete your very own Astra Headband. It looks good doesn’t it ? I’m in love with texture of the Even Moss Stitch.
As always, if you create something from my patterns, make sure to use the #cozylittlemess and tag me at @cozylittlemess so I can see what you’ve made !!
This pattern is an original pattern by Valérie Prieur-Côté of Cozy Little Mess (January 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
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