We love a Velvet Twist Headband so much, we just might make them in every stitch imaginable and then some. We love to give them as gifts and they are a hit every time.
Also, we keep a few for ourselves because they are so comfortable to wear.
Front Post Double Crochet & Back Post Double Crochet: (FPDC, BPDC) A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC.
1 Bernat Baby Velvet in Orchid Hush (Click the name of the yarn for the specifics and to buy on Yarnspirations.com) You will be able to make two to three headbands from one ball of velvet.
Size H 5mm hook
This headband can be made any size. Adjust the starting chain for the width for a child to 3.5 inches. The adult size is 5.5 inches wide. For the length, make the headband 3 inches shorter than the head circumference. For example, for a size medium adult, make the headband 19 inches long. Velvet will stretch out, but doesn’t have a lot of elasticity. You want the band tight at first because it will stretch.
gauge: 11 FPDC and BPDC and 10 rows = 4 inches
Chain 20 for adult size, 14 for child
ROW 1: Work 1 DC in the third chain from the hook. Work 1 DC in each chain across the row. CH 2 and turn. (18, 12)
ROW 2: Work 1 FPDC around next DC. (Chain 2 counts as the first stitch.) Work 1 BPDC around next DC. Alternate FPDC and BPDC around each DC to the end of the row. Work 1 DC under the turning chains. CH 2 and turn. (You will have 17 (11) post DC’s and 1 DC worked under/around the turning chain.)
ROW 3: Work 1 FPDC around the BPDC. (CH 2 counts as the first stitch.) Work BPDC around the FPDC. Alternate FPDC and BPDC across the row. Work 1 DC under/around the turning chains. CH 2 and turn.
Repeat ROW 3 until the headband is the length you need for size.
Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing.
For the twist:
Step 1: Lay the band out and fold in half and slide one side of the band across so one end is matched up to the middle of the other.
Step 2: Fold the right hand side around the back.
Step 3: Fold the left hand side around the front, giving you four layers
Step 4: Sew with the tapestry needle through all four layers securing the ends. Tie off and weave in the ends.
Turn the band so the sewed ends are on the inside of the band.
Watch the video below for more help and explanations.
Here are photos of the other Velvet Twist Headbands we have on the site:
These Ribbed Velvet Twist Headbands are so very nice and comfortable to wear.
We love the thickness of the Colorful Velvet Twist Headbands.
This is the original Velvet Twist Headband made with a half double slip stitch.
And these Easy Velvet Twist headbands are really beginner-friendly and perfect if you are just trying to use velvet for the first time.
If you want to know more tips and tricks and our thoughts on what it has been like learning how to crochet with velvet, be sure and read our post How to Successfully Crochet with Velvet. We share everything we’ve learned about velvet so far.
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