If you follow Oui Crochet regularly or have peeked into the Pattern Gallery, you know how much I like to make tie headbands. There are a couple of reasons I enjoy making them. First, they are a quick, easy, and fun project to do. Second, they are cool and stylish to wear. Third, making tie headbands is an interesting way to explore new stitches. I mean, sure, you could practice a new stitch in a swatch, but where is the fun in that? You will likely rip it out and have nothing to show for your work. When you finish practicing with the headband you… well… have a headband!
Once you finish practicing your new stitch, you can keep the headband for yourself, or give it as a gift. Tie headbands also make a fun and quick item to add to your craft booth.
Today, we will be working on a Forked Cluster stitch headband. I just love the texture that the forked cluster stitch adds.
Forked Cluster Tie Headband
Size I crochet hook
Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Forked Cluster (FC)- *[yo, insert hook at first position given, yo and pull the loop through] twice in the same place, yo and pull through first 4 loops on hook, repeat from * at the second position given, yo and pull through all 3 loops left on hook.
Row 1: sc in 3rd (skipped ch counts as sc) ch from hook. Turn. (2)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in top of skipped ch. Turn. (3)
Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc 2. Turn. ( 4 )
Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc 3. Turn. ( 5)
Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (5)
Row 6: ch 4 (counts as dc+ch 1), skip 1 st, work in next st for the first half of FC, skip 1 st, work second half of FC in next st, ch 1, dc in last st. Turn.
Rows 7-23: ch 4 (counts as dc+ch 1), work a FC in the first and second ch 1 spaces, dc in 3rd ch of tch. Turn.
Row 24: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in top of FC, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in 3rd ch of tch. Turn. (5)
Row 25: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 3. Turn. (4)
Row 26: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 2. Turn. (3)
Row 27: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 1. Turn. (2)
Row 28: ch 1, sc2tog. Turn. (1)
Row 29: ch 1, sc. (1)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Note: All patterns are written in American terms.