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Get Cozy and Stylish: Crochet EASY Brioche Headband

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Hey there, fellow crochet enthusiasts! Today we’re going to dive into the wonderful world of crocheting a headband using the brioche technique. If you’ve never tried it before, don’t worry; I’m here to guide you through it step by step. And if you’re already familiar with brioche, get ready for a fun and cozy project!

What’s Brioche Crochet, Anyway?

Before we jump into the fun part, let’s quickly talk about what brioche crochet is. Brioche isn’t just for baking; it’s a unique crochet technique that creates a lovely, textured, and reversible fabric. It’s perfect for keeping your ears warm during the chilly season while looking stylish.

Check out our introduction into Brioche crochet if you are new to this technique: https://lelijo.lt/unveiling-the-magical-world-of-brioche-crochet-for-beginners/

Materials You’ll Need

Before diving into the brioche crochet journey, gather your materials:

  • Merino Land Yarn by Rosarios4: This beautiful, soft, and warm yarn will make your fingerless gloves a joy to wear. You’ll need two colors for a captivating brioche effect, so choose your favorite color combination and stock up on one ball of each color.
  • Crochet Hook (Size 3.5mm): Select the appropriate hook size as recommended for the Merino Land yarn, ensuring that your stitches are just right.
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Remember that while we recommend Merino Land for its warmth and softness, you can get creative and use any other yarn that matches your style and preference. Just be sure to adjust your hook size accordingly to ensure the best results. Happy crocheting!

Customizing the Fit

To ensure a tailored fit for your headband, first, measure the circumference of your head using a flexible measuring tape or a piece of string. Once you have your head’s measurement, you’ll want to calculate the number of stitches needed. Start by determining the number of stitches per inch with your chosen yarn and hook size. Then, multiply this number by the measured head circumference.

Since I originally had 112 stitches, consider that this number might vary when using different yarn or hook sizes. To maintain the pattern’s multiple of 8, simply adjust the stitch count up or down to create a headband that suits your specific yarn and head measurements, guaranteeing a perfect and comfortable fit every time.

Remember that everyone’s tension and head size are unique, so it’s essential to create a gauge swatch and make adjustments as necessary.

Abbreviations

US notation is used

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
FPdc2Shell – into one st: FPdc, ch 2, FPdc
FPdc2Tog – two FPdc together
st – stitch
slst – slipstitch

Instructions

Round 1 (A): Start with ch 112, join with the first ch with slst.

Round 2 (A): ch 3 (counts as dc), ch 2, *skip 1, dc, ch 2* repeat 55 times **. Join with top of first st using slst and changing color to B.

Round 3 (B): With B yarn, all stitches will be into round 1 stitches. ch 1, *dc into skipped st, ch 2* repeat 56 times **. Join with start of the round with slst into first dc and with changing to yarn A.

Round 4 (A): With A yarn, all stitches will be into round 2 stitches. ch 1, *FPdc into the same color st, ch 2* repeat 56 times **. Join with start of the round with slst into first dc and with changing to yarn B. (56 FPdc-ch2)

Round 5 (B): With B yarn, all stitches will be into round 3 stitches. ch 1, *FPdc into the same color st, ch 2* repeat 56 times **. Join with start of the round with slst into first dc and with changing to yarn A. (56 FPdc-ch2)

All further rounds will start and end the same way, so we will omit that part in written pattern and will use simplified pattern instructions.

Round 6 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 7 (B): ch 1, *FPdc2shell, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc2tog, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 8 (A): ch 1, *dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 9 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 10 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 11 (B): ch 1, * FPdc2tog, ch 2, FPdc2shell, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 12 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 13 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 14 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 15 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2, FPdc2tog, ch 2, FPdc2shell, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 16 (A): ch 1, * FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 17 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 18 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **, change color to B with slst.

Round 19 (B): ch 1, *FPdc2shell, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc2tog, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 20 (A): ch 1, * dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 21 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 22 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 23 (B): ch 1, *FPdc2tog, ch 2, FPdc2shell, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 24 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 25 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 26 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 27 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2, FPdc2tog, ch 2, FPdc2shell, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 28 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 29 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 30 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 31 (B): ch 1, *FPdc2shell, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc2tog, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 32 (A): ch 1, * dc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2, FPdc, ch 2* repeat 14 times **.

Round 33 (B): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 34 (A): ch 1, *FPdc, ch 2* repeat 56 times **.

Round 35 (A): ch 1, 112 sc.

Cut yarn off. Weave in ends of yarn.

Apibendrinant

Brioche crochet might seem a bit tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll love the cozy, squishy fabric it creates. Experiment with different yarn colors and create a collection of stylish headbands to match your outfits!

So, grab your crochet hook, pick your favorite yarn, and get ready to rock your new brioche headband. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a newbie, this project is a perfect way to dive into brioche and level up your crochet game. Enjoy the creative process, and stay cozy and stylish all year round! 🧶💖

Happy crocheting, and don’t forget to share your beautiful brioche headbands with us!

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