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Crochet Hofri's (Pineapple Stitch) Headband Free Pattern

Updated on September 28, 2012
My beautiful first daughter wearing the headband I made for her. She's just so adorable!
My beautiful first daughter wearing the headband I made for her. She's just so adorable!

Table of Contents:

  • Required Skill
  • Measurements
  • Materials and Tools
  • Notes
  • Special Stitch (Link to Photo Tutorial)
  • Photo Gallery: Free Patterns Using Pineapple Stitch
  • Abbreviation
  • Written Pattern
  • Chart Pattern
  • Finishing
  • Attaching New Yarn (Video)

After crocheting baby booties for Haile (my yet-to-be-born daughter), I felt bad not crocheting anything for Hofri in a while. So I thought of making her a cute headband to go with her beautiful long hair.

Because I want to popularize the use of the pineapple stitch, I used it in this pattern as well.

The headband is crocheted row by row, where the yarn is cut off at the end of each row and new yarn is attached at the beginning of the row the way pineapple stitches are normally worked.

Crocheting pineapple stitches in rows results in having lots of loose ends. I used these loose ends as a lock for the headband.

I don't normally work with acrylic yarn but I gave it a try with this project. I love that it works up quickly than mercerized cotton (my crochet staple). Crocheting this headband only took less than 30 minutes.

This headband is so cute my niece Bella asked if she can have one too because blue and white are her school colors. This pattern is based on the one I made for her since I forgot to take notes while crocheting the first one.

This headband pattern can also be modified to become a cozy head wrap.


The headband is tied at the back.
The headband is tied at the back.
This is the headband I made for my nice Bella. The loose ends are braided.
This is the headband I made for my nice Bella. The loose ends are braided.
I used two skeins of Red Heart yarn and 3/0 -4/0 Tulip hook.
I used two skeins of Red Heart yarn and 3/0 -4/0 Tulip hook.
Close up on the wrong side's texture. So if the right side gets soiled, the wrong side will be just right.
Close up on the wrong side's texture. So if the right side gets soiled, the wrong side will be just right.

Required Skill:

  • Ch, sc
  • Pineapple stitch (Link to Photo Tutorial)
  • Attaching new yarn (Video)
  • Blocking
  • Optional: Braiding


Measurements:

These measurements are based on a second headband I made for my niece Bella. It had 5 rows instead of 4 and the loose ends were braided.

Length of Headband: 16.5 inches (unstretched); 20 inches (stretched)

Width of Headband: 1.5 inches at widest part where pineapple stitches are, 1 inch where the sc's are

Braided Tail Ends: 8 inches and 7 inches

Gauge: 4 sc per inch, 5 pineapple stitch per 2 inches


Materials and Tools

  • 1 skein Red Heart Acrylic Handknitting and Crochet Yarn (approx. 35 meters)
  • 3/0 - 4/0 Tulip aluminum hook
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

I used two skeins for the two headbands I made.


Notes:

  • One end will have two more strands of loose ends.
  • The headband will tend to curl - blocking will solve that.
  • The headband can be worked in a single color, although it looks more interesting when worked in stripes.


Special Stitch: Pineapple Stitch

I am planning to write more patterns using the pineapple stitch. I can't explain the stitch in each and every pattern because Hubpages won't let me. To avoid the Duplicate Content Violation, I made a special hub to house the photo tutorial for the pineapple stitch.

LINK TO PINEAPPLE STITCH PHOTO TUTORIAL

This photo tutorial shows how to crochet the pineapple stitch in rows and rounds, as well as how to increase and decrease its number. It also discusses the anatomy of the pineapple stitch to facilitate easier transfer of instruction when variations are made to the stitch.


Photo Gallery: My Free Patterns Using Pineapple Stitch

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(PATTERN COMING SOON)
(PATTERN COMING SOON) | Source

Abbreviations (American):

  • Ch - chain
  • Sc - single crochet
  • Ps - pineapple stitch

Work in Progress Photos

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After 85 ch, make 5 sc starting with the second ch from hook.Make 36 ps, then there will be 6 chains left.6 sc, break off. Leave 10 inches of loose end.Attach new yarn on the VERY FIRST SC OF THE PREVIOUS ROW.
After 85 ch, make 5 sc starting with the second ch from hook.
After 85 ch, make 5 sc starting with the second ch from hook.
Make 36 ps, then there will be 6 chains left.
Make 36 ps, then there will be 6 chains left.
6 sc, break off. Leave 10 inches of loose end.
6 sc, break off. Leave 10 inches of loose end.
Attach new yarn on the VERY FIRST SC OF THE PREVIOUS ROW.
Attach new yarn on the VERY FIRST SC OF THE PREVIOUS ROW.

WRITTEN PATTERN

Leave a loose end of about 10 inches

 //Pattern Begins//


Foundation Chain: Ch 85.

Row 1: 5 sc starting in the second ch from hook, 36 ps, 6 sc.

Break off and leave about 10 inches of loose end.

Row 2: Attach yarn in first sc of previous row.

Ch 1, 5 sc starting in the second ch from hook, 36 ps, 6 sc.

Break off and leave about 10 inches of loose end.

Row 3 - 5: Repeat Row 2.

//Pattern Ends//

CHART PATTERN

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Fast and Easy: Just tie a knot!
Fast and Easy: Just tie a knot!
Prim and Proper: Braid the loose ends.
Prim and Proper: Braid the loose ends.

Finishing:

You have two options in finishing the headband.

1. Fast and Easy

Tie the loose ends in a knot: one near the edge of the crocheted headband and another one at the end.





2. Prim and Proper

Braid the loose ends and tie a knot at the end. Warning: braiding takes twice as long as crocheting the headband for someone who is not adept at it (like me).

Attaching New Yarn (Video)

This video is actually for changing colors in crochet. But changing colors and attaching new yarn requires similar steps. So if this is your first time to attach new yarn, please watch this video. It is very good.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      No problem Barbara Kay. We all love backlinks, don't we? Thank you. ^-^

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      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is a nice pattern. I've added a link on my website. I hope that is alright.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      You're welcome Chitrangada Sharan!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully explained hub. I love to do anything with wool, whether knitting, crotchet or even weaving with it. The color combination is very good for all age groups. Thanks for sharing.

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