Banana Leaf Headband Hat

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Skill Level: Easy+ to Intermediate

 

Size: approx. 8” wide (slightly stretched) x 19” long (measured flat) – stretches to fit snugly, up to 22” head circumference

 

Materials:

 

100 yds. super-bulky yarn in main color (MC)

 

10 yds. super-bulky yarn in contrast color (CC)(for optional crochet edging)

 

3 yds. each super-bulky yarn in 2 additional contrast colors (for optional flower)

 

Samples shown in:

 

Plymouth Yarns “Encore Mega” (75% acrylic/25% wool) - 64 yds (59 m) per 100 gm (3.53 oz) ball

 

Lion Brand Yarns “Wool-Ease Thick & Quick” (80% acrylic/20% wool) - 106 yds (97 m) per 170 gm (6.00 oz) ball

 

Pair of size 13 (9 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge

 

Size N/15 (10 mm) crochet hook

 

Tapestry needle

 

Notions:  One 1” button, sewing needle & thread

 

Gauge: 9.5 sts & 12 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 13 (9 mm) needles

 

Pattern notes:

 

Hat is worked in one piece in a ribbed pattern from narrow end to narrow end, with increases and decreases at each edge.

 

One stitch at each edge is maintained as a knit stitch for self-edging.

 

Crocheted edging and flower are optional embellishments.

 

Special stitches:

 

Make one (m1) increase: make a backwards loop around right thumb and place it on right needle (one stitch increased)

 

Terms/Abbreviations:  beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), chain (ch), decrease (dec), increase (inc), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), purl (p), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st), yarn over (yo)

 

Headband Hat

 

CO 1.

 

Row 1 (RS)(inc row): Knit in front, then in back, then in front of same stitch (3)

 

Row 2 (WS): K1, p1, k1.

 

Row 3 (inc row): K1, m1, k1, m1, k1 (5)

 

Row 4: K1, p3, k1.

 

Row 5 (inc row): K1, m1, K1, p1, k1, m1, k1 (7)

 

Row 6: K1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k1.

 

Row 7 (inc row): K1, m1, k1, k1, p1, k1, k1, m1, k1 (9)

 

Row 8: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 9 (inc row): K1, m1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, m1, k1 (11)

 

Row 10: K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1.

 

Row 11 (inc row): K1, m1, *p1, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, m1, k1 (13)

 

Row 12: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 13 (inc row): K1, m1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, m1, k1 (15)

 

Row 14: K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1.

 

Row 15 (inc row): K1, m1, *p1, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, m1, k1 (17)

 

Row 16: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 17 (inc row): K1, m1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, m1, k1 (19)

 

Row 18: K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1.

 

Row 19 (RS): *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 20 (WS): K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1.

 

Rep Rows 19-20 until piece measures approx. 12.5” from beg.

 

Begin decreases:

 

Row 1 (RS)(dec row): K1, k2tog, *p1, k1, rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k2tog, k1 (17)

 

Row 2 (WS): *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 3 (dec row): K1, k2tog, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog, k1 (15)

 

Row 4: K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1.

 

Row 5 (dec row): K1, k2tog, *p1, k1, rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k2tog, k1 (13)

 

Row 6: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 7 (dec row): K1, k2tog, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog, k1 (11)

 

Row 8: K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1.

 

Row 9 (dec row): K1, k2tog, *p1, k1, rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k2tog, k1 (9)

 

Row 10: *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

 

Row 11 (dec row): K1, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, k1 (7)

 

Row 12: K1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k1.

 

Row 13 (dec row): K1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k1 (5)

 

Row 14: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1.

 

Row 15 (dec row): K1, k2tog, k2tog (3)

 

Row 16: K3.

 

Row 17: K3tog and bind off.

 

Weave in all tails.

 

 

Optional crochet edging:

 

Hold piece with right side facing.  With crochet hook, join CC near one pointed end of piece.

 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire piece, join with sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

Button loop: With crochet hook, attach yarn at cast-on end of piece (in first st of the 3 sts on Row 1). Ch 3, skip center st of Row 1, sl st into third st. Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

Optional crocheted flower (in choice of two colors):

 

With crochet hook and first color, ch 4, join into ring.

 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc (8 sc). Fasten off first color.

 

Rnd 2: Attach second color to any st on Rnd 1.  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, *sc in next sc, ch 3, rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off, leaving 18” tail for sewing (8 sc, 8 ch-3 lps)

 

Finishing:

 

With right side of piece facing, sew button to piece at bind-off row end so it will be opposite button loop when worn. Sew flower to headband in desired location.  

 

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