• Veronica Lönnqvist

THE UNICORN TAIL HEADBAND - Free crochet pattern

Updated: Jan 11

Winter is here for real now, at least in Vasa. And so is also the period when you are always freezing your ears of. But here I have a great quick and creative fix for our problem! In this blog psot you'll find the free pattern for the Unicorn Tail Headband. A quick and simple crocheted headband! #theunicorntailheadband #garnknuten #garnknutenpattern


This crocheted headband might look intimidating but it’s really a beginner friendly project. The headband is crocheted with only chain stitches and single crochet stitches and works up pretty quickly, if you choose a thick yarn. You’ll find my pedagogically designed tutorials for both stitches on my Youtube channel Garnknuten and also a video tutorial for how to create the magic braid! Everything to make your crochet evening as pleasant as possible!



PATTERN (circumference 56 cm)

Crochet hook: 4 mm

Yarn: Whatever you have at home

Gauge: 18 stitches on 10 cm (single stitches)

Abbreviations: s=stitch, ch=chain stitch, sc=single crochet

OBS! Always skip the last ch on the row.


- Crochet 110 ch. ch, turn. (110)

r 1-6: 110 sc. ch, turn.

- Now it’s time to choose how wide you want your headband. I chose to make each strand 6 rows wide which means that the headband became 6x3(+2) wide. It’s up to you to choose how many rows you make each strand.

r 7: 30 sc, 50 ch, skip 50 s, 30 sc. ch, turn. (110)

r 8-13: 110 sc. ch, turn. (110)

r 14: 30 sc, 50 ch, skip 50 s, 30 sc. ch, turn. (110)

r 15-20: 110 sc. ch, turn. (110)

- Cut of the tread but save approximately 30 cm so that you have something to attach the ends of the headband with.

- Braid together the strands in the middle of the headband.

- Sew both ends together with each other.

- Fasten all threads.

PS. If the headband became to short you can crochet a couple of single crochet rows in one end.


HOW TO CUSTOMIZE THE HEADBAND

- FOR YOUR MEASUREMENT


EMENTS AND YARN

1. Measure the circumference of your head.

Ex. 56 cm

2. Calculate the gauge (how many stitches you crochet on 10 cm) by crocheting sc in a square (10x10cm). Measure with a measuring tape or a ruler how many stitches can fit on 5 cm.

Count: (the number of stitches on 5 cm)x2 = the amount of stitches on 10 cm

Ex. (9)×2=18

3. Calculate how many chain stitches you’ll need to get the right length for the headband.

Count: (the number of stitches on 10 cm) x (the circumference (cm) of your head + 5 cm)x0.1). Ex. (18)x ((56+5))x0.1)= 109.8 ~ 110 (round to an even number of stitches)


Crochet chain stitches (part 3) according to your calculations. (ex. 110) ch, turn.

r 1-6: 1 sc in each chain stitch. ch, turn. (ex. 110)

Count: ((the total number of stitches)-50)/2=X.

Ex. (110-50)/2=30 stitches

- Now it’s time to choose how wide you want your headband. I chose to make each strand 6 rows wide which means that the headband became 6x3(+2) wide. It’s up to you to choose how many rows you make each strand.

r 7: X sc (ex. 30), 50 ch, skip 50 s, X sc (ex. 30). (the total number of stitches should be unchanged, ex. 110)

r 8-13: 1 sc in each s. ch, turn. (ex. 110)

r 14: X sc (ex. 30), 50 ch, skip 50 s, X sc (ex. 30). (the total number of stitches should be unchanged, ex. 110)

v 15-20: 1 sc in each chain stitch. ch, turn. (ex. 110)

- Cut of the tread but save approximately 30 cm so that you have something to attach the ends of the headband with.

- Braid together the strands in the middle of the headband.

- Sew both ends together with each other.

- Fasten all threads.

PS. If the headband became to short you can crochet a couple of single crochet rows in one end.


VIDEO TUTORIAL: THE MAGIC BRAID!

VIDEO: MAGISK FLÄTA



Please let me know if you stumble across something that looks wacky in the pattern! I will answer all questions and comments as fast as possible! Share your Unicorn Tails with the #theunicorntailheadband #garnknuten #garnknutenpattern It makes me tingly of joy to see your interpretentions on my patterns, so please share!


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