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Monday, April 21, 2014

Runner's Reflective Headband Crochet Pattern

These past few months have been all about branching out and doing new things! I took up running to help on my fitness journey! So I thought that it would be good to branch out and try new things in crochet too! I'd tried Tunisian crochet before and made a washcloth. I didn't enjoy it at all and swore I'd never do it again. 

I've gotten the opportunity to get to know the wonderful Kim Guzman (Queen of Tunisian some would say)! She has an amazing series of free videos on Tunisian Crochet.
 I sat down and watch most of them in one day! 

I decided it would be fun to work up a very simple beginner Tunisian headband. I had some fun reflective yarn left over from another project and it was still chilly in the mornings when I ran so this is were this little gem was inspired from!  I hope you enjoy this freebie and try to branch out and try something new too! 

This was written as if you already understand Tunisian crochet but there are links below so you can learn the same way I did. I made one in a Tunisian Simple Stitch and one in the Tunisian Knit Stitch. The TSS doesn't have a lot of stretch but I like it because it's warm but not super thick. The TKS is thicker and a little stretchier.  I also thought it worked up faster. You can use either stitch in the pattern interchangeably.  

Also note that you do not have to have a Tunisian or Afghan hook to make these. I use a regular boye hook with a little bit of clay on the end of  it but it was enough room to work it. You can also just put a rubber band on the end of the hook or my mom recommends a pencil top eraser.

Please note this is my 1st Tunisian pattern, this has been tested but if you find errors or if there is a more proper way to write a "Tunisian" Pattern don't hesitate to let me know so I can fix it!

Runners Reflective Headband
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Level: Easy

Materials: 
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight (4) - Reflective or any regular worsted weight yarn of choice for non-reflective. 

(note Feb 5, 2015- Hobby Lobby Has discontinued their reflective yarn :( but again any worsted weight yarn will still work great, you can always add reflective thread to work along with it.) 

Hook: H - (5.00mm)
Tapestry Needle 

Gauge: 2x2 inch swatch - 11 tss in 9 rows 

Size: Kids— Fits Approx. 18-20 inches  
Women’s— Fits Approx. 20-22 inches


Terms and Stitches Used: 

ch: chain
st: stitch
tss: Tunisian simple stitch
tks: Tunisian knit stitch
m1: make 1 (increasing)
tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch 2 together (decreasing)

Notes: Videos by Kim Guzman on How to do Tunisian Crochet 


Notes: 
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).
*Each row is worked from right to left and then left to right. Ending with a standard 
 Tunisian Closing - ch 1, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) across  

Women’s Reflective Runners Headband
Measures 21 inches long by 3 inches wide at it’s widest point, in the center of the Headband. 

Note: For a knit look headband use a TKS instead OF TSS in the pattern. 


Row 1: ch 7, tss in each ch across (6)
Row 2-12: tss in next 6 sts (6)
Row 13: tss in next 2 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 3 sts (8)
Row 14: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 15: tss in next 3 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 4 sts (10)
Row 16: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 17: tss in next 4 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 5 sts (12)
Row 18: tss in next 12 sts (12)
Row 19: tss in next 5 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 6 sts (14)
Row 20: tss in next 14 sts (14)
Row 21- 66: Repeat row 20
Row 67: tss in next 5 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 4 sts (12)
Row 68: tss in next 12 sts (12) 
Row 69: tss in next 4 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 3 sts (10)
Row 70: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 71: tss in next 3 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 2 sts (8)
Row 72: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 73: tss in next 2 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 1 sts (6) 
Row 74: tss in next 6 sts  (6)
Row 75-85: Repeat Row 74

*Match row 1 to last row, right sides together and Sl st rows together to join.
*Fasten Off and Weave in ends. 



Kid’s Reflective Runners Headband
Measures 19 inches long by 3 inches wide at it’s widest point, in the center of the Headband. 

Note: For a knit look headband use a TKS instead OF TSS in the pattern.

Row 1: ch 7, tss in each ch across (6)
Row 2-12: tss in next 6 sts (6)
Row 13: tss in next 2 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 3 sts (8)
Row 14: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 15: tss in next 3 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 4 sts (10)
Row 16: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 17: tss in next 4 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 5 sts (12)
Row 18: tss in next 12 sts (12)
Row 19: tss in next 5 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 6 sts (14)
Row 20: tss in next 14 sts (14)
Row 21- 56: Rep row 20
Row 57: tss in next 5 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 4 sts (12)
Row 58: tss in next 12 sts (12) 
Row 59: tss in next 4 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 3 sts (10)
Row 60: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 61: tss in next 3 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 2 sts (8)
Row 62: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 63: tss in next 2 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 1 sts (6) 
Row 64: tss in next 6 sts (6)
Row 65-75: Rep Row 74 (6)

*Match row 1 to last row, right sides together and Sl st rows together to join.
*Fasten Off and Weave in ends. 

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4 comments:

Makenzie said...

Hi, your pattern is adorable. I'm making these for a charity event. I ran into a problem with row 13, though. It says to do 2 tss, make 1, tss, make 1, and then tss in last 3. I don't understand because there are only 6 sts to work on and not 8. Please help!

Elisabeth Spivey said...

HI Makenzie - Yes there are only 6 to start with but with two M1 sts (Make one) You'll be adding in two stitches - This begins your increase rows. Ending with 8. I Hope that clarifies.

Makenzie said...

Thanks! I figured out what you meant just minutes after I posted that comment. I'm new to tunisian crochet, and this is the first time I've used the make 1. So far I've made two headbands, one knit stitch, one simple stitch, and they are both beautiful! Your pattern is great!

Coco Lin said...

For safety purposes, high visibility Safety vest and Reflective tape are going to make you far more visible.

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