When I was trying to come up with a pattern stitch to use for my Pillowghan I tried this Slant Stitch from Suzies Stuff. I wasn't quite satisfied with it for the Pillowghan, but my daughter really liked it and told me she wanted me to make her a wide headband with this stitch. She wanted it to have a band that pulled it together at the top, so it sort of looks like a turban. She even wanted me to use the same yarn. So here's a nice quickie pattern.
- Bernat Softee Chunky Twists yarn, Tropic Twist
- Red Heart Soft yarn, Turquesa
- I Hook
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge3 dcs + 1 SLANT st=1 1/4"
2 dc rows = 1"
3 scs = 1" with Bernat Softee Chunky Twists yarn
5 scs = 1" with Red Heart Soft Yarn
Slant Stitch--SLANT--Yarn over (YO), insert hook in missed stitch (st), YO, pull up a long loop all the way up to the height of the other sts, YO pull through 2 loops, YO pull through last 2 loops.
|Insert hook in missed stitch|
|Pull up loop to level of the other stitches|
|Pull through 2 loops, YO again|
|Pull through last 2 loops|
YO--yarn over ch(s)--chain(s) sc(s)--single crochet(s)
sk--skip dc(s)--double crochet(s) st(s)--stitch(es)
SLANT--slant stitch hdc(s)--half double crochet
Row 1: Sc in second sc and in each sc to end. Turn. (71 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, sk next st, *dc in next 3 sts, SLANT, sk next st* 16 times, sk st, dc in last st. Turn. (70 sts)
Row 3: repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 16 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, dc in next 19 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 16 sts. Turn. (70 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 15 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, dc in next 19 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 17 sts. Turn (70 sts)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across. Turn. (70 sts)
Rows 8 and 9: Repeat Row 2. At the end of Row 9, fasten off leaving a long tail for weaving in.
Sew ends of headband together using long tail.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (5 scs)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across. Turn. (5 scs)
Row 3 to Row 14: Repeat Row 2, on Row 14, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
To attach the small band, first fold the front of the headband (opposite from where you sewed the seam.)
Then wrap the small band around the headband at the mid point with the ends going around the back of the fold.
Then sew the small band together, catching some of the headband strands too, to hold the small band in place.
Weave in the ends and cut the end off.
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