The yin and yang infinity headband came about for two reasons: Readers were having trouble understanding my Yin and Yang Infinity Cowl, and I needed something to keep my forehead warm in the cold weather. So to kill two birds with one stone, I decided the pattern would make for a lovely earwarmer headband. And I was right, except it don’t want to stay put the way I want it to. I was hoping to wear it across the forehead, but it just keeps sliding off – even with a tight fit.
The pattern instructions are for a small headband. As already mentioned, it fits my small head; but one of my testers said it fits her toddler as well. So before starting, please take note of your gauge; take measurements of your head circumference and make your chains accordingly. It’s easy to adjust to any size by multiples of two.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver or any worsted yarn.
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 1″ over 3 sts.
Finished Size: Measures 8.5″ across when laying flat. Fits a child or extra small adult. (The band fit tight on the mannequin, which is an adult small.) Increase foundation chains for a larger size.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Use any colors that you like, but I used the following:
CA = White
CB = Claret
First St in the rnd is worked into the same st as where the join was made.
In rnd 2 you will work into both sides of rnd 1 with CB. The half twist creates a figure 8, which then allows for both sides to be worked. You begin in the free loops, then work your way around and continue working into the top of the stitches made in rnd 1. Thus, in rnd 2, you end up with twice as many sts as in rnd 1.
Instead of fastening off, carry the yarn up after each rnd is completed.
Yin & Yang Infinity Cowl
The Yin & Yang Infinity cowl was crocheted with the same stitch pattern. For the cowl I used Caron Simply Soft (2 Colors) – Four 5oz balls in total, and an I crochet hook. (Any yarn will do)
Gauge for the cowl was 2″ over 7 sts and 9 rows.
Finished size: Measures 10″ high and 29″ long when laying flat.
Begin with 201 chs or any multiple of 2 + 1. Then follow same pattern as for headband.
With CA, Loosely ch 55 or any multiple of 2 plus 1. (For the Yin & Yang Cowl chain 201)
Rnd 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across, sl st in last ch.
Join the top of last st made to free loop at bottom of first hdc. This creates 1 half twist in your work. Then join the bottom of the last sl st to the top of first hdc. See images below. Do not FO, but carry the yarn up.
Rnd 2: Join CB and start working into free lps of rnd 1, sl st into same free lp as where join was made, hdc in next free lp, *sl st in next free lp/st, hdc in next free lp/st; rep from * all the way around till you get back to your first sl st; join with sl st in both lps of first sl st. (108 sts for the headband and 400 for the cowl)
Note: Halfway through rnd 2 make sure to hdc into the free lp where last sl st was made in rnd 1. Also, you want to sk the turning ch.
Rnd 3: With CA, ch 1 *hdc in sl st, sl st in hdc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (108 sts for headband and 400 for the cowl)
Rnd 4: With CB, *sl st in hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sl st. (108 sts for headband and 400 for the cowl)
Rnds 5-7 (22): Continue with Rnds 3-4 until you have reached a desired height ending with CA. FO.
The headband was tested by:
Mistie Bush – American Crochet
Please let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions.
Thanks so much,