Tunisian crochet twist headband Spice Swirl Headband

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Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

Inspiration

Lately, I have been challenging myself to design patterns that can use the basic Tunisian crochet stitches and a traditional hook. I realize that not everyone has the tools needed to practice Tunisian crochet and may not be ready to invest in new hooks! I loved working with this 100% wool yarn, it gives beautiful stitch definition! I also recorded a full video tutorial to go along with the pattern so you can easily follow along! I love how closely the Tunisian crochet knit and Tunisian crochet purl stitches mimic actual knit stitches! It’s the perfect pattern to work on if you want to something that looks like knitted crochet.

About the Crochet twist headband Pattern:

Skill Level: Beginner  


Yarn:

Lion Brand Yarn Local Grown in Maple, 93 yards for adult size, 70 yards for child size, and 60 yards for toddler size (Size 4 worsted weight; 3.5 oz./ 100 g, 186 yd/ 170 m; 100% wool)

Hook:

Notions: 


Gauge:

  • Gauge is 12 sts over 16 rows in Tunisian knit stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square 

Finished Size:

  • Adult: 9 in. long by 4 in. wide laid flat, 22 in. circumference
  • Toddler: 7.5 in. long by 4 in. wide laid flat, 18 in. circumference
  • Child: 8 in. long by 4 in. wide laid flat, 20 in. circumference

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a knit-like beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet ear warmer in child and adult sizes that can be completed in 1 hour. It’s the perfect ear warmer to practice the basic Tunisian knit and purl stitches! The best part is that it’s a one-skein project and works up super fast so it’s great for market prep and gift making! You can make a matching one for your little one as well.
 

Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.
Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

This headband tunisian crochet pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied:
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
  • Note: Measure your gauge swatch across unstretched and stretched. Note the two numbers and subtract to find the difference. This is how much you will need to subtract from the head circumference measurement to determine total length. 
    • Example:
      • The Gauge swatch stretched is 11 in. and unstretched it is 8.5 in. 11-8.5 = 3.5 in. You will need to subtract 3.5 in. from the head circumference measurement. 
      • 21 in. head circumference – 3.5 in. = 17.5 in. This means you will need to work the piece to a total length of 17.5 in. Substitute this number for X in the pattern below.
  • Note: Depending on stretchiness of yarn and head size of the toddler/child, you may want to decrease width by decreasing 1 or 2 stitches when you chain.

Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain

Tks: Tunisian knit stitch

Tps: Tunisian purl stitch

RetP: Return Pass -Explained above

Pattern Instructions:

Ch 15 

Row 1 (Foundation Row): Pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (15 stitches)

Row 2: Tks, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 3: Tks 2, Tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 4: Tks 3, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 5: Tks 4, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 6: Tks 5, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 7: Tks 6, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 8: Tks 7, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 9: Tks 8, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 10: Tks 9, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 11: Tks 10, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 12: Tks 11, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 13: Tks 12, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 14: Tks 13, work last st as normal.

Row 15: Tps, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 16: Tps 2, Tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 17: Tps 3, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 18: Tps 4, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 19: Tps 5, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 20: Tps 6, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 21: Tps 7, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 22: Tps 8, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 23: Tps 9, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 24: Tps 10, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 25: Tps 11, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 26: Tps 12, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 27: Tps 13, work last st as normal.

Repeat Rows 2 to 27 until you reach desired length as calculated above (head circumference – X in.) For the adult sample, I continued to 17.5 in. for a head circumference of 21 in. based on my calculation.

Bind off and leave a 12 in. tail, cut yarn. With the right side facing out, fold in half with edges sandwiched between each other as shown in the video tutorial and below.

Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

Whip stitch across, going through all edges. Refer to the video tutorial for clarification.

Weave in all loose ends.

Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

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This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2023. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected].

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Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.
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Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.