The Star stitch! What a stitch, I love it. If you saw my post on the One Size Headband, you would know I love making headbands. So, as soon as I mastered this stitch, it was a no-brainer that I would make a headband with it.
The Star stitch headband has an oh! so pretty texture and the fit gives a very chic look to your outfit. Which reminds me, you don’t have to be in the limelight to be a star. Just by being you, you are a star.
To make it easy for you to decide what fiber to work with, I made this using cotton and acrylic yarns. My observation is that the stitch looks more defined in cotton and feels sturdier, but feels flat when I rub my palm across it because the stitches come out a little loose.
The acrylic is good as well, the stitch seems to ‘pop’ because they are tighter, though not as sturdy perhaps because the acrylic I used is soft. Whichever fiber you decide to use, you will still come out with a beautifully textured headband. I hope you really enjoy making this like I did.
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I’ve done this up in two sizes to fit Teen and Adult
Adult –measures about 19-19.5″
Teen- About 18-18.5″
Gauge– 6 rows of SS and HDC is 2.2 inches with acrylic/ 2.6 inches with cotton
-Nature mercerized cotton yarn (fingering weight); 50gr, 125mtrs (colour 516; Brown)- 2 balls
–Deborah Norville Everyday, Premier yarns (worsted weight); 113gr, 186 mtrs (colour; Glass)
-4.5mm and 5.5mm hooks
-Needle to weave in ends
SC- Single crochet
HDC- Half double crochet
DC- Double crochet
FPDC- Front post double crochet
BPDC- Back post double crochet
SL ST- Slip stitch
SC2tog- Single crochet 2 together
SS- Star stitch
Special Stitch- Star Stitch
find a detailed photo tutorial here
– Pattern is written in U.S terms
– I worked with 2 strands of cotton yarn held together
– Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
– Ch 2 stands as 1 HDC
– Adult size in ()
– The Star stitches and HDCs are all done with 5.5mm hook. Every other part with 4.5mm.
Back Panel- both sizes & fibers (with 4.5mm hook)
Row 1: Chain 16, SC in second chain from hook, SC in 14. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC 15 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC 15 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 4: DC 15 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 5: DC in first st, FPDC around next. *DC in next, FPDC around next*, repeat *to* across row ending with DC in last st. Ch 1, turn
Row 6: BPDC around first st, DC in next. *BPDC in next, DC in next*, repeat *to* across row ending with BPDC around last st. Ch 1, turn
Row 7: DC 15 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 9-11: SC 15 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 12: with right side (post stitches) facing up, fold the longer sides and sl st both sides closed. Break yarn, weave in ends. Turn work inside out as in photo
Row 13: from any side, hold the opening together, Ch 1, SC 8 across (by making 2 SC in each stitch). Ch 1, turn
Row 14: SC 8 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 15: SC 8 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 16: 2SC in first st, SC in next. *2SC in next, SC in next*. Repeat *to* across row. Ch 1, turn
Row 17: SC 12 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 18: SC 12 across. Ch 3, turn
Switch to 5.5mm hook
With COTTON only
Row 19: SS across, HDC in last stitch. Ch 2, turn- (5 Star stitches)
Row 20: 2HDC in each ‘eye’ of SS. HDC in last st. Ch 3, turn- 12 HDC
Rows 21-44: repeat rows 19 and 20. Ch 3, turn
Row 45: SS across. Ch 1, turn
Rows 21-48: repeat rows 19 and 20. Ch 3, turn
Row 49: SS across. Ch 1, turn
Switch to 4.5mm hook
Row 46(50): SC in first space, 2SC in each eye of SS, SC in last st. Ch 1, turn -12
Row 47(51): SC 12 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 48(52): SC in first st, SC2tog in next. *SC in next, SC2tog in next st*. Repeat *to* across row. Ch 1, turn -8
Row 49(53): SC 8 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 50(54): SC 8 across. Ch 1
With ACRYLIC only
Rows 21-50: repeat rows 19 and 20. Ch 3, turn
Row 51: SS across. Ch 1, turn
Rows 21-54: repeat rows 19 and 20. Ch 3, turn
Row 55: SS across. Ch 1, turn
Switch to 4.5mm hook
Row 52(56): SC in first space, 2SC in each eye of SS, SC in last st. Ch 1, turn -12
Row 53(57): SC 12 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 54(58): SC in first st, SC2tog in next. *SC in next, SC2tog in next st*. Repeat *to* across row. Ch 1, turn -8
Row 55(59): SC 8 across. Ch 1, turn
Row 56(60): SC 8 across. Ch 1
Turn so that wrong side is facing you, SC2tog by inserting hook in the first space. See photo for guide, you want to join 1 and 2 together by going in through the same stitch at the other side
Chain 1, with right side facing you, SC 5 in the rows of single crochet, DC 3 in first eye, SC in next eye. Repeat DC 3, SC in each eye to the last eye, SC 5. Break yarn, weave in ends. Repeat for other side of the headband.
Tip: When repeating for other side, work your stitches in the center of the Star
So from the photos can you tell which is cotton or acrylic?
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