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Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Kath Webber


Crochet with Kath – Turban wrap headband

Need a quick, cosy project for the cold snap? This headband has a gorgeous chunky texture, made by working into the back loops and front loops, with a fabulous vintage vibe. It takes around an hour to make- so what are you waiting for?!

You will need:

Paintbox Simply Chunky

  • 1 x 100g ball of Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky in Slate Grey
  • 6mm hook
  • Scissors, yarn needle


BLhtr – back loop half treble

Ch – chain

FLhtr – front loop half treble

Htr – half treble


To fit adult head, around 55cm diameter.

Ready to hook? Let’s go…

  1. Make 61ch to begin. Starting in the 3rd ch from the hook, make 1htr in each ch across. Turn. You should have 60 sts.

2. For row 2 Make 2ch (doesn’t count as htr), then make a BLhtr in each st across. Turn the work towards you and slide the hook under the loop furthest from you to work into the back loop only.

3. Continue working in back loops of each htr across.

4. For row 3, you’ll be working the front loops only (FLO or FLhtr). Make 2ch, then work one htr in the front loop of the stitch on the row below.

5. Continue making FLhtr in each st across, then turn.

6. Repeat rows 2 and 3 once more, then row 2 again. Fasten off, leaving a long (around 25cm) tail for sewing up.

7. Make another piece the same!

8. Fold one piece in half. Slide the other piece under the fold and fold the second piece so the ends meet.

9. Using the tail of the yarn, sew up the two row ends on both piece.

10. Now sew the two edges together, and you’re done!

There you have it! A wonderfully snug and toasty headband in under an hour of crocheting!

About the Author

Kath has been a yarn fancier since 2008 when she crocheted her first granny square. Now a designer, mother, writer and prolific faffer, Kath spends her time stroking yarn and is still searching for the perfect mustard merino... Suggestions welcomed!

4 Responses to Crochet with Kath – Turban wrap headband

  1. Cass says:

    Sorry Kath but my feeble brain can’t understand the connection
    instructions. Are the edges connected to same strip or the edge of other strip? Love the item and pattern for my college grandaughters.


    • sian says:

      Hello Cass,

      After step 8 you need to sew the ends of one piece together, then sew the ends of the other piece together – the final step is to then take the sewn ends of each piece, and sew them together 🙂
      Does that make it clearer?
      Do let us know if you have any further questions!

  2. Julia says:

    Just finished making this (took me a bit more than an hour, but less than a day!) and my era are so toasty. Thank you!

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