The Bodacious Crochet Bobble Headband is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This bobble headband is so cool with awesome texture provided by big fat bobbles!
This headband works up so quickly in super bulky yarn – perfect for last minute gifts. I had so much fun designing this pattern. I adore knobby texture in my crochet and this project has that in spades! Simple crochet stitches throughout – just single and double crochets create this textured delight!
The headband is crocheted right onto the wood ring – no sewing necessary for this project! However, if you prefer you could certainly skip the ring and sew the ends together. You will need to work a few more rows in order to reach the same size as the ring does add length. I purchased my rings at Amazon and they were pretty inexpensive – less than $1.00 per ring!
I used Lion Brand’s Hometown yarn* which is a super bulky yarn with a subtle sheen. That soft sheen really lets those bobbles shine! And because it is super bulky, this headband works up so quickly.
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And, since those bobbles are amazing – wear it as a cowl, too! So pretty & versatile!
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Bodacious Bobbles Headband free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Lion Brand Hometown Fayetteville Frost colorway Weight 6/Super Bulky – 5.15 oz / 83 yds
Size N/P 15 (10.0 mm) crochet hook (or hook size to meet gauge)
1 wood ring 70 mm / 2.75” size
Approximate finished size: Adult sm/m 20” circumference x 4” wide
Gauge: 4 pattern rows x 4 bobble st = 4” x 4”
RS = right side
WS= wrong side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sp = space
dc4tog = double crochet 4 together (see special stitches section below)
dc5tog = double crochet 5 together (see special stitches section below)
dc4tog / double crochet 4 together: yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat between * * 2 more times, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
dc5tog / double crochet 5 together (Bobble): yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat between * * 3 more times, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.
- Headband is worked as a rectangle which is crocheted onto a wooden ring on both ends.
Row 1: (WS) (working over wooden ring), 8 sc over ring. Turn. (8)
Row 2: (RS) ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn (8)
Row 3: ch 2, dc4tog in same st (ch 2 counts as 1st dc of a dc5tog), 1 sc in next st, *dc5tog, 1 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end. Turn. (8)
Row 4 – 36: repeat rows 2 – 3 or until piece measures approximately 18” excluding ring (or length desired). Note: last row should be a row 2 repeat.
Row 37: fold ends together, with WS facing out, (RS together), ch 1, (working over the other end of ring and through loops of previous row worked), 1 sc in each st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.