Getting the band together

Number 1: I am not going to sing

Number 2: This post is not about music (sorry)

Okay, that out the way, I will tell you what this post is actually about!

It’s about hat bands.  More specifically how to crochet ribbed bands for hats.  I hope that is equally as exiting as the prospect of me joining a band!  It was either that or a bun about brimming over…!

At this time of year, all I want to do is to make hats and cowls and scarves and all things warm and cosy so I have been thinking a lot about hats.

I am currently working on a set of beanie patterns in my Studio Range, which currently includes The Studio Scoodie and The Studio Stripe Scarf (free pattern).  I was working on a messy bun hat version and when it came to adding the band I had a bit of a flash back to when I was learning to crochet.  Back then, those ribbed bands on hats, like on the one below, looked like they were so complicated and something I would never be able to achieve.

Well I’ll let you into a secret… they are easy peasy!

I decided I wanted to stop any of you having that same sense of intimidation I had.  So I created this YouTube tutorial.  It uses my Studio Bun Hat which is now available as a FREE pattern, to demonstrate the technique which can be applied to pretty much any hat pattern assuming the length is taken into account.

The band (or brim if you prefer) in this video measures just under 2 inches but this can be easily changed by increasing the number of stitches in each row.

You can also use this technique for cuffs and hems.  It’s a great thing to have in your tool box and really simple to learn!

Let me know if you have any questions about the video – I always love to hear your feedback!

That’s all from me today.  Lots of good stuff coming up… I daren’t mention the C word until after Halloween, but something festive this way comes!

I’ll leave you with a few shots of me pretending to be on an album cover for your amusement…


Happy Hooking



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