You guys, I am obsessed with the herringbone crochet stitch! If you can do a half-double stitch then you can definitely do this, and if you aren’t sure then don’t worry at all, it’s easy to learn! I’ve also seen this stitch called a knotted half-double crochet stitch, whatever you decide to call it you must agree that the result is absolutely lovely! I really wanted to create a little something for some lovely ladies in my life for Valentine’s Day and since it’s been so darn cold this winter I thought these earwarmers would be perfect, plus, they won’t mess up your hair (much like the popular messy bun beanie)! I’m going to include a few tutorial links below just to make things a bit easier, you’ll need to know how to do a chainless sc (single crochet) foundation stitch, the herringbone stitch, and sc stitch, so please check out these tutorials before you begin.
I/9 hook (5.5mm)
1 skein preferred yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft & Patons Classic Wool in Aran Tweed)
1″ Buttons (optional): 3 for kids, 4 for teens/small adult, 5 for larger adult
1. sc chainless foundation = 15″ long (about 50sts), slip stitch to form a loop (careful not to twist your work!), ch 1.
2-14. Hhdc around continuously.
15. sc around, slip stitch to close, fasten off – leave a long tail to attach the buttons, weave in ends and enjoy!
Teen/Small Adult (most women):
1. sc chainless foundation = 16″ (55-56sts), sl st to form a loop, ch 1.
2-17. Hhdc around continuously.
18. sc around, sl st to finish – leave long tail to sew on buttons, weave in ends.
Average/Larger Adult (women-men):
1. sc chainless foundation = 17″ (59-60sts), sl st to form loop, ch 1.
2-19. Hhdc around continuously.
20. sc around, sl st to finish – leave long tail to sew on buttons, weave in ends.