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Is it just me or does this headband scream, “Texture?!” I cannot get over how defined this stitch looks! And the texture that this Alpine Twist headband has!

I used the Alpine Stitch to create all that wonderful texture that you can see. If you want a full, in-depth tutorial that includes written, video and photo instructions for this stitch, you can find that HERE

About the Yarn –

So, I used a lovely wool yarn…and, before you say, ‘Ew, scratchy wool.’ Let me please tell you, this yarn is actually a very soft wool! I had never used a 100% wool yarn before, but this Wool of The Andes Bulky from WeCrochet is a super warm and cozy yarn.

*If you are wondering about the Pumpkin Pattern above, it’s my Rustic Pumpkins and you can find that pattern HERE

I used Wool of The Andes Bulky for this Alpine Twist Headband, but I must say that it is NOT a true #5 Bulky weight yarn. It’s just like a heavy worsted weight yarn. I made a gauge swatch out of ‘I Love This Yarn‘ from Hobby Lobby and got the same exact Gauge with the same size hook and everything as I did with this Wool yarn. So, that’s an idea if you are looking for yarn substitutions.

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Things you will need:

Finished Measurements –  Will fit an average adult head of 21” – 23”. Headband measures approx. 10” across when laid flat.

Gauge – 11 st x 5 r = 4” in double crochet


  • Border around the edges of headband is done with the Crab Stitch Border, which is also known as the Reverse Single Crochet. Tutorial HERE


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fdc = foundation double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • t = turn
  • st = stitch (es)
  • Sl st = slip stitch


Row 1: fdc 55 st (55)

Row 2: ch 2, t, dc in 1st st, * fpdc, dc* repeat * to * around (55)

Row 3: ch 1, t, sc in each st (55)

Row 4: ch 2, t, fpdc around 1st st, * dc, fpdc* repeat * to * around (55)

Row 5: ch 1, t, sc in each st (55)

Row 6: h 2, t, dc in 1st st, * fpdc, dc* repeat * to * around (55)

Crab Stitch Border –

ch 1, do NOT turn, work a reverse single crochet into each st across

Slip stitch down side of the edge, work the reverse single crochet across the bottom side.

If your piece tries to curl up on the edges, don’t worry it will straighten out later.

How to sew the edges together –

Fold the headband in half with the wrong side facing out.

Fold like shown below

Fold the bottom side up too

Take your yarn needle and sew through all 4 layers

Cut yarn and weave in all ends. Turn right side out.

I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful! I love to see what everyone makes using inspiration from my blog! Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!

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