Luck of the Irish Crochet Headband Tutorial


Writing crochet patterns is something I have wanted to do since I began crocheting in 2013. It wasn’t until recently that I actually sat myself down and gave it a try. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I figured now would be a great time to share my first written pattern with you 🙂

This pattern is great for both beginner and novice crocheters and can be worked up in about 15 minutes.

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Let’s get started!

Materials:
• Size H/5.00mm crochet hook
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Approximately 30-40 yards of worsted weight yarn in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. You will need double the green yarn to create your clover. The colors and brands I used are:

  • Craft Smart in Bright Red
  • Crafter’s Secret in 49 Orange
  • I Love This Yarn! in Yellow
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Pool
  • I Love This Yarn! in Grape

Finished Measurements:
• Child: 18″ – 20″
• Adult: 20″ – 22″

Skill Level: Beginner

Gauge: Approximately 4 sc per 1″ (unblocked)

Abbreviations:
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
trc – treble crochet
() – total stitches
st – stitch

Additional Notes:
• This pattern is written in US terminology.
• For a larger or smaller headband, adjust the number of chains.
• When changing yarn colors, pull the new yarn through the loop of the joining stitch.


Child Headband Instructions

Using red yarn
ch 60, sl st to join – Make sure you don’t twist your chain!
Row 1 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each ch, sl st to join (60)
Using orange yarn
Row 2 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (60)
Using yellow yarn
Row 3 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (60)
Using green yarn
Row 4 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (60)
Using blue yarn
Row 5 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (60)
Using purple yarn
Row 6 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (60)
Fasten off and weave in ends using tapestry needle.

Adult Headband Instructions

Using red yarn
ch 70, sl st to join – Make sure you don’t twist your chain!
Row 1 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each ch, sl st to join (70)
Using orange yarn
Row 2 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (70)
Using yellow yarn
Row 3 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (70)
Using green yarn
Row 4 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (70)
Using blue yarn
Row 5 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (70)
Using purple yarn
Row 6 – ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st from previous round, sl st to join (70)
Fasten off and weave in ends using tapestry needle.

Shamrock Instructions

ch 4, sl st to first ch st to create a circle

ch 4, sl st to circle (repeat 3 times – 4 times if you want a 4 leaf clover. This is the foundation for the leafs.)

sl st to first leaf foundation/ch 4

Working in the first leaf foundation, sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st to center circle (repeat this step for each foundation leaf, making sure to sl st to the leaf foundation before crocheting)

After you are finished with your last leaf, sl st to the center circle once again

ch 8 and place 1 dc into the third ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next st and 1 sc in the remaining 4 sts

sl st to center, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew clover to headband
That’s it! Easy peasy!

If you have any questions regarding this pattern, please email me at hookedbykarissa@gmail.com

Happy crocheting!
// Karissa <3

Please note: This pattern is copyrighted. Please do not copy, distribute, adjust or resell all or any portion of this pattern. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, as well as filming the pattern for use on YouTube. Please feel free to make and sell as many headbands from this pattern as you like, but please link back to my shop www.hookedbykarissa.com or this blog www.makeupnmunchies.com

Please post your finished items to your blog or social network with the hashtag #hookedbykarissa 🙂 I would love to see your gorgeous work!

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Walmart ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier – Review

If you have little ones that are prone to getting sick (my 3-year-old included), then Walmart’s ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier is for you. As a mom of a 3-year-old, I am always looking for ways to prevent my daughter from getting sick (which is often) and to help alleviate her symptoms when she is sick.

The ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier helps provide soothing, invisible moisture to temporarily relieve cough and congestions. I owned one other cool mist humidifier prior to receiving the ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier from Influenster. This humidifier outperforms the other cool mist humidifier on so many levels.

Features include: 1 gallon tank, ability to run for 24-hours at a time, 2 output settings (low and high), wicking filter (to capture minerals and impurities from the water).

I was ecstatic when I received the humidifier in the mail. I opened it up right away and set it up in my bedroom. I didn’t immediately notice a difference, which I expected, but my husband woke up sicker than a dog. He blames the humidifier, but I have a feeling he was already coming down with something prior to us using the humidifier (although he had no previous symptoms).

We no longer use the humidifier at night due to how sick my husband got, but I run it during naptime for my daughter. I also like to bring it into my office when I’m working bright and early in the morning. So far, so good. My daughter and I have not been sick all winter! That could be because we’ve been using the humidifier or because we’ve been extremely lucky – I’ll never know for sure.

I haven’t personally noticed any negative aspects of this product, aside from my husband getting sick – again, that’s probably not the humidifier’s fault. I have read many comments from other reviewers who stated the tank leaks. I have not had this problem, but that is something to consider when purchasing this product.

Pros: I love that this humidifier can run for 24-hours straight, holds a significant amount of water, and is very quiet – even on high.

Is this a product my family and I will use all the time? Probably not. Does it help when you’re sick? I don’t know for sure because I haven’t been sick since receiving this product. *knock on wood*

Until next time, friends!
// Karissa <3

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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