Isabeau by Melissa Mall

By Melissa Mall

Model and Photos: Melissa Mall

Difficulty: Beginner

An unadorned headband gathered into a bow is a sweet and feminine way to keep your ears warm this winter. The simple slip-stitches that make up the design create a smooth, elastic, knit-like fabric without any fuss, and the color changes in the yarn add effortless depth and visual interest. Plus, it’s so quick to make that it’s perfect for gifts!

Isabeau can easily be customized to fit any size by adjusting the length of the starting chain and working it to the width you would like. The simplicity of the design even makes switching out the weight of the yarn a snap!

Size: One Size – Adult

Finished Measurements: 19″ around x 4.5 inches wide


  • Lion Brand Tweed Stripes [100% Acrylic; 144yd/132m per 85g/3oz skein]; color: Orchid; Approx. 50 yds
  • P (10.00mm size) hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 9 sts/20 rows = 4″/10cm in sl st

Isabeau by Melissa Mall

Rnd 1: Loosely ch 50 or enough to comfortably encircle head. Sl st in back loop of first chain made to form a circle.

Rnd 2: Working in back loop only, sl st in each st around.

Repeat Round 2 until work measures 4 1/2 inches from start or desired width.

Finishing: To finish, ch 10 and finish off. Weave in the starting end, then wrap ch 10 tightly around work until it runs out. Sew securely in place.

About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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