This past month, I’ve been revisiting some of my early patterns. The Crossed Pair has been one of my most popular patterns since it’s release last year. But I often get questions about resizing or if its available in kids sizes. So I finally got the chance to sit down and try out some new sizing. And guess what…worked up like a dream! So I’m so happy to be able to share The Crossed Pair Headband…in 10 sizes!!!

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About the Headband

This fun headband features the sailor’s knot. It’s made in two pieces and then seamed together after the knot is done. When I originally designed this, I asked my husband to help me think of a name. He said the knot reminded him of an electrical diagram that he was studying at the time. And so I went with that.

This is worked up using bulky (5) yarn. The original design used Lion Brand Woolspun, but they discontinued that line shortly after. However. Lion Brand Color Made Easy is a perfect substitute. I also had some fun playing with Caron X Pantone, Lion Brand Jeans (held double), and Bernat Velvet. Basically if it meets the gauge, you’re good to go!

About the Sizing

My original Crossed Pair Headband only came in one size. I had a few requests about adjusting it for a smaller head and even a request for a newborn pattern. So what you see here is the new and improved Crossed Pair pattern.

I was worried when I started making baby sizes that the size of the sailors knot would just be absurd on a baby’s head. But once I got to working on it, and easy adjustment in the number of rows fixed that problem. So now its available in Newborn – Adult Large. But wait…there’s more!

Originally I made this headband in adult size with just a single width. But as I was reworking the pattern, I experimented with some different headband widths. And they turned out amazing. So now you can make it in the original wide, wide, or extra wide! (I’m a little partial to the extra wide myself)

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About the Knot

The sailor’s knot is really simple once you get the hang of it. But it can be a little tricky at first. I have a photo tutorial walking you through tying it in the pattern, but I also recorded a video when I originally wrote the pattern that will still help you out.

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Final Thoughts

I know you all already love this one, so I hope that you can continue to enjoy it in all 10 sizes! I’d love to see some of your work too. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @craftingforweeks and use the hashtag #crossedpairheadband.

I’ll have another pattern update for you later this week, so be on the lookout! Until then, Happy Crafting!


Materials Needed:

30-100 yds of Color Made Easy or similar 5 Bulky weight yarn
Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook
Measuring Tape
Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

Sl St – Slip Stitch
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Optional: Foundation Hdc – Foundation Half Double Crochet
Whip Stitch


11 HDC, 6 rows = 4” square

  • Chain 2 does not count as a stitch throughout this pattern.
  • Stitch counts for each row are enclosed in [] brackets.
  • Sizes are written as follows: (Newborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months, 9-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult, Adult Large).
  • Headband is available in 4 widths.
    • Newborn – 18 Months = 2.75”
    • Toddler – Adult = 3.25”
    • Wide = 4.25”
    • Extra Wide = 5.25”


Row 1: Ch (53,56,59,62,65,68,71,74,80,86). Hdc in 3rd loop from hook. Hdc in each chain across. [51,54,57,60,63,66,69,72,78,84]
{Note: Alternatively Foundation Hdc (51,54,57,60,63,66,69,72,78,84)}

For Newborn – 18 Months skip to Row 3.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Hdc in first stitch and each stitch across. [-,-,-,-,-,66,69,72,78,84]

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn. Hdc in first (11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,22) stitches. Sl st in next (29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,38,40) stitches. Hdc in last (11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,22) stitches. [51,54,57,60,63,66,69,72,78,84]

For Wide version (4.25”) repeat Row 3.
For Extra Wide version (5.25”) repeat Row 3 twice.

Tie off and leave long tail.
Make 2.


Sailor’s Knot:

With right sides of stitches facing up on both pieces, tie sailor’s knot. Make sure that end portions with extra Hdc stitches face inward after knot is tied.

  1. Line up the two ends to the right of the knot with right side facing up. Hold the two pieces together with right sides facing.
  2. With tail long tail, slip stitch in the front loop of the bottom piece and the back loop of the upper piece. Continue to slip stitch in this way for (10,11,12,13,14,15,16,18,21) more stitches. Do not tie off yet.
  3. With tapestry needle, take the tail and pull through the edge of the sailor’s knot, securing the edge of the knot in place. Tie off in back of headband and weave in end.
  4. Repeat on the opposite side of knot.
  5. Fold the headband in half so that the short ends meet. With right sides facing in, whip stitch the ends of the headband closed. Tie off and weave in ends.

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