A simply constructed headband reminiscent of shells and foliage found on the water’s edge, this piece is in honor of beach combing. As a MN girl, when I think of the beach, I think of the north shore. The great lakes are a treasure trove of drift wood, beach glass, shells, and seaweed. Lake Superior, this one’s for you!

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Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino 51% silk, 49% merino single ply DK weight yarn (4 oz/100g/150 yds/137 m per skein): 1 skein in Sand – SM405

Hook: 5 mm

Pattern Info

Gauge: 5 rows and 3 shells = 4” as pattern repeats

Completed Dimensions (lying flat): 10” x 6”

Skill level: Intermediate

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Be sure to check your gauge or adjust initial chains so headband fits around your head.


[ ] . . . . . . . work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

( ) . . . . . . used for additional or clarifying information

ch— chain

dc—double crochet

rep— repeat

sc— single crochet

sl st— slip stitch

st(s)— stitch(es)

xs— times



Loosely ch 89.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 2 sts, [5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts] rep across row, 3 dc in last st. (14.5 shells made)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, [5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sts, sc in top of next shell] rep across working 3 dc in last st.

Rows 3 – 16: Rep row 2.

Finish off leaving 12” for sewing. Sew along short ends of headband to connect.


 Finished size: 6”

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), work 7 sc in 2nd chain from hook (8 sc total).

Note: From here, the rest of the flower is worked in three different spirals: Spiral 1 is worked from the center to the outside, spiral 2 is worked from the outside to the center, and spiral 3 is worked from the center to the outside.

Spiral 1: (Work all sts in back loops), 2 sc in 1st sc from rnd 1, [sc in next st sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep until circle measures 4” in diameter. Circle will be slightly warped.

Spiral 2: Turn, (WS) work the following sequence on the RS in the front loops (left from spiral 1) from the outside of the spiral to the middle: Ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st.

Note: One variation of this pattern is to finish off the flower here. For a fuller look continue to spiral 3.

Spiral 3: Turn, (RS) work the following sequence in each loop (left from spiral 2) from the middle of the spiral to the outside: (Sc, 3 dc, sc).

Finish off leaving 10” for sewing.















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