Hetfield, Tunisian crochet headband pattern

This pin is for the hetfield tunisian crochet headband pattern, it is quick to stitch.
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Hetfield crochet headband

A twisted headband, but make it Tunisian. If you love the look of the popular twisted headbands, but don’t want the fuss of it’s typical construction, Hetfield is your answer. The twist on this version is created while stitching & worked in only one row– with a Tunisian Cable.

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Hetfield, Tunisian crochet headband

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story behind hetfield

What’s with the name? Lol… it’s all in the journal.
I’ve started writing a design diary. It is the chronicling of the day to day process and silliness of designing each piece.  


about the yarn

King Cole Rosarium

Rosarium is a thick, 2 ply. Each strand is loosely spun (think roving) before being plied together. The result is soft and squishy and a bit puffy.

Easily next-to-skin wearable.

Each ball has 43 yd [40 m]/3.53 oz [100 g]), 100% merino wool

Its so fat & chunky!

Hetfield, Tunisian crochet headband

the skills you need

chain – Tunisian knit – Tunisian full – Tunisian cable {tutorial below} – decrease – seam

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This post for the twisted Tunisian Hetfield headband crochet shawl has complete directions – or – you can further support Revel Crochet (& me!) and inexpensively purchase the pattern as a download.

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  • Written pattern – fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
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  • Schematic – illustration(s) of shape│measurements & construction graphics*
  • Illustrations – drawn graphics of special stitches*
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  • Bonus – optional side knot placement instruction. 
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the pattern


A free tunisian crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Lady wearing Hetfield, tunisian crochet headband, see pattern


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Hetfield twist Headband tunisian crochet 

Hetfield, Tunisian crochet twisted headband

materials & tools

YARN Super Bulky weight (#6 super bulky)

amount total 43 yd [404 m]

shown King Cole Yarns Timeless Rosarium Mega Chunky (100% merino wool; 43 yd [40 m]│3.5 oz [100 g]), 1 ball; Rose Thorn

*Amount given is for headband as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.


Tunisian N│P- [12.00 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a set of interchangeable Tunisian hooks, I love my Knitters Pride Ginger set ❤️

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Removable stitch marker, yarn needle

Optional: Standard crochet hook (similar in size to project hook) with no ergonomic handle, or 1 double pointed knitting needle (similar in size to project hook); to aid in creating cable

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .


7 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern with no blocking

Finished MEasurements

WIDTH at widest point 4.5” [11.5 cm] with no blocking

CIRCUMFERENCE 22” [56 cm] with no blocking

Lady wearing Hetfield, tunisian crochet headband, see pattern

Hetfield, Tunisian crochet headband

Project Level

Easy +


chain – Tunisian knit – Tunisian full – Tunisian cable {tutorial below} – decrease – seam



  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Yarn amount given is for headband as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, and Tutorial(s) {cable tutorial below} as needed.
  • The Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed, written directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.
  • Gauge information is given above; verify that project measurements match given measurements.
    Be aware: Only 21” [53 cm] remained of sample yarn.
  • Although precise gauge is not necessary for this item, any deviation from gauge given will vary the size of headband created and the amount(s) of yarn used.


Ear warmer is worked end to end, then seamed.


  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the row just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing.
  • PM as instructed for identification│future stitch placement reference.
  • Hetfield is a Tunisian crochet pattern, see Understanding Tunisian Crochet.
  • The cable is created over a single row during the Return Pass, see Cable Tutorial.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern.
  • Model has head circumference of 21” [53 cm].
Yarn and sample of the Hetfield Headband tunisian crochet pattern


  • Tunisian crochet is worked on the Right Side (RS), never turning the work.
  • Tunisian crochet rows are worked in 2 parts- Forward Pass (FP), pulling up loops│stitches, leaving all loops on hook and Return Pass (RP), working loops off hook.
  • When beginning a FP, the starting loop on hook ALWAYS counts as first stitch.
  • When working a FP, ALWAYS skip first vertical bar, unless otherwise directed.
  • When working a FP, the last stitch of the row is ALWAYS worked as an Edge stitch {see Special Stitches below}, unless otherwise directed.
  • Each RP is worked as Basic RP {see Special Stitches below}, unless otherwise directed.
  • In the written pattern, the active loop on hook is assumed and NOT written into the row instruction; the first written stitch is to be worked under│with 2nd vertical loop, unless otherwise directed.


Ch – chain

Dec – decrease

Es – Edge stitch

FP – forward pass

Inc – increase

Rem – remain(s)

Rep – repeat

RP – return pass

RS – right side

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tfs – Tunisian full st

Tks – Tunisian knit st

Yo – yarn over (hook)


Back ridge Rather than working under the top loops or ‘V’ of foundation chain, turn chain upside-down, insert hook under the single strand of yarn that is bump│ridge-like in appearance, work stitch as normal.

RP (basic return pass) Yo, draw through 1 loop on hook, *yo, draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * across to end.

Tks (Tunisian knit stitch) Insert hook from front to back through fabric and below chains formed by previous RP, splitting vertical loops, having front vertical loop to left of hook and back vertical loop to right, pull up a loop.

ES (edge stitch) Insert hook under the front vertical bar as well as the leftmost back loop of st, pull up a loop.

Tfs inc (Tunisian full stitch increase) Insert hook into the space between first and second set of vertical loops that form stitches, pull up a loop.

Dec (decrease) Yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.

PM (place marker) Place marker in│around│through stitch just made or as instructed.

Lady wearing Hetfield, tunisian crochet headband, see pattern


Side 1

Set up Ch 4, FP – insert hook in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook {see Special Stitches}, pull up a loop, leave loop on hook, *insert hook in back ridge of next ch, pull up a loop, leave loop on hook; rep from * across (4 loops on hook); RP {see Special Stitches}.

Row 1- 4 FP – Tks {see Sepcial Stitches} until 1 st rem, ES {see Special Stitches}; RP. 4 sts

Note Warmer should measure approximately 3” [7.5 cm] in length before beginning increases.

Row 5 FP Tfs inc {see Special Stitches}, Tks in each st across until 1 st rem, ES; RP. 5 sts

Row 6 FP Tks across until 1 st rem, ES; RP.

Rows 7-10 Rep Rows 5-6.

Row 11 Rep Row 5. 8 sts

Note Warmer should measure approximately 5½” [14 cm] in length before beginning increases.

Rows 12- 22 Rep Row 6.

Note Warmer should measure approximately 11” [28 cm] in length.

Hetfield Tunisian crochet headband

Row 23 Cable Row {see Cable Tutorial below}. 7 Tks, 1, ES, 1 ch 1

Yarn and sample of the Hetfield Headband tunisian crochet pattern

Side 2

Row 24 FP 3 Tks, sk ch 1, Tks across until 1 st rem, ES; RP. 8 sts

Rows 25- 30 Rep Row 6.

Row 31 FP – Tks across until 1 st rem, ES; RP – Yo, draw through 1 loop on hook, *yo, draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * across until 3 loops rem, dec {see Special Stitches}. 7 sts

Row 32 Rep Row 6.

Rows 33- 38 Rep Rows 31-32. 4 sts

Rows 39- 41 Rep Row 6.

Leaving a tail of approximately 10” [25.5 cm] for seaming, fasten off.


Weave in ends. 

Lightly block to measurements if desired.

Lady wearing Hetfield, tunisian crochet headband, see pattern

Cable Tutorial

To create the cable, the stitches will be rearranged after working the Forward Pass.

FP Tks across until 1 st rem, edge st.

RP as follows


Drop 7 loops from hook, only furthest loop will remain on hook– this is the first loop of the row.
Place next 4 loops (closest to hook) on holder (either a standard crochet hook, knitting dpn, pencil). Move holder│stitches forward.
Skipping stitches on holder, place rem 3 loops on working hook.
Replace stitches from holder to working hook, beginning with loop closest to hook; this might be tight.
8 sts on hook.
8 sts on hook– Top View.
PM through new ES for easier location when working next row.
Yo, draw through 1 loop on hook, *yo, draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * 2 times, ch 1, complete standard RP across to end.
Cable row complete.
Cable row complete– Top View.

Hetfield Tunisian crochet headband .

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Mar

    Hi, the 24 Days of Quickies free download link doesn’t seem to be activated, it’s just a picture. I have tried opening the page again and refreshing it, but I still can’t get to the download. It is a pretty headband, and I am looking forward to trying a Tunisian pattern. Thank you!

  2. Mar

    Oh, my gosh, I posted the comment, scrolled back up and tried the button again and it worked! Thanks again!

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