On any game day, the blue and green wave starts very early in the morning. By mid-day, you can’t visit a store or take a walk without seeing every imaginable form of shirt, hat, and crazy headgear decked out in this city’s beloved Seahawks colors of navy and lime. Then as the game begins, everyone disappears into homes, restaurants, and pubs, anywhere where a large TV is available, to watch their team try for another winning season.
While I’m surrounded by rabid fans, I am not. But it’s hard not to get scooped up in their enthusiasm, so I keep up on how the team is doing and have had to learn the player’s names. I feign interest as I listen to my husband and family tell me what’s wrong with this weeks’ referees, or who’s been injured and just why that puts our game in jeopardy and a plethora of other football-related tidbits.
I support them all the only way I know how – with food and crafts. It’s my way of adding to the hoopla, When Alex and LaTanya got the chance to attend the November 9th, 2014, game against the New York Giants here in Seattle, they were thrilled! LaTanya is a huge fan, so she’s pretty excited about seeing her Hawks in person. Granted, she may not have thought it through – it’s going to be COLD and probably wet that day. BRRRRR! I wanted to make sure she had something special to wear that denotes her status as a superfan, and that will keep her warm, so I created a crochet headband pattern that did just that. Plus it allows her to style her hair several ways without it going flat from wearing a hat – a girl’s dream!
Seattle Seahawk Team – Free Crochet Headband Pattern
Seattle Seahawk Crochet Headband Materials
Based on the Red Heart Crochet Headband Pattern with Flower (see the photo below for this pattern done in Seahawk style)
sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
The headband is 24” long.
- 1 Red Heart Soft Yarn, Guacamole
- 1 Red HeartSoft Yarn, White
- 1 Red Heart Soft Yarn, Light Gray Heather
- 1 Red Heart Soft Yarn, Navy
- Clover Soft Touch 5.0-mm Crochet Hooks, Size H
Seattle Seahawk Crochet Headband Directions
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – ch 1
Rows 2-8: Repeat row 1
Row 9-Increase: 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next five stitches, 2 sc in last st; turn – ch 1 – 7 sts.
Rows 10: Repeat Row 9 until the headband is 24″ long (for plus size or men 22″ long for women or as long as necessary to fit your head), turn – ch 1
DecreaseRow – Dec: sc2tog, sc in the next five stitches, sc2tog; turn – ch 1, 5 sts.
Striped Border: Attach headband ends by using a sc to join – at the end, ch 1 and turn the work sideways and sc in each row of headband – join to first single crochet and tie off.
Repeat on 2nd side of the headband.
With next color, repeat the sc stripe, finish off, repeat on 2nd side.
Repeat colors and single crochet rows until the headband is approximately 6″ wide on the forehead and 4″ wide at the nape of the neck.
I did six rows of stripes – navy, green, white, gray, green, and navy. And yes, if you’re not a Seattle Seahawks fan you can make this headband for your favorite team! With four colors, you’ll be able to make 8-10 headbands depending on your striping pattern and final length of the headband.
Tuck all ends and block.
Crochet not your thing? Check out these Seattle Seahawk crafts our Friends and Family have Created:
My mother quilted this pillow and added the embroidery. It’s a pretty spectacular way to show you’re a fan (if you don’t have an embroidery machine, you can purchase an applique from Etsy or a fan store). Plus if the game is a nail-biter, you can hug the pillow for support – or punch it if it’s not going well at all.
She also created with Seattle Seahawks crying towel. The last few games it has been a necessity. Blue and green machine embroidery on a pale gray towel – at least you can wipe your tears away in style! You could recreate this look with a stencil and paint or purchase a embroidered logo and letters and sew or use fabric glue to attach.
These crafts were created by a friend. The headband was the inspiration for the crochet headband pattern I created for LaTanya and the signs are painted on wood and stenciled before a sticker is added.