Hi, friends! This tutorial includes instructions for the Carolina Top Knot, sizes newborn-large adult. The best part about this top knot is that it is a simple Florence Turban with a separate piece of fabric that is used as the tie! I’ve found this method of creating the top knot look much easier than crocheting a long piece of fabric and tying it together.
I hope y’all enjoy!!
- Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby)
- G hook, 4.25mm (Boye is my go-to hook)
- Tapestry/Yarn needle
- chain stitch
- slip stitch
- single crochet (SC)
- half double crochet (HDC)
- double crochet (DC)
- Bands will be snug on child’s head initially; however, there is a 2-3 inch stretch with wear over time. If you find the band too large or small, go up or down a hook or band size.
To begin select desired size and chain the number listed beside it. Follow instructions below to complete the crochet band.
Newborn: Chain 46
0-3 Months: Chain 48
3-6 Months: Chain 53
6-9 Months: Chain 54
9-12 Months: Chain 56
12-18 Months: Chain 58
Toddler: Chain 60
Child: Chain 62
Teen/Small Adult: Chain 64
Large Adult: Chain 66
- After chaining desired size, slip stitch into the first stitch and complete 10 ROWS of HDC (half double crochet).
- I do not chain one before going into the next stitch.
- I work continuously around the band as shown below.
- For Newborn-3-6 Months, I complete 8 rows versus 10.
- As a finishing touch, I add one row of single crochet to the last row of HDC. This is not necessary, but it helps make the band’s tension equal on both sides of the band.
- Sew in ends.
- Pinch center together, tie and wrap yarn around until secure.
- Sew in the remaining ends.
Now to make the tie!
- Chain 23.
- Skip the first stitch, & DC into every stitch after that for a total of 22 stitches. (For a more tapperd look, HDC into the second and last stitch instead of using DC.)
- After completing the row of DC, SC in each stitch around the tie using a slip stitch to finish the tie.
- Sew in ends.
- Tie around Florence Turban.
The cool thing about this style is that it can be converted back and forth between the turban and top knot style with little effort! 🙂
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