Crochet a Flower Hairband: Crafty Tips
Looking for a quick and easy needlework project? Whip up a cute, crocheted headband in no time with this simple pattern incorporating a flower design you can put to use in future creations. Once you have worked out the tension of this piece, experiment with different yarns to create a look you really love.
You will need
- Bergere De France, Ideal Belladone (223.751), 1 x 50g/125m ball
- A 4.5mm crochet hook
- A button
dc double crochet
dtr double treble
sl st slip stitch
tr4tog yarn round hook, insert hk and pull yrn through, yrn round hk and pull through first 2 loops on hk. Rep another 3 times until 5 loops on hk, yrn rd hook and pull through all five loops on hk.
Make a chain of 13 sts using 4.5mm hook.
Row 1: Dc into 2nd ch from hook, and cont with a row of dc until end, turn.
Row 2: 1 ch (does not count as st) cont dc until end of row. Work rows of dc as set in row 2 until headband meas approx 19½in (50cm), or the length needed to fit head, join the ends together. Fasten off.
Ch 6 using a 4.5mm hook and sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 and tr 17 into the ring, sl st to top of first tr of round.
Round 2: Ch 6, dtr in first st of round. *2 ch, dtr in next st; rep from * until last st of round, 2 ch and sl st to 4th ch of 6 at beg of round.
Round 3: Ch 3, tr4tog in first ch sp, * sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, tr4tog, 3ch, sl st into same ch sp; rep from * until the round is complete.
Work as for large flower but with Round 2 as folls:
Ch 5, tr in first st of round. *2 ch, tr in next st. Repeat from * until last st of round, 2 ch and sl st to 3rd ch of 5 at beg of round.
Round 1: 2 ch, 7 dc into 1st ch and sl st to 1 st dc of round.
Round 2: Ch 5, tr into next st. *2 ch, tr into next st; rep from * to last st of round, sl st to 3rd of 5 ch at beg of round.
Round 3: as for large flower.
Layer the flowers with the largest at the bottom. Secure with a button in the centre.
Pattern reproduced with permission from Simply Knitting magazine. For more information visit www.simplyknitting.co.uk
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