Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flower Headband Free Pattern

My daughter just got her hair cut really short. (She wanted LINK hair from the legend of Zelda) So I wanted to crochet her something more girly to wear. This is what I came up with. What do you think?

I am taking another break. Life has just gotten overwhelming lately. Once things settle down a bit I will have more projects up. If I said I would do something and I haven't gotten around to it yet please send me another message. I am working on a new organization system but it isn't 100% worked out yet.









Flower Headband

by: AprilDraven

For Personal Use only

Measure your head around where the headband will go. My daughter’s head is 19 ½ inches.

*You will need Hot Glue if you don’t want to sew, I used Hot Glue :) *

Hook size: 3.25 MM

Yarn: 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight 4 ply

Abbreviations:
Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Ss: slip stitch
Hdc: half double crochet
Sk: skip
FO: Fasten off


With Paddy Green or the color you are making the band.
Row 1: 3 sc in ring, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 2: 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn (5)

Row 3-77: 5 sc, ch 1, turn (74 rows or until you are ½ inch before the end)

Row 78: 1 sc, ch 3, sk 3, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (this is the row that will create the button hole)

Row 79: sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 80: sc2tog, 1 sc, ss 1, FO

Attach Spring Green or the color you are using for the trim to an end, sc around entire piece.

Leaf (Make 6 or more depending on how many leaves you want and your head size)

With Tea Leaf Green

Row 1: 2 sc in ring

Row 2: 2 sc in next sc (4) ch 1, turn

Row 3-5: 4 sc, ch 1, turn (3 rows)

Sc around entire piece, ss 1, FO and set aside

FLOWER (Make 4 or more depending on how many you want and your head size)

RND 1: ch 5, join to form a ring
The following isn’t worked in each stitch; it is worked in the circle not in the stitches.
RND 2: ch 1, *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 ss, ch 1* rep from * to * 3 more times, ss 1, FO

Assembly: Sew button on then Hot Glue the flowers and leaves on in the arrangement you want. You could sew them on but that would take longer. For extra embellishment you can glue beads in the middles of the flowers like I did.

Here is a picture to help :)


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16 comments:

dorkvader said...

You're daughter is too cute!
And did she honestly ask for 'link' hair? That has got to be the coolest little kid ever!
And I love the head band! Sadly, it will have to go to the bottom of my craft list :-/ I have so many projects!

AprilDraven said...

Yep she actually asked for "Link Hair" haha I had to search the internet to find a person who had the same cut. We found a picture that was similar and just told her it was link hair. Now she goes up to strangers and tells them about her Link hair and they have no idea what she is talking about LOL

Ana Luisa said...

so sweet! The hair band looks so cool on her! Well done. :)

dorkvader said...

LOL! That's awesome. She's made of win :D

AprilDraven said...

Thanks!

LOL yep she is defiantly made of Win hehe I made her a link hat and my husband made her a cardboard shield. Then we gave her a toy sword. She is all LINKED up hehe.

Cami said...

Adorable daughter and adorable pattern, too! Thanks for sharing. Your daughter looks a bit like Dakota Fanning. :) Future movie star??? :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so pretty April! So is your model. =) I'll be linking in my next crochet roundup.

Krista Lee said...

I just love your work! I'm still rather new to crocheting and haven't stepped outside the realm of hats and booties... But there are so many of you patterns I'm eager to try. Especially the mushroom hat for my boyfriend, the only thing holding me back is incredible hugeness of his head. Lol, it's going to take a while to complete.

Actually, I wasn't sure where to post this... But the prodject I'd like to do next if for a friend of mine who is going through radiation therapy and has subsequently lost all her hair.

https://www.elann.com/Commerce.Web/Product_freePatternsDetail.aspx?id=118776 is a link to the hat I would really like to do. I was wondering if you would know how to convert that from Knit to Crochet? I realize you may need to log into view, sorry! I've self taught myself everything so far from books and online sources. So unfortunately I have no one else to ask. I appreciate your time and I understand if you can't help.

AprilDraven said...

I'm sorry I can't view the picture

AprilDraven said...

Rachel: thanks :)

AprilDraven said...

Cami: lol she is pretty enough to be a movie star :)

Jessica said...

Wow! Love that headband. Anyway, thanks for sharing this tutorial. I might try to do some even though I don't know how to make a crochet.

Darsa said...

WOW April, your daughter looks just like Dakota Fanning! Wow, that's unreal; she's absolutely adorable, and so is this headband! :D

AprilDraven said...

Jessica: cool :) good Luck!

Darsa: LOL everyone says that too hehe.

skony said...

Thank you for the tuto!

AprilDraven said...

Your Welcome ;)