Sunday, December 5, 2010

Free Pattern: Baby Headband


This is a simple headband I made in about 5 minutes to match #2's legwarmers.  It can be made with this flower, or with any flower, applique or bow.  The idea is, make the flower, chain long enough to go around her head, attach with a slip stitch. 


Supplies:
Small amount of yarn (I used cotton)
Hook appropriate for your yarn (I think I used a 5mm)

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch

Instructions:
Magic ring, ch 1.  
Round 1: 5 sc inside ring.  Join to first sc.  Ch 1.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (10 sc)  Join to joining ch.
Round 3: *Ch 2.  2dc in next sc.  Ch 2, sl st in next sc.*  Repeat 4 times.  

Finishing:
At this point, you can sl st underneath the flower in the back loop of the round 2 sc, then start your headband chain.  That would put the start of the headband underneath, like a normal headband.  For mine, I was in a hurry, and I hadn't thought of that yet, so I just started my chain from my last sl st.  My method, when worn, sticks up on one side of the flower only. 
-For my 5-month-old with a 16" head circumference, I chained 39.  
It would be best to have the kid there for this pattern, since too many chains and it will fall off, too few and it will be uncomfortable.  The yarn will stretch a bit, but not much.  
-Sl st in the back loop of the Round 2 sc directly on the other side of your starting ch, being careful not to twist.  Finish off, weave in ends.


Thanks to Charleston wedding photographers, Hyer Images, for the beautiful pics of #2!

©2010 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

7 comments:

  1. I love this headband! It was a cinch to make, and I put a vintage bead in the center for an added touch. I also used red for the flower and cream for the actual headband for some contrast. I chained 50 for my 10 month old's head (would tell you circumference, but she's sleeping) and it fit perfect. Going to make several for a baby shower gift. So cute, Thank you for sharing!

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  2. i love this!! im going to try make it later, im new to the crochet world and i love this!!

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  3. I made one for my daughter and one for our God-daughter. I made a double flower. It turned out so nice. Thanks for posting this simple headband! brucecl83 at yahoo.com

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  4. Congratulations on your work, it's all so adorable, may God bless those hands of yours!
    Drikka Glaser.

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  5. Do you have any pictures of you making one? I'm just not sure where you mean when you say "sc inside ring".
    Thanks!

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  6. Nevermind...I answered my own question. :) I love this pattern. Thanks so much!

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  7. I am a crafter....thank youfor the free patterns..am doing things for a photographer. Your site will be in my favorites....I am at www.hhimgod.wetpaint.com come visit me.

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