I put the flowers for all my crochet hats on alligator clips so that they can be used as hair bows after the baby grows out of the hat. Using this non-slip hair clip method ensures that the clip won't slip off the hat or out of the kid's (or mom's!) hair.
Flower (this is the open version of the large no-sew rose)
Hot Glue Gun
Glue a circle of felt to the alligator clip by clipping it on the glue, with the glue on the inside of the bent side of the clip.
Quickly smash the glue into the flower.
Run a line of glue on the felt opposite the metal part of the clip, on the inside where it will grip.
This will grip whatever you are clipping it to (hair or hat) so it will stay better.
So even this big, fluffly clip will hold back #1's unruly, curly hair!
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