Brighten up your wardrobe with this pretty headband! The flower section of the headband is made all in one piece, so there aren’t a lot of ends to sew in. It can also easily be adjusted to any size, and can work in a variety of yarn weights, so is great for adults and children too. Make a bunch for quick gifts or craft fairs!
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Chain of Flowers Headband
- Worsted weight yarn – 50 yds as written (see Sizes for more information)
- Size G / 6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Easy – Basic stitches and chains, with some atypical construction.
Written in adult size (one size fits most). As written, the flower chain section of the headband is approximately 13″ long. The size can be adjusted in a couple of ways. You can make more flowers or fewer flowers, and can adjust the length of the ties as needed. You can also use a lighter weight yarn for a thinner and smaller headband – this is a good choice if you’re making it for a baby or small child.
The yardage needed will vary depending on the adjustments you make. If using a different weight of yarn, be sure to adjust the hook size as well. You want a fairly tight gauge, so try to use a smaller hook than what is recommended on the yarn label.
Use the first flower as your gauge swatch – With worsted weight yarn, each flower should be approximately 1 1/2 to 1 1/3 inches across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
Make ring: Ch 8, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Note: The petals should fit quite snugly into the circle – as you make each petal, slide it over as far as you can (even it if scrunches up a bit), to make room for the next one. When you’ve finished a whole flower, you can spread the petals back out again. If you tend to chain loosely, you may find your center ring is too big and the flower looks sloppy. If this is the case for you, try starting each flower with a ch 6 ring instead of the ch 8 ring.
Chain across back (WS): Turn, ch 7, sl st in ch sp at top of 3rd petal on flower.
*Make ring: Ch 8, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Flower (RS): Turn, sl st in ring, (ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, ch 1, dc, hdc, sc, sl st) 5 times in ring. (5 petals)
Chain across back (WS): Turn, ch 1, sl st around chain from back of previous flower (see image below), ch 7, sl st in ch sp at top of 3rd petal on flower.
Repeat from * 6 more times for a total of 8 flowers (you can adjust this number as needed). Do not fasten off.
First tie: Chain 60 (or to desired length), fasten off.
Second tie: Join yarn with sl st around back chain at bottom of first flower (i.e. the other end of the flower section), chain 60 or to desired length, fasten off.
Sew in all ends.
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