Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quick Gifts 3: Crochet Baby Headband



Lately I've been seeing lots of baby headbands with giant flowers attached to them.  So, I thought it would be nice for my friends who craft to have a quick guide to make their own.  I made this band for my cousin whose baby has a head circumference of 16.5" but really, it's a flexible enough pattern to adapt to any size (width and length) all you need are the measurements.  After crocheting the band, a set of buttons is sewn onto the end and the double-crochet stitches allow the band to be buttoned tighter or looser depending on need.

I used Regia Silk and a 3.5mm crochet hook.


 Here's the basic pattern for the band:
  1. Chain 11 stitches.
  2. *10 single crochet stitches into the first chain row, turn work
  3. 10 double crochet stitches into the first single crochet row, turn work*...
  4. Repeat between *...* until desired length.
Continue in this manner, alternating between single and double crochet rows until you have reached your desired length ending with a single crochet row or a picot edge if you desire.




Sew your buttons on one end making sure they fit into the gaps between double crochet stitches.

Make a crochet flower!  I used the "Irish Rose" pattern from Leslie Stanfield's Book  100 Flowers...  It is also called a three-layer Irish Rose, and the exact pattern I used from the book can be found on Lion Brand's site here.  P.S.  I used the buttons from the headband to secure the flower.  It also makes the flower changeable!

Enjoy!





9 comments:

  1. I am a new crochet person, when you turn the work do you chain one on the single crochet rows and chain two on the double crochet at the beginning? Do you skip the first crochet on each row? I love this pattern. Thank you, Cindy

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  2. Hi There.
    Chaining is it's own thing, and in this case it's only used in the foundation row of the headband. The chart is best at explaining what to do immediately after turning the work. I single crochet into one stitch away from the one on the hook in that foundation row.

    If you look at the chart you'll note that I don't chain any extra at the ends of the other rows, I just turn the work and single or double crochet into the first stitch making sure to keep the same number across and throughout the pattern.

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    1. Adri, I am new to crochet. This is my first project using a pattern and was planning to make this headband for my new niece. Every time I start ( I have ripped out several rows), a few rows in, my work gets shorter and shorter in width as i switch from single to double crochet. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks for the help. So frustrating.....

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  3. I was just searching for crochet headband patterns and came across your blog! What a perfect and easy craft to make for my baby girl--thanks for sharing!

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  4. Well I was wondering does the flower go over the buttons and the buttons at the base of the neck?

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  5. @ProudMom,
    I used the flower to go on top and then I pulled the buttons through the flower to secure it.

    If you look closely in the photo you'll see the two white pearl buttons over the white section of the flower.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this pattern, I've made a couple of these for my little girl and she looks lovely in them :)

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  7. Why not post the flower pattern too? Just adjust it to your own specs.............

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