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:
- Chain 11 stitches.
- *10 single crochet stitches into the first chain row, turn work
- 10 double crochet stitches into the first single crochet row, turn work*...
- Repeat between *...* until desired length.
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!