Friday, November 6, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Alexandria Flower Headband

This year I have decided to make my daughters' Christmas dresses.  It is a lofty goal for me.  I'm not sure if I'll get it done, but I'm going to try :)  

I am putting the finishing touches on my youngest's dress now and I decided to make her a headband to go with it.  So, here is what I came up with.  




Materials needed:
• D/3- 3.25MM crochet hook
• Louisa Harding Yarns Akiko- you'll use less than 1 skein to make this headband and flower
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends 

Gauge:
• You can make this headband in any size.  Before I joined my headband, the piece measured 16".  You want your headband piece to measure exactly the circumference of the head.  (This is different than my other headbands because I am not using elastic here to make it stretchy.)

Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• hdc= half double crochet
• dc= double crochet
• sl st= slip stitch
• MR= magic ring

Finished size:
• Headband to fit 16" head


Headband:
1: Ch 78, working in the back ridges, hdc in the 4th back ridge (see photo below), and in each across.


2: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *skip 2 stitches, hdc in next, ch 2, hdc in same as last*, repeat from * to * across to the 2nd to last stitch, skip the last hdc, hdc in the top of the 3rd ch from the row below.

3:Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc and each ch across.  Finish off.    


This is an up close of the headband.

Then sew the two ends together to form a headband.

Flower:

1: MR, (sc, ch 5) five times in the ring (see photo), pull tight (see photo), join with a sl st in 1st sc (see photo).
 
2: Ch 1, working behind the ch5 sp of the last round, sc in the ring in between the first 2 sc, 
  
 
ch2, sc in between the next 2 sc, 

repeat, join into the first sc.

3: Sl st into first ch2 space, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, sl st into same space, 
repeat in every space around (you should have 5 petals total)

4: Ch 1 to move to the back, then sc in between the 4 dc (right in the middle), 



ch 3, sc in between the next 4 dc group, 
repeat around, join to the first sc with a sl st.
The back of the flower will look like this.

5: Sl st into ch sp, ch 2, 6dc, ch 2, sl st into same space, 
repeat in every space around (you should have 5 petals total)

6: Ch 2 to move to the back, 
sc in between the 6dc, 

ch 4sc in between the next 6 dc group, 
repeat around, join to the first sc with a sl st.
The back of the flower will look like this now.

7: Sl st into the ch space, ch 2, 8 dc, ch 2, sl st into the same space
repeat in every space around (you should have 5 petals total), leave a long tail so that you can secure the flower to the headband and finish off.


Secure the flower to the headband using the long tail that you left when you finished off the flower.






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2 comments:

  1. Question..what if í want to make this headband stretchy bc I'm using cotton yarn. How can í do that? Would there be any modification?

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    1. Hi,

      I think that even if you use cotton yarn, you will have some give to it. I haven't written this pattern to have an elastic inserted into it. However, if you want to use an elastic hair tie, maybe you could use one of my Valentine Headbands (pattern found under Crochet Projects, Patterns, & Tutorials) but then add the flower from the Alexandria headband to one of those. Hope this will help. Thanks!

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