A 150th anything calls for a celebration! So I'm sharing a free (and easy) pattern with you.
Ruffly Flower Baby Headband
You will need:
- a small amount of worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Soft)
- a small amount of Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn
- an H hook
- a nickel-sized button that matches your worsted weight yarn
- a sewing needle and thread that matches your worsted weight yarn
To Make The Headband:
1. Using your worsted weight yarn, make a row of chain stitches long enough to wrap around the circumference of baby's head. Then add three extra chains to your row.
2. Skip the first three chains in your row, and then make one double crochet stitch in each chain stitch across.
3. Fasten off and work in the ends.
4. Use the needle and thread to securely stitch your button near one end of the headband.
To Make The Flower Base:
1. Begin with your worsted weight yarn. Make a magic ring, chain 2, and work 9 half-double crochet stitches into your loop. Join with a slip stitch at the top of your first half-double crochet stitch to make a circle. Pull the magic loop closed.
2. Round 2: Chain 2. 2 half-double crochets in the joining stitch and in each remaining stitch around. (18 hdc.) Join with a slip stitch at the top of your first half-double crochet stitch to complete the round.
3. Round 3: Chain 2. 2 half-double crochets in the joining stitch, one half-double crochet in the next stitch. Continue the pattern of 2 hdc, 1 hdc around the circle for a total of 27 hdc. Join with a slip stitch at the top of your first half-double crochet stitch to complete the round.
4. Round 4: Chain 1. 2sc in in joining stitch, one sc in each of the next two stitches. Continue the pattern of 2sc, sc, sc around the circle for a total of 36 sc. Join with a slip stitch at the top of your first sc stitch to complete the round. Fasten off your yarn. Don't work in the ends just yet. Leave them for attaching the finished flower to the band.
To Make The Ruffly Flower:
Pause here for a minute and check out the helpful video tutorial ("How To Apply Sashay Yarn To Projects") from The Crochet Crowd on working with Sashay yarn.
(Start at 9:41 to get the idea for working in circles and an understanding of why you must start from the outside of the circle.)
1. Affix the sashay yarn to the backside outer edge of your flower base.
2. Working in a spiral, join the sashay yarn with slip stitches to your flower base. I slip-stitched in every 3rd loop of the sashay mesh to get a nice, poufy flower.
3. After you have slip stitched into the centre of your flower base, fasten off and affix the yarn to the back side of your flower base.
1. Use a yarn/darning needle and the loose ends of your flower base to firmly stitch the flower onto the headband.
2. Use the regular needle and thread to firmly stitch the button to one end of the headband. (See picture.)