Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring Forward Headbands

It seems each spring I get a little bit of inspiration from the impending excitement of warm weather being just around the corner. This year it developed into a series of headbands for little girls and grown-ups, too. The pattern is for sale AND so are the headbands on the etsy site. (Pattern is also available for sale in Ravelry and there are support videos on the Pattern Support page of the blog.)

These adorable crocheted headbands are cute and pretty on little girls and grown-up ones, too! With all the flower options and colors you can select, the possibilities are endless. The flowers included in the pattern are a rose, sunflower, and a mum. (The pattern includes instructions for a simple headband, or you can sew the flowers onto a store bought headband, as shown on the pink and cream rose headband and sunflower in the photos.)

Headband yarn: 11 yards of worsted weight
Rose yarn: 25 yards of worsted weight
Sunflower yarn: 5 yards for center (novelty and brown
worsted weight yarn); 30 yards for petals
Mum yarn: 15 yards of worsted weight

Good yarn options: Dream in Color Classy; Berroco Vintage; Cascade 220 Superwash; Miss Babs Yowza; novelty: Fizz
Note: When selecting yarn for the headband, you should avoid 100% acrylic yarns. A blend of wool and acrylic is fine, but at least some wool content is needed to bring “spring” to the headband.

4 sts/inch in DC using Hook H and worsted weight yarn (do not stretch out when measuring)
Gauge for flower is not critical, but headband gauge is.

H OR size needed to get gauge.

Tapestry needle, tape measure, and scissors.

0 to 3 months; 3-12 months; Toddler; Child Small; Child Medium; Adult Medium, Adult Large
Circumference: 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)

Finished sizes: Headband can stretched to fit 2 to 3 inches larger than crocheted size.

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