RTW: Crocheted Flower Headband TUTORIAL

Reader’s Tutorial Week is a week where i spotlight a few of my Reader’s fabulous tutorials and introduce you to fellow Craftaholics. such a fun week!!

Hello fellow Craftaholic Addicts! My name is Scotti, I am the hands behind Inner Hooker. You can also find me over at The Oxford Family.
I am thrilled to be here at Craftaholics Anonymous today.


Today I have a great little crochet headband tutorial. I am going to make it in a newborn size, but you could make it to fit as large a head as you need. I definitely will be tossing one of these in my hospital bag…you know, just in case this baby is a girl.

Here we go!
Supplies
H hook
Few yards of worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choices.
          (I used I Love This Cotton Brand and Peaches and Cream.)
yarn needle
scissors
measuring tape (to double check how long your starting chain is)
Abbreviations- I will use these minimally for the newbies
ch: chain
st: stitch
sk: skip
skst: skip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
( ): repeat around
{ }: total number of stitches
Gauge is not really important since you will be measuring your own work.

As stated above this is a great newborn headband, the band isn’t too thick and is super soft. I made mine to fit approximately a 14″ head.

Let’s get started;
chain 50 or the number you require to reach your head measurement, use your measuring tape to measure.

Slip stitch to join to the beginning. Be sure chain is not twisted!

half double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join (again be sure it’s not twisted) {50 hdc}

Chain 3 and flip under your headband then turn headband; this may sound a little confusing so here is a quick video clip. Essentially you are going to ch 3 so that you can reach the other side of your headband. You are turning the band so that the front of your stitches will match the other row.

here is the video if you need a little extra help

half double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join {50 hdc}

fasten off (knot) and using your yarn needle weave in those tails!

Now your band is complete!

 Let’s start on the flower.
You will start with a chain; the longer the chain, the larger the flower. If you would like a larger flower increase your chain in increments of 3 and add 1 to that total. I am going to make mine 30 + 1 chain for skipping.  This makes a flower approx. 2″ wide.
Chain 31
Skip stitch closest to hook and single chain across (30 sc)

Ch 1, turn, (sc in next stitch, 4 dc in next, sc in next) repeat 10 times (10 petals made)

fasten off (knot), leave approx 18″ tail for sewing to headband.

Roll your scallops into a flower shape, you can do this as loose or tight as you’d like.  When you get the desired look using your yarn needle on the longest tail sew through all layers of flower randomly around to keep in place. 

Decide where you want the flower, using your yarn needle stitch to headband.

I try to keep the stitches in the very edge so they are less visible.

When it is stitched on well pull long tail out near short tail.  Tie a small know in between the band and the flower.

You are done!  Fast and easy!

This is a very basic pattern. You could make this as large or as small as you’d like, more flowers, etc… Get Creative!

I hope you enjoyed our time together. Thank you Linda so much for having me…you know you should probably make one of these for your little one….you know just in case it’s a baby girl ;)

Thanks Scotti! I think I just might make one in case this baby is a girl!! Too cute!

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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Comments

  1. 1
    Heidi

    Love this tutorial! I'm more of a knitter than a crocheter, but I'm doing fine with your instructions. This would be so cute with some matching booties.

  2. 2
    BURUNDANGUITAS CS

    As i said in other post, i am kind of addicted to crochet, i am going to try this rose. just now!!! yeah!!!
    xoxo, dalys

  3. 3

    Very easy to follow… thank you for sharing!