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Free crochet patterns: Flower Headband

Crochet  |  October 11th 2011  |  0 Comment

Free crochet patterns: Flower Headband

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I do apologise. I recently moved house and started a new job so I’ve been quite busy - I have found time to crochet but have ended up working on three or four big projects at once and none of them are finished! This weekend I really wanted to actually finish something and ended up making this headband. The flower is inspired by this Finnish rose patternand I actually made two versions so you can choose which you like best or even go with the original. As always I’ll be using English crochet terms so have a look at the conversion chart for the American equivalents:

Headband

I used dk yarn and a 4mm hook but you can use whatever combination works best for you.

Row 1. In grey chain 10

Row 2. Chain 1, turn, htr into the back loop only of each stitch of the row.

Repeat this row until the piece is long enough to wrap tightly around your head. Working into the back loops only should give a ribbed effect making the piece slightly stretchy.

Once the piece is long enough slip stitch the ends together to create a loop. I first twisted one end 180 degrees to give a narrower, folded section to sit more comfortably at the nape of my neck but It’s up to you which way you prefer.

Flower One

Again I used dk yarn and a 4mm hook. Different combinations will result in different sized flowers.

Row 1. In grey chain 61

Row 2. Chain 3, tr into the 6th chain from the hook, *ch2, skip one stitch, tr next stitch*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 3. Chain 2, turn, skip the first stitch of the previous row, tr next stitch, ch2, 2tr into next stitch. *skip the treble from the previous row, 2tr, ch2, 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 4. Change colour to pink. ch2, turn, *6tr into the ch2 gap of the previous row, dc between the next two groups of 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Coil/wrap the piece up in a pleasing way and then stitch through all layers using the tail to secure in place.

This one is based quite closely on the Finnish pattern and I like the flower but thought it was a little big for the headband and I wanted slightly less pink showing so I made another version:

Flower Two

Row 1. In grey chain 41

Row 2. Chain 3, tr into the 6th chain from the hook, *ch2, skip one stitch, tr next stitch*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 3. Chain 2, turn, skip the first stitch of the previous row, tr next stitch, ch2, 2tr into next stitch. *skip the treble from the previous row, 2tr, ch2, 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 4. Chain 2, turn, *6tr into the ch2 gap of the previous row, dc between the next two groups of 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 5. Change colour to pink. ch1, turn, 2dc each stitch to the end of the row. Fasten off. As with the first flower coil it around and stitch through all layers to secure.

Here are the two flowers side by side for comparison:

Whichever one you’ve decided to go for sew it onto the headband and enjoy!

I tried for ages to take a decent photo of this headband actually on my head but it turned out to be very difficult! So here are a few rubbishy photos just so you can get the idea of how thick the band is, how big the flower etc: