Crochet flower headbands are so quick and easy to make. I’m aways looking for ways to use up my many partial skeins of yarn. It seems those partially used skeins keep multiplying. I hate to throw them away and sometimes there isn’t enough yarn to make a big or medium sized project. I saw these little stretchy headbands at my local Dollar Tree store. I liked them but they were just too plain. I decided to add some crochet flowers to the headbands to make them a little fancier. Here is what I came up with: Crochet Flower Headbands : )
The stretchy part of the headband came in a package of two. I purchased them at my local Dollar Tree store but they are also available at Joann stores (online and in-store), Michaels (online and in store) and other stores. They are even available at Walmart and Target stores. They are inexpensive and the fact that they stretch means they can accommodate different size heads. You can choose your own colors to match a dress, blouse etc. They also make really cute baby shower gifts and I even use them to slip over a gift. (as part of the wrapping.) You can make several of them in different colors and they seem to be a bit with moms. Just changing the size of the crochet hook can give you even bigger or smaller flowers. It really just depends no your preference.
Giving gifts doesn’t have to be expensive. Giving a something you have made with love is always appreciated. (OK, not everyone appreciates handmade items, but most people do.) The last time I went to Babies N Us I saw how expensive little headbands, booties and baby gifts are and how quickly my budget would be busted. Instead, I enjoy making some other items that can be loved and appreciated by others.
If you like this project you might enjoy making some matching baby booties. They are super easy to make and also great for using up your yarn scraps:
Supplies needed for your Crochet Flower Headbands:
Stretchy headbands (purchase at store near you)
Small amount of yarn (approx. 3 oz.) of your favorite color. You will need a minimum of 2 colors. One for center and one for petals
stitch marker (optional)
Crochet Hook J/10 6.0m (for middle flower)
crochet hook H/ 5.0mm (for 2 side flowers)
The above flower cluster is made with 3 flowers. One large one in the center and 2 small ones on the side.
To begin Crochet Flower Headbands:
(with contrasting color) Magic circle, (leave a long tail to sew flower onto headband) ch 1, 6 sc into circle, pull shut
Round 1: (Working in front loop only) sl st into 1st sc, (to close circle), sl st into next sc, *[ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, sl st into next st]* all in same stitch. Petal made. Rep from * to * until you have completed 5 petals, sl st into same st.
Round 2: (Working in back loops only) sl st into 1st sc, *[ch 3, 3 trc, ch 3, sl st into next st]* all into same st. Petal made (back layer), rep from * to * until all 5 petals are worked, sl st into last st. Fasten off, sew in tails
You will make 2 flowers using a H hook and one flower using a J hook. Directions for flowers are the same only the hook size changes.
Sew flowers onto headband. I placed the larger flower in the middle and the 2 side flowers close to the middle (center) flower. Place the flowers as close together or far apart as you like. Weave in your tails.
If you like you can add crochet leafs to your headband. I have uploaded a video tutorial for a leaf project.