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Easy Crocheted Flower Headbands
One of my kids’ favorite things to do (Summer-time or otherwise) is to crochet long chains. When kids’ hands are little, it’s tough for them to do regular crochet stitches, but crocheted chains are perfect for all sizes. I’ve looked for projects that my kids can do with the crocheted chain, since they love it so much.
I love this simple headband because it’s something that my kids and I can make together. I crochet the flower, and my 8 year old makes the chain. Then, when my little girl wears her headband out, she can say that she helped make it (and her friends will be impressed!). My older daughters can make the flowers easily on their own. My 12 year old gets orders from friends all the time! Not only are these quick, but they hardly take up any yarn, so they are cheap….or a great way to use up the ends of your yarn from other crafts.
Even a beginner crocheter can make this headband, but helps to have a basic crochet background. For this craft, the following terms are used (click each term for a quick you tube instructional video):
Quick and Easy Flower Headbands
- Size G crochet hook (using a smaller or larger hook will simply make a tighter or looser stitch)
- Small amount of yarn (I used a medium, 4-ply cotton Sugar ‘n Cream yarn in Robin’s Egg blue)
- Embroidery needle
Leave a long tail before you begin your chain.
Chain 4, join with a slip stitch to the beginning ch to form a ring.
Ch 1, then 10 sc inside ring. Join with sl st to first sc. Pull tight to close ring slightly.
Ch 2, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next sc (forms one petal).
Repeat this until you have formed 5 petals (you should have come back around to the beginning petal).
Join with sl st to first sc.
Sl st into the body of the flower (back side).
Chain until you have reached the desired length for your headband (headband chain should be snug when wrapped around the head).
Join chain to the body of the flower on the opposite side, making sure that the chain is not twisted.
With a large embroidery needle, use the tail from the beginning chain to sew a button onto the center of the flower.
Weave in ends of yarn on the back side of the flower.