This is my latest design for Simply Knitting, here is a pic!
Last Summer I made a little hairband/fascinator for my daughter which she wore to death to six form, so thought I would offer the pattern up on the blog, it does involve some crochet but more of a sewing project, is so simple to make and great way to use up scraps of fabric and odds of yarn.
See below and you could also add a brooch back if you don't fancy the hairband, .....enjoy!
Floral Headband or Corsage
How to Make
3.5mm Crochet Hook
2 small lengths of fabric
4ply Yarn in contrast colour
Plain elastic hair band
Small pair of sharp scissors
- Cut 2 x 30cm lengths of fabric. 1x 5cms and 1x 6.5cms wide.
- Using the pinking shears shape one edge of the fabric into petal shapes (using template).
- Place template on fabric edge and use dotted line as a guide.
- Sew a running stitch along bottom edge of both pieces of fabric.
- Stitch to opposite side to form a rosette and secure yarn.
- Place smaller flower on top of larger version and put to one side.
Ch 8, ss to join.
R1 – Ch1, dc 16x, ss to join.
R2 – Ch5, *sk next st, ss in flp of next ch, ch 5 ** repeat from 8 to ** 7 times, sk next st, ss into bottom of beg ch5.
R3 – ss in ch5 sp, ch1, *(1dc, 3½tr, 1 dc)*, repeat *to* in further 7 ch5 sp, ss into beg ch1
R4 – *Ch7, ss into blp of R1 dc** repeat from * to ** 7 times, ss into bottom of beg ch7.
R5 – Ss in Ch 7 sp, ch1 *(dc, ½tr, 3tr, ½tr, dc)*, repeat *to* in further 6 ch5 sp. Ss into beg ch1. FO
- Cut a circle of sticky felt and stick to back of rosette.
- Hand stitch neatly round the edge for added security, stitch elastic hair band securely.
- NB: Alternatively add a brooch fastening for a corsage.