Saturday, 31 March 2012
Lacey Flower Headband
I wanted a nice quick and easy craft to do today during naptime and I had this stretchy lace that I had been dying to make into a headband with a something on. I finally got round to it! I cut my stretchy lace to 16.5" since that was just nice on Naomie's head. You want it to be a little bit stretched when it is on or it will fall off. Cut your lace to your baby's head measurement then you will lose some of that length when you over lap your pieces to glue together. This should make the headband just the right size to fit nicely on your baby's head :)
Heat up your glue gun then apply a dot of glue to one end of the lace. Make sure your lace is not twisted, then press your second end onto the glued end. I held mine together with a peg so I wouldn't have to do it with my fingers and potentially burn myself.
I left mine to dry then double checked it fit Naomie's head. Feel free to make adjustments here if it is not a perfect fit.
While I was waiting for my glue to dry, I started making the flower. I used some hot pink DK yarn I had lying around and a 4.5mm crochet hook. To make the flower:
1. make a magic loop, ch3 and work 11dcs in loop, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (12)
2. ch1, turn, sc in same st, *ch4, sk1st, work sc in next st* around, end with sl st in 1st sc
3. ch1, turn, work (sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc) in each loop around, join with sl st in 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends. (While weaving my middle end of yarn in, I attached a white button with a simple cross then weaved in a bit more and tied a knot to secure.)
Next I made the back of the flower using a 4mm crochet hook (I used a smaller hook so it would be slightly smaller than on the flower, I didn't want to be able to see it from the front) and the same yarn:
1. make a magic loop, ch3 and work 11dcs in loop, join with sl st in top of ch 3, bind off and weave in ends. (12)
Lay your flower right side down, lay the join of the lace on top, then add the back of the flower right side up. Either hot glue or stitch down. I stitched since this is my first ever! time using a glue gun and I am still not totally sure of my abilities haha.
Unfortunately, Naomie is otherwise engaged in peepsland at the minute so I had to make do using their little hairdressing dolly head as my model :)