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So, I go through these phases with projects where I can’t get enough of researching, designing and making the current object of my crochet or sewing affections. 1

Last year’s approach to Christmas obsession was hair accessories. It had all the vital components; lots of creativity in the creation, speed in the execution (small, quickly completed projects are great for my need for instant gratification..) and they are PRETTY! I adore my nephews but with four boys and no girls I sometimes tire of camouflage yarn and toques. 3

It all started innocently enough with me happening upon this post

http://www.beansproutcreations.com/2011/02/18/flower-headband-pattern-anthropologie-knock-off/

Off I went to get the prettiest yarn I could find. I chose a bamboo/silk blend in cream and purple (just like the Anthro ones) crocheted up a few  and quickly discovered that crocheting flowers is really fun! Glue gun and a few buttons later and I had a hairband that looked just like the original. If it hadn’t turned out so well I doubt that I would have gotten quite so hooked. (pun unintentional) But, it did and I did. DSCF0819

I made many, many different hairbands, barrettes, ponytail clasps and covered elastics, once you have found a few flower patterns that you like it is so much fun to play….

Unfortunately, there are no photos of many of my favourites because people started asking to buy them before I could get them photographed! I started out intending to only gift these but it became quite a business last Christmas with sales at a craft fair and crocheting custom pieces for people. DSCF0824

This hairband is so pretty and I loved the way it looked but the three strand never laid as flat as my fussy self wanted so I switched it up for this lattice look hairband.

The flower used for these is an Irish Rose pattern from the twenties that I really like.

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The dollar store supplied the barrettes and hairbands that I used, odds and sods buttons and pearls were the finishing touch and everything went on with a glue gun including the crocheted flowers to the hairbands.

Irish Rose

Finished Size: Will depend on yarn and hook choice.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

To Begin: Chain 4, sl st in first ch to join into a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 3) 5 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.
Rnd 2: sl st in first ch-3 sp, (sc, 3 dc, sc, sl st) all in same ch-3 sp, * sl st in next ch-3 sp, (sc, 3 dc, sc, sl st) all in same ch-3 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times.
Rnd 3: * ch 5, skip to the other side of the petal, sl st (between petals) in the area of the top of the dc made in row 1 (keeping the chain and the sl st behind the row 2 petals) **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times.
Rnd 4: Working behind the Rnd 2 petals: sl st in first ch-5 sp, (2 sc, 3 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-5 sp, * sl st in next ch-5 sp, (2 sc, 3 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-5 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times.
Rnd 5: * ch 6, skip to the other side of the petal, insert hook through just the back part of a stitch between petals and pull the yarn through in a sl st (keeping the chain and the sl st behind the row 4 petals) **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times.
Rnd 6: Working behind the Rnd 4 petals: sl st in first ch-6 sp, (2 sc, 5 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-6 sp, * sl st in next ch-6 sp, (2 sc, 5 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-6 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times.

When finished, end off. Weave in ends.

Hairband Patterns

Lattice Look Hairband

Finished Size: Will depend on yarn and hook choice.

You should be able to judge the size once you have made your 84 chains and can then decide if you need to change hook or yarn size. I played around with it depending on my yarn choice. The pattern was originally written like this,
Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size H hook
Yarn Needle
½-5/8” button

Gauge:

8 sc and 8 rows = 2×2 inch square

Small Pattern (Fits 21.5-23.5  inches):

Ch 84
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk, 1 sc in each st across.
Row 2: ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sk 2, dc in next 2 sts* ch 5, sk 5, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * 7 times. Ch 2, sk 2, sc across last 14 sts.
Row 3: ch 1 turn. sc in next 2, *ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 2 sts. repeat from * two more times. Ch 2, sk 2, dc in next 2 sts. **Ch 2, sk 2, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from ** 7 more times. Ch 2, sk 2,  1 sc in last 6 sts.
Row 4: ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sk 2, dc in next 2 sts* ch 5, sk 5, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * 7 times. Ch 2, sk 2, sc across last 14 sts.
Row 5: ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st across.
Fasten off and use ends to secure button.

Three Strand Hairband

Finished Size: Will depend on yarn and hook choice.

Ch141
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in the next 29chs (30sc), ch80, sc in the 30th ch from the begin of previous ch loop, and in next 29chs, ch1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc and in next 29 sc, ch 80, sc in the 30sc of the previous row.
Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

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