This pattern will work for either a plain headband, a beaded headband, or the Spring Flower headband. If you’re making a beaded headband, string your beads onto your thread before beginning your project. If making a plain headband or the Spring Flower Headband, nothing needs to be done in preparation.
- 1 elastic hair pony
- C/2 – 2.75mm crochet hook
- Embroidery thread (in color of your choice)
- Needle to sew in ends
- Clear nail polish (optional – helps to keep the ends of thread from fraying)
- Beads, flowers, or other decoration of your choice
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Dc – Double Crochet
Rep – Repeat
Dc2Tog – Double Crochet 2 Together (decrease)
sts – stitches
C1 – Color 1
C2 – Color 2
hdc – Half Double Crochet
tr – Treble Crochet
Row 1: Sl St into hair pony, ch 3, Dc 9 times into hair pony (10 sts across). Turn
Row 2: Ch 3, 9 dc across (10 sts). Turn.
Row 3-4: rep row 2
Row 5: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, dc 2 tog. Turn. (decrease x 2)
Row 6-7: Ch 3, dc 7 across (8 sts). Turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog. Turn. (decrease x 2)
Row 9-13: Ch 3, dc 5 across (6 sts). Turn.
Row 14-50: Ch 3, 4 beaded dc, dc in last st. Turn. (If you’re not using beads on your headband, continue doing 6 dc across with no change.)
Row 51-55: Ch 3, 5 dc across (6 sts). Turn. (No beads on these rows.)
Row 56: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in last st. Turn. (Increase x 2)
Row 57-58: Ch 3, dc 7 across (8 sts). Turn.
Row 59: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st. Turn. (Increase x 2)
Row 60-61: Ch 3, dc 9 across (10 sts). Turn.
Row 62: Sl st around hair pony and into headband 10 times (once in each st). Fasten off and tie in ends. Coat ends of thread/knot in clear nail polish to help prevent fraying.
Row 1: With C1, dc 7 times into magic circle. Pull circle closed, fasten, and tie off.
Row 2: Join C2 with a sl st to any space BETWEEN 2 dc’s. Ch 3, hdc, tr, hdc, dc into same sp as joining st. Sl st to join the petal to the circle. *Sl st into next space, ch 3, hdc, tr, hdc, dc, sl st in same sp. Repeat from * all the way around. Fasten and tie off. (6 petals)
Now sew the flowers to the body of the headband using C1. Use clear nail polish on the ends of the thread and/or the knot to help prevent unraveling and fraying.