I can’t even tell you how excited I am about being here on Ucreate! I feel like royalty. Kari asked me to share a little about me and my shop. So here goes. I learned to crochet when I was little. My mom has AMAZING patience and took the time to teach me. I was terrible. Later on when I was pregnant with my first baby I decided to pick it back up and try a blanket (scary!) for my new little one. I was greatly improved and fell instantly in LOVE with crochet! Through the years I have started making my own patterns and some (ok about a million) gifts for people I love. Finally opened my Etsy shop Made by Heather B, and here I am now!
I love to share my talent with others and I love introducing people to the art of crochet. I always feel that we should use our talents to help others. I came up with the idea that I could make beanies for people that may need them to do a little to give back. It is one of the few things I can do from home with three small kiddos running around and makes me feel like I am doing something to give back. I love my family, I love helping others, and I love crochet! On to the tutorial . . . .
Medium Width Crocheted Headband with Flower
Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
3 oz Worsted Weight yarn
Blunt yarn needle (tapestry needle)
1 – 5/8 or 7/8 button
Thread for sewing the button on.
Ss: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Htc: Half triple crochet
This item is made to fit the individual; therefore there no EXACT numbers are given.
Chain LOOSLY until the chain measures about 1 inch short of the length around your head UNSTRETCHED.
Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook and in each chain across.
In last chain work 6 dc in the SAME chain.
Row 2: (you will now be working in the free loops of the foundation chain) Hdc in each stitch across. Work 3 hdc in the 3rd stitch of the 6 hdc cluster. Work another 3 hdc in the 4th stitch of the 6 hdc cluster.
Row 3: hdc in each stitch across. Chain 5 loosely and connect with a ss to the 5th stitch of the 6 hdc cluster at the beginning of row 2 forming a loop for the button. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
*Chain 2 skip one stitch and ss in the next stitch* continue around the entire headband till the 1st chain of the button loop. Fasten off leaving a long tail to weave in.
Weave in the Tails of yarn with the blunt tip needle.
Sew on the button to the end of the headband OPPOSITE the button loop.
Make a slip knot.
Base: work 10 sc in second chain from hook.
Join with a slip stitch in top of first sc.
Round 1: chain 3, skip one stitch of the base round, ss in next stitch, repeat around (5 chain 3 spaces)
Round 2: working around the first chain 3 section, ss, sc, hdc, 3-dc, hdc, sc, ss (all in first chain 3 section creating the first petal. Repeat for the remaining four petals. Join with a ss at the end of the round.
Round 3: chain 5, ss in the stitch BETWEEN two petals. Repeat 4 more times joining with a slip stitch.
Round 4: working the same way as the first row of petals in round 2. ss, sc, hdc, dc, 3-htc, dc, hdc, sc, ss in each of the five chain 5 sections. Tie off.
Weave in the tail of yarn coming from the center of the flower using your blunt large eyed needle. Cut off excess.
Using the blunt needle again with the remaining yarn tail of the flower secure flower to the headband, being careful to avoid the main band, and not pulling tightly. This will allow the flower to maintain its shape and slide along the band for positioning.
You are finished! Now enjoy making a bunch of these for family and friends.