A floral tie-back headband that's perfect for Spring!
When challenged by Hobbii Yarns to design a wearable item inspired by the flowers of Spring, I couldn't help but create a floral baby headband! I hope that this pattern inspires you to crochet some floral headbands for a NICU near you this Spring.
This pattern is written for newborn-sized headband, but you can easily adjust the circumference by adjusting the length of the base chain! I've embellished my bubble headbands with little baby's breath-inspired flowers and leaves, but the embellishment possibilites are endless. Add a flower of your own, some butterflies, or even leave the headband on its own :)
BUBBLY BLOSSOMS BABY HEADBAND PATTERN - Newborn Size
Finished size: approximately 12'' circumference (not including the length of the ties)
If you'd like to make your headband a size other than newborn, simply adjust the length of the base chain accordingly: (just be sure that the # of base chains is a multiple of 4, plus 3)
0-3 Months: 13''
6-12 Months: 14''
Hobbii Baby Cotton Midi - 1 skein of each of the following colors (to make the blue headband with pink flowers):
4 mm crochet hook
Sl St = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Using blue yarn -
Row 1: Ch 59 (or any [multiple of 4, plus 3] needed to reach your desired headband circumference.
Row 2: In the 3rd Ch from hook, make 4 Dc. *Skip 1 Ch, Sl St in the next Ch. Skip 1 Ch, 4 Dc in the next Ch* Repeat from * to * across. In the last Ch, make 8 Dc.
Row 3: Working on the opposite side of the chain, *Skip 1 Ch, Sl St in the next Ch. Skip 1 Ch, 4 Dc in the next Ch* Repeat from * to * across. In the last Ch, make 4 Dc. Sl St to the first Dc from Row 2.
To make the ties:
Without tying off at the end of Row 3, Ch 25. Tie off and weave in ends.
On the outermost stitch of the last "bubble" on the opposite end of the headband, attach yarn with a slip stitch. Ch 25. Tie off and weave in ends.
Flowers: make 3 (2 in one shade of pink, and 1 in the other shade of pink)
With pink yarn -
Ch 3, 2 Dc in the 3rd Ch from hook. This 3rd Ch from hook becomes the "center" of the flower. Ch 2, Sl St into the center. *Ch 2, 2 Dc in the center, Ch 2, Sl St in to the center* Repeat from * to * three more times for a total of 5 petals. Tie off, leaving a 8'' tail for assembly.
Leaves: make 2 (1 in each shade of green)
With green yarn -
Ch 9. In the 2nd Ch from hook, 1 sc. Sc in the next St. Hdc in the next St. Dc in the next 2 St. Hdc in the next St. Sc in the last 2 St.
Working on the opposite side of the Ch: 1 Sc in the first 2 St. Hdc in the next St. Dc in the next 2 St. Hdc in the next St. Sc in the last 2 St. Tie off, leaving an 8'' tail for assembly.
Assembly: Using the remaining yarn tails and a tapestry needle, secure the leaves and flowers to the headband with your desired placement. See above images for inspiration.