Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Crochet Minnie Mouse Inspired Headband

I have so many hobbies and not enough time.  I love picking up new hobbies, but with each new hobby comes new supplies.  Crocheting has always been a love of mine, but because projects take so long I rarely start a project.  Avery has been watching a lot of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on TV lately.  She loves the short skits of "Minnie's Bowtique"  This Minnie Mouse inspired crocheted headband was a simple project and only took me an hour to complete.  I didn't use a pattern I just started crocheting in rounds using a stitch my aunt taught me.   I have written up the pattern below, but bear with me this is the first time I'm writing a crochet pattern.

hook: H-8 US

Approximate head size chart for babies to adult:

0-3 mo   13-15 inches

3-6 mo   15-17 inches
6-12 mo 17-19 inches
1-3 yrs   18-20 inches
4+ yrs    19-22 inches
Adult      21-23 inches


ch = chain
ch-1 sp = chain-1 space, the space formed when you crocheted a chain stitch in the previous row
sc = single crochet
st = stitch

hdc = half double crochet


Chain to length specified above.  (For mine I did chain 75 for a 3 month headband)
Join with sl st, ch 2 (be sure your chain is not twisted) 
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. [ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch.] Repeat across entire row. Join with a sl st.
Row 2: ch1, [sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1.] Repeat the sequence in across the rest of the row. Join with sl st.

Repeat Row 2 until desired width.

Chain 18
Row 1: Hdc in third chain from hook, and in each chain across. Turn.
Rows 2-6 Chain 2, half double crochet in closest stitch and in each all the way across, turn.

Take finished rectangle and pinch in the middle. Spin yarn around center to form bow.  Double knot, leave extra yarn to attach bow onto headband. Attach bow or flower using embroidery needle.

For flower I used a variation of the pattern below:

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