Flower Headband

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I do apologise. I recently moved house and started a new job so I’ve been quite busy – I have found time to crochet but have ended up working on three or four big projects at once and none of them are finished! This weekend I really wanted to actually finish something and ended up making this headband. The flower is inspired by this Finnish rose pattern and I actually made two versions so you can choose which you like best or even go with the original. As always I’ll be using English crochet terms so have a look at the conversion chart for the American equivalents:

Headband

I used dk yarn and a 4mm hook but you can use whatever combination works best for you.

Row 1. In grey chain 10

Row 2. Chain 1, turn, htr into the back loop only of each stitch of the row.

Repeat this row until the piece is long enough to wrap tightly around your head. Working into the back loops only should give a ribbed effect making the piece slightly stretchy.

Once the piece is long enough slip stitch the ends together to create a loop. I first twisted one end 180 degrees to give a narrower, folded section to sit more comfortably at the nape of my neck but It’s up to you which way you prefer.

Flower One

Again I used dk yarn and a 4mm hook. Different combinations will result in different sized flowers.

Row 1. In grey chain 61

Row 2. Chain 3, tr into the 6th chain from the hook, *ch2, skip one stitch, tr next stitch*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 3. Chain 2, turn, skip the first stitch of the previous row, tr next stitch, ch2, 2tr into next stitch. *skip the treble from the previous row, 2tr, ch2, 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 4. Change colour to pink. ch2, turn, *6tr into the ch2 gap of the previous row, dc between the next two groups of 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Coil/wrap the piece up in a pleasing way and then stitch through all layers using the tail to secure in place.

This one is based quite closely on the Finnish pattern and I like the flower but thought it was a little big for the headband and I wanted slightly less pink showing so I made another version:

Flower Two

Row 1. In grey chain 41

Row 2. Chain 3, tr into the 6th chain from the hook, *ch2, skip one stitch, tr next stitch*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 3. Chain 2, turn, skip the first stitch of the previous row, tr next stitch, ch2, 2tr into next stitch. *skip the treble from the previous row, 2tr, ch2, 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 4. Chain 2, turn, *6tr into the ch2 gap of the previous row, dc between the next two groups of 2tr*

*Repeat to the end of the row

Row 5. Change colour to pink. ch1, turn, 2dc each stitch to the end of the row. Fasten off. As with the first flower coil it around and stitch through all layers to secure.

Here are the two flowers side by side for comparison:

Whichever one you’ve decided to go for sew it onto the headband and enjoy!

I tried for ages to take a decent photo of this headband actually on my head but it turned out to be very difficult! So here are a few rubbishy photos just so you can get the idea of how thick the band is, how big the flower etc:

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24 thoughts on “Flower Headband

  1. That’s excellent! I made a headband this week as well (and titled my post “flower Headband” as well- great minds must think alike!!), and I’ll have to try this flower out on another really soon :)

  2. I LOVE this pattern! I made the headband and the first flower. Since I wanted to be able to wear the headband sans flower, I put a safety pin on the back of it so I can take it off and switch the flower! Thanks for this!!

  3. I’m a little confused on the row 3 of the second flower. after the * do you do the 2 tr, ch2, 2 tr in all the remaining stitches. and are you only working in the tr stitches or the chains too. thank you for this great pattern.

    • ok so after row 2 you will have treble, chain, chain, treble, chain, chain, treble….

      on row 3 you are skipping all the trebles. stitching 2 trebles into each chain and chaining 2 between them, so you will have:

      (skip the treble), 2tr(into the chain), ch2, 2tr(into next chain), (skip the treble), 2tr, ch2, 2tr, (skip the treble)….

      does that make sense? you could also just complete the [2tr,ch2,2tr] into each chain2 space rather than trebling into individual chains – I think it will look almost the same.

      I hope that helps!

  4. Just made this and I LOVE it! My daughter is wearing it in a musical tonight, and I dare say, she’ll have the best hair accessory :) Thank you for the pattern!

  5. In the middle of doing Flower One. It’ll get affixed to a crochet necklace for a friend. (Maybe; it may be too pretty to give away!!) Wanted to let you know that your directions are fantastic and the pictures are such a help.

  6. Thank you, thank you for this lovely pattern! Stayed up half the night making a gray hat and then the rose in a deep plum (the yarn has a beautiful sheen to it so it glows) for my neices baby shower. Can’t wait to give it to her.

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