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Bloom Headband, Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet headband, crochet flowers, free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Small Crochet Motifs: FREE patterns!

This is my latest indie pattern, Bloom Headband. This pattern uses small amounts of two colors of Cascade Ultra Pima Fine, a fingering weight 100% cotton. It is a soft, smooth cotton with a nice amount of shine.

The pattern gives instructions for the flowers you see, four of them. The center flower in the picture is actually two flowers layered together. You stitch these to an elastic headband of any size, so you can make this for a baby, child, teen, or adult. You can make just the flowers you like, or all of them; you can place them wherever you like on your headband, so it is very versatile!

If you’ve never crocheted something round before, you’ll need to know how for these flowers. Good news, I have a tutorial for that! Click here to go to the tutorial.

I hope you enjoy this free pattern!

Bloom Headband

By April Garwood

Difficulty Level:Easy
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Pima Cotton; 136.5 yds (125 m); 1.75 oz (50 g); CYCA weight: 2/Fine):
       #3731 Alaska Sky (A), 1 skein
       #3764 Sunshine (B), 1 skein
       Note: 1 skein of each color is sufficient to make several headbands.
Hook: E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to achieve correct gauge.
Notions: yarn needle, elastic headband, sewing thread to match yarn, sewing needle.
Gauge: Large flower about 3” (7.5 cm) diameter.
Note: Make 1 of each flower.
Stitch Guide
Adjustable Ring: Leaving a 4” to 6” (10 cm to 15 cm) tail, lay yarn across right index finger with end to the right, wrap tail around finger until you come all the way around your finger, holding circle, remove from finger, insert hook through circle from front to back, yo.

Join yarn with sc2tog: Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in designated location, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in next designated location, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Join yarn with sc: Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in designated location, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook.
Crochet headband, crochet flowers, free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Large Flower
With A, make an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, pull tail to tighten circle, but don’t overdo it, leave a small hole in the middle, join to first st with sl st – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), skip first st, (dc, ch 1) in each rem st, join to 3rd ch of beg ch – 8 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, *sc in next st, ch 3, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st – 8 ch sps.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in ch sp, skip next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st – 40 sts. Fasten off A.
Rnd 5: With B, working in back loops only, join yarn with sc2tog in last st of prev rnd, continuing dec into first st of prev rnd, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st – 48 sts. Fasten off.
Med Flower
With B, make an adjustable ring.
Rnds 1-4: Work as for Large Flower. Fasten off B.
Inset
Rnd 1: With A, join yarn with sc around post of any dc from Rnd 2, ch 4, *sc around post of next dc, ch 4, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st – 8 ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
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Small Flower
With A, make an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, pull tail to tighten circle, but don’t overdo it, leave a small hole in the middle, join to first st with sl st – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in each st around, join to first st with sl st – 8 ch sps.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *4 sc in ch sp, skip next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st – 32 sts. Fasten off.
Extra-small Flower
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, pull tail to tighten circle, but don’t overdo it, leave a small hole in the middle, join to first st with sl st – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2) in each st around, join to first st with sl st – 8 ch sps. Fasten off.
Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block flowers. Layer Extra-small Flower over center of Small Flower. Place flowers along elastic headband using photo as a guide, or choose your own placement. Use matching thread and sewing needle to sew flowers to headband. St along diameter of flower and through all thicknesses. Weave in beginning ends of sewing thread as you work. Weave in final ends of sewing thread under top layer of elastic headband.
Crochet headband, crochet flowers, free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

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April

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