The only other girl in my house is our Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon mix, Maddie – even our two cats are boys! So, there's lots of you-know-whats dangling around here (sorry, couldn't help myself!) and while I've really enjoyed crocheting hats and baby blankets for both my boys, there's just nothing like crocheting a pretty pink flower or hat for a baby girl. The next best thing? Crochet for all my friends' baby girls!
How to Make the Right Size Headband
Here's a super easy and quick headband you can make for a baby girl, and it's a little different than others because it's worked in a round. Just adjust the beginning chain to the circumference of the head for whom you're making it! Here is a guide for the measurements:
- Newborn 13″
- 3-6months 14″
- 6-12months 16″
- 12months-tween 17.5″
- Adult 18″
Pucker Stitch Flower Headband
- Yarn: Worsted Weight, Medium 4 (I used [amazon_link id=”B003W17UKC” target=”_blank” ]Bernat Satin in Faded Glory Ombre[/amazon_link])
- Hook: H (5.0 MM)
- CH = chain
- SC = single crochet
- SL ST = slip stitch
- DC = double crochet
- CH 45 (For newborn to 6 months, which is about 13 1/2 inches long. Use the guide above to determine how long your chain should be.)
- Join end of chain to first chain with a SL ST (it's very important here to keep the chain straight, or your headband will be crooked) (see picture below)
- SC in the 2nd chain from hook
- DC in next chain.
- *SC in next chain.
- DC in next chain.*
- Repeat from * across to the last chain. Then join last stitch to the first SC with a slip stitch. Tie off and weave in ends. Crochet a flower or rose to attach to the headband!
The layered flower pattern comes from Mom of 5 Daughters. I've used this pattern over and over and it looks fantastic every time! It's an intermediate flower. For a beginner one, just follow the first directions for the first flower layer.