So, I was browsing one of my favorite websites … you know it … the one that starts with E and ends with Y. This is the place where you can type in any craft you want and find 500 people selling that item. I don’t think it’s worth my while to try and sell there. Too much competition. But I do like to browse and get ideas/inspiration. I saw someone selling these absolutely adorable Mod Headbands (that’s not what she calls them, but it’s what came to mind when I saw them) and so I had to try to reproduce them. Here is what I came up with.
I think it turned out super cute. I think I will add these to the list of items to make for the craftacular in December. Would love to hear your opinion. Oh, and I will be posting a tutorial so that you can make your own should you desire.
OK, so here is my first tutorial. My tutorials will be written under the assumption that you have some basic crocheting skills. If you don’t yet know how to crochet, your best bet is to check out Youtube. There are so many great videos on there to get you started.
To make a simple rosette bobby pin, you will need the following supplies
1. Small amount of yarn – sport weight or finer
2. Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
3. Darning needle
4. A good craft glue (E6000, FabriTac, Embellish-It)
5. A bobby pin with glue pad (can be purchased at craft stores or online)
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Chain 20 (I’m using sport weight yarn — if you are using finer yarn, you may want to chain 25)
Step 2: SC in second chain from hook. Single crochet in each chain across. Fasten off leaving a 4″ tail.
Step 3: Starting from the edge without tails, roll the crochet to make a spiral rosette.
Step 4: Use a darning needle to weave the yarn tails through the rosette so that it is held in place. Clip excess.
Step 5: Glue the rosette to the bobby pin.
Voila – you’re done and you have a very sweet hair accessory.
To change the texture a little bit, you can also do a reverse crochet back across the work before making the spiral. This will give the rosette a nubby texture. It will also sit a little higher off the bobby pin. I like the texture of both of them.
I hope you enjoy making these little hair accessories. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them.
Here are some of the items that I’ve been working on recently. They range from simple yarn rosette bobby pins ($5.00 for a pair) to multi-strand yarn necklaces with removable embellished flowers ($15.00). This means that you can wear the necklace without the flower for a more casual look or attach the flower for a more dressy look.
But, I think my favorite items are the multi-strand headbands. At the base of each headband, there are two crocheted leaves with cute little crystal dangles attached to them ($12.00). The headbands are also embellished with bows or flowers. Everything is made out of 100% cotton so they are cool and soft. They are a pleasure to wear year round.