The first project made from my big crochet idea is this sweet little girl’s headband. It’s very simple and a basic pattern for anyone to make for a newborn in their life.
Maria responded to my request, “I’m so excited about this idea. I’m 8 and a half months pregnant, I’ve been looking for a simple and easy newborn dress pattern but if that’s too big maybe a nice headband with flower or flowers for spring? Thanks”
Instead of tackling a bigger project like a newborn’s dress, I instead designed a headband. Maria, I’ll be mailing this out to you next week . Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your daughter… I hope she enjoys her new headband!
Size E crochet hook
45 yards Worsted Weight yarn. I used Lionbrand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight in “Natural Heather” and some extra pink yarn.
Button for center of flower (optional)
Headband measures 13 inches in diameter + stretch; 1.25 inches high
Crochet Headband Pattern for Newborn Girls
Fch 50. Join with sl st to form ring. (for instructions on how to work the “foundation chain” (fch), check out this post)
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as first sc + ch 1). Skip next stitch. *sc, ch 1, skip next stitch*. Repeat around. (25 scs, 24 ch-1 sts)
Rounds 3 – 5: ch 2, *sc in ch-1 space, ch 1*. Repeat around (25 scs, 24 ch-1 sts).
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Open Chain Flower
Ch 3, join with sl st to form ring.
Round 1: chain 9 (counts as first sc + ch 8). Ch 12, sc into ring. *Ch 8, sc, Ch 12* Repeat around until you have 5 loops/ petals (3, ch-8 loops, 2 ch-12 loops). Join to first sc with sl st.
Round 2: Working in back sc of previous round, sc. *ch 13, sc in next sc*. Repeat around until you have 5, ch-13 loops/ petals.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn to sew flower onto headband.
Sew flower onto left side of headband (button center optional).