Friday, 8 December 2017

SIMPLE XMAS INSPIRED HEADWEAR - 4

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SIMPLE XMAS INSPIRED HEADWEAR - 4

 Christmas tree hair pin

This is my second blog for a cute Christmas inspired headwear.  In this blog, let’s make a little Xmas tree.
Thank you for joining me as we work on this lovely pattern together.

Materials used : Today I’ve used a little Anchor Pearl knitting cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet
In general : Use any yarn with a suitable hook to make these projects. The finer the yarn, the tinier the project.

Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                                    ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                                    rep : Repeat


Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self-explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

 

Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)

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You can use this project as a hanging toy ornament off your tree, or make it something you can wear on your head. All you need to do is attach a length of chain off one side and it’s a hanging ornament for your tree. 
If you attach it to a rubber band or a tic-tac clip, then you get a neat hair clip.  Have fun.

I was inspired by this lovely photograph and decided this was one I’d like to make.  I do not know if there is a pattern for this somewhere – I have not checked.  These are my notes as I make my project.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and work 4 dc into that magic circle ; (ch 5, 4 dc into the magic circle) ; rep (to) once again ; ch 5 and join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 2 : sl-st into the 1st ch-5 sp ;
(4 dc ; ch 5, 4 dc) in the 1st ch-5 sp ; rep (to) in the same 1st ch-5 sp ;
*ch 1, rep (to) once in the next ch-5 sp ; rep (to) in the same ch-5 sp* ;
rep *to* once more ;
ch 1 and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 3 : sc in the 1st dc ; hdc + dc in the next dc ; dc + hdc in the next dc ; sc in the next dc ;
*(2 hdc ; 3 dc ; 2 hdc) all in the next ch-5 sp ;  
[sc in the next dc ; hdc + dc in the next dc ; dc + hdc in the next dc ;
sc in the next dc] ;
{2 sc in the next ch-1 sp} ;
rep [to] once over the next 4 dc ;
rep (to) once in the next ch-5 sp ;
sc in the next 4 dc ;
<ch 2, 3 dc , ch 2> all in the next ch-1 sp ;
sc in the next 4 dc ;
rep (to) once in the next ch-5 sp ;
rep [to] once over the next 4 dc ;
rep {to} once ; and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing : Now what would you like to make this Xmas tree into? A hair clip or a tree hanging ornament?

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Hairclip ideas : A little bling is good.. always.. so using an embroidery needle, I have sewn on some shiny stuff onto my lil tree.  I then attached on the tic tac clip to the back of the tree.  When attaching the clip, remember that you need to figure how you want your tree to look – and attach the clip at the back accordingly.. yes, yes, I am sure you thought of that one anyway. ;)

Similarly, you can attach on a rubber band across the back, such that your lil girl can tie up her pony tail with this and have a cute hanging tree for the festive season.

Ornament idea : Re-attach your green yarn to the top of the tree and run a chain of 3-4” length, Fold your chain down and see if it is long enough to hang off the tree.  If it is, then sl-st into the top of the 1st st again. Fasten off and weave in ends.
If this is a tree ornament, you definitely need bling – so go ahead and go a lil crazy decorating this cute lil tree before it goes onto your big fresh tree.

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Here are some of my older headwear creations. 









































































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