Wednesday, 6 December 2017
SIMPLE XMAS INSPIRED HEADWEAR
SIMPLE XMAS INSPIRED HEADWEAR
After my first set of headwear and the huge response , I thought I’d whip up a few more cute little thingies for headwear. In case you missed my earlier blogs on headwear, check the link on the side and click under “headwear” to see what all we have made here via this blog.
Come along now and let’s whip out yet some more cute, and simple headwear.
Thank you for joining me as we work on this lovely pattern together.
Materials used : Today I’ve used some locally available 4 ply acrylic yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet
In general : None of these projects require just an acrylic yarn. I just had them in lovely colours and decided to use them. Use any yarn with a suitable hook to make these projects.
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.
Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279837764548/
How to join your work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGb9pIcsXE
Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)
For most of these patterns, you can use it as a hanging toy ornament off your tree. All you need to do is attach a length of chain off one side. If you attach it to a rubber band or a tic-tac clip, then you get a neat hair clip. Have fun.
1. HOLLY & BERRIES HAIR CLIP
For this pattern, visit http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.in/2012/12/christmas-holly-free-crochet-pattern.html and below is the lovely inspiration that got me started on my hair pin idea.
Go to the link for the pattern. Once you have finished making the holly and berries, just attach it neatly to a tic tac hair clip, using an embroidery needle and thread.
If you want to hang it off your tree, attach a long chain (say 30 - 40 chain length) to one of the corner holly leaves and this will swing off your tree.
2. SANTA HAIR CLIP
For this pattern, visit http://design-peak.com/crochet-santa-applique/, and this was the photograph that lead to the link above. There is a neat tutorial on this link. The tutorial is to make an applique that she attaches onto a shoe.
All I did was make the little motif and then attach it to a tic tac clip using an embroidery needle. You can attach this to a safety pin and use it on your lapel, or you can attach it onto a rubber band as well. I decided to use a black shiny bead for my Santa eyes, but a rounded shut eye gives Santa the Ho Ho HO look too.
One little motif.. so many ideas. Have fun.
3. SHINY SILVER BELL
For this pattern, visit http://design-peak.com/crochet-christmas-bell/ and here is what the designer made . Once again, use the pattern above and then decide if this is a hanging ornament or a hair clip or a lapel clip.
Have fun creating something oh, so cute! .. and I hope the recipients love it too.
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