Sunday, 31 December 2017
THREE UNIQUE UNICORN HEADBANDS
Not too long ago, I’d made one unicorn headband with a tiny unicorn stuff toy. Day before yesterday, I posted a blog with the project I’d worked on for a cuddly, much larger unicorn stuff toy. These three headbands were then requested for three lil kids also crazy about unicorns – I mean, who isn’t enamored by that elusive creature, right?
As you know, I like making something new and different each time – so while part of the pattern stays the same, there are differences in each headband.
Thank you for joining me in our fun creativity session today.
Materials used : Today I’ve used some of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic yarns with a 3 mm crochet hook ; a light metal headband ; embroidery needle
You could use cotton as well – I just had acrylic ready in all the colours I wanted, so went with this selection.
Skill level : Easy to intermediate. Basic sewing skills needed.
Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc : Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps. One hdc made.
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 :
How to join your work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGb9pIcsXE
Instructions using U.S terminology
For the basic unicorn ears, horn and curly wurly insane mane, for all three projects, I have followed the pattern at https://theknottyredhead.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/unicorn-mane-headband/
The last time I’d made this, I too used a plastic headband to hold the unicorn ears and horn. This time, I’ve used a lighter metal headband for one of the projects.
I have covered the metal headband with white sc all through – not just to give it a neater finish but also to give the ears, horn and mane a space to be neatly attached onto.
For the 2nd headband, I’ve just attached the ears, horn and mane onto a satin ribbon.
For the 3rd headband, I’ve used the headband pattern from the monkey amigurumi & headband pattern I’d made before at
Just for another difference, thrown in different colours when working the mane – so that each child gets a unique combination – that is still mysterious, cute, colourful and all unicorn!
I’ve included this small foot note that I’d used for the earlier unicorn headband project – just in case you’ve missed that.. of course, I do think you may want to check that project as well – just click on the links at the right hand side of this blog and check the “Labels” to see all the projects listed.
For the mane : The designer has given a start count of 77 sts. What I’d suggest is that you first work that number and see if the length works for you (with the yarn and hook you’re using, assuming you are not using the same materials as used by the designer).
In case the length does not work for you, just go ahead and add as many stitches as you need and then work the 3 hdc as instructed, and you will still get a superbly curly wurly mane. After all, there is no specified length – and with girls, longer is probably better and more fun ;)
Oh, I also preferred to work a fsc chain instead of plain chain. I find that not only do you get a better stitch to work the hdc into, but also get a better end result – but then I am always partial to this start J
Finally one big Thank You to the Knotty Redhead for this lovely free pattern. I had great fun whipping this headband up – hope you have as well.
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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
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