Today is my daughter’s birthday. She’s now 8 years old! Yey! Time flies so fast, I didn’t even notice it. She is my one and only princess. My first born child. Her name is Chloe. I have known her to like girly stuffs, that is why as soon as I saw this crocheted Tiara headband in @crochetcreationsbyhanan on Instagram, I knew she would love to have the same one. I asked if there’s a free pattern for the Tiara and she was kind enough to give me the link to the pattern. She also has a little girl whom she made the tiara headband for.
I was excited, I couldn’t wait to start this new crochet project. At the same time, I was so busy because its only a few days and it’s already my daughter’s birthday. I’m kinda afraid I couldn’t make it in time, but fortunately, seeing how it was done , is a relief that it was very easy to follow.
There are a couple of items you just need to start. A simple plastic headband as a base, you can use a plain one without any designs in any color and thickness. The one I use is a plastic plain headband in black and in 1/2 inch thickness. A 3 mm crochet hook. As for the yarn, I use cotton acrylic bright yellow yarn in 4 ply. The recommended yarn for this Tiara is no more than 8 ply. I believe it’s because for you to see the details clearly when finished.
Step 1 is to cover the headband by crocheting sc stitches around. I was struggling to do this at first, because I use different headband. I like advise you to use a thinner one because with this type of headband, you need to work out on looping around and making it tight.
It should be like this one when you finished covering. You can cover the whole headband as per the pattern of do it like what I did leaving some part uncovered.
Step 2 is making the base. We are now ready to make the middle part. Picture below is the base for the Tiara’s peak. Make sure it is centered so the middle peak would be perfectly placed in it.
Step 3. The peaks. In this project I learned how to do the picot stitch. It’s my first time to make this stitch, and I love how it looks in here.
The pattern says 3 small peaks for the left and the right. But I made four, because I wanted to make a wider one. I’m satisfied to how it turned out as it fits the headband. Below is the finished peaks for the Tiara.
Knowing my girl to love little cute things, I put on some 6 mm white pearls as details for the peaks of the tiara. I just sew them directly and hide the ends of the thread.
Here is the middle peak with 3 lovely white pearls.
After putting up some more pearls, here it is.
My daughter is so thrilled when I handed her this piece. After her birthday, she said she would wear it everyday to school. I am thanking Ms. Kate D for the pattern she selflessly share to all crocheter around. You can visit her site and make this Tiara headband too with her free pattern in this link: http://www.fableoffive.com/2014/03/crochet-tiara-headband.html
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