Dahlia Headband

Inner Child Crochet

Dahlia Headband by Melissa MallBy Melissa Mall

Model: Melissa Mall
Photos: Melissa Mall

Summer is a great time to whip up a headband or two, big and bright and cool in cotton mesh. Perfect for barbecues, picnics, and trips to the zoo, this headband can be made with or without the flower – depending on the look you’re going for.

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: One Size (20″ circumference)

Materials:

  • Peaches & Creme – [100% Cotton, 120yds/109m per 2.5oz/70.9g skein] Bright Pink [MC] – 45yds, White – 25yds, Forest Green – 15yds
  • H/8 (5.00mm) hook
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge: Gauge is not critical in this design as long as the first row will fit onto your head.

Dahlia Headband by Melissa Mall

Directions:

Rnd 1: With MC, ch 68 (or desired head circumference with an even number of chains), join. Ch 1, sc around, join rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), sk 1 st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st. Repeat from * around, join rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-sp around. Join.

Rnds 4-5: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 3.

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 3. Finish off, leaving at least 8 inches of yarn at the end.

Flower:
Row 1: With white, ch 21. Sk 1 st, sc across. (20 sc) Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, make 2 sc in each st across. (40 sc) Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2; make 2 dc in each st across. (80 dc) Turn.

Row 4: *Ch 2, sl st in next st. Repeat from * across. Finish off.

Leaf:

Rnd 1: With green, ch 12. Sl st in each of the first 3 ch, sc in the next 3 ch, hdc in the next 3 ch, dc in the next 2 ch, make 6 dc in next st. Continue working in opposite side of ch. Dc in next 2 ch, hdc in the next 3 ch, sc in the next 3 ch, sl st in the last 3 ch. Do not turn (work in the round).

Rnd 2: Sl st in the first 3 sts, sc in the next 3 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts. Dc in the next 3 sts, make 2 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc in each of the next 3 sts. Hdc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next 3 sts, sl st in the last 3 sts. Finish off.

Vine (make 2): With green, ch 21. Sk 1 st, make 2 sc in each ch across. (40 sc) Finish off.

Finishing

  1. Use loose end to gather headband together at join. This may be done by wrapping the ends around the join and pulling tight; weave in ends.
  2. Sew leaf and vines to headband at join.
  3. Coil flower into desired position and sew in place.
  4. Weave in all ends.

About the Designer Melissa Mall Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons and a new baby girl! They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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