St. David's Daffodil Headband Project
Monday, February 29, 2016
Bring spring to your wardrobe with this bright blossom headband. By replacing the band with a hairclip or brooch bar, this colourful accessory can be worn in a variety of ways.
Oddments of DK yarn in white (A), orange (B), green (C) and black (D)
Oddment of black metallic yarn (E)
3.00mm (UK11:USC2/D3) crochet hook
4 3⁄8in (11cm) across leafy base
The petals, trumpet, bead and the headband itself are all crocheted separately and stitched together to make up the finished piece. Various stitches are used to shape the petals. The band is worked in rows using treble stitches to create an open-weave fabric.
With 3.00mm hook and A, make 6 ch and join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: (12 ch, 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next 10 ch, 2 dc into ring) 5 times, 12 ch, 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next 10 ch, 1 dc into ring (6 spokes).
Round 2: (Working into foundation ch, 1 dc into first ch, 1 htr in next ch, 1 tr in next 6 ch, 1 htr in next ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch, 1 ch, 1 dc in next 2 dc down other side of petal, 1 htr in next dc, 1 tr in next 6 dc, 1 htr in next dc, 1 dc in next dc) 6 times, sl st to first dc. Fasten off.
With 3.00mm hook and B, leaving a long length of thread at the beginning, make 4 ch and join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), 7 dc into ring (7 sts).
Round 2 (inc): (Dc2inc) 7 times (14 sts).
Rounds 3–6: 1 dc in each dc.
Round 7 (inc): 3 ch (counts as first tr), 1 tr in same st, (tr2inc) 13 times, sl st to 3rd of 3 ch (28 sts).
In Greek mythology, having rejected countless lovers, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. There he died and the white narcissus flower with its orange corolla grew from the earth where he lay.
With 3.00mm hook and C, make 5 ch and join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: 3 ch (to count as first tr), 11 tr into ring, sl st to 3rd of 3 ch (12 sts).
Round 2 (inc): 3 ch (to count as first tr), 1 tr in same st, (tr2inc) 11 times, sl st to 3rd of 3 ch (24 sts).
Round 3: 9 ch, miss 1 tr, (1 dc in next 3 tr, 8 ch, miss 1 tr) 5 times, 1 dc in next 2 tr (6 loops).
Round 4: (3 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr, 4 dtr, 2 tr, 1 htr, 3 dc) into each loop, sl st to first dc. Fasten off.
With 3.00mm hook and D, make 6 ch.
Row 1: 1 tr into first ch to make first space, 4 ch, turn, 1 tr into 6 ch sp, *4 ch, turn, 1 tr into 4 ch sp; rep from * to make the required length to fit around head without stretching.
Row 2: 3 ch (to count as first tr), 1 tr in first 4 ch sp, 2 tr in all but last 6 ch sp, 1 tr in last 6 ch sp, 3 ch, 3 dc down side of last 6 ch sp.
Row 3: Working into opposite side of spaces, 3 ch (to count as first tr), 1 tr in first sp, 2 tr in each 4 ch sp to end. Fasten off.
Repeat to required length
With 3.00mm hook and E, make 5 ch and join with a sl st to form a ring.
Next: 3 ch, work 17 tr into ring, sl st to 3rd of 3 ch. Fasten off leaving a long length of yarn to run a gathering st around the outer edge, draw up to form a large bead. Fasten off.
Stitch the bead to the inside of the trumpet. Attach the trumpet to the middle of the daffodil petals. Weave in ends. Position the finished flower on the RS of the base with the petals in between the leaves. Sew neatly in place. Join the short ends of the crocheted band and attach the daffodil.
Project taken from Crocheted Accessories by Vanessa Mooncie, published by GMC (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)