Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Minnie Mouse Crochet Headband

I am SO excited because we are going on vacation next week! We haven't taken a vacation in years... seriously, years! We are staying at a resort in Orlando for a few days and hitting up all the parks. Naturally, I am getting Disney ready.

I have seen some super cute Minnie Mouse crochet hats, several of which are on my crochet board on Pinterest, but it is just too hot for that right now. I figured, why not make a Minnie Mouse headband instead? So, that's what I did.





Here's how I did it. Using an E hook and some black worsted weight yarn, I first crocheted 2 circles in a spiral. Since this is crocheted in a spiral, using a stitch marker is very useful. 

Ears (Make 2):
Ch 2.
Round 1:  Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2:  Sc 2 in each sc around.
Round 3:  *Sc 2, sc 1. Repeat from * around.
Round 4:  *Sc 2, sc 1 in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 5:  *Sc 2, sc 1 in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 6:  *Sc 2, sc 1 in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 7:  *Sc 2, sc 1 in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 8:  *Sc 2, sc 1 in next 6 sc. Repeat from * around. Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Bow:
Ch 12. 
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.
Rows 2-20:  Ch 1 and sc in each sc across. Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Ch. 5. 
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. 
Rows 2-9:  Ch 1 and sc in each sc across. Do NOT finish off. Leave on the hook.

Bunch the larger part of the bow together in the center to create creases and look how you'd like the bow to look. Wrap the smaller piece around the center and using a slip stitch, slip stitch the smaller part closed around the bow. Weave in ends.

Headband:
Create a headband using a dc foundation chain in your desired length. (Ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in first ch and *pull up a loop. Yarn over, and pull through one loop LOOSELY (chain). Yarn over and pull through two loops twice (dc). You now have one foundation stitch. Yarn over and insert hook in ch of stitch just made. Repeat from * until you have desired number of stitches.)

Slip stitch the foundation chain closed. Ch 2. Dc in each dc around. (This headband will look like 2 rows of dc.) Weave in ends. 

Sew the ears and bow to the headband in the places of your choosing. All done!  Try it on your model!




(Please excuse her chocolately face. I made some zucchini chocolate chip muffins, and she thoroughly enjoyed them!)

If I am feeling motivated tomorrow, I may sew some white buttons on the bow, like this super cute Minnie Mouse hat

Well, happy hooking!

PS - Feel free to use this pattern for items you make for yourself or your friends, but not for things that you sell! Thank you!

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