With all the housework complete and an afternoon home alone, I decided to hunt for the perfect afternoon crochet project. My two requirements: Quick and easy.
Since making accessories are always a pretty simple project, I searched ALLFREECROCHET.COM for a cute accessory. That’s when I found the perfect design. As I am a huge Anthropology window shopper and gift card hopeful, I knew the Anthropology Knockoff Headband was the project for me.
I already had all the supplies at home, a size “G” hook, worsted weight yarn, a thin headband, a hot glue gun and small beads that look like peals. I decided to use turquoise yarn for spring.
The pattern begins with creating a magic loop. If you are unfamiliar with the magic loop, I highly recommend checking it out and learning this technique for starting projects. It’s tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll love it!
The magic loop is used to start the flower construction. I chose to put two flowers on my headband, but covering the entire top of the headband would be cute for a young girl.
After crocheting the two flowers and hot gluing on the beads, I was ready to begin wrapping the headband. I used about half an inch of hot glue along the inside of the headband to hold the yarn in place. Keep the wrapping yarn tight and take your time. With a half inch left to wrap, I used the hot glue again to finish.
A small amount of hot glue goes along way. Be careful to not use too much glue while applying the flowers to the headband.
This project was exactly what I was looking for. I spent about twenty minutes making this headband and it was extremely simple. Here’s how mine turned out.