Crochet with Kath – Party Crown!
Declare yourself belle of the ball with Kath Webber’s glittering party crown.
Excuse yourself from the festivities and spend a couple of hours with some gentle crafting this party season, making yourself a dazzling head piece in the process! This headband uses Paintbox Simply DK– why not use the mini balls from your Paintbox Advent calendar or even raid your stash for your favourite colours, and add some metallic thread for extra bling. Choose from shimmering stars, a girlish bow or pompomania to adorn your hair, or add all three for the ultimate party crown.
You will need:
• A selection of DK yarn such as Paintbox Simply DK in colours of your choice
• Anchor Artiste metallic crochet yarn
• 3mm and 4mm hooks
• Plain headband (around 1” wide)
• Optional – mini glue gun, plain felt, washi tape, pom-pom makers
How to make a star:
Using metallic thread and 3mm hook, make 6ch and join with ss to make a ring.
Round 1: 1ch (does not count as dc), 15dc into ring, join with ss to first dc.
Round 2: make 6ch.
Make 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1tr in each remaining ch.
Miss 2, ss into next st.
Rpt 4 more times. Fasten off. Make four or five to adorn your headband
How to make the bow:
Using Peach Orange, make 51ch.
Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, make 1dc in each ch across. Turn. 50sts.
Rows 2- 10: 1ch, 1dc in each dc across. Turn. Fasten off and use tail to sew the short edges together.
Band- make 11ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and 1dc in each remaining ch. turn. Work in dc for two more rows. Fasten off.
Position seam of bow at the back, wrap the band around the centre of the bow and stitch the short ends together, sewing the ends into the back of the bow.
Make a few pom-poms in various sizes and colours, adding some of the metallic yarn in the mix for extra dazzle.
Wrap the headband in washi tape, or cut two pieces elliptical-shaped piece of felt. Using the hot glue gun, glue the bow off-centre on one side of the headband, or use the tail of the yarn, stitch to the felt, or even tie it to the band.
Next, add the largest pompom. Glue the rest of the pom-poms onto the band or felt then add the stars, using the tails of the yarn to stitch them on.
The final product!!