Wednesday, March 12, 2014

crochet tiara headband

This crochet project was created just before Christmas 2012 and was such a handy present for little girls!  My fellow Ravelrers have made some lovely tiaras which they've posted on the project page here.  Seeing all their pretty tiaras and reading the sweet feedback makes me feel all sparkly on the inside!



You'll need:
solid headband of any thickness (the ones I use are about 8mm thick)
yarn (preferably no thicker than 8 ply)
crochet hook to suit ply of yarn
gems, sequins, beads & hot glue gun or needle & thread

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble
sl st - slip stitch
picot - ch3 then sl st into first chain to create a little point
sk - skip stitches
sts - stitches
*uses US crochet terms

R1: single crochet around the headband until it is completely covered (around 90 sts in 8 ply with a 4mm hook) then tie off and cut yarn.  To learn how to crochet onto the headband, check out this link which shows how to crochetinto a ring but the idea is the same :) 

R2: You need 24sts in the middle of  the headband in which to create the peaks and you want an equal amount of sts either side of these 24 to make the tiara look even... so if you have made 90 sts, count in 33 sts from one end.  Now attach yarn to stitch number 34, *ch3, sk2, sl st into next sc* (repeat from * to *twice), ch5, sk4, sl st into next sc, *ch3, sk2, sl st into next sc* (repeat from * to * twice).  You should now have 7 'chain spaces' on your headband.  These form the foundation for the peaks of the tiara.

R3: Turn your work and you are now working into the 'chain spaces'.  2dc, 1picot, 2dc, sl st into first 3ch space (repeat from * to * for the next two 3ch spaces).  Into the 5ch space, 2dc, 1tr, 1picot, 1tr, 2dc, sl st.  Into the next 3ch space, *2dc, 1picot, 2dc, sl st* (repeat from * to * for the next two 3ch spaces), tie off and thread in ends.

Now you should have a pretty little tiara all ready to be blinged up!  
Grab a hot glue gun or needle and thread and attach gems, sequins or beads.  I like to put a big 'sparkle' in the centre peak and smaller ones either side.  
If you want extra sparkle, you could crochet a metallic thread with your yarn or add extra gems.  Customise them any way you like and feel free to sell them too - if you would be so kind as to link back to my blog, I'd really appreciate it, thanks!
I hope your little Princess enjoys her new tiara!  I'd love to see pics of any tiaras you make :D 

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great instructions. "Frozen" tiaras are
    Great for this Christmas.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Pam! I hope you have lots of fun making tiaras for Christmas!

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  2. Wonderful instructions for a delightful idea! :) Simple enough for everyday use, but pretty enough to make any girl feel like a real princess! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! x

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  3. love the crocheted tiara....thanks for the pattern. my grand daughter will love it.

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    1. Hello Donna, thank you for your comment :) I hope you've enjoyed creating and that your grand daughter loves your tiaras! x

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  4. Would I be able to sell my finished product if I linked back to your pattern?

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    1. Hi Noelle,
      Yes you can sell the finished product - I've seen a few on Etsy but you're the first person who has actually requested permission! A link to my pattern would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again :) Kate

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  5. Hola, me encantó tu diadema y he tejido una para un reto de Disney que he publicado en mi blog. He tenido que cambiar el patrón original porque no se adaptaban las medidas de la diadema y de la lana que ha sido mas gruesa. Espero que no te importe, se la he regalado a mi sobrina.
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much Susana! I will be sure to check out your blog and your crochet projects x

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  6. Thanks a lot for the pattern. My 4 years old daughter will wear this tiara on the carnival, as she wants to be Elsa form Frozen, but does not want long yarn hair :) After I finished crocheting, I used some corn starch to make the tiara solid, and decorated it with some glitter glue. It's fabulous!

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  7. Thank you so much for a great pattern - this cute tiara for my daughter was made in no time!

    I would love to show you a picture of it: http://husmorhygge.blogspot.dk/

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  8. Thank you so much for the pattern, my daughter has a masquerade party tomorrow and I don't have time to go shopping, so I 'm crocheting now this great tiara you showed us! As soon as it is ready i'll show you the photo! Thank you again! :-)

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  9. Hello, very inspiring idea.. Hope I will be able to do it for my daughter and then I will show it to my french blog http://zazyktoo.blogspot.com, obviously with a link till your pattern. THX a lot <3 <3 <3

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  10. thank you so much for this free pattern! I already made 2 for ny daughter.. she really likes it! more blessings to come to you! thanks again! <3

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    1. hi there -
      how can i secure the end so it doesnt slip off (part that sits close to the ear) ?

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  12. Hi thanks for this beautiful tiara instructions I made a tiara just in time when needed for my daughter's year end school party..

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  13. Thank you, they are lovely.

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