A couple of days ago, I shared my patterns for a couple of pretty Sunflower Appliques.Today, I am going to show you one option of what you can do with the applique. For this headband, I used the smaller sunflower. I felt the large one was just too big. I will show you, in a couple of days, what I did with the larger sunflower.
The headband is made with a simple net stitch. You can use this hat and headband size chart to help you determine how big you should make your headband. I would suggest trying out one size smaller, as this stitch tends to stretch quite a bit.
Size G Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn) Light Sage, Bright Yellow, and Coffee
Using Light Sage, Ch 10
Row 1: sc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch*, repeat. Turn.
Row 2: ch 5, sc in first ch 3 space. *ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space* repeat. Turn.
Rows 3-?: Repeat row 2 until you get your desired headband size.
Join: sl st to the backside of the foundation ch, sl st across working through the ch 3 spaces and the sc, end with a sl st through the last ch.
Finish off and weave in ends.
For the sunflower:
(Small sunflower measures approx. 3 1/3 inches across.)
Make the center (base):
Using Coffee, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), work 7 hdc in ring, join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat around. Join with sl st.
Join Bright Yellow to the first hdc of round 2, *ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in the next 2 ch, sl st in the next hdc of the base*, repeat around. Sl st to the first hdc st. Finish off and weave in ends.
Sew the flower to the headband.