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doily headband

Do you love doilies as much as I do? I was looking at my first successfully crocheted doily (ok, still my ONLY successfully crocheted doily), and had an idea. What if it became a flower, and what if that flower decorated a headband? That could be fun!

doily headband

You'll need a doily (mine was about 5.5" diameter), embroidery floss, and an elastic headband.

doily headband

Start by shaping the doily into a flower. Tie it in place. (I used a bit of the crochet thread that I trimmed off, but you could use floss.)

doily headband

Then take a long length of embroidery floss and tie onto the flower.

doily headband

Wrap the floss tightly around the base of the flower. The closer to get to the ruffle part, the tighter your flower will be, which can be helpful if your doily is large.

doily headband

Before tying off the floss, wrap it around your headband several times. Do a bit of criss-cross so that it will stay in place and not droop. Now, secure the floss with a few knots, and trim.

doily headband

You're all set to wear your new doily flower headband!

13 comments:

  1. ohhh thanks for the tutorial! i LOVE doilies, pink and headbands, so this is sooo perfect!!

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  2. Oh, lovely!! And your doily is gorgeous! Is the pattern you used online? I'm still so new to it, but my first doily attempt failed quite miserably (well, I got the inner circles done, and then missed stitches, so the rest of it seemed to funnel inward like a hat...lol). This makes me want to try again. :)

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. The doily pattern that I used is from the book "Learn to Do Symbol Crochet Doilies", and I used a larger thread and hook than they called for.

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  5. Mollie, I adore this project. Would you mind if I stole a photo and mentioned the project on my blog, fastercraft.com? I'd love to feature it.

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  6. Go for it, Shannon! And thank you!

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  7. i'm totally doing this...awesome.

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  8. Great Idea! TY for sharing! Perfect for the extra thread I have laying around.

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  9. That is your FIRST DOILY?!?! I'm so impressed- it's gorgeous! And the headband is fantastic. Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

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  10. What a great idea! It looks great!

    I have a weekly Thursday blog party especially for people to share things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you'd like! It is called Make It Wear It and I host it at TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  11. Mollie, here's the link to the post I did about your post. http://fastercraft.com/doily-headband/ Thanks for letting me use it!

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  12. Love this headband--so crafty!
    Would love for you to link up to my Headband Link party over at Little Miss Momma! Here's the link:
    http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/headband-week-link-party-and-surprise.html

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  13. Anonymous5:44 AM

    What a great idea, i've always loved crocheting doilies - about the only thing that I crochet well. It's great to come across a practical use for them (besides as decorations or for putting on tables etc

    Julianne
    Graphic Designer at, Jdesign.net.au
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