Isn't this sweet? If you know how to crochet (and I really hope you do!) you can whip up a bunch of these rosettes in no time from just a piece of crocheted trim that you can make yourself. They look great attached to a ready made headband, as a pin, or even a napkin ring. And I think they're a bit of fresh air after all the fabric flowers we've been seeing everywhere, and maybe just a bit more elegant .....?
- The yarn of your choice, and an appropriately sized crochet hook
I used some baby weight cotton, but you can try just about any weight and see if you like the results
- a small piece of felt
- a glue gun
- a ready made headband, or pinbacks
- a pearl single shaft button, or a pearl bead
- Crochet your piece of trim as follows: Make a chain that is about 60cm long. Double crochet one row. Turn and crochet a row of scallop stitch as follows: *skip 2 stitches, 5 double crochets into next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, single crochet into next stitch, repeat from * to end and finish off.
- Cut a small circle of felt, about 1 1/2" diameter
- Roll the center of the crocheted trim tightly, and attach to the center of the felt circle with hot glue, continue wrapping the trim around itself, but now in a much looser fashion, securing with hot glue to the felt circle as you go. You may need to actually apply glue to the trim itself, not just the edge on the outside in order for it to lay down a bit, but that's okay! Do a little experiment without the glue, and take a look at my photo. A loosely coiled flower is more beautiful, take my advice.
- Attach pearl button or bead to the center with hot glue, and attach to headband or add pin back.
- Voila! My daughter has already worn hers and it looked fantastic. Not too big, but big enough!