I finished the headbands and sent them to the nieces.
My daughters and Niece A wanted to have coral colored headbands.
Niece B wanted a red one -
I decided that Niece K would get a pink one -
Here’s the link to the headband pattern. At first it seemed like a tricky pattern, but as I’ve done it a few times, I’ve almost got it memorized. I use the updated decrease which makes it easier to finish. I chose not to use the optional crochet border and think it turned out just fine.
Here are some close-ups of the flowers.
This flower pattern is not part of the headband pattern, but is one of my favorite crochet flower patterns - found on the Lion Brand Yarn site - here.
I’m hoping to get a picture of my nieces modeling their headbands, but until then, here’s a picture of my girls in theirs.
I should mention that the reason I found this pattern was because my sister wanted me to knit her a headband like one she purchased only narrower. The headbands are about 4 inches wide and she would always fold her store bought headband in an inch along the edges to make it narrower on her head. I knitted this narrower for the nieces and for my younger daughter. My oldest likes the original width, so hers is wider.
Here’s another headband I whipped together from the yarn left over from my last scarf project.
I used a knitted flower pattern for this headband -
This rosette pattern comes from a hat pattern found in Knitting Daily - here. I’ve enjoyed making this flower with variegated yarns.