So far I’ve dedicated my blog to sewing. In addition to my sewing, my first loves are knitting and crocheting. That’s my joy. I can do it while watching TV, in the car (as a passenger), on breaks at work… I had a blog before where I frequently wrote about my hobbies. Since closing that blog, I want to start migrating some of my posts over here to re-share. This is one of my favorites – not because the project is a hard one, but because it is SO CUTE! The funny part is that apparently I’ve always struggled with kids sizes….
One of my girlfriends asked me to make baby headbands for her daughter through my Etsy shop (update – I closed this shop!). I understand nothing of children. Their sizes are foreign to me. I didn’t know if I should buy headbands and make stuff to put on them, or attempt to make one entirely myself. Well luckily I found photos of crochet baby headbands online, along with a baby headband size chart. Unsure of what yarn would really do on a baby’s head, I had my friend measure her daughter’s head and started from there. I sent her a sample headband to the exact size of her daughter’s head. From there we figured to downsize just slightly so the band would be just a tiny bit tighter. For her 19″ head, I created an 18″ band that is very stretchy.
Once we had the headband part down, I scoured the internet for the perfect flowers to crochet. The first one that I made to attach to the sample headband was a little pathetic. I think it was supposed to be a daisy, but poor baby just looks like she has a pink spider on her head. I decided to go with a more rose looking design for this first “official” headband. I made this one fancy to make up for the spider looking one.
After successfully getting the sizing down, I sold a few more of these through Etsy. I loved seeing pictures pop up in my news feed of babies wearing my headbands. I eventually closed my shop though, because while this project was simple, others were not. I found it too time consuming to maintain my shop and fill custom orders. For the right babies though, I still think these are a beautiful gift!