With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, I wanted to make something cute for Kaylee to wear. She has been really into headbands lately so I thought that it would be cute to make her a bee-themed headband. I came up with this quick, easy, and adorable headband and asked Kaylee to “bee” mine 🙂 This pattern is great for scrap yarn and takes about 30 minutes to make. Also, if you don’t want to make a headband, you can use the bee applique for anything else! Happy Crocheting!
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“Bee Mine” Crochet Headband
- Category 4 Medium Weight yarn in four colors:
- Size H (5 mm) Crochet Hook*
- Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook*
- Size B (2.25mm) Crochet Hook
- Small amount of Embroidery Floss* or Thread in Black
- Embroidery Needle*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
Headband (With Size I Hook):
Note – The headband is made by chaining an amount of chains to fit around your head. In this example, I chained 60 to fit my daughter’s head which is approximately 18″ around.
With Color A
Round 1 – Without twisting the chain, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.
Round 2 – Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch as the join. Ch 60. Join with a sl st into the sc. Fasten off, weave ends.
Bee (With Size H Hook):
With Color B
Magic Circle, ch 1.
6 sc into the circle. Join in beginning sc. Ch 1. (6)
2 sc into each st around. Join in beginning sc. Fasten off. (6)
Change to Color C
Join yarn in any stitch of the circle that you just created. Sc into the same st and the next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn. (4)
2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc into the last st. Turn.(6)
Change to Color B
Ch 1. Sc into each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Sc into each st across. Turn. (6)
Change to Color C
Ch 1. sc dec, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, sc dec. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Sc into each st across. Turn. (4)
Change to Color B
Ch 1. sc dec, twice. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Sc dec. Fasten off, leave a long tail to sew to headband. (1)
For the bee’s wing, I used my Crochet Heart pattern and attached it to the back of the bee.
For the face, I used black embroidery floss and an embroidery needle to make the mouth and eyes (I used french knots for the eyes)
For the antennae, I used a size B (2.25) crochet hook and embroidery floss:
Join embroidery floss with a sl st into one of the stitches at the top of the bee’s head. Ch 8 Sl st into the third ch from hook. Sl st into each st across. Join in the same st as the beginning join. Fasten off. Repeat with the other antenna. Weave all ends and using the long tail from the bee’s body and a yarn needle, sew the bee onto the headband.
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