Unicorn Headband

By now you know I have a serious unicorn fanatic in our house…. Everything is unicorn lately! Check out my Rainbow Unicorn Hooded Scarf and my Unicorn Amigurumi Patterns. My little mini maker just turned 6 and her birthday party is coming up, the theme is obviously Rainbow Unicorn!

My not so little anymore 6 year old also has a serious obsession with headbands, she is rarely seen without some kind of fancy band in her hair. So somewhere in the 1,000’s of ideas for her birthday party the Unicorn Headband came to life! At first I just made her one, then I had a thought… maybe I could make all the party guest a headband instead of giving loot bags? Yes, Yes, Yes! As a parent loot bags make me cringe hard… making and receiving them! Haha!

Following very specific ideas and colour choices, I came up with a plan to make a horn, 2 ears and 5-6 flowers for each headband. I had an idea but I lacked inspiration. I still wasn’t sure how I was going to make flowers small enough to look proportionate to the headband. I finally forced myself to crackdown on the design while I was visiting Memories Manor at the end of December. I was only a few rows into the horn when I decided to take a break to look around their little scrapbooking shop. That’s when I found these adorable little foam flowers, perfect size and the exact colours I needed… inspiration at the perfect time!

It was smooth sailing from there, within a couple hours I had a finished headband and a pattern written. I sent a picture to my mini maker for approval, I got a BIG smile in return! So here I go on an adventure to make 8 of these! Keep your eyes open, I’ll be sure to share all the Unicorn Birthday Party fun in an upcoming post!

Supplies:

4mm hook or the size you need for stitches tight enough so stuffing will not show through.

A yarn needle to sew in ends and attach all the pieces.

Small amounts #4 Worsted Weight Yarn in the colour of your choice. I let my my mini maker pick the colours she wanted from my yarn stash, a light purple and white to go with an awesome variegated pastel that I picked up at a thrift store many months ago.

A plain skinny headband, I picked a package of them from the Dollar store.

I was super lucky to find the perfect flowers I needed but the selection for flowers is endless, just check out the floral and scrapbooking sections of any craft store. If you are feeling super ambitious, Pinterest has a ton of crocheted flowers to choose from as well.

A hot glue gun to attach the flowers and secure everything together.

Abbreviations:

Rnd — Round

sc — single crochet

Ch — chain stitch

Slst — slip stitch

MR — Magic Ring

ea — each

St/sts — stitch/stitches

inc — increase

dec — decrease

BLO — back loops only

rep — rep between *

FO — fasten off

Horn

Work in continuous rounds, do not join. Stuffing the horn as you go makes it a lot easier.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR, do not join. (4)

Rnd 2: sc in ea st.

Rnd 3: *sc inc, sc* twice (6)

Rnd 4-5: sc in ea st

Rnd 6: *sc inc, 2 sc* twice (8)

Rnd 7-10: sc in ea st

Rnd 11: *sc inc, 3 sc* twice (10)

Rnd 12-13: sc in ea st

Rnd 14: *sc inc, 4 sc* twice (12)

Rnd 15-18: sc in ea st

Rnd 19: *sc inc, 3 sc* rep 3 times (15)

Rnd 20-26: sc in ea st

Rnd 27: Entire row in BLO, *sc dec, 3 sc* rep 3 times (12)

Rnd 28: sc dec in ea st around (6)

FO, close the opening with a yarn needle.

Ears

Working in rows, make 4 total, 2 of each colour

Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and ea ch across. (4)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in ea st

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc dec twice. (2)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in ea st

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc dec, ch, FO contrasting colour pieces. (1)

Do not FO white yarn, place one of each colour back to back, starting at the top, sc through both layers all the way around. Place 2 sc in the bottom corners, at the end in the top st ch 2 and slst into the first ch, sc in the same st, sl st to the first sc, FO leave a long tail for assembly and weave in any other loose ends.

Headband & Assembly

This part is a bit awkward, but the concept is simple. Essentially you are going to single crochet around the headband and instead of into a stitch. So the headband will be covered and giving you something to attach the ears, horn and flowers too.

Step 1: With a slip knot on your hook, place working yarn under the headband.

Step 2: Yarn over and pull through one loop to sl st yarn around the headband.

Step 3: the hook under the headband, just like it would go into a stitch of the previous row.

Step 4: Yarn over to pull up a loop.

Step 5: Yarn over and pull through both loops, pull tight and adjust on the headband.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 to until the headband is covered around.

Lastly, wrap the tails around a few times and use a dab of hot glue to hold it all in place.

Assembly

Using the yarn tails, securely sew the horn to the middle of the headband. I went a bit overkill with this to make sure it is super strong!

Next sew the ears about 4 sts to either side of the horn, weave in all the ends.

The flowers I used had a wire to attach them, then a added a few dabs of hot glue to secure it.

I sure hope you love your Unicorn Headband as much as I loved making it! I’d love to see your creations, tag me on Facebook or Instagram and use #madewithloveandyarn to share!

Happy Hooking đź’ś

Please do not copy, sell or reproduce any part of this pattern. You are welcome sell any items you make and to share the pattern with a link back to the Made with Love & Yarn blog.

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