Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Cute Minnie Mouse Alice Band Free Pattern

Today we have got a quick little project for you that would make a great present, used to revamp some old Alice bands you have laying around, or are ideal if you have a holiday planned this year to Disneyland!

This project is seriously quick and can be done easily within an hour and only takes a few little bits and pieces you most likely have laying around from previous projects.

You will need:

- 3 balls of black wool (don't worry you don't need the whole 3 balls! or you could also separate 1 ball into 3 separate bits)

-Pink or Red Ribbon (preferably with white spots)

-tapestry needle & scissors

- An old unused Alice band

-4mm Crochet hook

The reason you need the 3 strands is to make the ears stable enough to stand up on their own without pipe cleaners or some sort of support.

The Ears - Make 2 - Work with all 3 strands of black wool and a 4mm crochet hook
Begin with a magic loop

Rnd 1: 12 hdc into the loop, tighten the loop up and join with a sl st into the top of the first hdc, ch 2 (12)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc into each hdc around, join with a sl st and ch 2 (24)

Rnd 3: *1 hdc into next hdc, 2 hdc into the following hdc* repeat *to* to the end, join with sl st

Finish off and weave in loose ends

At this point you make want to take a little bit of black wool and a tapestry needle and sew around your starting magic loop as we noticed ours had a tendency to open up after a while if we didn't sew it closed.

For the Alice band you will be crocheting directly around the headband itself

Start crocheting around the band using single crochet

The amount of stitches you do and how much of the band you cover is up to you

Once you have done as many stitches as you want to do, chain 1 and turn

Do another row of single crochet, this is to make the ears more stable

Finish off and weave in the loose ends

Now using a little wool and a tapestry needle, attach the ears to the headband, make sure they are secure!

Now all that's left to do is using your pretty ribbon, make a bow and either sew or glue it to your band and you're done!!!!

And there you go!
A very simple little project which is absolutely adorable!
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