Inspired by my gorgeous black cat Shadow.
Perfect for any last minute Halloween or fancy dress celebrations.
Difficulty: Beginner/ Intermediate – knowledge of simple crochet and sewing techniques required.
Time to create: 1-2 hours
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What you’ll need:
- 1 x plastic headband in any colour – I got mine from Primark
- Approx 50g DK weight yarn in Black
- US 4 (3.5mm) Crochet Hook
- Sewing needle
- MR – Magic ring
- CH – Chain
- SS – Slip Stitch
- SC – Single crochet
- SC Inc – Two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
- SC2tog – Single Crochet two stitches together in the front loop only.
- * – Repeat from star to end
- FO – Fasten off
CH stitch at beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
CH 6 and SS to the first stitch.
The number of CH stitches can be increased or decreased depending on the width of your headband.
Round 1 and all other rows: SC 6 (6)
Continue until the entire headband is covered. FO and sew up both ends.
CH 2 – in the 2nd chain, SC 3, CH 1 and turn.
Row 1: SC 3 , CH 1 and turn (3)
Row 2: SC Inc, SC 1, SC Inc, CH 1 and turn (5)
Row 3: SC 5, CH 1 and turn (5)
Row 4: SC Inc, SC 3, SC Inc, CH 1 and turn (7)
Row 5: SC 7, CH 1 and turn (7)
Row 6: SC Inc, SC 5, SC Inc, CH 1 and turn (9)
Row 7: SC 9, CH 1 and turn (9)
Row 8: SC Inc, SC 7, SC Inc, CH 1 and turn (11)
Row 9: SC 11, CH 1 and turn (11)
Row 10: SC Inc, SC 9, SC Inc, CH 1 and turn (13)
Make 4 triangles for both ears. Each ear is made up of two triangles sewn up on two sides and then flipped upside down (further explanation below).
Two sides of one ear:
Place two triangles flat one on top of the other. Sew the 2/3 sides of each ear together using overcast hand stitch. Leave one side open.
Repeat for the second ear.
Turn ears inside out.
Sew bottom of the ears (not sewn up side) to the headband approx 2-3 inches apart.
Finished and ready to go!
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