One of my favourite parts of Christmas day is pulling crackers and then wearing the silly crown while eating my Christmas meal. I like the idea of wearing a crown (we’re all royalty for the day at Christmas!) but all too often, the flimsy paper crowns rip or they’re too big and fall down over your eyes! What I really like is the idea of a crocheted Christmas crown, that’s been designed to suit you, and that you can use year after year.
Last year, I crocheted a children’s Christmas crown for Simply Crochet (see the post here and buy the pattern on Ravelry here or on Etsy here), but I didn’t get it back in time to give it to anyone for Christmas. So I stashed it away, ready for this year.
I’m aunty to two gorgeous little girls, who I’ve crafted plenty of treats for – but I sometimes forget that I’m also aunty to my other half’s nephew and niece, William and Lauren. So I decided that last year’s bright red and gold crown would be fit for a king, or rather for 8-year-old William, and that I’d make a new pink crown for 4-year-old Lauren. Here they are…
Lauren loves pink and princesses, so I tried to make a crown that would make her feel like a princess on Christmas Day. There’s a little bit of lacy, girly-ness in the central band and gentle peaks at the top, which I finished off with some dainty pearl beads…
I hope they like their Christmas crowns and use them again and again. The red crown has some elastic sewn in the back so it’s quite stretchy, while the pink crown has a stretchy lower edge thanks to a special technique I used. So hopefully, both will be able to stretch to fit their heads for many more years.
The special technique I used is crocheted foundation rows, which means you start crocheting by making the first row, rather than having to crochet a chain and then work stitches into it. I recently learned how to do it and this was the first project where I got to use those new skills. I’m loving the results and it’s so much faster and easier! If you haven’t tried it yet, please do give it a go.
Merry Christmas and hope you all enjoy your Christmas meals, wearing brilliantly silly crowns!