If you’re wanting to make the perfect gift for the little princess in your life, you will LOVE making this Anna Crown with Hair!
Every little princess needs a crown, right? I think so too! That being said, whenever I made the Elsa crown for my oldest daughter’s birthday my other two girls declared they needed crowns with hair as well!.
One of the princess crown requests was Anna from the ever so popular Disney movie, Frozen.
After trying my hand at designing a custom ordered Maleficent Crown, I knew I had to design my own Anna crown as well. One of my favorite things about these crowns is the hair!
Growing up I had such a tender head I wasn’t allowed to have long hair. It never wanted to brush it or maintain it because of how much it hurt to deal with and so, short haircuts (sometimes TOO short if you ask me) were easier maintenance on this tomboy!
So to me, the idea of a princess crown with long locks just seems like a dream! Okay so maybe I’m living a little vicariously through my crochet and knitting projects…but that’s alright!
WHAT I USED:
- 1 skein of purple yarn
- 1 skein of burnt orange yarn
- size E hook
- tapestry needle
- piano bench (WHAT?! Just follow along in the pattern and you’ll see why!)
I used one of the regular Red Heart yarns for the crown. Some refer to it as a scratchy yarn. I feel it is quite durable for the beating it will take when being played with on a daily basis. For the hair I opt to go with the Red Heart LOVE line of yarn. This yarn is softer to the touch and it has a texture which I believe is perfect for hair!
(Burnt orange yarn) CH 72; SL ST to connect; CH 2
Rnd 1 – HDC all the way around (72 sts); SL ST to the top of the CH 2 space
Rnd 2 – (purple yarn) CH 1; SC all the way around (72 sts); SL ST to the top of the CH 2 space.
Rnd 3 – CH 2; HDC all the way around; SL ST to the top of the CH 2
Rnd 4 – CH 3; skip next ST; DC in next 3 STS; CH 1: skip next ST; DC in next 3 STS; repeat until the end where you will finish with 2 DC and a SL ST to the top of the CH 3 space.
Rnd 5 – DC in CH 1 space, DC in smae CH 1 space, CH 3 SL ST to the bottom of the CH 3, add 2 more DC into the same CH 1 space (this gives you a total of 4 DC in the same CH 1 space. ); skip the next ST; SC in the next ST; skip the next ST; add 2 DC in the next CH 1 space, CH 3, SL ST to the bottom of the CH 3, add 2 more DC in the same CH 1 space.
***as you’re working along, hopefully you will begin to see the crown peaks forming. Once you get to the fron center of the crown you will add one oversized peak to make a distinction of the front of the crown
front peak – 3 TRC, CH 3, SL ST to the bottom of the CH 3, 3 TRC all in the same CH 1 space
continue around with the normal peak pattern you were doing. Finish with a SL ST to the CH space with the first DC ogf the round; tie off; weave in ends.
ATTACHING THE HAIR:
Now I mentioned in my ‘what I used’ list a piano bench. Here’s how I used this object…
I wanted to make sure the hair was even. I also didn’t want to spend forever trying to lay out the hair. So I laid the bench down on it’s side and wrapped the orange yarn around the legs. I wrapped the yarn about 140 times and then I cut the hair on one side.
I prefer to double up the hair strands. The first time I made an Elsa crown I only used one strand for hair and I didn’t feel like it was thick enough. This time I opted for a thick hair-do and so I used two strands.
Hair attaching is easy! All you do is take your hook and insert it into a bottom stitch on the orange yarn. You will yarn over the hair strand at the center and then you will pull it all the way through. It is sort of like a SL ST. Just make sure your ends are as even as possible. Don’t stress too much about evenness because you’re going to trim the hair at the end.
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