How to Knit a Christmas Crown
This year upgrade your Christmas cracker crown with this festive headdress and become the head of the table!
How To Knit A Christmas Crown
Holly Leaf (make 8)
Using 4mm needles and yarn A and yarn C together cast on 3 sts
Row 1: Knit
*Row 2: K1, yo, k1, yo, k1 (5 sts)
Row 3: K1, purl to last st, k1
Row 4: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 (7 sts)
Row 5: K1, purl to last st, k1
Row 6: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3 (9sts)
Row 7: K1, purl to last st, k1
Row 8: K4, yo, k1, yo, k4 (11sts)
Row 9: K1, purl to last st, k1
Row 10: Cast off 3 sts, work to end
Row 11: Cast off 3 sts, work to end*
Repeat rows 2 to 11 once more.
Next row: Knit 1 row
Next row: Purl 1 row
Next row: K2tog, k1, k2tog
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit
Next row: P3tog
Flower (make 5)
Using 4mm needles and yarn B and yarn D together cast on 18 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Kfb of each st (36sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: *K2, kfb* repeat to end (48sts)
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: *K3, kfb* (60sts)
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Purl
Cast off all sts
Sew in all ends.
To make the flowers, roll up the cast on edge with the ws facing inward. As you roll, sew the base in place until you reach the end of the cast on. Sew through the base a few more times and secure.
Measure out 75cm of wire and cut. Using the flower tape, fold over the top of the wire and then start to wrap the tape around the wire pulling diagonally down to cover the wire. When you reach the end fold the tape back up over the end of the wire.
Place the wire around your head to make sure it is the right size for you and twist the overlapping wire to secure into place.
Place your leaves and flowers around the front of the wire to make sure you get them in the right position. When you are ready secure the leaves onto the wire by sewing across the wire.
Then work in the same way to secure the flowers into place.