By the way, when I say little, I do mean little. The finished bow is about 1"x2", which is the perfect size to pin your hair back with! You can, of course, make any size you like.
To make one, you'll need some yarn (if you have leftover yarn from another project, that would probably work great!), a 5.5mm crochet hook, a tapestry needle, scissors, and bobby pins (1 per bow).
Get started by crocheting a long, thin rectangle. I chained 18 and then did 5 rows. Note: I am not awesome at crocheting, so I will not be telling you all about that part. If you're interested in learning, check out this video. It was really helpful when I was very first learning.
Once your rectangle is done, stitch the ends together with yarn and a tapestry needle so it forms a little ring.
Next, cut a length of yarn about 18" long and tie one end tightly around your crocheted loop. Tie it nice and tight so your crocheted loop starts to resemble a bow. Be sure to leave a couple of inches at the tail.
Next, wrap the yarn around the center of your croceted loop until you have just a couple of inches of yarn left.
Tie the two ends together at the back of the bow and trim the ends.
To finish it off, just slide a bobby pin through the looped yarn at the back of your bow. Be sure the flat side of the bobby pin faces away from the bow.
Ta-da! In just about 10 minutes, you've got yourself a super cute crocheted hair bow!
I'll definitely be whipping up a few more of these in different colors. They're such a fun little hair accessory that can really liven up your look!
Til next time!
P.S. I'm still in the running to have my string art project turned into a DIY kit with Whimsey Box! If you haven't done so already, by sure to stop by craftgawker.com and favorite my project. Today is the last day to vote!