Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DIY Crocheted Bow Hair Pin

I don't know about you guys, but for the last few months, I have been in love with hair bows. I got inspired to make these guys after seeing Laura's post about knitted hair bows, over on her blog, Creating Laura. Her knitted version is SO cute, but ya'll, I don't know how to knit. I know. I embroider, I sew, I do all sorts of domestic things, but I don't knit! It's just never happened. Fortunately, I recently learned how to crochet, so I used a single crochet stitch to whip up this cute little crocheted hair bow.

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.
Cute, right?
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!

-Becca

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!

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24 comments:

  1. ok, who would have known that it'd be THAT easy. and i've been seeing knitted (or crocheted) bows all over etsy, but for scary prices. so i quite appreciate this tutorial ;)

    xo marlen
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    1. I know, right? I'm glad you liked the tutorial!

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  2. Oh, I love bows! For hair and so on! I can't do the same as you did, but I can sew and I may copy, OK? It is a lovely suggestion! You look so cute and the bow too! denisesplanet.com

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    1. Thanks, Denise! Sewing one will be super cute, too!

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  3. Just adorable! I can't wait to try this with some of the leftover yarn I have laying around!

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had more yarn scraps lying around so I could make a bunch of different colors!

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  4. I love hair bows too- I've been obsessed with the little pastel leather ones from American Apparel for a while, but they're so damn expensive!! I love this knitted DIY! So cute.

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! Those ones are super cute. I bet you could make one yourself if you wanted to!

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  5. I have a similar bow! A blogger friend made it for me, it's cute;)

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    1. Oh how fun! I love little hair accessories.

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  6. Nice post! I'm sure one day Sarah and I will sit down to make one of these things. Then we can crochet one another christmas/cosby sweaters!

    S&R
    http://www.Etsy.com/Shop/TheRucksackRefinery

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    1. Haha, that would be amazing! You could also make a rad crocheted bow tie!

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  7. super cute! great DIY :) I love hair bows too, except I usually just tie a big one in my hair with some ribbon, I go a little overboard sometimes hahah.

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    1. Thanks, Juni! I love the big ones, too!

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  8. This is adorable. I could really use a quicky craft too!

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    1. Thank you! Aren't quick crafts the best? I need to start doing more of them. I have a tendency to do long drawn out ones and then run out of time to finish them!

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  9. This is so cute, now if only I could figure out how to crochet lol. Good luck with the contest!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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    1. Thanks, Mili! If you're interested, you could definitely learn! I picked it up a few months ago and found it surprisingly simple.

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  10. if i could crochet i would totally do this! however, my baba is an expert at it, and so i think that i will show her this post. :-)

    well done!

    ~e~ @helloscarlettblog.com

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    1. That sounds like a perfect plan!

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  11. This is so cute. I'm definitely going to make some of these. I'm also really happy a knitted version exists because I can't crochet!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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    1. Fantastic! I gotta learn to knit someday. If we lived in the same city I'd say we should get together and teach each other!

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  12. you are so talented! that is the cutest bobby pin ever! love the size of the bow and the color!

    kelseybang.com

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