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Ursa Major²

Head-bear Hookup! A Crochet Headdress DIY

Date / Time

5/31/21, 11:00 PM

Molly Moonflower (she/her) 

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Can't find a headpiece to match that one difficult print? But the meetup is tomorrow! Learn to crochet a simple headdress that you can complete in an evening. Molly Moonflower will show you how to hook up your own quick and simple headdress in this crochet-a-long DIY using simple single and double crochet stitches, and manipulating them for a unique granny-chic look.


Hosted by Molly Moonflower

For printable document, click here


You will need:

  • Any  size 4 Medium Worsted Weight yarn in your desired color(s) - at least  30 yards if using just one color, or 8 yards of color A and 22 yards of  color B if using two colors. (This is for the main body section only,  more may be needed if any additional pieces are added for decoration.)

  • Crochet hook size H (5.00mm) or I (5.50mm) depending on what yarn you are using.

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends.

  • Scissors for cutting yarns.

  • Any bows, ribbons, lace etc. for adding decoration to the main body as desired.

A note about yarns...

This pattern works up well in any worsted weight Medium 4 yarn. However the specific gauge can vary between individual brands, or sometimes even different colors of the same brand, so you may need to increase or decrease the size of your hook to accommodate for this. Keep in mind that the texture ofthe yarn will affect the finished look of the headdress overall.

Here are some examples of common yarns and the hook size they work well with:

  • Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarns: H hook

  • RHSS: I hook

  • Caron Simply Soft, or Lion Brand Heartland: I hook


Gauge is not important for this pattern to work, but checking the length of your foundation chain will help you to get your desired size. You will want the starting chain to measure close to your desired finished length of the headdress, not including the end decorations if you intend to add any. I would recommend shorter main body lengths for pieces that will have added ends, as that can add as much as 3 - 4 inches of extra length overall.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch - Chain

  • sc - Single Crochet

  • dc - Double Crochet

  • sl st - Slip Stitch


Foundation chain

Start  with color A and Chain 36. (If you want to make a longer finished  headdress, add ch 6 to this foundation chain section to create an  additional 5 dc cluster group in later rows).

Round 1

  • Switch to color B

  • Skip  first 2 chains, then [5 dc in 3rd ch from hook, skip 2 ch, sc, skip 2  ch] 6 times. This will make 6 5 dc clusters along the first side. Sc in  last ch of foundation row.

  • Turn  to the opposite side of the foundation chain, and sc in same first  chain, then resume [skip 2 ch, 5 dc in same ch space as 5 dc cluster of  the opposite side, skip 2 ch, sc in same sc space from previous side] 6  times. Sc in last ch of foundation row, then sl st in 1st dc to join

Round 2

  • Switch back to color A

  • *sc in back loop AND back bar of dc sts below for all sc in this round*

  • [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2, skip st] 6 times to end of row, do not skip st at end, instead

  • make sc, (ch 1), sc in the 2 sts at the end,then continue [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2, skip st]

  • across other side to end of row. Then sc, ch 1, sl st into first ch 1 of color A.

Round 3

  • Switch to color B

  • *sc in back loop ONLY of sc below for all sc in this round*

  • [sc  in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2, sl st in next] 6 times to  end of row. Do not sl st at the end of last group, instead sc in next 4  sts at end cap. Continue [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next  2, sl st] 6 times across other side to end of row. Do not make last sl  st, instead sc to end of round. Sl st into first sc.. Break yarns and  weave in any remaining tail ends.

  • That completes the main body of the headdress!

  • Now  you can add motifs and decorate however you wish. (This is NOT  necessary to finish the headdress if you like the look as is.) Here are  some resources for basic things you can add, but the sky's the limit!


Lace-like Border

Using a fine decorative yarn, (embroidery floss works as well but you will need a spool of it as individual

skeins are generally too short) and a small D (3.25mm) or E (3.50mm) sized hook, attach yarn at one end

and begin a pattern of [sc, ch 2, sc} in the back loop only of each sc st of the previous round. Sl st into

first sc, break yarn and weave in ends.

Basic Star


Simple Heart



This sounds silly but can be really cute in the right application. Pom-pom makers are used in the video but forks or cardboard rings work well enough



Someone please do this.


Non-crochet items

Ribbon  bows, beads, and embroidered embellishments can be added if you like,  but take care to hide the threads under the crochet stitches so that  they are not visible on the surface while worn (especially true of the  dc sts). Alligator clips, hair combs, or ribbons can be sewn to each end  to hold the headdress on, or it can be simply bobby pinned on the head  through the holes in the crochet stitches.

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