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Make-Believe Crowns

Not just for birthdays!

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Not just for Birthdays, Nicholette Hoyer's party crowns are the perfect dress-up headwear for royal princes and princesses. They're elegant, soft, and glittery, and they fit as comfortably as a knitted headband. Embellish the points with sequins, buttons, embroidery, feathers, or whatever your little ones can imagine.
Finished Size: 15 (16, 17)" head circumference. Both crowns shown in middle size.
Yarn: Rowan Yarns Classic Cashsoft DK (57% merino, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 142 yd [130 m]/50 g): Girl's crown: #SH510 clementine (rust), 1 ball. Boy's crown: #SH508 ballad blue (blue), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 21 sts and 48 rows = 4" in garter st worked in the rnd on smaller needles.
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn); Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; markers (m); tapestry needle; sewing needle and matching thread; sequins, buttons, or beads for embellishment (sequins shown are Embossed Squares and Opaque Petite Flowers, available from
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2006

SKU: EP0705

Author/Speaker/Editor: Nicholette Hoyer

Format: eProject