I have seen these cute hair clips around Etsy and other places. I wanted to make some for my daughters and I want to show you how to make some to.
First you need to get some “alligator” hair clips (sold at craft stores and drug stores) or other types of barrettes. Simply take some ribbon (I used 1/4 inch ribbon) and cut a length long enough to go around the entire alligator clip and including the insides.
With a glue gun, glue the ribbon around the clip so that all of the metal is covered. (I have also done some so that I have not covered the clip part on the bottom so that it holds better in finer baby hair).
To make the crochet flower, simply crochet your favorite flower pattern with the yarn and color of your choice. Simply use your favorite crochet flower pattern (the actual pattern I used was from a copyrighted pattern I had purchased, so I can’t share it) or use the following pattern:
Rnd 1: Ch 5, join into a ring w/sl st in 1st ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 9dc in ring, join to top of ch w/sl st — 10 sts.
Rnd 3: **Ch 2, work 3dc in next st, ch 2 sl st in next st** five times. Fasten off.
I used a size F hook and 4 ply worsted weight yarn. My finished flowers measured 1 and 1/2 inches in size. Then I finished the flowers off by glueing the flowers onto the clip and then adding a button for the finishing touches. For a smaller or larger flower, change hook sizes.
If you do not crochet and still want to get your hands on some of these adorable hair clips, you can buy some here from Lisa, one of my fabulous readers, and her website ElleBows. Aren’t they the cutest?