Saturday, June 12, 2010
Crochet Egyptian Headdress
Super simple to make.
1st round: ch 4. dc 11 times in first stitch of ch. 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg. of round.
2nd round: ch 3. dc in 1st st. 2 dc in each stitch to end of round. sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
3rd round: ch 3. dc in 1st st. 2 dc in each stitch to end of round. sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
4th round: ch 3. dc loosely in each stitch in round. sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
leave end long for one of the dangley beaded ornaments and pull through. Cut remaining cord in equal lengths for beaded ornaments. About every 3 st around back tie cords in 1/2 clove hitch leaving front of head piece bare. String beads on cords and glue ends to secure beads.
The stringing of the beads took me a really long time, I had a hard time getting them on the cord because it would fray. I ended up cutting the string inside the cord a little shorter than the gold outside to make the cord thinner. If you have enough cording left over you can put more of the long beaded cords on the back and shorter ones on the front.