Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crochet Egyptian Headdress

I made this Egyptian headdress for our vacation bible school program this summer.  The theme is Joseph's Journey Prison to Palace.  The first one of these I tried I used gold yarn.  When I got it done it looked more like a milk maid cap not even close to anything royal looking.  For this one I used a gold cording that I found in the yarn aisle.  The package said it was for plastic canvas but it crocheted up wonderfully.  The package was 27 yards.

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. 


ChristianMari said...

What size crochet hook did you use? Thanks so much! I've been dying to find this pattern.

~*~The Family~*~ said...

I used a large hook for this, probably a I or J because the cord I crocheted with was so heavy. Adjust the hook side according to the size of the yarn.

ChristianMari said...

Thank you so much! This is such a blessing!