Aine Fascinator and Headband by Brenda K. B. Anderson
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Aine Fascinator and Headband

Crochet
May 2016
Thread ?
1.65 mm
2.75 mm (C)
150 yards (137 m)
Flower on fascinator: 5" (12.5 cm) in diameter. Flower on headband: 3½" (9 cm) in diameter.
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Sometimes you need a quick fix of lace crochet. This project is fast but makes a big impact! Made in white, this statement piece would be perfect for a bride. If you are looking for a more subtle look, try the headband version instead.

Finished measurements
Flower on fascinator: 5” (12.5 cm) in diameter.
Flower on headband: 3½” (9 cm) in diameter.

Yarn for Fascinator
DK weight (#3 Light).
Shown here: Nazli Gelin Garden 3 (100% cotton; 1362/3 yd 125 m/1.76 oz 50 g): #300-07 cabernet (MC), #300-25 black (CC); 1 ball each color.

Yarn for headband
Fingering weight (#0 Lace).
Shown here: Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (100% cotton; 136.2 yd 125 m/1.76 oz 50 g): #700-37 light pink (MC); 1 ball.

Hook for Fascinator: Size C-2 (2.75 mm). Adjust the hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Hook for Headband: Steel Size 6 (1.6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Yarn needle; sewing pins; fabric stiffener; paintbrush with stiff bristles; plastic wrap; balloon inflated to a 4” (10 cm) diameter; mug to rest balloon on (for blocking); craft glue.

Additional notions for Fascinator
One lightweight button 1¼” (3.2 cm) in diameter); two circles of pre-stiffened black felt cut to a 2½” (6.5 cm) diameter using larger circular template; two 6” (15 cm) pieces of 20 gauge black colored copper wire; 5–7 black goose biot feathers; 1 comb or alligator clip for attaching in hair; one 26” (66 cm) piece of 8” (20.5 cm) wide French netting (also called birdcage or millinery netting) in black; sewing needle; and black thread.

Additional notions for Headband
One button ¾” (2 cm) in diameter; two circles of prestiffened light pink felt 1½” (3.8 cm) in diameter using smaller circular template; needle and sewing thread to match felt; headband.

Gauge
Fascinator: after working Round 3 with size 3 thread and size C (2.75 mm) hook, Flower should measure about 2½” (6.35 cm) in diameter.

Headband: after working Round 3 with size 10 thread and steel size 6 (1.6 mm) hook, Flower should measure about 15/8” (4 cm).