Christmas crown by Becky Skuse

Christmas crown

October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
3.5 mm (E)
To fit head circumference of 51-54cm (child aged 4-8 years)
both US and UK
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Whether it’s for Nativity plays, dressing up or simply for a bit of festive fun, every child needs one of these sparkling crowns this Christmas! Made from a cheery red yarn (although you can choose your child’s favourite colour, of course), it’s a great value-for-money treat that’s finished off with a metallic yarn for seasonal sparkle. Hooked in the round with treble stitches (US double crochet stitches), the crown has a simple construction with points added around the edge. Stretchy elastic is sewn inside to ensure a perfect fit for every child!

Pattern is for a child size crown, with instructions given in UK crochet terms and then US crochet terms.
Finished crown measures 51-54cm circumference. To fit head circumference of 51-54cm (child aged 4-8 years).

You will need:
• Any DK acrylic yarn (approx 30g) – I used Patons Fab! DK (100% acrylic, 100g/274m) in Red (02323).
• Any metallic yarn (approx 5g) – I used DMC Lumina (60% viscose, 40% metallized polyester sinflex, 20g/150m) in Gold (3821).
• A 3.5mm (US E-4) hook.
• Elastic (1cm wide, 10cm long)
• Tapestry needle