Mermaid Bikini Top with Matching Headband by Donna Knox

Mermaid Bikini Top with Matching Headband

July 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 3 rows = 2 inches
5.0 mm (H)
80 - 190 yards (73 - 174 m)
NB - 2T
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H Hook
Preferred Yarn: I love this yarn (any worsted weight yarn will work)
Tapestry needle
Measuring tape (to check gauge) (1) ¾ to 1 inch button for headband
(1) ¾ to 1 inch button for bikini band for NB – 9 month sizes
(1) ¾ to 1 inch button for bikini band for 12 month – 2T sizes
(2) ¾ to 1 inch pearl buttons (1 for center bosom band and 1 for headband)

Skill level: Beginner

Written to match up with the ever popular mermaid tail photo props. Crochet by Jennifer, and Baca Creations both have spectacular Mermaid tail patterns that I LOVE but I wanted a specific top to go with it. I created this for my daughter because I dislike the shell top look. Just wanted to give a different alternative for this very popular set.

Bikini top and headband are written to fit NB - 2T. I cannot stand when I create something that it does not fit for long. These are written so that they are adjustable within reason. NB should stretch to fit comfortably for a while. Also it maybe your desire to use the large 6 month size for a nb as the buttonholes will overlap and fit a nb for a little while and still look nice. Sizing and measurements are included, so babies who measure bigger/smaller should have no problem finding the right sizing in this pattern.

Starfish and halter straps are removable and optional. There are many options and different ways this pattern can go.