Every day of Audrey’s baby life, I adorned her sweet head with a handmade headband (see photos here and here). My baby girl turns six (SIX!!) next month and while she will still wear a headband from time to time, she’s mostly a ponytail or leave it down kind of girl. So when my sister and brother-in-law had a baby girl last summer, I was very excited about making sweet Ellie some headbands. There’s nothing cuter than a baby girl in a headband. Here we are, seven months later and I finally put together some pretty adorable headbands for the baby (and a few matching ones for Audrey, too). I bought the elastic, the fluffy teal trim and a few felt colors at Joanns. The good colors of wool felt came from BenzieDesigns – truly the best place to find great felt.
For the bow headbands, I used this tutorial and downloadable pattern and this felt. The bows are very simple to make. For Ellie’s I glued it onto elastic cording; Audrey’s is on a 1/4″ elastic.
The felt flowers are made using this tutorial from Purl Soho (such a fun resource for patterns and fabric crafts). The clustered one turned out so darling with the mixes of greens and flower colors. The pink and coral felt is from Joann’s, the melon and yellow are Benzie Designs. That ruffly elastic is found in the elastic aisle at Joann’s and comes in several different colors.
To package the headbands up for a gift, I cut a piece of cardstock to a 5×7 rectangle and clipped the corners using this punch.
Just wrap the headband around the paper, fold the extra elastic and secure with washi tape. Look how precious our little Ellie-bean looks in her headband!
These headbands took an hour or so to make and were a great project to work on while watching football. If you have a baby girl in your life, perhaps she would love a new headband or two.