I was inspired by the Aerie crown ear warmer [found here] (which is no longer in stores) and I truly wanted to recreate it in more of a chunky fashion. I've created crocheted crowns before though this is the first one I've reconstructed from scratch!
Half a skein from Lion Brand's HomeSpun [Bulky 5] (from Michaels)
Crochet Hook I/9 5.50MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
I measured the circumference of my head/hair, my measurements will be a bit bigger because of my braids, though I would recommend sizing your own and crocheting to that specific sizing. [Note: You can always return back to the beginning to create a snug fit, with one round of single crochet.]
I created a measurement of multiples of 7.
So I chained FOR 42.
You will be working in rounds, connecting by SS and TCH accordingly.
Creating the base of the Crown.
R1-R4: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each round, 2TCHS.
Creating the points of the Crown.
Since I chained 42, multiples of 7. I will create 6 points around the base of the crown.
Each point will be created separately.
R1: HDC for 7 STS, at end of row, turn work. [7 STS]
R2: Decrease for 2 HDC STS to have 5 STS for this row, turn work. [5 STS]
R2: Decrease for 2 HDC STS to have 2 STS for this row, turn work. [3 STS]
R2: Decrease for 1 HDC ST entirely leaving only ST left as the point of the crown. Cut off last strand to tie off and eventually sew in.
Next, you will insert your hook into the following ST, after the first point just created.
You will create this sequence for the entire base of the crown creating the points for the crown.
After completing all 6 points for the crown. Sew in all of the strands. Reinsert your hook to single crochet for one round solely for the finishing look. At end of the rounds, SS to complete work.