I love hair clips. For my daughter, not me. As soon as she had enough hair to clip to the side, I was putting those cute things on her! I started out buying all sorts of clips from the store and from my favorite Etsy hairclip shop, My Little Pixies. After awhile I realized that I could make my own using You Tube tutorials and just plain old inventiveness. So here’s a roundup of some clips I’ve made.
First, I decide what type of clip I want (NEED?!). There are great ideas all over Pinterest and the web. I’ve made butterflies using this pattern.
I’ve made lots of clips from yo-yos. See a great tutorial here.
I’ve made various clips from ribbons just putzing around and using various pictures I’ve seen on pinterest.
These are simple as long as you have a very basic understanding of crochet. You need a double-prong clip (I get them here), ribbon, hot glue, an embellishment for the middle of the flower and thread. You can use crochet thread OR I like to use DMC floss for cross-stitching. Use all the strands and just pretend it’s crochet thread when you are crocheting. I usually end up using a size E hook for crocheting with DMC. DMC is great because there are a gadzillion colors and you can buy a small amount at a time.
Here are some quick instructions for making the flowers:
And here is a set of the finished product! This is a set ready for giving as a gift to a new baby girl.