Hair clip Happiness

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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.

Crochet the butterfly, then hot glue onto a ribbon-covered double-prong clip.

Crochet the butterfly, then hot glue onto a ribbon-covered double-prong clip.

I’ve made lots of clips from yo-yos.  See a great tutorial here.

Hot glue a button in the middle to complete.

Hot glue a button in the middle to complete.

I’ve made various clips from ribbons just putzing around and using various pictures I’ve seen on pinterest.

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But one of my favorite clips to make is a crocheted flower.  I crochet a flower in whatever color I like, add a button or jewel in the middle and voila….it’s great.  They look like this:IMG_8865 or this:IMG_2541

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:

Hairclip tutorial 2

And here is a set of the finished product!  This is a set ready for giving as a gift to a new baby girl.

"You're having a girl?!  Great here....let me get you addicted to cute little hairclips!"

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