Ready, steady, wiggle!!!
If you have a girl toddler and a subscription to Netflix, chances are you have an Emma Wiggle fan on your hands.
My little one is so obsessed that all she will wear these days are dresses (I’ve convinced her a tulle skirt over her pants will suffice for the winter months). She loves all things ballet and dance thanks to Emma, and I’m not upset about it in the least. I am thrilled that my 2.5 year old has an appreciation for all genres of music because Emma has shown her you can dance to anything. What 2 year old loves orchestra music?
So for Christmas this year, we ordered her the “Bowtiful Ballet Studio”. And, as perfect as the gift was, I thought she could use a little Emma Wiggle touch to her many ballet costumes. I whipped this little bow headband up just in one sitting and put it in her stocking. Christmas morning was super exciting around these parts, and she has been doing her ballet practice daily ever since!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any great pictures of her wearing it because as soon as it’s on she’s off jumping around the living room. So pardon my real life, husband sipping coffee in the background, blurry pictures for this post!
Hope your little Emma fan at home loves this as much as mine did!
Emma Wiggle Bow Headband
What you will need:
- Chunky Yarn in Black and Yellow – I used Loops and Threads Charisma
- Size 8mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle to sew and weave in ends
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- slst – slip stitch
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook. sc in each ch across. (5)
Row 2: ch 1. turn. sc in back loop only in each st across.
Repeat row 2 until you reach desired size of headband. I recommend making it a touch smaller than the head you are trying to fit, as it will stretch a fair bit. Do not fasten off.
Line up the two shorter ends of your headband and stitch them together using a slst. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (13)
Row 2-6: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across. (13)
Finishing. sc around entire rectangle, placing 3 sc in each corner st. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (9)
Row 2-4: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across. (9)
Finishing. sc around entire rectangle, placing 3 sc in each corner st. Fasten off, weave in ends. Place the black section on the yellow section. Take a long strand of black and wrap tightly around the centre making it into a bow shape. Tie and tuck in ends. I didn’t secure the black section to the yellow section at first, but I found the black started to curl up like in the photo above. So you may want to just sew a couple of ties in on either side to hold the black section down on top of the yellow.
Sew bow onto the headband. I fastened it on a slight angle to match how Emma wears her bow. I secured the bow in three places, see picture below. It is attached at the two points with yellow, and where the arrow is I attached it with black.