With smaller hook and 1 strand of yarn coming from outside of ball, make an adjustable ring. Tie #1: [Ch 7, sc in ring] 5 times (flower made), ch 125. Place final lp on a safety pin. Do not fasten off.Tie #2: With 1 strand of yarn coming from inside of ball, work same as Tie #1, do not place final lp on holder. Join ends of ties: Place final lp of Tie #1 and Tie #2 together on larger hook.
With larger hook, holding 2 strands of yarn together (the 2 strands coming from the 2 ties).
Headband: Ch 8, dc in 8th ch from hook (first box made), [turn, ch 5, sk next 2 ch of previous box, dc in next ch] 7 times—8 boxes. Top of Tiara (RS): Do not turn, working across long side of headband, ch 1, sk first box, 7 dc in next box, sc in next box, 3 dc in next box, 3 tr in next dc, 3 dc in next box, sc in next box, 7 dc in next box, sc in last box, turn. Remove one lp from hook, place lp on a safety pin. Keep the other lp on hook. Next Row (WS): With larger hook and 1 strand of yarn, working in front loops only (to create ridge on RS), ch 1, sl st in first sc, *sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, tr in next dc, ch 5, sl st in last tr made (picot made), 2 dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc*; ch 1, sl st in next sc, ch 1; sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next 2 sts, (2 tr, picot, 2 tr) in next tr, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sl st in next sc; rep from * to * once more; sl st in next ch-1 sp; working across short, side edge of headband, sl st in next 3 ch. Do not fasten off.
TIES AND LOWER EDGING
Tie #3: Change to smaller hook, ch 129, sl st in 4th ch from hook to create a ring at end of ch, [ch 7, sc in ring] 5 times. Fasten off. Lower Edging: With RS of tiara facing, place lp on safety pin back onto larger hook. Working across short side edge of headband, sl st in next 3 ch, move Ties #1 and #2 out of the way; ch 1, [work 3 sc in next box, picot] 7 times, 3 sc in next box. Do not fasten off. Tie #4: Work same as Tie #3.
Beads (optional) should not be used on tiaras for young children. Cut a 10"/25.5cm length of yarn and split the length into 2 strands, each strand should be thin enough to sew the beads to the tiara. Sew one bead to RS of each point of tiara (optional).
Stitches Used: Chain (ch), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)
Special Technique: Adjustable-ring method
Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that tail falls behind working yarn. Between finger and thumb, grip ring and tail firmly. Insert hook through center of ring, yo (with working yarn) and draw up a lp. Yo and draw through lp on hook (first ch made). Work sts of first rnd into ring. After first rnd of sts is worked, pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.
Notes: Beads are optional and should not be used on wands for young children. Star is crocheted with size G-6 (4mm) hook to create a dense fabric. To make sturdy star, take care to work with a tight tension.
Thread yarn into yarn needle. Take needle through a 1/2"/1cm diameter bead. Draw yarn end through about 2"/5cm and glue end along side of one end of dowel. Glue bead to end of dowel. Wrap yarn around dowel, placing each wrap against previous wrap and glue in place as you wrap, until dowel is completely covered. Cut the end of the yarn and glue end to top of dowel.
STAR (make 2)
Leaving a long beginning tail (for sewing beads to star), make an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: Work 10 sc in ring; do not join and do not turn—10 sc.
Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, 2 sc in each sc around—20 sc.
First Point—Row 1: Ch 1, working in back loops only, hdc in next 4 sc, turn. Row 2: Ch 2, sk first hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, turn. Row 3: Ch 2, sk first hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, turn. Row 4: Ch 2, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, turn. Row 5: Ch 1, sl st in first hdc, sl st evenly down side of point to top of Row 1.
Second Point—Row 1: Working in back loops only, hdc in next 4 sc of center circle. Rows 2–5: Rep Rows 2–5 of first point.
Third and Fourth Points—Work same as Second Point.
Fifth Point—Row 1: Working in back loops only, hdc in next 4 sc of center circle; sl st in top of beginning ch of Row 1 of first point, turn. Rows 2–4: Rep Rows 2–4 of first point. Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first hdc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing two stars together around outer edges.
Embellish Stars: Arrange beads on RS of star, as desired, and sew in place.
Assemble Wand: Place top of dowel (end without bead) on WS of one star and glue to secure. Place second star on top of first star, matching the edges, and glue to dowel. Thread yarn tail into yarn needle and whipstitch the edges of the stars together. Weave in ends.