Transform the child in your life into a prince or princess with this cute knitted crown. I’ve gone down the traditional route and knitted mine in a soft gold yarn—but choose any color you like. I’ve kept to a clean, simple look—as I thought the lacy stitch was quite fancy enough, but if you want a burst of added bling, sew on a few sequins and gems, or whatever you can find in your craft box.
Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic) super-chunky yarn
1 x 5oz (142g) ball (81yd/74m) in shade 170 Las Vegas Gold
11/4yd/1m gold jewelry wire (optional, but not suggested if the crown is for a very young child)
Needles and equipment
US 10 (6mm) knitting needles Yarn sewing needle
11 sts and 16 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US 10 (6mm) needles.
The finished crown measures approx. 16in (40cm) circumference and 41/4in (11cm) high. It should fit an average-size child of 4-6 years.
For the crown
Cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: K1, yo, k1, p1, k1. (5 sts)
Row 2 and every WS row: K2, p to end.
Row 3: K1, yo, k2, p1, k1. (6 sts)
Row 5: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, k1.
Row 7: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1.
Row 9: Kl, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k1.
Row 11: K1, yo, [k1, k2tog, yoj twice, p1, k1. (/0 sts)
Row 13: Cast (bind) off 6 sts, yo, k1, p1, k1. (5 sts)
Rep rows 2-13, 5 times more.
Bind (cast) off rem sts, working in stitch patt.
With RS facing, pick up and knit 40 sts evenly along the lower edge.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind (cast) off.
To make up
Sew the back seam using flat stitch (see page here).
Weave in all loose ends.
Using the needle, thread the wire through the top of the peaks of the crown.