Transform the child in your life into a prince or princess with this cute knitted crown. Here, Fiona Goble has gone down the traditional route and knitted the crown in a soft gold yarn—but choose any colour you like.
Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic) super bulky (super chunky) weight yarn, 81yd (74m) per 5oz (140g) ball
- 1 ball in Madison Mustard 159 (mustard yellow)
Needles and equipment
US 10 (6mm) knitting needles
Yarn sewing needle
1.yd (1m) gold jewellery wire (optional, but not suggested if the crown is for a very young child)
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 4.in (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. (7 sts)
Row 7: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1. (8 sts)
Row 9: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 11: K1, yo, [k1, k2tog, yo] twice, p1, k1. (10 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.
Weave in all loose ends.
Using the needle, thread the wire through the top of the peaks of the crown.