Here's a pattern for all the little (and big) princesses and princes out there. Perfect for dressing up, and much more durable than a paper crown!
I came up with this really simple pattern when I was trying to find a crown pattern on the internet, there are lots of brilliant intricate ones, but I wanted something quick and simple that I could give to my princess obsessed niece.
You will need:
Less than a quarter of a ball of wool, colour of your own choosing
Darning needle (for sewing up)
You may also want to attach buttons and beads to your crown to be jewels!
K - knit
M1 - make 1 new stitch (I usually do this by picking up a loop of wool from the previous row)
K2tog - knit two stitches together
Cast on 12 stitches
Row 1: Knit entire row
Row 2: Knit entire row
Row 3: K11 M1 K1 count 13 stitches
Row 4: K1 M1 K12 count 14 stitches
Row 5: K13 M1 K1 count 15 stitches
Row 6: K1 M1 K14 count 16 stitches
Row 7: K15 M1 K1 count 17 stitches
Row 8: K1 M1 K16 count 18 stitches
Row 9: K17 M1 K1 count 19 stitches
Row 10: K1 M1 K18 count 20 stitches
Row 11: Knit entire row
Row 12: K1 K2tog K17 count 19 stitches
Row 13: K16 K2tog K1 count 18 stitches
Row 14: K1 K2tog K15 count 17 stitches
Row 15: K14 K2tog K1 count 16 stitches
Row 16: K1 K2tog K13 count 15 stitches
Row 17: K12 K2tog K1 count 14 stitches
Row 18: K1 K2tog K11 count 13 stitches
Row 19: K10 K2tog K1 count 12 stitches
Row 20: Knit entire row
Repeat these 20 rows a further five times for a child's crown (total of six pointy bits!) and a further six times for an adult's crown (seven pointy bits).
I would suggest sewing any beads or buttons you want onto the crown before sewing up. Please, if you are sewing buttons or beads on a crown for a small child, make sure they are SUPER secure.
Sew up the sides, and your crown is finished!