May/June 10

Bridal Headband

Trade a traditional veil for a more minimal accessory with this gorgeous headpiece. Pearls, feathers and veiling accent starched crochet flowers for an effect that’s truly heirloom-worthy.
By Roxana Ramseur

AUNT LYDIA’S Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10, each ball approx 350yd/320m (cotton)
• 1 ball #226 Natural
Note Thread quantities are sufficient to make many flowers and leaves

• Size 8 (1.5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

• 16 rice-shaped fresh-water pearl beads, 5–5.5mm diameter (hole drilled through length)
• 56 rice-shaped genuine pearl beads, 3–3.5mm diameter (hole drilled through width)
• 16 cream seed beads, size 11/0, 1.5mm diameter
• 3 cream bugle beads, size 2, 11/0, 3–4mm long
• 3 ivory goose biots, 4½"/11.5cm long (or other slender, pliable feathers)
• 8 x 18"/20.5 x 45.5cm ecru hat veiling
• #10 beading needle
• #7 sharp sewing needle
• Hand-quilting thread to match
• Beeswax (for coating thread and making it stronger)
• Thin metal headband (metal strongly recommended), 3/8"/10mm wide
• 18"/45.5cm cream grosgrain ribbon, #3, 50% cotton/50% polyester, 5/8"/16mm wide
• Hot glue or bridal glue
• Fabric starch suitable for use on cotton crochet thread
• Yarn needle

Note about patterns
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that dress!

Love the patterns, but where can I get that dress??!!

wedding dress

I believe we found that dress at Bloomingdales!


I love this pattern, I have finished the flower and leaves but cannot find the beads in my area.
Does anyone have any suggestions on where to purchase the beads for this project either online or stores... I haven't been able to find them in my area (north sub. of Chicago) Thanks.

Tinamck, That's too bad. Have


That's too bad. Have you tried monitoring your subscription mailing under subscriber services? It's at the bottom of the screen on the right. It tells you when the issue has been mailed, etc. You should call them because you paid for the subscription and they need to make sure you're getting them. :(

Just what my Bride wants!

My best friend is getting married and this is exactly what she wants for her head piece! I just wish I'd get my current copy already. Despite my subscription being stable, I have't gotten my last few issues. I'm pretty bummed out and irritated. : ( I miss the patterns! Where are my issues going?!?!

Heatband and Hat

The bridal headband would also look great as a hatband on the sun hat pattern! My daughter loves to wear hats and if they are "dressed up" makes them all the more appealing to her!


I love this - can't wait for my copy to arrive (am in the UK, anxiously looking forward to it to come!) to start making this!