Crochet Wedding Headband – it’s all in the detail!

bridal wedding headband

Phew, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks since getting back from our holidays! The weather has been unseasonably cold in the UK and this has helped bring in a flurry of orders for hats!

And I have completed a crochet wedding headband for a bride who gets married today! She asked me if I could do the crochet wedding headband while I was on holiday, unfortunately right at the beginning of my time in Spain, and although I explained that I was out of the country so couldn’t make one as it is a project that requires so much more than just a hook and yarn, she was happy to wait until I got home. There was just enough time between me getting back to the UK and her wedding so almost the minute I landed I got going!

wedding headband pearl beads

Crochet wedding headbands are both beautiful and complicated. There is a crochet flower made with thread on a tiny hook, a metal headband that needs a handsewn sleeve, a lot of tiny rice and seed pearl beads, birdcage veiling and goose biots (very fine feathers).

crochet wedding headband
The crochet flower is really delicate and very beautiful, just lovely. But of course, it really comes to life when the pearls and beads are sewn on – individually using extremely fine beading needles and thread.

handmade wedding headband
It has glass bugle beads mounted with a large pearl and a tiny seed bead to make them stand proud in the middle and then tiny seed pearls are individually sewn around the edge.

pearl bead wedding headband

The headband has a grosgrain ribbon sleeve which is sewn by hand. I tried with the sewing machine but the effect was really not great and I have found that the best result is by careful, tiny hand stitches using invisible thread. Time consuming but worth it!

wedding headband
The feathers are all shaped by hand and placed on to the wedding headband and the veiling is the last part, carefully pulled and fixed into place to sit on the headband. This particular headband was made with the aim of the veiling sitting flat on the head rather than ‘puffed up’.

Crochet wedding Headband

The bride was extremely happy and I was too 🙂 crochet wedding headbands are available to order in the Ruby & Custard shop for £70 including free UK postage and packing.

I hope you are all having a lovely time out there; I have had some super exciting news which I hope to be able to share soon….but until then , lots of love, Millie x


  1. Jean Lindsey says

    Exquisite! It almost makes me wish I were getting married, but I did that almost 53 years ago–to a keeper!

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