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If you have a little girl, chances are, you need to figure out how to turn her into a unicorn!

Unicorns are a huge part of our daily lives around here, so I’ve been trying to find the best way to make a headband with cute little ears, and a horn that sits lower on the forehead.  The kind that have the ears and the horn all lined up straight across the top of a kid’s head just look silly!

Luckily, I came across the My Little Pony Wizard-Mama!  She has a full 12 day tutorial on how to sew a beautiful costume, with accessories, for a variety of the Ponies.  I am so impressed with Toni’s attention to detail, check her out at Sugar Tart Crafts.

How to Make a Unicorn Headband

You will need:

  • Small amount of felt or fleece and coordinating thread
  • Pattern pieces and directions (see links below)
  • Headband (I used a metal headband with attached ribbon, won’t break!)
  • Yarn
  • Hot Glue

I was in a hurry, and didn’t feel like re-creating the wheel, so I used Toni’s patterns and methods for making the ears and the horn.  I found that if I added a little tab, about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long, to the “horn base” pattern piece, I could rest the horn lower on the forehead.

Unicorn Horn Base Unicorn headband DIY
I positioned the tab in the center of the headband, then wrapped the tab under about 1 inch. I used hot glue, so that when it dried it would be nice and stiff.  I glued the ears on, so the center of the ear was on the headband.  This seems like more “realistic” positioning to me.  Now to cover that tab…

Easy unicorn headband, forelock
Most unicorns have a forelock (bangs), right?  I cut a piece of matching felt the length of the distance between the ears and slightly wider than twice the width of the headband.  On one half of the felt, I glued two rows of looped yarn that would be long enough to cover the horn-tab.  I applied a bead of glue to the yarn loops and held the piece to the top of the headband until it set.  I added more glue to the other half of the felt piece and wrapped it under the headband.

Make a unicorn headband

That is it!  Folding the felt under gives it a finished look,and makes it pretty comfortable to wear… just ask the two four-yeards who received them as birthday gifts last weekend.

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