Cute & Easy Bow Headband

Following the huge interest the Heart Coasters Pattern received a few months ago, I felt it was time I share a new free pattern with you – a cute bow headband! You might recognise this project as it was first published in issue 14 of Gathered by Mollie Makes – it was actually my first ever published project! These headbands are also available in my Etsy Shop :)

Knitted Bow Headband Pattern

Please do not sell any finished items made from this pattern, thank you! However, I’d love to see your knitted headbands, so do share pictures – Leave a link in the comments, find me on Instagram or Ravelry. Happy Knitting!

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Material

– DK Yarn in 2 different colours – I used King Cole Merino Blend DK in 855 Mustard and 926 Petrol
– Size 4mm double pointed knitting needles (DPNs)
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Tape measure

Instructions

Make the bow
Cast on 12 stitches using King Cole Merino Blend DK in Mustard. Work in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until the bow measures 13 cm. Cast off.

Step 1 (2)

Make the bow gathering
Cast on 6 stitches using the mustard yarn and work in stocking stitch until the gathering measures 5 cm. Cast off.

Step 2 (3)
Assemble the bow
Fold the big rectangle in half with the right sides facing each other and, using the tapestry needle, sew up the seams and weave in the ends.

Step 3 (1)

Repeat the same process with the bow gathering. Turn the work inside out, take the bow through the gathering and shape it until you get a pretty bow!

Step 3 (5)

Make the I-cord
Cast on 4 stitches using the shade Petrol. Knit one row then slide the stitches to the other end of the double pointed needle. Pull the yarn along the back of the work and knit the next row. Repeat until the I-cord measures 50 cm. Cast off.

Step 4 (1)

Assemble the headband
Take the I-cord through the back of the bow, make a knot and weave in the ends. Place the knot of the I-cord behind the bow gathering so there is no visible seam.

Step 5 (2)

If you wish to set your bow into place rather than have it move freely around the I-cord, use a little bit of yarn and the tapestry needle to sew the bow and bow gathering to the I-cord.

Step 6 (1)

 

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New knits on the block

As usual it’s been a busy couple of weeks! I completed new winter-themed tutorials for Gathered and I’m also working on a couple of projects – hopefully I will be showing you the finished items here soon!



Anyway, back in September I knitted a lot of new items for the DIY Market in Paris. I added the what I had left on Etsy when I got back to the UK. It’s about time I show you a few of them – including a brand new support: necklaces!

If only I was that productive all year round! I hope you like them :)

Victoria & her Braid Headband

I can’t say it enough – I loooove to receive pictures of you and your knits! It kind of completes the whole process – from having an idea for a new knit vaguely taking form in my head to seeing the finished product on someone.

A while ago I made this folk-style braid headband – I think it’s the perfect festival accessory! You can find more pictures of this little beauty in my Etsy shop.

My best friend Victoria really liked this style and asked me to make her one in different colours – black, red and cream. Victoria loves accessories and she can pull off any of them!

Isn’t she super cute?

I’ll be making more of these headbands for sure as they are one of my favourite makes – what colour combos do you think would look great?

Bow Headband

 I’m very excited to share with you my first ever published knitting tutorial! I was asked by Gathered to create a step-by-step guide for one of my bow headbands. I really enjoyed doing this, and there are more on the way! Hope you like it, please let me know if you give it a try :)Make sure you download the issue 14 of Gathered for the full tutorial including step-by-step pics!To buy this lovely headband in different colour combos, visit my Etsy shop.

 

UPDATE: You can now get this pattern for free HERE! Happy Knitting :)

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