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 :)
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!
– 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
– Tape measure
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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