Knit Bow Baby Headband

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Knit a sweet and soft Bow Headband for your little one!

Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one!

As you know, I recently became obsessed with making little knit bow hats. Baby V has at least 3 and I made one for a friend and for O’s teacher who were both having baby girls. But then I got a little sad thinking that she wouldn’t be able to wear it in the spring and summer when it’s warm. I have some other tiny bows I bought from Etsy but they’re on thin elastic and every time I’ve put them on her she seriously has a dent in her head when I take them off. I’m positive they don’t actually hurt but babies have such soft sensitive skin that I hate anything that leaves a mark. So after this train of thought, a lightbulb went on over my head and I realized, hey what if I just kept the bow part of the knit bow hat?! Ah ha!  I knit these up a couple different ways to test them out and here’s the best version that I came up with. You should be easily able to knit these in under an hour so they make excellent gifts. And they’re soft and stretchy so they should be comfy for baby.  (Hopefully it goes with out saying, use your common sense when putting things on babies heads, don’t leave it on for naptime, when baby is unsupervised or allow it go around their necks. ok? good. )Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one!

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Knit Bow Baby Headband (12 month size)

Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 7

Worsted weight yarn

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

To make the headband

Cast on 72 stitches using the long tail method

Join to knit in the round and k2, p2 for 5 or 7 rows.

Cast off in pattern. Weave in any loose ends.

 

To make the bowKnit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Cast on 14 stiches

All rows: k all stitches

Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Knit for 7 or 9 rows

Cast off and weave in loose ends. Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Then, take a long piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the knit rectangle like this:Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Trim the short end and then wrap the long end around and around the middle of the bow, neatly until the center is as big as you want it. Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Thread the long end on a yarn needle, turn your bow to the back and insert it through the wound yarn and know to secure the end. Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Then, using that same long tail, use your yarn needle to securely stitch the bow to the headband. Make sure you attach it really well since this is an item for babies. Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Now put it on your little one and be prepared for cuteness!

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The PDF printable pattern also contains instructions for sizes 0-3 months,  6 months, 12 months, and 2T+!

Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one! Knit Bow Baby Headband | littleredwindow.com | A quick easy and FREE knitting pattern for your little one!

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10 thoughts on “Knit Bow Baby Headband

  1. I have a question about the Knit Bow Baby Headband. I have knit several and I think they are so sweet. My niece was the first recipient – I sent one for each of her girls. She sent a picture of the girls wearing them and I was thrilled. Then she texted and told me that they slid down within a short while. So, basically, they seemed to fit initially and then stretched out. I am wondering if you have any tips or if you have found any particular type of yarn that works best?

    1. Hi! I almost always use acrylic yarn or baby items (so you can wash it!) and it’s not super stretchy so I think that helps. I will say for these headbands, definitely do not size up, you want to the headband to fit when it’s almost all the way stretched out. If that still isn’t helping, you could trying knitting them with one size smaller needle. Hope that helps!

  2. When I saw this headband, I knew I wanted to make it 🙂 Just a quick question…..what is the needle size for the bow? Size 6 dp ?? Thank you!!

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