Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern

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Wrap your sweet little one up like a gorgeous gift with this adorable Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern!Wrap up your sweetest gift with this adorable Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com

O was born a few days before my birthday, we actually got sent home from the hospital on my actual day and seriously every person I encountered said, “Awww, what a wonderful birthday gift, a new baby!” And I remember thinking indignantly, in my exhausted, sleep-deprived, hormonal state, “I mean,  I know he’s cute and I love him, but I want some real dang presents! I just gave birth!”

Obviously now, in retrospect, I realize that’s a little silly. And now when my kids are being sweet and adorable I can fully appreciate what wonderful gifts they are. So I thought, what would be cuter than an adorable gift wrapped Christmas Present Hat?! Bonus points if your little one was actually born near the holidays. You could definitely change the colors and make this hat for any other time of year too!

I co think there’s not much cuter than Baby V with this giant bow on her head. Here in Chicago, baby bows aren’t really a big deal, but we have a lot of family in the South and I know y’all LOVE big fluffy bows on babies! So I went all out with this one and I totally love it. Scroll all the way down for the free version of the Christmas Present Bow Hat knitting pattern! Enjoy!Wrap up your sweetest gift with this adorable Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com

 

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Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern (6 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in red and green

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

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

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the green yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Knit all rounds for 15 rounds, switch to red yarn and knit all for 4 rounds, then switch back to green and knit all until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.

Decrease:

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: (k5, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: Knit directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles:

  • Needle 1: (k4, k2tog) repeat two times.
  • Needle 2: (k4, k2tog) repeat two times.
  • Needle 3: (k4, k2tog) repeat one time.

Round 6: Use the fourth double pointed needle to knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 12: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 13: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

Ribbon:

First make the long “ribbon” that goes vertically around the hat to make it look like a wrapped gift. Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 5 stitches with red yarn.

Row 1 (right side): k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

Row 2: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until the ribbon is long enough to go from the center front of the hat, up across the top and back down to the center back of the hat. Then bind off and weave in that end. Thread your yarn needle with a long length of red yarn and stitch the ribbon to the hat from the front center brim over the top and down to the back center brim.

How to knit a christmas present bow!

Bow:

The bow is made up of several shorter pieces of knitted “ribbon”. Make each length of ribbon following the same knitting stitch pattern for the long ribbon above, but in the different lengths as listed below.

Ribbon A: make 1 8″ long piece

Ribbon B: make 2 4″ long pieces

Ribbon C: make 1 7″ long piece

Ribbon D: make 2 3.5″ long pieces

Ribbon E: make 1  2″ long piece

Fold Ribbon A into a loop and sew the ends together. Flatten the loop with the seam on the bottom and  make a stitch in the center to hold it in place.How to knit a christmas present bow! How to knit a christmas present bow!

Take one Ribbon B and fold it in half. Sew the ends perpendicularly to the middle of the folded Ribbon A loop  to form a ‘T’ shape. Repeat with the other Ribbon B opposite the first to form a ‘+’ shape.How to knit a christmas present bow!

Repeat and make another slightly smaller plus shape with Ribbon C & both Ribbon D’s.

Layer the second slightly smaller ‘+’ shape on top of the first but turn it 45 degrees so together they look like  star. Sew them together through the center.How to knit a christmas present bow!

Take Ribbon E, fold it into a loop and sew into the middle of the bow. Fluff the bow. Then thread your yarn needle with a length of red yarn and sew the bow securely to the front of the hat where the two long ribbons intersect.How to knit a christmas present bow!How to knit a christmas present bow!

That’s it, your adorable Christmas present is all wrapped! Enjoy your cute Christmas present bow hat!Wrap up your sweetest gift with this adorable Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com

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