It’s finally here, the Big Bow Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers!
So I have a confession to make, as an, up-until-fairly-recently, boy mom, who has a lot of friends and family in the southern half of the US, for a long time I seriously did not get the giant bows on babies thing. Y’all LOOOVE your big bows down there! The smaller the baby, the bigger the bow (well, wait, actually I guess the bows stay the same size and the babies just get bigger…?) Anyway, I thought it was cute and all but I thought it just wasn’t my thing….
And then I had a girl. I was one of those people who pulled out all of O’s old clothes and said, I don’t care if she wears “boy” clothes, she’s just a baby, she doesn’t care, let’s be practical. But when I had O’s clothes next to the little baby girl clothes we’d gotten as gifts in the drawer…well, I think you know which ones I kept reaching for.
And you guys! I’m not even that girly of a girl! I hate wearing dresses! But I fell prey to the siren song of ruffles and bows and cuteness. I’m sure, had I been purchasing all of these clothes myself, my practical (read: cheap) side would have won out in the end, but I have some awfully generous parents, in-laws, and relatives and Baby V has not been short of “girly” clothes. Don’t get me wrong, we still mostly stick to pants and practical play clothes and plenty of O’s old tshirts and pants are still in the rotation. But man, sometimes, you just can’t beat pink and flowery (or purple and bow-y).
All this is my long winded way of saying, I thought I designed this big bow hat pattern for all of you big bow lovers out there. But in the process, I became one too! I’m officially on the giant baby bow train! (That would be a really cute train…) Big Bow Hats for everyone! You can wear the bow centered or off to the side, it looks adorable either way. Enjoy!
Please note: I’m experimenting with the best way to distribute, promote and provide customer service for my patterns, so for now, this pattern is only available for sale.
Big Bow Hat Knitting Pattern includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. (I have a ton of free pattern options here!) When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in one nicely formatted easy-to-print page that includes written instructions and reference step by step photos which you can print (or not) depending on whether you need them. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.