This cute Valentine Heart Headband knitting pattern is a warm, cozy and quick knit perfect for your little one!
So this week we’re knitting the Be My Valentine Heart Headband Knitting Pattern. If you’ve been here for a VERY long time, you might recall one of my first patterns, the Be My Valentine Hat. Oh my gosh, you have to go look at the photos for that post. The cheeks! It’s unbearably cute!
Anyway, this year I decided to knit Baby V a big kid version and made it as a striped heart headband. I also knit the cute heart shape in seed stitch and all in one piece so this pattern is incredibly easy. Easier than the original with no fiddly parts and no double pointed knitting needles. I know a lot of you will cheer about that!
I do love a knit headband for kids in winter, they work really well for days that are chilly but not freezing cold. They also work better with certain hairstyles than a hat and hey, hairstyles are important. Don’t want to do all that work on a little one’s hair just to smoosh it with a hat, right?
Anyway, this one is a winner and I hope that if you knit a heart headband, you’ll share your project with me. I love to see what you knit!
Be My Valentine Heart Headband Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Be My Valentine Heart Headband Supply List
- Worsted weight yarn
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 double pointed needles or straight needles
- Yarn needle
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Be My Valentine Heart Headband Instructions
(6 month size, see pdf for additional sizes)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the medium pink yarn. Join to knit in the round. (k1, p1) and repeat in a rib stitch for 3 rounds.
Rounds 1-2: knit all stitches in light pink
Round 3: knit all stitches in medium pink
Repeat rounds 1-3 3 more times so you have 4 of each color stripe, then repeat rounds 1-2 one more time. Finally (k1, p1) and repeat in a rib stitch for 3 more rounds. Bind off in pattern.
To knit the heart shape:
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 9 stitches on your knitting needles with dark pink yarn. Weave in ends.
Row 1: kfb, k1, p1, k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p1, k1, kfb (11 stitches)
Row 2: kfb, p1, k1, p1, k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1, k1, p1, kfb (13 stitches)
Row 3: kfb, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, kfb (15 stitches)
Rows 4-7: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, kfb
Row 8: ssk, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k2tog (13 stiches)
Row 9: (p1, k1) repeat to the last stitch, p1
Row 10: ssk, (p1, k1) repeat to the last 3 stitches, p1, k2tog (11 stitches )
Row 11: (k1, p1) repeat to the last stitch, k1
Row 12: ssk, (k1, p1) repeat to the last 3 stitches, k1, k2tog (9 stitches)
Row 13: (p1, k1) repeat to the last stitch, p1
Row 14: ssk, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog (7 stitches)
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 16: ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog (5 stitches)
Row 17: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 18: ssk, p1, k2tog (3 stitches)
Row 19: p3tog
Cut yarn and pull through last stitch to finish. Weave in ends. Block your heart shape (optional). Thread a length of dark pink yarn on your yarn needle and use it to carefully sew the heart shape to the front of the headband. Weave in ends inside the headband.
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