This sweet knit baby bow headband knitting pattern is a quick and easy project and makes a great gift for newborns, babies and toddlers!
I have have knitted up my new baby bow headband knitting pattern approximately a thousand times this week! Or at least, it feels like it!
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 one 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 her baby bow hat 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 and turned it into a baby headband knitting pattern?! Ah ha!
I tried to figure out how to knit a headband and I knit these up a couple different ways to test them out and here’s the best version that I came up with. Of all the free headband knitting patterns out there, this one is my fave.
You should be easily able to knit this baby headband knitting pattern 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 without saying, use your common sense when putting headbands on babies heads, don’t leave it on for naptime, when baby is unsupervised or allow it go around their necks. ok? good. )
Looking for the pattern? Here’s how it works: This pattern is available for FREE in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or for just a few dollars, you can choose to purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is nicely formatted and easy to print. Besides being easy to print, the PDF pattern also contains MORE SIZES with instructions for additional sizing including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! Thank you for supporting Little Red Window!
Knit Bow Baby Headband Knitting Pattern Supply List
(12 month size)This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Knit Bow Baby Headband Knitting Pattern Instructions
- 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 Knit the bow:
Cast on 14 stiches
All rows: k all stitches
Knit for 7 or 9 rows
Cast off and weave in loose ends. Then, take a long piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the knit rectangle like this: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. 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. 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. Now put your bow baby headband on your little one and be prepared for cuteness!
The PDF printable baby headband knitting pattern also contains instructions for all sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 2T+!
Do not leave baby unattended with headband or allow them to wear while sleeping, safety first! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Do not leave baby unattended with headband or allow them to wear while sleeping, safety first!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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