I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but here it’s getting real cold. Like, they’re predicting snow for tomorrow. Yes, SNOW. I don’t know what’s happened to the climate this year, but the fact is that we’ve jumped from sunny and summery to cold and wintery in just 2 days, so it’s time to dig out those scarves, hats and gloves. And, even if it’s not that cold where you live, it’s still not too early to prepare yourself for the colder months ahead. So, today I thought I’d share my bow headband knitting pattern with you.

 

I originally created this pattern for my Etsy shop 2 years ago, but since I stopped making these headbands last year, I thought I’d share the pattern with you so you could make your own if you wanted to. The pattern is designed in a way that allows you to change up the bows creating many colorful combos. Or, you can omit the bow altogether for a turban headband look.

You will need:
100 g of yarn (thickness suitable for size 3-3.5mm needles, but knit 2 strands together)
4mm double-pointed or straight needles
Tapestry needle or a crochet hook for hiding yarn ends

Abbreviations:
st, sts – stitch, stitches
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two stitches together
yo – yarn over (for adding a stitch)

One size fits most.

The headband:
Cast 15 sts
Work in *k1, p1* ribbing for 6 rows.
Rows 7-26: *k1, p1 repeat from * until the end of the row. (This is called the seed stitch)
Row 27: k1, yo, continue in the same seed stitch pattern until the last stitch, then yo, k1. (So your number of stitches grows by 2.)
Keep working in the seed stitch pattern for 30cm.
On the next row k1, k2tog, continue in the same pattern as previous rows until 3 stitches from the end, then k2tog, k1.
Continue working in the seed stitch pattern for 20 rows, then work the last 6 rows in *k1 p1* ribbing.
Cast off all stitches.

The bow:
For the bow ring cast 10 sts, and work in *k1 p1* seed stitch pattern for 36 rows, then cast off.
For the bow cast 15 sts and work in the same seed stitch pattern for 42 row, then cast off.

Sewing:
First, sew together the ends of the headband. Hide yarn ends.
Next, place the bow ring across the ribbed part of the headband, so that it cover the seam. Join the ends on the other side of the headband and sew them together. Then, sew the back of the bow ring to the back of the headband securing it in place. Hide yarn ends.
Lastly, hide the yarn ends of the bow, and place it inside the bow ring from the right side of the headband.

I don’t know about you, but cold weather always makes my fingers itch for some knitting.
If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments, and I’ll try to clarify.

xo. Hanna

Modeled by Marianne Nugis

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