A couple of weeks ago, I saw a girl wearing a super cute headband that was knitted into a bow-tie. I almost asked her where she bought it, but I thought to myself, I can make that! So, I went straight home and did just that:
I wore it the next day and I got a bunch of compliments, so I thought I’d pass on the love! Here’s the simple step by step:
Step 1: For the bow, I simply knitted a rectangle; 8 stitches wide and 18 rows long.
Step 2: The band was essentially the same thing—a rectangle— except it’s 2 stitches wide. (The length will depend on the circumference of your head, so measure as you go by holding the band around your head to see if it’s long enough.)
Step 3: Secure the bow-tie to the band by wrapping yarn around the center of the larger rectangle and tying it securely. (I did this all in grey, but you could use a different color to tie the middle, which would make it even more fun!) By tying the bow-tie to the band, you’ll be creating that bow shape.
Step 4: Tie that baby to your head and enjoy the compliments!
If you don’t know how to knit, or you just need a refresher, check out fiber images for a great how-to (with pictures!)
What do you think about the knitted headband look? Have you made your own headbands (knitted or otherwise)? Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tell me about it below!
Want a new headband, but don’t want to do it yourself? Check out these cute (and affordable) options I found!
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