Super Cute, Super Easy Headband With A Bow - Free Knitting Pattern

I always take knitting along on my road trip and by the end of the trip I usually end up with a small project like this headband.  I used worsted weight yarn and number 8 (5mm) needle for this work.  The band is knitted in garter stitch and the bow is in both garter and stockinette sts.  The center of the bow is held together with a seed-stitch band which I thought would make it look a little more interesting.

This headband is a great project for leftover yarn and it takes less than a day to make.  If you just start learning how to knit, this would be a fun weekend project to do.

Here Is The Headband With A Bow Pattern

My daughter wearing her new headband - what a good sport she is.

Million Thanks, sweetie!

Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch


1. Worsted weight yarn of your choice 

2. A pair of straight knitting needles US #8 (5mm)

3. Tapestry needle

Hepful links for head and hat sizes


For the headband;

CO 8 sts. Knit every row until the band is about 3 inches less than desired length. I use wool and it is very stretchy.  If you find your yarn is not as stretchy, make the band about 2 inches less than desired length.  

Then bind off all stitches and seam both ends together using tapestry needle and yarn. 

For the bow;

CO 9 sts. Follow pattern below;

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K2, p5, k2.

Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures about 8 or 9 inches. Bind off and seam ends together.  Then make a seed-stitch center ring for the bow as follow;

For the center ring of a bow;

Cast on 5 sts. 

Row 1: K1,p1,k1,p1,k1.

Repeat row 1, 17 times. Then bind off and sew ends together to form ring.

Assembly the headband and the bow

Slip the center ring over the bow and slide it to the center.  Push the center of the bow inward to form a little dent.  Use tapestry needle and yarn to secure the center ring and the bow together at the back of work.  Attach the bow to the band by sewing it in place. Then you're done.  

Want to share your finish photo?  Send me a picture using the form in my gallery page.

Thanks for visiting and have a  happy knitting!

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