Pink Rose Bow Knit Headband (Garter Stitch)

This is my third project of how to knit out acrylic yarn leftovers, and I’m not looking for easy ways, like knitting a big blanket. I decided to knit something that will be useful and handy during the chilly autumn season. Check out my previous project Bear Baby Knit Romper for more inspiration. Today I am going to share with you how to knit a lovely Bow Earwarmers using gorgeous texture of garter stitch. This pattern is definitely for beginner-level knitters and can be easily adjusted for any other size. The headband is done for the 6 months old baby but if you follow easy-to-knit tutorial you will quickly find out how to adjust it for the adults. Headbands are really nice accessories for those ones who want to have a unique look with benefits of the hat. Take your needles and let’s have an interesting journey with me.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Knitting needles in size 3 mm (UK 11);

<> Kartopu Gonca – 100% acrylic - 100 grams = 300 m. (328 yds.) In total less than 100 grams for a baby size.

Knit headband size:

Length: Depends on the head circumference

Width: 9 cm / 3.5 inches

Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

– knit

yo – yarn over

sel st - selvage stitch  Always slip the first stitch, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Note for knitters:

<> Each Row has a selvage stitches.

Bow knit headband pattern:

Cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: sel st, yo, k2, yo, sel s.

Row 2: sel st, k4, sel s.

Row 3: sel st, yo, k4, yo, sel s.

Row 4: knit all stitches (do not forget about sel sts)

Row 5: sel st, yo, k6, yo, sel s.

Row 6: knit all stitches.

Row 7: sel st, yo, k8, yo, sel s.

Row 8: knit all stitches.

Row 9: sel st, yo, k10, yo, sel s.

Row 10: knit all stitches.

Row 11: sel st, yo, k12, yo, sel s.

Row 12: knit all stitches.

Row 13: sel st, yo, k14, yo, sel s.

Row 14: knit all stitches.

Row 15: sel st, yo, k16, yo, sel s.

Row 16: knit all stitches.

Row 17-18: knit all stitches.

Row 19: sel st, k2tog, k14, k2tog, sel s.

Row 20: knit all stitches.

Row 21: sel st, k2tog, k12, k2tog, sel s.

Row 22: knit all stitches.

Row 23: sel st, k2tog, k10, k2tog, sel s.

Row 24: knit all stitches.

Row 25: sel st, k2tog, k8, k2tog, sel s.

Row 26: knit all stitches.

Row 27: sel st, k2tog, k6, k2tog, sel s.

Row 28: knit all stitches.

Row 29: sel st, k2tog, k4, k2tog, sel s.

Row 30: knit all stitches.

Row 31-40: knit all stitches.

decreases and increases in knit headband

half of the knit bow headband

Row 41: sel st, yo, k6, yo, sel s.

Row 42: knit all stitches.

Row 43: sel st, yo, k8, yo, sel s.

Row 44: knit all stitches.

Row 45: sel st, yo, k10, yo, sel s.

Row 46: knit all stitches.

Row 47: sel st, yo, k12, yo, sel s.

Row 48: knit all stitches.

Row 49: sel st, yo, k14, yo, sel s.

Row 50: knit all stitches.

Row 51: sel st, yo, k16, yo, sel s.

Row 52: knit all stitches.

Knit headband until desired length. Repeat Rows 19-52. Then repeat Rows 19-30.

Row 53: sel st, k2tog, k2, k2tog, sel s.

Row 54: knit all stitches.

Row 55: sel st, k2tog, k2tog, sel s.

Row 54: knit all stitches. Now you have 4 stitches on the needles.

Binding off – k2tog, k2tog, pass first stich over the second one. Cut the yarn.

Please post pictures of your final projects on my Facebook page. I am always happy to comment and share it with others.

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