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Pink Rose Bow Knit Headband (Garter Stitch)

Garter stitch baby headband

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.

decreases and increases in knit headband

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.

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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Megan Flynn 20th June 2020 at 09:44

Hi, I have started knitting this pattern but unsure how long to make it. Do you have a recommendation for a 6 month to 1 year old. Thanks

Knitting Guru 21st June 2020 at 09:17

Hi. The baby’s head circumference at this age is about 40 cm. Plus ties. But knit it a little bit shorter than 40 cm. Unfortunately I dont have this knit headband anymore to measure it.

MARY 31st July 2021 at 20:59



Knitting Guru 1st August 2021 at 17:04

thank you, please enjoy knitting


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