Linnaea Bow Headband

Linnaea is an oversized bow headband for a baby or toddler made with super soft yarn. The band is worked in stockinette stitch in the round and shaped with short rows, allowing the edges to curl while creating a comfortable fit. The bow is worked separately in two rectangles and attached to the band. It’s the perfect accessory for family photo shoots and everyday cuteness alike!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 3.5” / [8 cm] x 16” / [40 cm]

0.5” negative ease recommended.

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Rico Design Baby So Soft DK (100% Acrylic); 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): 026 Soft Pink (1 ball)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 12” circular and straights

Notions: Tapestry needle, 13 markers.

Abbreviations

SR: German Short Rows

Special Stitches

I used the German method of creating short rows in the headband. Use whichever method you prefer. If you are working the “wrap and turn”, work this at the turning point and ignore the “SR” instruction at the start of the following row, then work the wrapped stitches together with their wraps as you come to them.

With WS facing: Sl st p-wise with yarn in front and bring yarn up, over and back to pull on the slipped st until it slides around to show two legs. bring the yarn to the front in order to p next st while keeping the tension.

With RS facing: Bring yarn to the front, sl st p-wise and bring yarn up, over and back to pull on the slipped st until it slides around to show two legs. Keeping the yarn at the back in order to k next st while keeping the tension.

When working the stitch, the next time you meet it, work the “doubled stitch” as if it were one, that is, work the two legs together.

Pattern Notes

Recommended yarn has been discontinued, but is still widely available. Any DK weight acrylic yarn will work in this pattern. Ensure you get correct gauge if substituting yarn.

Pattern

Headband

CO 80 sts. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist the stitches. Pm to mark beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit-tbl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Short Row Shaping

The short row shaping is worked flat.

Row 1: K75, turn work.

Row 2: SR, p5, pm, p until 5 sts rem, turn work.

Row 3: SR, k5, pm, k to marker, turn work.

Row 4: SR, p5, pm, p to marker, turn work.

Rows 5-14: Rep Rows 3-4, 5 more times

Row 15: SR, k to end of rnd, working any double sts you meet as one st and removing all markers.

Return to working in the rnd.

Rnd 16: Knit, working any double sts you meet as one st and removing all markers.

Rnds 17-20: Work in St st.

BO all sts loosely.

Weave in ends and gently block under a cloth with a steam iron.

Bow

CO 20 sts.

Row 1: Sl1, k to end.

Row 2: Sl1, p to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece meas 14”.

BO all sts.

Sew CO edge to BO edge using mattress st.

Weave in ends and gently block under a cloth with a steam iron.

Bow Center

CO 8 sts.

Row 1: Sl1, k to end.

Row 2: Sl1, p to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece meas 2.5”.

BO all sts.

Weave in ends and gently block under a cloth with a steam iron.

Finishing

Wrap yarn tightly around the middle of the larder bow piece.

Attach Bow piece to Headband at the narrowest point. Wrap centre bow piece around both the larger piece and Headband before sewing cast on and bind off ends together at the back of Headband.

Secure the Bow to Headband with a few securing stitches if the Bow is too floppy.

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