Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easy Knit Hairbow Pattern

I Have a ton of scrap yarn left from other projects. I sat there and looked at it and wondered what could I do with all this scrap. And of course a lot of little project came to mind well this is the first of many scrap projects. HAIRBOWS I have a daughter as you may already know. Well I thought I could just make her a ton of Hairbows to match just about anything that she has to wear. I will also post instructions for a crocheted version. So here goes!
Please do not post instructions to this project without first speaking to me. You may post a link back to my blog if you'd like. Please do not sell items made by my patterns. Thank you.

Knit Bow final measurement will be 21/2" x 3"
1) CO 17 and work in Garter (knit every row) for 4 rows
2) P 1, K 15, P1 Turn
3) P 17 Turn
4) Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 10 more rows
5) K 4 rows and BO
Weave in ends.
Fold a you would a paper fan and with a strand of matching (or non Matching) Yarn about 12" wrap around the middle several times to secure it at tie a knot and weave in the end. Then fan out and shape your bow and slip an alligator clip thru the bottom of your bow where you wrapped the strand of yarn. I don't do anything to keep the alligator clip permanently there so that I can use the same alligator clip on all of my bows.

And that's it your done! You can easily make this bow bigger by adding Cast on stitches and more rows. You can also get creative and sew buttons or beads to your bow. Well I hope you liked this short super easy project I look forward to hearing your comments!


  1. If I were you, I would proofread my posts before sending them out for the world to see.

  2. So I suppose it's better for the world to see your critisism! I don't see your blog or pattern to help someone else! How curious to see that instead of something helpful, you chose to pick on grammar.

  3. Hello there! I also make little bows (although I have not yet posted pictures to my wordpress, but you will soon be able to see them at

    How I do it:

    I cast on 10 (But for smaller or bigger bows you can cast on less or more, as long as you have an even number.)

    1. Knit 1, slip stitch purlwise. Repeat on each side.
    2. Bind off after you've done as many rows as you have stitches casted on, on each side. Because you're technically knitting two sides at once, you'll end up working 20 rows if you made a bow that was primarily casted on with 10 sts, with each side having 10 rows. It seems confusing now, but will make more sense after you've made it.

    Finish it up as you would your bows, but fold it in half instead of like a fan. It makes the bow puffier this way, so it won't work as well with the fan method.

    Have fun knitting! (I'm also not saying my way is better, just that I thought you would have fun trying this multiple ways ^-^)

  4. Seriously adorable, thank you for creating this little pattern, my niece will love it!

  5. What a beautiful pattern! Makes a wonderful gift for friends and family - and can also be used, sans the hair clip, as a cute little detail on a card or tag. I love it. Thank you for posting this!

  6. I've created a cute bow tie that is using your pattern: I hope that was okay - if not, please let me know and I'll delete it.

  7. Thank you SO MUCH for this adorable little bow! It is so quick and easy to make. I thought I was way too old for bows a long time ago, but I made a hot pink one and wore it around today. Fabulous! I was debating about adding a pom-pom to the warm winter hat I just made for myself, but this will be the perfect applique! I will probably make a bunch to sell to raise money for Syrian refugees. Again, thanks a million for this precious pattern!