Day 1 of Giving! DIY Knitted Bow Headband

Written on December 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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For all the crafters reading this, and for those crafters that have a dolly lover in their lives, here’s a freebie pattern for you!




I made this with leftover yarn from some of my holiday gift knitting. Pictured in my sample is Bernat Handicrafter in Country Red.

You will need:

  • Yarn – worsted weight
  • Knitting needles – I used 4.5mm (US 7)
  • Yarn needle


Part A

  • Cast on 7 stitches – do not join
  • Knit every row until it’s 22cm (8.6″) (garter stitch)
  • Bind off – leave a tail

Part B

  • Cast on 3 stitches
  • Alternative knit and purl rows until it’s 4.5cm (1.8″) (stockinette)
  • Bind off – leave a tail


  • For part A, sew the edges together so that you haveĀ  a long loop. It should fit onto your doll’s head (poofy mohair, notwithstanding – you can increase the number of stitches that you casted on to allow for poofy hair)
  • Taking the thinner/shorter piece, wrap it around the headband, right over the seam, and sew it together so that you can’t see the seam from the outside
  • Put it on your doll – take lots of photos!


One Response to “Day 1 of Giving! DIY Knitted Bow Headband”

  1. Helen M. says:

    so cute, thanks for the pattern ^^

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