Cordia Rocking Her Bow Headband, and Cayo!

Last week Cordia, my student Lori’s daughter, turned 3! Naturally this was a big deal in The Sweatshop of Love and a bunch of us caravan-ed to her birthday party.

A special little girl like Cordia needed a special present.

If there is one thing Cordia knows it’s fashion. She is always dressed in the highest of high fashion. Cute dresses with matching tights and headband.

… did someone say headband?! I can do that!

Cordia always picks yellow and purple yarn for the projects Lori makes her, so she had to have a yellow and purple headband.

This project is great for scraps and little yarn leftovers. The duplicate stitch hearts add sweetness without letting intarsia make you insane.

It’s a tiny bow headband for a special little girl in your life! It should be as painless to knit as possible.


Cordia’s Bow Headband Pattern

Cordia's Bow Headband!

Finished Measurements Length: 4 1/2”. Width: 2″.


Yarn A tiny amount sock or sport weight yarn in two colors. I used Knit Picks Shine Sport in Daffodil (MC) and Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn in Grape (CC). Both are discontinued colors because they’ve been in my remnant ball pile forever!

Needles Size 5 (3.55 mm): Straight needles. 2 size 3 (3.25 mm): Double pointed needles.

Notions Yarn needle.


Gauge is not important in this project.

Duplicate Stitch Hearts!


With MC and larger needles, CO 18 sts. Work 2 rows of seed sts.

Row 3: Work 2 sts in seed st, K 14, work 2 sts in seed st.
Row 4: Work 2 sts in seed st, P 14, work 2 sts in seed st. Work in pattern until bow measures 4 1/4”. Work 2 rows in seed st. BO all sts.

Bow’s Loop
With CC and larger needles, CO 4 sts. Work in seed st for 1 1/2”. BO all sts.

Bow’s Band
With CC and DPNs, CO 3 sts. Make a 24” icord. Cut yarn and secure sts.


With CC, duplicate stitch two hearts on each side of bow.

Weave in all ends. Seam ends of Bow’s Loop together around center of Bow and Bow’s Band. Secure all three pieces together at base. Weave in remaining ends.

I hope you enjoy knitting these adorable little bow headbands for every adorable little girl you know!

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