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Cordia’s Bow Headband Pattern

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.

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Cordia’s Bow Headband Pattern

Cordia's Bow Headband!

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

MATERIALS

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

Gauge is not important in this project.

Duplicate Stitch Hearts!

DIRECTIONS

Bow
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.

FINISHING

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!

Ravelry Download!

KAL Sale Ends Tomorrow!

My Knit Along starts Oct 1st, which means my 30% off KAL sale ends at midnight tomorrow! Get all these patterns for 30% off while you still can. Missed the KAL details? Check them out here!

My Holla Knits Published Sweater Patterns

My Holla Knits Published Sweater Patterns

All of my Holla Knits patterns are available in my Etsy shop, which means I’ve got a coupon code for you! Snag any pattern in my Etsy shop, including all of my Holla Knits patterns, for 30% off with coupon code TSOLKAL now until KAL cast on day on Oct 1st.

Patterns include, top left to right: Umbre LovreIn a While CrocodilePut a Belt On It. Middle left to right: New GirlEl MatadorCute Girl Squares Tank. Bottom left to right: Eastwood CardiganHeraldry, Velma.

My Holla Knits Published Accessory Patterns

My Holla Knits Published Accessory Patterns

My Holla Knits accessory patterns are also over there! Patterns include, left to right: Excelsior and Multiplicity.

My Independently Published Sweater Patterns

My Independently Published Sweater Patterns

Independently Published Patterns: All my patterns available from Ravelry are 30% off, too! Use coupon code TSOLKAL to get 30% off all of my patterns in my Ravelry store! These are my independently published patterns, of which the sweater patterns include, top left to right: WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped SweatersTwo Boyfriends CardiganCaitlin’s CardiGranny Bomber Jacket. Bottom left to right: Traverse City Tube TopThe Loop Entrelac TankMelvieBaby Sweater Buffet.

My Independently Published Accessories Patterns

My Independently Published Accessories Patterns

And all my accessories patterns, too! They include (deep breath!) Row 1 (top) left to right: DownWORK+SHELTER Hand WarmersSheep MittensGranny Square Muff. Row 1, left to right: WORK+SHELTER Market BagWORK+SHELTER Cabled ClutchDoor County Wooden Handle BagWORK+SHELTER Cabled Headband. Row 3, left to right: McCarren Park CapTwin Cities HeadbandDetroit Tigers Bow HeadbandMadison Cowl and Handwarmers. Row 4, left to right: Reflection CowlRidgewood Reversible ShawletteWORK+SHELTER Lace Striped ShawlEntrelac Snood. Row 5, left to right: WORK+SHELTER Corner to Corner WrapTwin Cities Ankle SocksHyde Park LegwarmersHot Stripes Dish Towel and Dishcloths. Row 6 (bottom), left to right: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Krum Toilet Paper Roll CozyHipster Tea CozyGus Gus Kitty Toy, and Down (again).

My magazine patterns aren’t on sale but you can still knit them up to win prizes in the KAL!

Sweaters in Print!

Sweaters in Print!

Patterns Featured in Magazines and Collections: Patterns include, top left to right: Block Island SweaterLiaison TeeFire Opal TeeBristlecone Pullover. Middle left to right: Knickerbocker Tee, Harnett Tank, Trolley Dodger, The Georgia Peach, all from my Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits collection. Bottom left to right: Baby Baby Ruth, also from Vintage Inspired Baseball KnitsThermal PulloverCumulus Tee, and Block Island Sweater (again).

Accessories in Print!

Accessories in Print!

Patterns include, left to right: Tulip SlouchIt’s a Wrap – Knot! HeadbandReservoir Mitts, Stadium Blanket from Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits, and Riga Bonnet.

Free Patterns!

Free Patterns!

And last but not least I’ve got a bunch of fun free patterns you can knit up that qualify, too. If you make two of these patterns you’ll get a free paid pattern of your choice! And each finished free pattern will get you one entry for the grand prize giveaways. Patterns include, row 1 (top) left to right: Welly WarmersMollie Makes Welly WarmersMason Jar Travel CozyKnit Toilet Lid Cover. Row 2 left to right: We’re Just That Awesome Coffee Cup CozyKnit Happy PoosStriped Beanie or Stocking CapEric (Man) Beanie and Stocking Cap. Row 3 left to right: Slouchy BeretEntrelac BeretQuartet of HeadbandsCordia’s Bow Headband. Row 4 left to right: Tinfoil Tiara Brigade Cabled HeadbandHalf Fabric Half Crochet Infinity ScarfThe Only Way to ScarfChunky Cabled Cowl. Row 5 (bottom) left to right: Baby Sweater Buffet SnowsuitHeart PatchLined (and Adorable!) Cabled Change PurseICord Friendship Bracelets.

Cast on day may be October 1st, but you’ve got two full months to knit up your projects, so don’t worry if you’re getting a late start. And be sure to share your plans with us on Ravelry!

Announcing the Sweatshop of Love Fall KAL!

Everybody loves a knit along, and I’ve been meaning to organize a knit along for my patterns for years. Well I’ve finally done it! A Allyson Dykhuizen / The Sweatshop of Love all pattern KAL!

Allyson Dykhuizen / The Sweatshop of Love All Pattern KAL!

Over the years I’ve accumulated lots of patterns! All 80 of my patterns will be involved in this KAL, and the more you knit the more you win and qualify to win.

  • Cast On Day: Wednesday October 1st
  • Finished On: Sunday November 30th
  • Prizes: ALL finished patterns posted before the end of the KAL will be awarded a free pattern of their choice from my pattern library! Finish a sweater? Win another sweater pattern of your choice. Finish an accessory? Win another accessory pattern of your choice. Finish two free patterns? Win any accessory pattern of your choice. There are no limits to the number of patterns you can win, so keep knitting and keep winning!
  • Grand Prizes: There will be at least twelve grand prizes including yarn, signed copies of my pattern collections, screen printed project bags, gift cards, and custom knit accessories! All finished projects will earn you entries for the grand prize drawing: each finished sweater will get you 3 entries, each finished accessory will get you 2 entries, and each finished free pattern will get you 1 entry. Grand prizes will be given away randomly at the end of the KAL.

The best part? Most of my patterns will be on sale between now and cast on day! So let’s look at all these patterns!

Patterns Featured in Magazines and Collections

Sweaters in Print!

Sweaters in Print!

Unfortunately I can’t put these patterns on sale because I don’t hold the rights to them, but all of my patterns that have been featured in magazines and collections are included in the KAL! Patterns include, top left to right: Block Island Sweater, Liaison Tee, Fire Opal Tee, Bristlecone Pullover. Middle left to right: Knickerbocker Tee, Harnett Tank, Trolley Dodger, The Georgia Peach, all from my Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits collection. Bottom left to right: Baby Baby Ruth, also from Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits, Thermal Pullover, Cumulus Tee, and Block Island Sweater (again).

Accessories in Print!

Accessories in Print!

These accessories patterns have also been included in magazines and collections. They won’t be on sale, but are up for grabs of course! Patterns include, left to right: Tulip SlouchIt’s a Wrap – Knot! Headband, Reservoir Mitts, Stadium Blanket from Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits, and Riga Bonnet.

Holla Knits Patterns

My Holla Knits Published Sweater Patterns

My Holla Knits Published Sweater Patterns

All of my Holla Knits patterns are available in my Etsy shop, which means I’ve got a coupon code for you! Snag any pattern in my Etsy shop, including all of my Holla Knits patterns, for 30% off with coupon code TSOLKAL now until KAL cast on day on Oct 1st.

Patterns include, top left to right: Umbre Lovre, In a While Crocodile, Put a Belt On It. Middle left to right: New Girl, El Matador, Cute Girl Squares Tank. Bottom left to right: Eastwood Cardigan, Heraldry, Velma.

My Holla Knits Published Accessory Patterns

My Holla Knits Published Accessory Patterns

My Holla Knits accessory patterns are also over there! Patterns include, left to right: Excelsior and Multiplicity.

Independently Published Patterns

My Independently Published Sweater Patterns

My Independently Published Sweater Patterns

All my patterns available from Ravelry are 30% off, too! Use coupon code TSOLKAL to get 30% off all of my patterns in my Ravelry store! These are my independently published patterns, of which the sweater patterns include, top left to right: WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters, Two Boyfriends Cardigan, Caitlin’s Cardi, Granny Bomber Jacket. Bottom left to right: Traverse City Tube Top, The Loop Entrelac Tank, Melvie, Baby Sweater Buffet.

My Independently Published Accessories Patterns

My Independently Published Accessories Patterns

And all my accessories patterns, too! They include (deep breath!) Row 1 (top) left to right: Down, WORK+SHELTER Hand Warmers, Sheep Mittens, Granny Square Muff. Row 1, left to right: WORK+SHELTER Market Bag, WORK+SHELTER Cabled Clutch, Door County Wooden Handle Bag, WORK+SHELTER Cabled Headband. Row 3, left to right: McCarren Park Cap, Twin Cities Headband, Detroit Tigers Bow Headband, Madison Cowl and Handwarmers. Row 4, left to right: Reflection Cowl, Ridgewood Reversible Shawlette, WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Shawl, Entrelac Snood. Row 5, left to right: WORK+SHELTER Corner to Corner Wrap, Twin Cities Ankle Socks, Hyde Park Legwarmers, Hot Stripes Dish Towel and Dishcloths. Row 6 (bottom), left to right: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Krum Toilet Paper Roll Cozy, Hipster Tea Cozy, Gus Gus Kitty Toy, and Down (again).

Free Patterns

Free Patterns!

Free Patterns!

And last but not least I’ve got a bunch of fun free patterns you can knit up that qualify, too. If you make two of these patterns you’ll get a free paid pattern of your choice! And each finished free pattern will get you one entry for the grand prize giveaways. Patterns include, row 1 (top) left to right: Welly Warmers, Mollie Makes Welly Warmers, Mason Jar Travel Cozy, Knit Toilet Lid Cover. Row 2 left to right: We’re Just That Awesome Coffee Cup Cozy, Knit Happy Poos, Striped Beanie or Stocking Cap, Eric (Man) Beanie and Stocking Cap. Row 3 left to right: Slouchy Beret, Entrelac Beret, Quartet of Headbands, Cordia’s Bow Headband. Row 4 left to right: Tinfoil Tiara Brigade Cabled Headband, Half Fabric Half Crochet Infinity Scarf, The Only Way to Scarf, Chunky Cabled Cowl. Row 5 (bottom) left to right: Baby Sweater Buffet Snowsuit, Heart Patch, Lined (and Adorable!) Cabled Change Purse, ICord Friendship Bracelets.

WHEW! That’s a lot of patterns!

We’ll be chatting about our KAL plans, sharing progress, and posting finished projects over at the Allyson Dykhuizen / The Sweatshop of Love Ravelry group, so join the group if you haven’t already! We’ve got a very active group and it will be really fun to follow everyone’s progress.

Remember! You’ve got until October 1st to get your yarn and patterns in order and gauge up before we cast on! And be sure to share your plans with us on Ravelry!