Knit Headband with a Purpose!

A few weeks ago, my son committed the ultimate crime against his sister… He cut her hair. I guess he felt that she could totally rock the mullet/skullet look.

Just kidding, it’s not as bad as this, but it was bad. My three-year old daughter’s curls are all gone from the top of her head though. So, the day after the “crime” was committed, we went shopping for headbands and hats. I was so disappointed by what we found, that we ended up at our local Michael’s and started shopping for yarn. I am not a great knitter, but I thought that I could tackle a simple headband.

And this is what we came up with:

For my first attempt, I think it turned out pretty well!

However, I can’t get my 3-year old to wear it. Instead, our baby Clara wears it.

All I did was cast on 20 stitches, and alternate between knit and purl rows until I had the length I needed. (If I were to do this again, I wouldn’t make the band so wide. Maybe cast on 10 instead? But I had to cover up that wide patch of missing hair somehow…) I don’t have a circular needle, so I did have to finish it up with a tapestry needle which left a seam at the back. Next purchase at the craft store will be a circular pair of needles!

For the flower, I started with casting 2 stitches, and played with increasing/decreasing the rows to shape the “petals.” I used a regular sewing needle and some grey embroidery thread to sew on the flower. (After rolling the strand of petals to make the rosette.) And, done!

Hope you like it as much as baby Clara does!!


About SparklingMomma

Full time Mom with a full time day job too. I love DIY projects, interior design, baking, the outdoors, fun activities with the kids, and lots of daydreaming!
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9 Responses to Knit Headband with a Purpose!

  1. Sarah Kukulka Pomroy says:

    Love it!!! We will need three shipped to Ohio ASAP!!!

  2. Bora says:

    Clara is so BIG now and she looks exactly like you. I like the headband. Getting really creative these days… 🙂

    • She is growing up so fast! I can’t believe that she will be 2 in just a few months. Like the kids don’t keep us busy enough, we have to throw in a few craftsy projects on top. 🙂 Hope you are doing well!

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