Hi crochet friend!
I am so excited to share with you my newest pattern: The Classic Baby Girl Bow Headband!
It’s funny that I’m making so many baby girl patterns (there will be more to come, I promise), because my last 2 babies were both boys, but I have 3 friends in town and a sister-in-law in MN who had baby girls in March. So…I guess you could say I have some bows to crochet!
Thankfully, this pattern is so fun and easy that I had no trouble at all making up 4 beautiful baby girl bows for these beautiful babies. And with all the different choices for colors, the possibilities are endless!
The original yarn I chose for this pattern was Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK in Ballet Pink and Bubblegum Pink. Then I tried Lion Brand’s Coboo in Mauve. And I loved both yarns!
The gauge was slightly different, but that didn’t matter too much since the size is determined by the braided elastic used rather than the number of stitches and rows. So really any comfortable light weight cotton yarn should work. Just make sure it isn’t rough on baby’s head!
You’re going to love how easy it is to adjust sizes for this headband, because the only thing that needs to be done is a different length of elastic. Measurements are shown below for the right size, because I love making things easy for you.
So, without further adieu, here is the beautiful and easy Classic Baby Girl Bow Headband pattern.
Classic Baby Girl Bow Headband
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Light weight cotton yarn in favorite color (I used both Paintbox Cotton DK and Lion Brand Coboo)
3.75 mm (F) crochet hook ( I LOVE these Hooks!)
⅜ inch (9mm) braided elastic (see sizes for measurements)
Small amount of thread
Measuring tape or ruler
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
f/o – finish off
6 sc x 5 rows = 1 inch square
0-3 months – 13 inch elastic
3-6 months – 14 inch elastic
6-12 months – 16 inch elastic
12-18 months – 17 inch elastic
Toddler – 18 inch elastic
Child – 19 inch elastic
- The band does not include exact row count, because it is worked in continuous rounds around the elastic band.
- Always make sure your band is staying straight under the crocheted work. Twisting under crocheted work will make the band smaller and uncomfortable for baby/child.
- Ch 1 will NEVER count as a stitch, but will ALWAYS be a turning chain.
- This entire bow uses sc and sc dec only. It is very beginner friendly!
- Pattern is written and read as follows:
- “2sc, sc 5, 2sc, ch 1, turn” means “work 2 single crochet in first stitch, single crochet once in each of the 5 stitches that follow, work 2 single crochet in last stitch, then chain 1 and turn your work.”
- If you have further questions, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using preferred size elastic, Fold and sew ends together to make a circle.
Using yarn, ch 8, wrap ch around elastic band and sc in first stitch.
You will now be working around the band while crocheting.
sc 8 around
continue until crochet work is the correct length as the size elastic you chose:
0-3 month: about 65 rounds
3-6 month: about 70 rounds
6-12 month: about 80 rounds
12-18 month: about 85 rounds
Toddler: about 90 rounds
Child: about 95 rounds
At the end of last round, sl st last round and 1st round together.
F/O and sew in ends.
Ch 10, leaving a long tail at least 4 inches long.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Rows 2-18: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 19: sc dec, sc 5, sc dec, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 20: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 21: 2sc, sc 5, 2sc, ch 1, turn. (9)
Rows 22-38: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Fold bow so that rows 1 and 38 are touching and slip stitch together.
F/O, leaving a long tail.
Fold bow so that the center pops up slightly and the sides are popping up. See below:
Wrap yarn around center 3 times to keep its shape, then tie a knot in the back of bow and trim yarn.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-4: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Wrap around bow center and sew closed.
Place bow over sl sts on band. Sew into place.
Consider sewing through the indents of bow to keep the shape:
F/O and sew in ends.
Enjoy your baby girl bow!
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