Cute Baby Headband

Knit a headband to take to the next baby shower. Knitting for a baby can be one of the most enjoyable projects. Homemade gifts often become cherished family heirlooms. Knitting a headband for a baby is a great weekend project for a beginner, they are quick to make and a good use of left over yarns. Basic stockinette stitch and ribbing can be used to create a headband for babies zero to six months of age. Use easy-to-wash yarn, so mum will not need to hand wash baby’s new gift is a good idea.

This is such a cute fashion!

With size 3.75mm needles Cast on 68 sts in contrast colour then change to main colour
Rows 1-6  knit 3, purl 1 rib
Row 7 change to contrast colour knit 3, purl 1 rib
Cast off.
(colour rim is cast on row then main part then colour rim 1 row and cast off)
Headband is approx 1inch (3cm) wide

Small Fower
Cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, knit 3 (5sts)
Row 2. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, purl 4 (6sts)
Row 3. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, knit 5 (7sts)
Row 4. Knit front & back of 1st stitch purl 6 (8sts). Cut yarn leaving a 4” tail and leave on a spare needle.
Repeat 4 more times but do not cut yarn on last petal
Row 5. Join all petals by knitting across (40 sts)
Row 6. Purl 2 together across row (20 sts)
Row 7. Knit 2 together across row (10sts)
Row 8. Purl 2 together, purl 3 together, prul 2 together, purl 3 together
Thread yarn through stitches and pull tight.
Sew into place

Small bow
Cast on 8 st
Knit 28 rows stockinette stitch
Cast off
Sew cast on and cast off ends together.
Wrap yarn tightly around the centre to form bow shape.
Sew into place.

The button in the centre of this flower is the Turkish Nazar or evil eye amulet. It is a custom here in Turkey to attach a Nazar to baby’s clothes to keep away evil.

Turkish people believe that with the evil eye amulet you will be protected and all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet and it will brake. No bad energy will reach you since you are protected with the amulet of nazar boncuk. Have you just had a new child? Bought a new car? Built a new office building? Worried that your “friends” and others are filled with envy about your good fortune? The protection of the Nazar is used for anything new or likely to attract praise. The belief is that even well-intentioned compliments include a conscious or unconscious dose of envy and resentment. The bead reflects the evil intent back to the onlooker. It somewhat resembles an eye and it is said the typical blue color is a factor in protecting the user. The force of the evil eye (nazar) is a widely accepted and feared element in Turkish daily life.

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2 thoughts on “Cute Baby Headband

  1. These ARE darling, but—can you please finish the headband instructions.With this, you don't have "color" on both sides & wonder how wide (how many rows)to make it (total).If contrast color is 7 rows, surely more than 1 row of main color before bind off (as instructed)Think you got excited about trim & forgot to finish.Thanks

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