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Flower Headband

Some light, airy knitting for those hot summer days! What better to make for summer then a sweet flower headband or hairclip? I like to use cotton or acrylic so they can be thrown into the wash, but feel free to use whatever worsted weight you like. My daughter’s headband is knit in Dishie by KnitPicks and the flowers are Red Heart Super Saver. My hairclip is knit in Dishie.
The flower on my clip is a small one. Magdalena’s headband is knit in the thick size with a small and large flower.

Needles: US size six
Yarn: Worsted, in MC and CC
Gauge: Not necessary.

Thin (thick) – headband
Small (large) – flower

FLOWER: small (large)
Cast on 36(54) sts with CC.
Row one: Knit.
Row two: *k1, bind off five (eight); rep from * to end.
Cut yarn, pull through remaining sts. Fasten into flower shape.

HEADBAND: thick (thin)
Cast on 5 (9) sts with MC.
*K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st. K1.
Repeat for desired length. The headband shown on my almost five year old is about 18.5” for her 20″ head. You want it to be a little snug so it’ll stay on!
Bind off.
Sew ends together. This can be super messy – your flower is going to be covering it up.
Sew flower(s) on top of seam.
Viola! Wear with pride!

You can also glue a flower onto a hairclip! Super cute, quick and easy!

When gluing a flower onto a haiclip, I use E600 glue. This glue is specifically used for things like jewelry and hair accessories. I got my hairclip from SnapCrafty.

Pattern and images © Natalie Gonzalez & Nantucket Knitter, 2013 and 2017.
Questions and comments? Feel free to message me at


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