I had so much fun designing this sweet bumblebee headband.
This pattern comes in sizes to fit a baby, toddler, or child.
The band is knit in garter stitch which makes for a nice stretchy fabric that stays in place.
They are super fast to knit up and a GREAT solution for leftover sock yarn.
I chose Louet Gems Fingering weight yarn for the headband, but really any sock weight yarn would do.
Baby (Toddler, Child)
Headband: 12 (14, 16)” / 30.5 (35.5, 40.5) cm long, 1.25” / 3 cm wide.
Stretches to fit 15.5 (17.5, 19.5)” / 39.5 (44.5, 49.5) head circumference.
MC]: Louet Gems fingering [100% Merino Wool; 185 yd / 169 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein]; color: Willow #55; 1 skein or approx 35 (40, 45) yds / 32 (37, 42) m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend.
CC1 color: Pewter #43; 1 skein or 10 yds.
CC2 color: Mustard #1352; 1 skein or 10 yds.
CC3 color: Cream #30; 1 skein or 10 yds.
Alternate Yarns: Malabrigo Sock, Spud and Chloe Fine
2 US1 / 2.25 mm double pointed needles
Small amounts of black embroidery floss for bumblebee’s eyes, bird's eye and legs, and orange for bird's beak
Sewing needle for embroidery
40 sts / 72 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette st on US1 / 2.25 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.