I have been seeing super cute knot headbands all over the place and I have been wanting to make some for Hannie….but I also wanted them to be something she could put on herself and not half to tie at the top of her head. So, the other day I pulled out some Riley Blake knits and went to work on a prototype that would have a “fake knot” at the top so it was just a headband for easy putting on and off. The first one I made the knot part was HUGE, so I scaled it down and it turned out (not all things turn out on the second try usually ;).
Here is how I made it if you need some knot headbands too….they are super quick and easy!!
Headband piece– 5 inches by 19 inches (19 inches should fit anyone from about 4 years old to adult)
End pieces–2 pieces cut from the PATTERN FOUND HERE
Middle tie piece–5 inches by inches
Step 1: Fold the 5″ by 19″ headband piece in half length-wise and sew up the right side to create a tube.
Step 2: Cut out the two pattern pieces for the “end ties.” Stitch around the perimeter of the pattern leaving a 1 inch opening in the middle to turn it right side out.
Step 3: Turn the headband piece right sides out and sew in a circle.
Step 4: Turn the tie pieces right sides out and press.
Step 5: Tie your middle knot piece in a knot.
Step 6: With the headband circle on the bottom, place your tie ends on top.
Step 7: Add the middle piece to wrap around. Pin and stitch into place on the back. You can either hand stitch or machine stitch into place.
And you are done!!!
P.S. Here is a picture if you would like to pin this project for later….
What is the size of the middle piece? Looks like one of the measurements didn’t print!
Simple Simon and Company says
The middle pattern is 4 3/8 inches long. Sorry the 1 inch box is cutting off in the printed version.
In the section at the top that list the Materials Needed, the size of the middle tie piece (the part for the knot–not the 2 pieces cut from the pattern) is unclear. It seems to be missing how long to cut it. It says — “Middle tie piece–5 inches by inches”. Could you please tell me the size? I have everything else done, just need the knot. Thanks
Hi!! This is so cute! What is the size of the “middle tie piece” it says 5 inches by inches. I could eyeball it probably, but just thought I’d ask anyway!! Thanks!