This little bow is the perfect quick make if you’re in need of a last minute gift. We’ve designed the pattern as a headband, but with a little adaptation you could easily turn it into a stylish bow tie!
You will need
■ Yeoman Panama 4ply 20g Salmon (111) (used doubled) or any other 4ply yarn
■ A 4mm (US G/6) hook
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
MAIN BOW PIECE
With Salmon doubled, ch17 loosely.
Row 1 16dc beg in second ch from hook, turn. [16 sts]
Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn. Rep row 2 until piece measures 6cm. Fasten off.
CENTRE OF BOW
With Salmon doubled, ch5 loosely.
Row 1 4dc beg in second ch from hook, turn. [4 sts]
Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.
Rep row 2 until piece measures 6cm.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn. Use the tail of yarn to sew the two short edges together to make a ring, and leave the tail of yarn attached.
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With Salmon doubled, make a length of chain measuring 100cm long, do not fasten off. With stitch markers or pieces of waste yarn, mark a stitch every 20cm along this chain.
Row 1 D cDc in the second ch from the hook, ch for 20cm, dc in the first marked st nearest the hook (make sure the ch isn’t twisted). *Ch for 20cm and dc in the next marked st. Rep from * until the row of ch matches the first length and dc in the very first st of the ch, turn.
Row 2 Ch1, dc in the first dc of the previous row. *Ch for 20cm, dc in the top of the next dc. Rep from * until the end of the row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Put the ring over the main bow piece, and position it centrally with the seam of the centre piece at the back. Use the tail of yarn on the centre piece to secure the gathers of the bow and to sew the two pieces together. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Tie the band around the head and position the bow before sewing to the band.