Monday, August 28, 2017

Hannah Hair Bow - Free Knitting Pattern

My 2 year old loves hair accessories. She often opens the drawer where I keep all the headbands and hair clips and asks to wear one. She also throws a fit when I take it off, we are working on that part. Because of her love of hair accessories, I knew I needed to have a red bow for her 2nd birthday earlier this year. I was really wanting to do a knitted version of a bow so I created the "Hannah" Hair Bow just for this special occasion. But it really is a versatile piece that I want to do in all the colors possible to match every outfit. I do have the bow available for purchase in my Etsy shop, but I also wrote down the pattern to share with you. I also have the free pattern in pdf form on my Ravelry shop. Enjoy!

Size 6, 4mm needles
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft)
Needle for weaving in ends
Optional - Hot Glue Gun
Optional - Hair Clip
Optional - Nylon Headband

K - Knit
Purl - Purl
St - Stitch
RS - Right Side
WS - Wrong Side

Long tail cast on 10 (alternatively, if you do not want to to a long tail cast on, thumb cast on 10, and knit 1 row before starting row 1 below)
1. K across
2. Slip 1 st purlwise, P rest of row
3. Slip 1 st knitwise, k rest of row
4-19. Repeat last 2 rows until you have 17 rows stockinette, ending with a rs row.
20. (WS) Cast off knitwise

Weave in ends.

Option 1:
Cut long length of yarn (I use approximately 1 yard). 
Weave needle through the center (see photo). 
Pinch center of bow. Wrap yarn around center of bow 10 times. 
Knot in the back and weave in ends. 
Using hot glue gun, glue center of bow to hair clip of choice.

Option 2:
Cut long length of yarn (1 yard). Weave needle through the center (see photo above). Pinch center of bow. 
Wrap yarn around the center of the bow AND a nylon headband. 
Knot in the back and weave in ends.

I would love to see your bows! Tag me on instagram @craftsbysarahliz so I can see your work!

- You are free to sell what you make from this pattern. I would appreciate links back to my blog to credit me as the designer.
- You may not use my photos
- You may not sell this pattern or claim it as your own

© Sarah Gross - Crafts by Sarah Liz

Monday, August 7, 2017

My Personal Cheerleader

I highly doubt I would be where I am today with my crafting were it not for the praise and encouragement from my husband. We have been married for 8 1/2 years and have 3 children. He makes me laugh, and is such a source of comfort and encouragement. He even lets me use his pretty face to take photos of my menswear. Having said all that, he has only asked me to make him a few things in all my years of knitting and crocheting. Here are some of the things I have made at his request.

-Minion hats for the family-

This was a fun one. It is something of a family tradition now to see any Despicable Me movies as a family in the theaters. He requested that I make minion hats for all of us when the Minions movie came out. Naturally we had to capture the moment for posterity.

-Baby Groot-

We love Guardians of the Galaxy, so after we saw Volume 2 he requested a Baby Groot for his desk at work. Hubby wants a Baby Groot, hubby gets a Baby Groot. Our son wants one now that he saw his daddy get one so there may be more Baby Groots in the near future.

-USC Trojans Hat-

With the previous projects, he was pretty open with the designs, and I didn't have to worry too much about it. Then came the USC hat. He was VERY specific with what he wanted. After lots of research, presenting color options, and reworking the letters to get them just so, this hat is what I produced for him.

Since these are all items that have copyrights, I won't be able to sell any of these items, but it was fun making them for personal use. And it made the hubby happy. And a happy hubby makes the best kind of cheerleader for a Mom Boss / Entrepreneur like me. I wonder what his next request will be...

Much Love,
Sarah Liz