At the moment when Shine gets a new piece of clothing the first thing she does is check it all over for bows. Believe me when I say there is serious disappointment, tears even, when none are found. If it doesn’t have a bow on it she won’t entertain lightly the idea of wearing it. At not quite 3, the girl knows what she likes.
Good thing then that Kat from Slugs on the Refrigerator recently shared a pattern for crochet bows. The pattern is easy enough for even the most challenged – and I’m that – and the best thing is you can make them big, small, chunky or fine. I made one and attached a badge to the back so now I can stick a bow on all the clothes that don’t otherwise meet Shine’s exacting standards. Ha ha, a small parenting victory that I’ll take a minute to enjoy as they don’t come along often.
I decided this week to make a little headband for Shine too, knowing how much something so simple would mean to her. I’m pleased to report that it has met with her approval and adoration.
If you want to make a headband too, it’s really easy and I’m sure you can do a better job than me. Here’s the details. The bow pattern is Bows Two Ways by Kat Goldin and the headband is based on a headband pattern by All About Ami. I used DK weight yarn and rather than follow the initial number of chains I chained and measured around Shine’s head until I had the right length and made it 5 rows wide. Just wide enough to keep her ears toasty.