Cutie Patootie Headband

Cutie Patootie Headband
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Step 1: Getting Started

Keep those ears toasty warm while sporting a bright and cheery colored headband to add a little sparkle and sunshine to a dreary day. With Winter still in full swing, adding an adorable accessory to your winter wear will refresh your wardrobe and keep you looking fresh, fun and festive! Create this knitted headband using our free knitting pattern for yourself or for you little girl. You'll enjoy knitting this easy pattern and your little girl will enjoy showing off your work. This pattern is written for a child, youth and adult sizes - with youth and adult sizes in brackets.

Skill level: beginner


64 yards of super bulky yarn (the sample was knit using Lion brand thick and quick yarn)

Small amount of worsted weight yarn for flower and a small button for flower center or large button

Size 11 16 inch needles for headband

Size 9 needles for flower

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Gauge: 2 ½ sts per inch

Special notes:  This pattern is written for the child size with youth and adult in brackets.

Stitches used

K = knit

P = purl

Inc = knit in the front and the back



Step 2: Pattern Instructions



Cast on with size 11 needle 38 (42, 48)

Round 1:  Join in round being careful not to twist, place marker, K each stitch around.

Round 2: P each stitch around, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 3 -12: K each stitch around, slipping marker as you come to it.

Round 13: P each stitch around, remove marker at the end of the round.

Cast off loosely and weave in ends.

You can stop here or add a button or make a flower as follows below.


flower  flower


Using the size 9 needle

Cast on 20 stitches

Row 1: K across.

Row 2: P across.

Row 3: Inc in each stitch across. (40)

Row 4: P across.

Row 5: Inc in each stitch across. (80)

Row 6: K across.

Row 7 K across.

Cast off.


flower   flower 

Putting the flower together

To make it look like a carnation, take a scrap of yarn and run through the cast on edge and pull tight and secure.  Sew onto head band. You can also add a small button in the center of the flower if you would like.

To make a rose, coil the flower and secure. Sew to headband.


About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.