Last night I got bored with the jumper I’m knitting so I grabbed some 4ply scraps (I knew there was a reason I keep those oddments!) and made a couple of little bows. They are about 1 1/2 inches, so they really are little.
You probably don’t need a pattern (and this isn’t much of a pattern) but here’s how I made them.
Using 4ply, cast 8 stitches onto 2 1/4mm needles.
repeat 22 times
cast off leaving a long tail and knit another one, if you like.
The strips will curl but that’s good.
Sew them together at the ends so you have two little rings.
Make sure the rings are purl side out and wrap the tail around the middle of the strip and secure with a knot. You can now sew your little bows to anything – I made little hair clips but I thought dress clips in a spangly yarn might be cute. Or shoe clips, or sewn on a scarf, hat, little girl’s something?
You could crochet around the edge before you finish them for a bit of contrast. Using thicker wool and a lace pattern would be pretty awesome and would make bigger bows. If you go bigger it might be worth knitting a tiny strip to go around the middle though.
The world is your bow-shaped oyster!
Just one question – is 32 too old for teensy bow hairclips?