A scarf, legwarmers and matching headband.

Bernat Softee Chunky knitting pattern for girls knitted headband pattern

YARN:

LEGWARMERS:

The pattern for these can be found in Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.  Such a fantastic book.  It's a basic knit purl in the round pattern using double pointed needles.

SCARF:

I used the same knit purl pattern for the scarf and just kept on knitting until it was long enough to double over and tie around her neck.

I accessorized it with cream felt flowers and pale pink buttons

HEADBAND:

I have a pile of very basic headbands that I've picked up over time in the $1 section at various stores.  I used one of these inside the knitted headband.  Instructions below:

Using size US.5 straight needles cast on 2 stitches. 

Knit 20 rows.

Increase 2 stitches into the next row (1 at each end)

Knit 2 rows.

Increase 2 stitches into the next row (1 at each end)

Use the headband from this point as your guide and knit until you come to the point where you need to start decreasing to match the increased side.

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of row

Knit 2 rows.

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of row.

Knit 20 rows.

I made 2 of these exactly the same.  1 with the Tawny Rose Twist and 1 with the Soft Taupe. 

Stitch all the way along one side joining the two pieces together.  Insert the headband and stitch up the other seam.

Cut out 3 felt flowers in assorted sizes and stitch them together in the center with a button.  Stitch your completed flower on to the headband.

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This Military Mama January 22, 2010 - 5:52 pm

Oh my gosh that is beautiful! I love it!

Did you make the felt flowers yourself or did you buy them some where?

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Tonya Staab January 22, 2010 - 6:02 pm

Thank you :).

I did cut out the flowers myself. I bought some really soft felt from Beverly’s and drew around a flower shaped cookie cutter to make the large one, then cut out two smaller versions of that for the headband.

The flowers on the scarf I drew freehand on the felt and cut them out so each one is different.

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This Military Mama January 22, 2010 - 6:11 pm

I’m so impressed! I would never have the guts to do that cause I wouldn’t know how to sew them on or make them cute like you did!

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karen January 22, 2010 - 6:31 pm

awesome T… so talented my dear.

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danielle January 22, 2010 - 11:23 pm

Where did you get those boots? They are adorable! I want to get Char a pair!

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jane January 23, 2010 - 6:04 am

GORGEOUS! I love it. That first photo could be in a magazine. GREAT JOB.

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Tonya Staab January 23, 2010 - 8:11 am

Hey hon, I got them at Target quite a while ago … maybe back in the fall. I saw some cute brown boots at Marshalls a few weeks ago too. The reason I got the Target ones though is bc the ones I really wanted at Gymboree were a little pricey, but these ones have lasted a while and she loves them.

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danielle January 24, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Thanks for the info! I also wanted to say I love the headband with the flower too, just gorgeous!

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Corina January 24, 2010 - 2:17 pm

OMG, I just found your blog….whilst googling “fairy bread”, you left a comment somewheres…and here I am to say HI. I’m an Aussie currently living in NJ with my husband and three daughters, 10 and twins almost 4, so how is that for snap! I am looking forward to reading your blog…but I must return to preparing for this coming Tuesdays visit to Pre school to explain the concept of Australia Day! I thought I’d spare them Vegemite and gift them the bliss of fairy bread!!! Happy Australia Day to you and yours.

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[email protected] act January 25, 2010 - 12:22 am

Oh gosh Tonya, that is just adorable> Marisol looks stunning.

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Vicky January 25, 2010 - 2:28 am

Really gorgeous! I’d love to make a set like this for my small person, but I’m not sure I’d do such a good job as you have!

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Tonya Staab January 25, 2010 - 6:56 pm

ha ha, I do remember leaving a comment about fairy bread on a site a few days ago.

What is it with nobody liking vegemite over here? Even my twins won’t eat it. How can they be full-fledged Aussies without a taste for the good stuff :).

Happy Australia Day to you and thanks for coming by for a visit.

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Sharlene January 26, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Those leg warmers are absolutely adorable!!!!! I want some for me!

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Brooke January 27, 2010 - 10:33 am

Adorable! And what a cute model!

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Erin Pyle (@erinjeany) January 30, 2010 - 2:24 am

Miss M looks so cute in those! You really do a wonderful job! I love the color and the flowers!

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