Tuesday, December 15, 2020

FREE KNITTING PATTERN: Cozy Knit Bow Headband by BrennaAnnHandmade x Oeko-Tex


Happy Tuesday Makers! 😊 Today, I'm so excited to be able to share that I've partnered with OEKO-TEX® to bring you a fun & easy, FREE DIY headband knitting pattern! 


STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances, certifying that the final product and each of its components – from the fabric to the buttons and other accessories – has been rigorously tested for chemicals toxic to humans.

While many consumers have been conscious of the hazards of ingesting chemicals, most have been less aware of the chemicals with which they are in constant contact through apparel and home goods like towels and bed linens. This is especially important when it comes to clothing and home textiles since the chemicals and dyes that go into making textiles can cause allergies, rashes and other potential ailments.

When you choose to purchase and use a product that has the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label, you can rest assuredyou are choosing a product that has been certified and tested to be safe for humans to use and wear, verified by a trusted and independent third-party!👏

To create this headband pattern, I used Cavayoma, an alpaca yarn brand, which has been certified with a STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label, so you know it is safe to knit with and forconsumers to wear! It's also SO fluffy & soft - perfect for garment knitting!

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let's go! 😊

*Fits a standard 21"-22" women's head size, but can be altered up or down - just add or decrease rows*

Materials needed: 

- 1 ball of Cavayoma Baby Alpaca 50 yarn (55yds, #5 bulky weight) which bears the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label

- 8mm straight knitting needles

- scissors

- a tapestry needle


Cast on 16 stitches using the long tail cast-on method.

Rows 1-105: Knit each stitch across entire row. Turn work, & repeat. (garter stitch)

Row 106: Bind off in pattern, and cut a very long tail (about 3'-4') before pulling through to tighten. (You'll use this tail to seam the headband together and wrap around the seam to create the "bow" effect in the front)

Seaming & finishing:

Step 1: Thread the tapestry needle with the long tail. 

Step 2: Fold the headband evenly in half.

Step 3: Sew both open-ends of the headband together across.

Step 4: Pinch the seam together as pictured.

Step 5: Wrap the remaining tail of yarn around the pinched seam evenly, creating the "bow" in front.

Step 6. Tie in a knot on the inside of the headband, & weave in + cut ends to finish.

Ta da! You're all finished with your new, soft & cozy DIY knit headband! Because it was knit using STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label Cavayoma yarn, you can wear or gift it, knowing this long-lasting, piece is safe for humans! 😊

Be sure to check out all the OEKO-TEX® & Cavayoma links below! 

OEKO-TEX® Links:

- Facebook: @OEKOTEX

- Twitter: @OEKO_TEX_Int

- Instagram: @oeko_tex

- YouTube: @OEKO-TEX

Cavayoma Links:

- Facebook: @Cavayoma

- Instagram: @Cavayoma

Happy knitting everybody!


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