New Pattern: Strada Headband

Who says winter accessories can’t be glam? 
Strada is the finished pattern for the headband I designed and knitted for my cousin for Christmas. It’s a quick project that could easily be done in one day or over the weekend, and (as I can personally attest) it makes an awesome gift!
The pattern is $4, and can be purchased by clicking the ‘buy now’ button below:
or you can check out the pattern on Ravelry here.

The details:
This is a one-size-fits-most pattern, but it is easy to make it smaller or larger- just knit the bands a little longer or shorter, as needed. It’s easy to hold it around your head while still on the needles to ensure a good fit. I knit this on two (4mm (US 6) dpns. The bow is knit flat, seamed, and sewn onto the headband with just a few stitches at each bow end to keep it attached.

Yarn: 1 skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK weight (it will take approximately half a skein, so you can make two!) in ‘Brick’ 

Needles: 4mm (US 6)

And of course, a tapestry needle and a button for the back closure.


You know, when my cousin first requested the headband, I was really dubious- I just couldn’t imagine how a big bow could look… grown up. But the trick is proportion- the bow isn’t too big and showy, and it’s not too small and twee. Positioning it on the side gives this headband a lot more 1920s style, I think. My cousin was right- a headband with a bow IS awesome.


  1. Tanis   •  

    Yay! Bows totally can be adult appropriate and glam!

  2. Danette   •  

    Look how cute you are! Love the headband and the color is fabulous!

  3. mikka   •  

    That is so pretty! I love the color 🙂

  4. Cassy   •  

    Adorable! What a perfect color as well.

  5. kelli ann   •  

    what a sweet, simple project. looks great!

  6. Jacey   •  

    It suits you, completely! And that red is luscious.

  7. erin   •  

    it looks beautiful! that color looks so perfect for you too =)

  8. Evelyn   •  

    I’m not typically a bow person but your new headband design is so sophisticated. Love the color choice, too.

  9. owlmazingmakes   •  

    Love it! The color is PERFECT. I think that helps make it look classy too. I may just need to make one of these…

  10. knittyornice   •  

    I LOVE this! This is one of the very few knit headbands that doesn’t make me want to stab myself with knitting needles! Lol the bow is perfect. I love it!! I need to start flat ironing my hair so I can wear headbands again 🙂

  11. Michele   •  

    Very cute! It looks great on you!

  12. erica-knits   •  

    Adorable! I think I want to try yours on. I want to be able to wear a headband, especially this one!

  13. ingvild   •  

    That is so cute!! I was just thinking today that I need a new headband, mayb this will be the one 🙂

  14. Maryse   •  

    So.beautiful. Nothing more to add 😉

  15. Hilary   •  

    Ok, this is seriously adorable. I’m totally late in commenting, but this went straight into my mental queue as soon as you posted it! I think it was Tanis who posted that it is such the perfect bow shape, and I totally agree!

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