Roses Are Red. Violets Are Blue.

If you recall, a few months ago I had a little headband pattern published in 
Now I am happy to tell you that I am adding my Roses Are Red pattern to my own pattern line. It is now available as an individual download in my pattern store and will be hitting the shops soon!

But.. it brought along a friend as well...

The Violets Are Blue headband pattern! (Named after the children's rhyme of course.)

Both patterns are so fun and quick to knit up and only take just the smallest amounts of fingering weight yarn.

During the warmer months, knitters don't often like to have big woolly projects on the needles and in their laps. These headbands can offer you a quick portable summertime knitting project. 

This pattern is ideal for little girls of all ages, but I definitely think it could be worn by a grown up as well. This pattern can be easily adjusted to fit any size head by simply extending the Garter stitch band.

Here is the pattern information for those of you interested:

Baby (Toddler, Child)

Headband: 12 (14, 16)” / 30.5 (35.5, 40.5) cm long, 1.25” / 3 cm wide.
Stretches to fit 15.5 (17.5, 19.5)” / 39.5 (44.5, 49.5) head circumference.

[MC]: Louet Gems fingering [100% Merino Wool; 185 yd / 169 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein]; color: 

Fern Green #39; 1 skein or approx 35 (40, 45) yd / 32 (37, 42) m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend.

[CC1] color: Crabapple #26; 1 skein or 10 yd / 10 m.
[CC2] color: Dusty Rose #64; 1 skein or 5 yd / 5 m.
[CC3] color: Willow #55; 1 skein or 5 yd / 5 m.

[MC]: Louet Gems fingering [100% Merino Wool; 185 yd / 169 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein]; color: Willow #55; 1 skein or approx 35 (40, 45) yds / 32 (37, 42) m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend.

[CC1] color: Violet #45; 1 skein or 40 yd / 37 m.
[CC2] color: Mustard #1352; 1 skein or 5 yd / 5 m.
[CC3] color: Fern Green #39; 1 skein or 15 yd / 14 m.

Alternate Yarns: Malabrigo Sock, Spud and Chloe Fine

2 US1 / 2.25 mm double pointed needles
Tapestry needle

40 sts / 72 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch on US1 / 2.25 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.

I really hope you enjoy knitting these up! 
If you liked these patterns, click HERE for more fun headbands.

Oh yes.. and I forgot to mention.. there is another fun 'hidden picture game' included for kids in both of these patterns! :)


Cami said...


Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Both headbands are so cute!! The photos are adorable as well :)

Unknown said...

They are beautiful!

Monica said...

Alana they are adorable! I actually just made something similar(though not as pretty) for my niece. If you have a free minute take a look. But I do like yours soooo much better!

Unknown said...

for some reason, the comment link under the book knit, swirl is not working, just thought you ought to know! headbands are super cute by the way! ashleymccauley on ravelry

Suzanne said...

Hurray! Your daughter is getting so big.

Sally said...

Soooooo pretty!!!

Ann Dunham said...

These are gorgeous! I had so much fun knitting both The Birds and The Bees for my girls that I'm going to have to try these, too.

Daniel said...

That is so cute

Geraldine said...

Oh so cute and what beautiful photos these are. Nice of you to provide the patterns too.


Marty, Rhenda and Anna said...

I just purchased the bundle...a splurge for sure, but they are so sweet and perfect my daughter and new infant niece! Thank you :)