I mentioned the other day that we’re spending Christmas with friends this year, going on a long road trip up to PA and so in an effort to keep the cost of the holidays down we decided not to buy each other presents – but I’m a bit sneaky and so I didn’t buy them presents but I did make them some little token gestures all the same.
Like these adorable little bow-ties! I made these for my dog and as a gift for my friends dogs but they’d also work really great as a hair-bow “stocking stuffer” for a little girl (just substitute the knitted ring on the back for a hair tie). These are easily the fastest and easiest thing I’ve ever knitted – I also just kind of winged it so this is more of a suggested method than a tutorial, but they’re super easy so you can’t go wrong.
Cast on approx. 15 stitches. Knit all the stitches on the right side (front) and purl all the stiches on the wrong side (back) and keep going until its approx. 5 inches long.
To make the little ring for the back cast on 2 stitches and do the same as above until it’s about 1 ½ inches long (of a little longer if your dog has a big collar). Skip this step if you plan on making it with a hair tie.
Weave in the loose ends and then sew the ends of the knitted piece together forming a ring. Tie a piece of yarn around the middle and pull tie – this creates the bow shape. Shape the little knitted piece into a ring shape and then sew in place on the back of the bow. Wrap the middle section with yarn several times – this covers up any messy stitching etc (If you’re making a hair bow simply hold the hair-tie at the back of the shaped bow and wrap with yarn several times this will hold the tie in place).
Super quick and easy – but I’m much more of a fan of Boomer’s festive look than he is. When I pulled out the camera to take a photo of him in his dashing Christmas gear he blew a big raspberry at me! Cheeky!