Butterfly Kerchief Knitting Pattern (Toddler, Child, Adult sizes)

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It is a KNITTING PATTERN so that you can make the item yourself with your own choice of yarn and color.

Adorn your little one’s head with this sweet butterfly fluttering her wings beneath the breeze.
This adorable lightweight kerchief is a quick and fun one skein summer project. The perfect gift for your little darling who loves butterflies. Knitted in one piece with no seams, no button closure it’s easy to make and easy to put on.

Butterfly kerchief is knit in one piece. The brim is worked first in the round and then the body in flat. Wings are shaped with short rows. If you aren’t comfortable with work in the round, you may knit the brim in flat. Then add 1 st at the beginning and end of Cast on Row and sew the seam when the piece is finished.

I am using here the shadow wrap short row technique developed by Alice Yu. It’s easy to make and gives very nice and neat result on both sides of knitting, but you are free to use whatever method you like.

Approximately 130-144-158-175 yds/120-132-145-160 m
1 skein of Rowan Clamer (approx 175 yds/160 m=50gr) – 75% Cotton, 25% Acrylic
or any worsted yarn weight that will knit to gauge.
Choose a cotton with a synthetic blend (e.g. contains some microfiber, bamboo, modal, etc.), that produces a fabric that stretches well.

•US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle
•US 7 (4.5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle
or size needed to obtain gauge
•cable needle (optional)

•5 stitch markers
•Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

19 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles in St st after blocking

Finished Measurements
Brim circumference: 12.6-16-16.9-17.3”/32-41-43-44 cm
Height (measured relaxed, with no stretch on central cable): 9.8-10.6-11-11.4”/25-27-28-29 cm


1-3 yo 17 ½ – 19 inch/44-47 cm head сircumference
3-5 yo 19 ½ – 21 inch/48-53 cm
6-9 yo 21 – 21 ½ inch/53-55 cm
+10 yo 22 - 23 inch/56-58 cm

Suitable for an average knitter.

Skills used
Knit and purl, yo, knitting in the round, short rows, cable knitting

Pattern provides written directions, schematic and short-rows photo tutorial.


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KatyTricot ©2013
The pattern is for unlimited personal use only.
Do not sell items that are knitted from this pattern without special permission. For any questions, please contact katytricot [!at] sfr.fr

Average review
I like this item because it is very original. I received the purchase on time. Thanks
Apr 21, 2015 by margarida araujo francisco
Still knitting these for Easter but great details and diagrams.
Mar 31, 2015 by mdewindt
Love it !!! Can't wait to make it !!
Feb 5, 2015 by Irene

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