We just recently watched Saving Mr. Banks and it was such a great movie. I guess I can’t really say I’m surprised because I LOVE everything Disney plus my brother and I are probably two of Tom Hanks’ biggest fans. Make Tom Hanks into Mr. Walt himself and I’m there friend! Disney movies have always been a great source of inspiration for me. I’ve always been captivated by the animation and beautiful bright colors even at a young age. As a kid, I would spend hours watching them and drawing pictures of my favorite characters.
After watching the movie, inspiration struck again! The color choice of the bows were inspired by the film. Throughout the entire movie blue, yellow-gold, and red were repeatedly featured in many of the scenes and really stood out on screen. When I went to go and knit these up, I dug out Dusty Teal, Golden Rod, and Cherry Red yarns out of my stash and after making the bows I think these colors do a great job of capturing the Disney essence.
As for the shape of the bow, I love Minnie Mouse and the adorable bow she wears on her head! I designed the bows to be sort of short and fat, like hers. If you don’t knit, the bows are available for purchase here.
To make your own Disney Inspired Knit Mini Bows, here’s what you’ll need:
-US size 5 knitting needles
-Worsted weight acrylic yarn in dusty blue, golden rod, red
Cast on 6 stitches. Work back and forth in knit stitch until piece measures 3.5 inches.
Bind off, leaving long tail that’s about and arm and a half lengths long.
Fold piece so cast on and bind off edges are touching, take a yarn needle and stitch closed.
Take your two tails and knot to secure bow shape. Flip over and knot a couple times on both sides.
Take your longer tail and wrap around the center until you get the bow how you like it.
Take both tails and secure inside bow.
There you have it, your own knit bow. To wear, slide a bobby pin in the back and clip into your hair!
Not a knitter? See my post on how to make a Crochet Bow.
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Have a great day!