I attended a friend's baby shower this weekend, and as I was wrapping gifts the night before, I decided I wanted to throw in something handmade. So, I whipped up this sweet baby headband while watching a bad horror movie with my husband.
It's essentially the same pattern (found here) I used to make headbands for my nieces, but since babies heads are smaller, I cast on 5 stitches instead of 10, and knit until the band was only about 14 inches long. The band is quite stretchy and needs to stretch a bit to prevent it from sliding off baby’s head.
I tried it out on my son's doll (boy doll = no eyelashes), but had to pin the band in back because it was a few inches too big for the doll's head. To make a doll version, knit the band 2-3 inches shorter than the circumference of the doll's head.