This is both a tutorial for the Hello Kitty bow AND how to use a Knifty Knitter.
This can work on ANY size loom. I used the smallest Knifty Knitter loom (the peach one), but for tinier bows i use the bloom-knitting loom. All of the steps apply, but you have to turn the bottom out the top of the loom much sooner.
Get your supplies.
Yarn ((i use lion brand))
Smallest Knifty Knitter Loom ((peach))
Start off by wrapping a good three inches around your knitting notch.
Loop all the way around your loom til you get back to the notch.
Slide your yarn half way down your pegs.
Repeat step 2 then wind your attached string around your notch.
Hook your yarn to the right of the notch and flip over the top of the peg and repeat until you've come full circle. Repeat steps 2-5. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Once your product is even with the bottom of the loom, unhook the yarn on your notch and let it dangle.
Once you've made a good three inches.. Turn over your loom ((it's easiest to do on a flat surface)).
Cut your dangling thread ((NOT YOUR THREAD THAT'S ATTACHED TO YOUR YARN BALL)) so you can thread it through your knitting needle.
Thread through all top row and sinch as you go along.
Sinch completely and knot off twice.
Resume knitting until you've reached your desired length ((mine is more scrunchy, so until you can fold it to meet the ends comfortably, but you can go however long you want)).
GENTLY turn your product inside out so it's coming out of the top of the loom instead of the bottom ((this is so we have a nice round top)).
Wrap your attached yarn around your loom 1.5 times ((so you have a nice length to work with)) and cut. Thread your needle.
Start with the peg to the right of your notch and hook your needle under the yarn and slide it onto your needle, lifting it off of the peg. Repeat til you have come full circle.
Sinch and knot twice. Lay out flat so all the pattern is going in the same direction.
Keeping the string intact, thread through the opposite end of your bow. Pull tight.
Center your bow. Thread to the front of the bow ((pick a nice loop to go to the right of and go back down to the left of)). Pull tight.
Come up to the left of your favorite loop and back down on the right of the same loop. Pull tight and knot twice. Cut thread.
With your ball of yarn, take a good five inches ((still attached)) and center it, with a good five inches on one side, in the middle front of your bow. Flip over and tie tight.
Keeping your loose yarn to the left of the bow, wind ((with front of bow in view)) around your bow. Make it as thick or thin as you like. Flip over and double knot.
AND THERE'S YOUR BOW
You can attach these to headbands, hats, or clips. I've got a few options for you.
For a hair clip, LAZY VERSION, I've taken a 1.75" snap clip and just put it through a couple of the strings in the back.
For a hair clip, NOT SO LAZY VERSION, I've taken a 1.75" snap clip and put it through a couple of the strings in the back and sew both the bottom and top to the bow.
Or for a bowtie, i just slipped an alligator clip through some of the strings.