Pet Projects: puppy bandana, with cozy winter foxes

3 weeks ago, we adopted a rescue puppy from the Humane Society, a 4-month old Siberian Husky / Lab mix. Sadly, it came after the passing of our beloved cat, but we’re full of joy to be able to once again share our home with another furbaby. We named her “Leni”, after Lenny Briscoe from Law and Order, but the chick’s version of the name (from the German, actually). She’s a sweetheart, and keeps us on our toes.

And with puppy, of course, came the necessary discussion about just how much I was allowed to dress her up. Having been denied the option to knit sweaters for our cat, I tested the waters with hubby. Halloween costume? check. Bandanas? check. Sweaters and booties? nope. Fine, I can live with that, this dog’s getting an array of awesome bandanas. Here’s the first one I made over the weekend…

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The pattern piece is fairly simple, if you look at the pic below on the left you get the idea. From the neckline centre to the point of the bandana is 9″, it hangs a bit low for my liking, but just adjust depending on the size of your dog. As for the width, you’ll want to make the bandana somewhat snug around the neck without being too tight, if it hangs too low most dogs will simply tear it off. Your best bet is to test the pattern and size using scrap fabric first, before cutting into nicer fabric. Raw edges were folded over twice and then sewn in place. The fixture is a strip of velcro, rather than tying a knot, to avoid the puppy choking should the bandana get caught on something.

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Cute, right? I’m thinking of dressing her as a beagle for Halloween…

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2 thoughts on “Pet Projects: puppy bandana, with cozy winter foxes

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