Kerchief Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for headwraps for easy head coverings on cool days or bad hair days. Some can also be worn as bandannas around the neck.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Spring Spirits Kerchief
Lace kerchief designed by Yulia Zakhlebina was inspired lace shawls. Available in English and Russian
Reversible Cable Kerchief
This Pointed Kerchief has a reversible cable headband and garter stitch triangle. Designed by Lisa Shroyer.
Bella Kerchief and Mitts
Matching cable and lace head scarf and gauntlets for the whole family. S (Toddler), [M (Child), L (Teen – Adult). Designed by Silka Burgoyne.
Ostrich Feather Kerchief
Lace head and neck scarf by Dawn Prickett.
Herringbone Lace Turban
This 40s style turban designed by Theodora Goes Wild adds a touch of retro glamour to casual or dressy outfits.
This “scarf hat” is designed to showcase self-striping or multi-colored yarn. Available in English and Finnish. Rated very easy by Ravelrers Designed by Tiina Huhtaniemi. Pictured project by TinttiH who added crocheted flowers that aren’t in pattern.
I Got Hair, Baby Headwrap
Easy kerchief or headwrap knit with knit, purl, and increases and decreases. Designed by MayaB. Pictured project by windybrookspinner who made some mods.
Patterns for Purchase
Taking Flight Kerchief
Headwrap designed to look like feathers. Size can easily be adjusted by adding or removing repeats. Designed by Kristine Byrnes. One of the 27 patterns in Enchanted Knits.
Lace headwrap rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Kristine Byrnes.
This kerchief with ties features a leaf lace pattern. Designed by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. One of the 15 patterns in French Girl Knits Accessories from Interweave.
Sunshine Lace Kerchief
This combination cap and scarf ties in back. Designed by Courtney Spainhower. One of the 20 patterns in The Knitted Hat Book: 20 Knitted Beanies, Tams, Cloches, and More from Interweave.
This quick one skein project is knit in one piece with no seams, no button closure it’s easy to make and easy to put on.
Alexis Winslow’s easy striped garter stitch kerchief features a knitted scalloped edge. This is was also featured in Knitscene Summer 2011 edition.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!