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. Most patterns are free.
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Penny Plain Scarf
This triangular head scarf evokes images of convertible rides and retro glamour, and it's easy and versatile. You can knit this scarf in any yarn with any needles. It can be worn around your head or your neck. Designed by Lorelei Designs.
Susan Mills designed this easy headwrap with lace edging. Great with multi-color yarn!
An easy kerchief with a beaded hem by Cirilia Rose
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the madelinetosh Tosh DK yarn used in the pictured project on Amazon
Spring Spirits Kerchief
Lace kerchief designed by Yulia Zakhlebina was inspired by lace shawls. Available in English and Russian
Ostrich Feather Kerchief
Lace head and neck scarf by Dawn Prickett.
More Free Patterns
Colorful cabled head scarf with bead seeds. Designed by Vanessa Chapman
Colorful striped head scarf. Sizes Child, Teen, Adult. Designed by Katya Frankel who made the pictured project.
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.
This kerchief comes with two options – plain mesh (top) or zigzag (bottom). Designed by Magistra Lanam Amat. Pictured projects by kelly-ann and BrookeH
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Herringbone Lace Turban
No longer free. This 40s style turban designed by Theodora Goes Wild adds a touch of retro glamour to casual or dressy outfits.
This kerchief with easy to memorize lacy stitch. Sizes baby (toddler, child, teen/adult M, adult L). Sport weight yarn. Designed by Tatsiana Matsiuk.
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.
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.
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.