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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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.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Interweave
- Also available a Free Reversible Cable Knitting 101: A Lesson and 4 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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- See more knitting patterns by Silka Burgoyne
- See more Hat and Mitt Set Knitting Patterns
Rosie the Riveter Kerchief
This kerchief is shaped by short rows and embellished with bobble “rivets”. Designed by Amy Boatright who used one skein of yarn.
More Free Patterns
Ostrich Feather Kerchief
Lace head and neck scarf by Dawn Prickett.
This kerchief comes with two options – plain mesh (top) or zigzag (bottom). Designed by Magistra Lanam Amat. Pictured projects by kelly-ann and BrookeH
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.
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.
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.
- Get French Girl Knits Accessories at Interweave
- Also available in Interweave Favorites: 25 Knitted Accessories To Wear & Share
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.