Free knitting patterns for scrunchies, barrettes, hair bows, headbands, and other hair accessories. Great use for scrap or leftover yarn. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 5/29/23
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Rib stitch 2 color hair scrunchie. Perfect for leftover Bulky weight yarn and stash busting. Designed by Wool and the Gang.
Dogwood Leaf Hair Ties
Quick adorable hair accessories of i-cords with leaves on the end. Perfect for leftover Fingering weight yarn and stashbusting. You can also knit a longer i-cord to adapt for a gift wrap bow, a necklace, a purse or backpack charm, a bookmark, and more. Designed by Nina Talbot for Knit Picks.
Easy Hair Scrunchie
This quick and easy hair accessory uses a small amount of yarn (about 50 to 80 yards) so it's perfect for stashbusting or partial skeins. Any gauge yarn will work. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Shannon Passmore who lets you sell the finished projects. Pictured project by the designer and Wella.
Bow in 2 sizes you can wear in your hair or add to other knitting projects such as hats, headbands, mittens, and more. 2 Sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jatta Pauliina. Available in English and Finnish
Star Struck Headband
Easy headband knit in 4 row repeat star stitch. Great for scrap or leftover yarn. Uses just 20 - 30 yards (18 - 27 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Erron Anderson.
Mini Felted Fascinator Hats
Two tiny hat hair accessories in Fedora and Bowler styles. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Finished hats will be around 4 inches in diameter. Great for scrap or leftover yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Chris Wass.
A Quartet of Headbands
4 easy headbands Deep-Textured Bow knit with a 2 row repeat Supple Rib. Wrap Bow created with i-cords. Eyelet Headband knit with a 4 row repeat. Three’s Company created with 3 tiny i-cords. Great for scrap or leftover yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Allyson Dykhuizen.
Cali Coast Scrunchies
These lace scrunchies look perfect not only on a ponytail, but also as stylish bracelets on the wrist. Great use for leftover and scrap yarn. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ashleigh Wempe.
Scrunchie ponytail holder designed like a tasy donut with frosting and sprinkles. May only be free a limited time. Great use for leftover and scrap yarn. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Bishop.
These knitted soft curlers won't pull out your hair and are comfy to sleep in. Wrap the hair around the body and then loop the i-cord around the knot on one end to close. They can be made in the round or flat and seamed though they do require double points for the i-cord loop. Great use for leftover and scrap yarn. Any weight yarn. Designed by Heather Rupe Jones of Mombot Companion.
More Free Patterns
A seed stitch scrunchie ponytail holder with a hair tie or bow knit to wear over the scrunchie. Great showcase for self-striping yarn. Uses 50g of DK weight yarn. NFFP008 designed by Novita.
Agnes Rose Hair Clip or Pin
The Agnes Rose can be used as a hair accessory, a brooch, or to decorate hats and other knitting projects. The rose can be worked up in any weight yarn. The heavier weight the yarn, the larger the rose. There are 2 rose patterns included on this pattern: The Cabbage rose is a large 14 petal 3 layer rose while the Tea Cup rose is a smaller 8 petal 2 layer rose. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Heidi Hennessy.
Harmon Checkerboard Scrunchie
A scrunchie ponytail holder with a checkerboard design inspired by both the chequered flag of a race and a chess board. There's also a matching halter pattern (for purchase). Quick knit that can easily be made in an evening! A great use for leftover yarn because uses 22 yards (20 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Olsen.
Simple Love Bow
Easy bow to use as a hair accessory, pin, or for other projects. A great use for leftover yarn because uses 11 - 14 yards (10 - 13 m) of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Emma Du.
Easy lace hair scrunchie knit in a 4 round repeat. This ponytail holder is a great use for leftover yarn and suitable for beginners according to designer. Designed by Stina Frigaard for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
Free for a limited time This scrunchie ponytail holder is knit in 2 colors in the round. Match to school or team colors! Both written instructions and a chart. You only need small amounts of fingering weight yarn, so this a great use for scrap yarn. Designed by Sarah Bishop
Cat Ears Scrunchie
Free for a limited time Cute hair scrunchie with cat ears. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Bishop.
Inspired by the classic floral crown and named for the Norse goddess, this headband is knit in daisy stitch and bordered by i-cord. Designed The Marvelous Mrs. Maker Designs. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by PonderandPly and the cuppy1210.
Lace scarf headband knit with a 10 row repeat. Uses less than one skein - 150 yards (137 m) - of sport weight yarn. Designed by Tanis Gray
Bobby Pin Sweater
Dress up your bobby pins and turn them into pretty hair barrettes with i-cord. Great use for scrap fingering yarn. Designed by pamela w allen. Pictured projects by CirceBellesB and emloubell
Worship the Band
This headband creates a braided, or chain-like look to it, so it also works for bracelets, chokers… even cowls! Great for ribbon yarn. Perfect for festivals, special events, costumes. Designed by Marie Schurk. Bulky weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Lace hair scrunchie with a flower shape. It takes up to forty minutes to create one scrunchie. Diameter 3.3 in (8.5 cm) approx. Designed by YellowMittensDesign.
2 color scrunchie with the sun's rays in a blue sky. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Bishop.
Summer Hair Bobbles
No longer free. Easy to make hair accessory with a flower, buds, and leaves attached to hair elastic. Great use for scrap leftover DK weight yarn. Designed by A Crafty Life by Mandy.
Marbella Cabled Head Wrap Scarf
Cabled headband featuring a plaited cabled centerpiece and long eyelet ties that tie (and stay tied!). Using just 50 g./ 80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m) of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Anne Potter