Modern take on retro fashion in these turban inspired hats, headwraps and headbands. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/9/23
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Twisted Turban Hat
Retro glam turban style hat knit flat. Uses 1 skein 109 - 112 yards (100 - 102 m) of Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Annanitato Lolo of Crazy Hands. Video tutorial included with pattern.
Glamorous Turban Hat
Inspired by the 1940s glamourous turbans, this hat is knit flat in 2 row half brioche. Designed by LAMANA. DK weight yarn. Available in English and German
Warm & Cozy Turban
Hat with vintage flare. Designed by Emma Andersson. Uses less than one skein of fingering weight yarn.
This design from Lion Brand is knitted as a singular rectangle and sewn together.
Twisted Band Hat
Cabled hat in a turban style. Designed by Gayle Roehm. Fingering weight yarn.
Classic hat or headband in sizes baby/toddler/child/woman. Designed by Muki Crafts.
Hope Entangled Earwarmer
Cable headwrap inspired by turbans. 3 sizes: Small (17-19” / 43-48cm); Medium (19-21” / 48-53cm); Large (21-23” / 53-58cm). Designed by Megan Hasley. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Turban Twist Hat
Simple chic hat from Yarnspirations.
Edith Piaf Turban
This classic hat designed by Drops Design is worked sideways from mid back. To fit head circumference: 56/58 – 58/60 cm / 22”/22¾” – 22¾”/23½”
Gull Lace Turban
The February Lady Turban by moon_custafer is knit sideways and features a gull lace stitch.
Gina Jones designed is a knitted headband textured with a simple slip stitch pattern and finished with a ribbed band.
This cute turban by Debbie Bliss works up quickly in a rib stitch. Elements are knit separately, then sewn together.
This turban-style beanie hat designed by Drops Design is worked sideways from the back and features a flower decoration. To fit head circumference: 56/58 – 58/60 cm / 22”/22¾” – 22¾”/23½”
Grey Gardens Turban
A one-skein entrelac turban designed by Rachel Price and Kate Burge.
Brioche Stitch Turban
Designed by Alaska Knit Hat with detailed photo tutorials.
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.
Imagiro Turban Hat
Worked flat, this piece is all in the finishing with fascinating folds and turns that turn simple garter stitch into a sculptural masterpiece. To fit size: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Hat inspired by turban styles with ridged crown and a cable "knot" in front. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Crucci NZ.
Turban Headband, Hat, and Multi-way Wrap
This pattern includes instructions on how to knit a Turban style Headband, a simple Turban Hat, and a Multi-way Turban that can be wrapped many different ways to create many different looks.
Turban Hat in Chunky Yarn
A two-color turban style hat pattern from madmonkey worked flat. The knitting pattern provides full instructions for 4 sizes XS (baby), S (child), M (youth or woman) & L (man).
Turban Wrap and Lola Headband
Lola Ehrlich designed these retro turbans for Vogue Knitting. The Turban wrap is constructed from a long strip that’s knotted and sewn to a shaped cap piece–in a ribbed pattern. To make the easy-stitch braided headband begin with a ribbed band in a single strip, split the strip into three pieces and braid them, then knit the pieces together again. A simple knot makes for an easy fit.
These are two of the patterns included in Vogue Knitting Winter 2011/12