Something came over me one day and I just had to design an elegant headscarf. I know! It’s not my usual kind of design.
When I think of head scarves I think of the 1950’s and old movies with (not so fast) open top cars, winding country roads, sunshine and that innocent romance element. So I knew that my design had to be lacy and lightweight to represent being carefree, pretty and simple to add to the elegance and practical because if it isn’t who is going to wear it?!
Head scarves look so cute on lots of women. Personally I don’t think I could pull this one off, but who knows in the summer with a super long summer dress I might pull off the boho vibe with it … maybe. I’m hoping!
Finding the right stitch for my Elegant Headscarf
So out came my stitch directories. You may have noticed that I am much more comfortable with the warmer stitches and my designs reflect that. Ordinarily I like to be cozy and wrapped up. And designing things with a spring and summer vibe in the middle of what feels like the longest winter ever has its own problems LOL.
There are so many pretty lacy stitches out there. But I found it hard to believe that the drunken granny stitch had not been used for something like this. It is such a great stitch, using only double crochets and chains (US terms) so is a great introduction to more open stitch work for beginner crocheters.
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Materials you will need to create the Elegant Headscarf:
- #2 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 120 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in cream.
- 3.5mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
This is our first pattern that uses #2 weight (4 ply)yarn but for me it was a no-brainer decision. It is fine and lightweight so perfect for obtaining the lightweight, carefree elegance that I was looking for. I also happened to have some in my stash so that was a bonus!
#3 (DK) or #4 weight (aran) yarns add bulk and weight so your project will finish up being wider and heavier. Although the pattern works with them, and some of my testers used heavier yarns, I would recommend you try with a #2 weight first. I promise you will love the outcome!
My head scarf worked out at 2.75” by 58” – by all means make this one shorter but long enough to tie around a bun or ponytail and have the ends dangle a little. That too would look so pretty and be perfect for younger girls and moms alike!
- Written in US terms
- This pattern is reversible
- Ch3 at the start of the row does count as a st.
- To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.
- Ch – chain
- Ch sp – chain space
- St / sts – stitch / stitches
- Sk – skip
- dc – double crochet
- Rep – repeat
- FO – fasten off
The Elegant Headscarf Pattern:
Row 1: Ch19
(4dc, ch3, dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk4 chs (4dc, ch3, dc) in next ch*.
Rep from * to * until you have 3 ch’s remaining. Sk 2ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch3, work (4dc, ch3, dc) in each ch3 sp across, dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn
Rows 3 on: Repeat row 2 until your hair scarf measures approx 58” (or desired length)
FO, weave in ends.
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