This hair scarf crochet pattern is quick, easy and fun to make – and it’s a great way to start off with lacy crochet patterns if you are a beginner. Other than some increasing and decreasing in the beginning and end, it is a two row repeat pattern made with Double Crochets and chains.
I’m loving the fact that hair accessories are in right now – headbands, scrunchies, hair scarfs, you name it! They are a quick way to add cute, feminine details to a look when you are running out the door. So of course, I had to design a few hair accessories to add to my own collection!
This scarf is part of my Juliette Hair Accessory Series. I’m using Hawthorne Speckle yarn by We Crochet for all of these quick and easy accessories, including headbands and scrunchies! I can’t wait to have them all posted, but in the meantime, you can check out the Juliette Scrunchie free pattern here.
Continue on to read more about the yarn I’m using, or scroll down for the Free Juliette Hair Scarf pattern.
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I’m using We Crochet’s Hawthorne Speckle for this entire series of hair accessories. Hawthorne Speckle is a fingering weight yarn that is a wool and nylon blend. (The entire Juliette collection can be made with 1 hank!)
This hair scarf was made in the color Cosmic Speckle. I love the pops of blue, black and purple that come up as you work. It adds to the fun!
This IS a fingering weight yarn and I won’t lie, smaller weight yarns are intimidating to me. But after trying out different hook sizes, I found this hair scarf looked best with a very comfortable H hook (4.0 mm). Fingering weight yarn with an H hook? I can handle that!
That said other weights would work great as well! You may want to upsize your hook from what your yarn label suggests to give the scarf drape and avoid the scarf looking “stiff”. Guage is not necessary for this project and neither is row counting – so feel free to play around with hook sizes!
Skills Needed/ Pattern Info
This is an advanced beginner crochet project – perfect for trying out lace crochet for the first time. If you are a true beginner or new to reading crochet patterns, you can click here for my absolute beginner mug rug pattern.
This pattern uses single crochets, double crochets, and chains to create the lacy look. If you need a refresher you can find a how-to-crochet refresher post here.
This pattern is crocheted in rows, although row counting is not critical. The turning chain does count as a stitch. Typically, when turning chains in rows of double crochet are counted as a stitch, you would Chain 3.
I find that this creates a visible gap, so turning chains for this project are a Chain 2 and still count as a stitch. This is intentional and creates even edges.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 hank of We Crochet’s Hawthorne Speckle yarn
- Size H (4.0 mm) crochet hook if using Weight 1 or 2 yarn. My favorite affordable hooks are from this ergonomic hook set!
- Yarn needle
Gauge & Size:
Guage is not critical for this project.
Size: Overall scarf should be roughly 2″ wide and 34″ long.
Abbreviations (U.S. Terminology):
Ch = Chain
St = Stich
Yo = Yarn Over
Sc = Single Crochet (insert hook into next chain or stitch, pull up a loop, Yo and pull through both loops on hook)
Dc = Double Crochet (Yo, insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, Yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook)
Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 together (Yo, insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, Yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo and insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, Yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo and pull through last 3 loops on hook)
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 together (insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, Yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook)
Sc3tog = Single Crochet 3 together (insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch or chain space, pull up a loop, Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook)
Juliette Hair Scarf Crochet Pattern
- Hair scarf is made by crocheting in rows.
- Turning chain of Chain 2 counts as a stitch.
- 2 Dc means place 2 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Dc x 2 means place 1 Dc in the each of the next 2 stitches.
- Stitch count at the end of a row is given in […]
- To fasten off: Chain 1, cut yarn and pull through chain.
- See photos after pattern for a visual of each step.
Starting chain: Chain 2.
End 1/ Main Body:
Row 1: Sc 3 in 2nd chain from hook. [3 St] (Photo 1)
Row 2: Chain 2 and turn (always counts as stitch). Dc in first st, Dc, 2 Dc in last stitch. [5 St] (Photo 2)
Row 3: Chain 2 and turn. Dc in first st, 2 Dc x 3, 2Dc in turning chain. [10 St] (Photo 3)
Row 4: Chain 2 and turn. Skip 1st stitch, Dc, Ch 1 & Skip 1 St, Dc, Ch 2 & Skip 2 St, Dc, Ch 1 & Skip 1 St, Dc, Dc in turning chain. [10 St] (Photo 4)
Row 5: Chain 2 and turn. Skip 1st Stitch, Dc, Dc in chain space, Dc, 2 Dc in chain space, Dc, Dc in chain space, Dc, Dc in turning chain [10 St] (Photo 5)
Repeat Rows 4 & 5 until scarf is roughly 33″ or until you have your desired length, ending on a Row 5 repeat. (Photo 6) Do not fasten off. Continue onto Decrease section.
Row 1: Chain 2 and Turn. Skip 1st stitch, Dc, Dc2tog x 4 [6 St] (Photo 7)
Row 2: Chain 1 and Turn (Chain 1 does not count as stitch). Sc2tog x 3 [3 St] (Photo 8)
Row 3: Chain 1 and Turn (Chain 1 does not count as stitch). Sc3tog. [1 St] (Photos 9 & 10)
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in ends. Your scarf is complete! Wrap it around a pony tail holder a few times and tie it for a cute pony tail wrap, or use it like a head scarf.
- The length noted in the pattern is intended for the scarf to be used tied around head as a head scarf or tied around a pony tail holder – if you would like to only use it around a pony tail you may want to go with a shorter length.
- For alternate yarns/yarn weights, go up a hook size or two from the hook recommended on your yarn label. This will help create drape so that the scarf isn’t too stiff.
Make the whole Juliette Hair Accessory collection! Headband patterns are coming, but in the meantime you can make the Scrunchie pattern below.
Looking for more quick patterns? See below!
- Hexagon Face Scrubbies – Cotton Makeups Wipes
- 30 minute headband – the Delilah Velvet Headband
- The Hailey Twist Headband
- Dotted Hearts Mug Rug
If you make yourself a Juliette Hair Scarf, I’d love to see it! Please tag me in social media posts (@tinycouchcrochet). I’d love to see and share your work 🙂