Thanks to the pandemic, my hair is a disaster for real (short haircuts require maintenance, and I haven’t gotten a trim for months!). Enter the Mia Head Scarf Crochet Pattern. This beauty is perfect for covering up your growing out grays or your oddly trimmed ‘do. It uses front post double crochet, is a quick, relaxing pattern to work up, and it’s fun! Make one, make a dozen – plus it’s free!
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Another fun thing about this pattern is that it doubles as a regular scarf, and a cute one, at that! Unfortunately for me, I picked a color that ended up looking odd with my skin tone, but my daughter can totally rock it!
You can get the free pattern below, but if you’d like to purchase an ad-free printable PDF copy of this pattern, you can grab one with the links below.
- Size H/5mm crochet hook
- Yarn 3 weight, 200-250 yards. I used about 3.65oz/225 yards of Araucania Yarns Alumco (this specific yarn has since been discontinued, but you can choose any 3-weight yarn you’d like. You may also substitute other yarn weights, but it will change the measurements of your scarf)
The finished scarf measures approximately 2.5-3.25″ wide (depending on how you’ve stretched it), and 6 rows in pattern is 2.5″. The total finished length is approximately 60″.
- ch chain
- st(s) stitch(es)
- sk skip
- sc single crochet
- dc double crochet
- fpdc front post double crochet
- dc2tog double crochet two together
- fp/sc2tog front post double crochet/single crochet decrease
The scarf is worked continuously from one end to the other. Optional tassels are added at the end. It’s designed to be long enough to wrap once or twice around your head, or be used as a thin scarf.
For turning chains, ch3’s count as the first stitch for dc rows. Ch1’s do not count as the first stitch for the sc/fpdc rows.
To work FP/SC2tog, yarn over, insert hook around the post below and pull a loop around the post as for a fpdc, yarn over and pull through two loops, (2 loops left on hook), insert hook in next sc, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook to finish decrease.
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How to Make the Mia Head Scarf Crochet Pattern
- Ch3, 2dc in starting ch (3sts)
- Ch3, turn, dc in same st, dc, 2dc in last st (5)
- Ch1 (ch1’s do not count as first sc), 2sc in first st, fpdc, sc, fpdc, 2sc in last st (7)
- Ch3, turn, dc in same, dc 5, 2dc in last st (9)
- Ch1, turn, 2sc in first st, *fpdc, sc, repeat across. Work 2sc in last st (11)
- Ch3, turn, dc in same st, dc 9, 2dc in last st (13)
- Ch1, turn, 2sc in first st, *fpdc, sc, repeat across. Work 2sc in last st (15)
- Ch3, turn, dc across (15)
- Ch1, turn, sc in first st, *fpdc, sc, repeat across. (15)
- Repeat rows 8-9 until scarf measures 58-59” or 2-3” less than desired finished length without tassels. Make sure to end on a row 9 repeat.
- Ch2 (doesn’t count), sk first st, dc 12, dc2tog (13)
- Ch1, sk first st, *fpdc, sc, repeat across to last two stitches. FP/SC2tog (see notes above) to combine last two stitches in a decrease. (11)
- Ch2 (doesn’t count), sk first st, dc 8, dc2tog (9)
- Ch1, sk first st, *fpdc, sc, repeat across to last two stitches. FP/SC2tog. (7)
- Ch2 (doesn’t count), sk first st, dc 4, dc2tog (5)
- Ch1, sk first st, fpdc, sc, FP/SC2tog (3)
- Ch2, sk 1st st, dc2tog, finish off (1)
To attach the tassels, you’ll need strips of yarn twice as long as your desired finished tassel length. I used strands about 10” long. I usually loop the yarn back and forth between my fingers until I have as many strands as I like.
From the back of the work, pull the center of the bunch of strands through a hole in the work. This may be a gap formed from the final decrease, first increase, or in between two stitches if there is no other suitable gap. I like to use a large crochet hook to pull the loops through. The larger your tassel, the harder this will be to pull through.
I hope you enjoyed this Mia Head Scarf crochet pattern, and I’d love to see your finished projects! Tag #kickin_crochet on instagram, and I’ll share them!
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