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Whimsy Head Wrap – Free Pattern

The Whimsy Head Wrap was originally designed for the May 2020 issue of *Happily Hooked Magazine: Light and Lacy. It was so much fun creating this pattern and a was so much more loved than I had anticipated!

Whimsy Head Wrap Free Crochet Pattern

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The Progression Of The Times

I had originally designed this pattern back in January 2020 with the thought that the Whimsy Head Wrap would be the perfect accessory for festivals, the beach, or vacations………Well, all that didn’t happen, and as May drew near I was so worried the head wrap would not be received as a useful accessory for the times.

But, to my surprise the wonderful subscribers of HHM embraced the idea and utilized it’s functionality for their Covid hair!!

Seriously though, it turned into the perfect accessory for the not-able-to-see-a-hairdresser-three-months crew!

The Whimsy Head Wrap Free Crochet Pattern

The Pattern Tests

Wow, it feels like a lifetime ago that my testers were working on this one! This group of testers was fantastic! The test for the Whimsy Head Wrap took place all the way back in the beginning of February!

The Whimsy Head Wrap Pattern

Materials

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

4 rows x 8 stitches = 2″ Pattern for gauge is DC

Size

The finished length is 49″ and width is 4″ The size is easily adjustable by adding or subtracting repeat rows.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • TC – Treble Crochet
  • DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Together
  • ST(S) – Stitch(es)
  • SK – Skip
  • CH-SP – Chain Space

Special Stitch

Double Crochet 2 Together (DC2TOG) – Yarn over, insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops remain on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • US Terminology
  • All CH 2 do not count as a stitch.
  • All CH 4 do count as a stitch.
  • As mentioned in sizing this pattern is very easy to adjust for sizing. you can add or subtract repeating rows in the ties or the main band to adjust length.
  • Pattern is worked lengthwise, from one end to the other.
The Whimsy Head Wrap Free Crochet Pattern

Whimsy Head Wrap

The Pattern

CH 4

Row 1: DC in second CH from hook and each CH across, CH 2, turn (3 DC).

Row 2 – 30: DC in each stitch across, CH 2, turn (3 DC).

Increase begins

Row 31: 2 DC in  1st ST, DC n next ST, 2 DC in  last ST, CH 2, turn (5 DC).

Row 32: 2 DC in first ST, DC in next 3 STS, 2 DC in last ST, CH 2, turn (7 DC).

Row 33: 2 DC in first ST, DC in next 5 STS, 2 DC in last ST, CH 2, turn (9 DC).

Row 34: 2 DC in first ST, DC in next 7 STS, 2 DC in last ST, CH 2, turn (11 DC).

Row 35: 2 DC in first ST, DC in next 9 STS, 2 DC in last ST, CH 2, turn (13 DC).

Row 36: 2 DC in first ST, DC in next 11 STS, 2 DC in last ST, CH 2, turn (15 DC).

Row 37: 2 DC in first ST, DC in next 13 STS, 2 DC in last ST, CH 4, turn (17 DC).

Head Wrap body begins

Row 38: SK first ST, TC, CH 1, (*SK next ST, TC, CH 1* repeat 6 more times), TC in turn CH, CH 2, turn (9 TC).

Row 39: 2 DC in CH-SP, CH 1, (* 2 DC, CH 1* repeat 6 more times), 2 DC in last CH-SP, CH 4, turn (16 DC).

Row 40: TC , Ch 1 in first CH-SP, (*TC, CH 1 in next CH-SP* repeat more 6 times), TC, in turn  CH, CH 2, turn (9 TC)

Row 41 – 58: Alternate row 39 and row 40.  Row 58 will be a TC row.

Row 59: DC in first ST, DC in Ch-SP, (* DC in the top of the next TC, DC in CH-SP* repeat 6 more times), do another DC in the last Ch-Sp. CH2 (17 DC).

Decrease begins

Row 60: DC2TOG, DC in the next 13 STS, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (15 DC).

Row 61: DC2TOG, DC in the next 11 STS, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (13 DC).

Row 62: DC2TOG, DC in the next 9 STS, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (11 DC).

Row 63: DC2TOG, DC in the next 7 STS, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (9 DC).

Row 64: DC2TOG, DC in the next 5 STS, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (7 DC).

Row 65: DC2TOG, DC in the next 3 STS, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (5 DC).

Row 66: DC2TOG, DC in the next ST, DC2TOG, CH 2, turn (3 DC).

Row 67 – 95: DC in each stitch across, CH 2, turn (3 DC).

Row 96: Dc in each ST across. (3 DC).

Tie off , weave in all ends.

Whimsy Head Wrap Free Crochet Pattern

All Set!!

There you have it! Your very own Whimsy Head Wrap!

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Xo,

Ashley

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