Marietta Kerchief, a Free, Lacy Crochet Hair Kerchief

Girl sitting on a bench by the water wearing a tan crochet lace hair kerchief and white top. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Crochet hair kerchief for summer!

Summer is for days in the sun and road trips with the top down! Enjoy it all with your hair tied back with this beautiful lace crochet hair kerchief! Going to a festival this summer? Channel a vintage vibe with this crochet head kerchief! It’s a quick finish project too and only takes one ball of yarn! Free pattern below!

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The Marietta Kerchief is made with just one ball of We Crochet Comfy in the fingering weight. It is a nice, soft 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic yarn. I made one of these vintage-inspired hair kerchiefs in #24812 White and one in #25759 Parchment. My thanks to We Crochet for providing the yarn for this design!

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This crochet hair kerchief was part of the Summer Designer’s Pick Blog Hop hosted by Hanjan Crochet and Itchin’ for some Stitchin’. My Marietta Kerchief was the featured pattern on Monday, June 14th. The summer blog hop is over, but you can still get my pattern in a few ways.

You can always get the free pattern here in this blog post, just keep scrolling down. You can purchase a bundle of all the amazing summer crochet patterns from the blog hop at an excellent price! Or you can purchase the ad-free PDF on Ravelry or Etsy.

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Photo of a girl standing by the water wearing a white lace crochet kerchief over her long brown hair and a white, short-sleeved top. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

As with all my patterns, please do not make copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own copy. Thank you!

Marietta Kerchief, a Crochet Hair Kerchief

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Measurements About 32 inches wide x 13 inches deep.

Available Sizes One size to fit older children, teens, and most adults.

Yarn WeCrochet Comfy (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 218 yds/199.5 m; 1.75 oz/50 g; weight category 1/super fine): Color #24812 White or #25759 Parchment, 1 skein. GET THE YARN HERE!

Crochet Hook E/4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions Yarn needle

Pattern Stitch Webbed Lace Stitch found on p. 199 of The Harmony Guides Basic Crochet Stitches, edited by Erika Knight and published by Interweave Press.

Gauge 3 patt reps x 11 rows = About 4.5 inches in Webbed Lace Stitch

Abbreviations Used

Dc = double crochet

Ch = chain

Sk = skip

St = stitch

Rep = repeat

Sp = space

Tch = turning chain

Kerchief

Ch 116

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1, dc), *ch 2, sk 5 chs. 4 dc in next ch**, ch 2, dc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending last rep at **, turn — 81 sts.

Row 2 Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in first st, ch 2, sk 4 sts, *(4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp made by tch, dc in last ch sp, turn — 78 sts.

Row 3 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 2, sk 5 sts**, (4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp made by tch, ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last ch sp, turn — 75 sts.

Row 4 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 2, sk 5 sts**, (4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * across to last ch-2 sp, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, turn — 72 sts.

Row 5 Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk 4 sts, *(4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, repeat from * across to last ch-2 sp, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, turn — 69 sts.

Row 6 Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk 4 sts, *(4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 ch-2 sps, 4 dc in next ch-2 sp, turn — 65 sts.

Row 7 Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in first st, ch 2, sk 4 sts, *(4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 ch-2 sps, 4 dc in next ch-2 sp, turn — 61 sts.

Close-up photo of the edge of the Marietta Kerchief to show the shaping. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Crochet hair kerchief side shaping detail

Rows 8-13 Repeat Rows 2-7 — 41 sts.

Rows 14-19 Repeat Rows 2-7 — 21 sts.

Rows 20-21 Repeat Rows 2-3 — 15 sts.

Row 22 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, (4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, turn — 12 sts.

Row 23 Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk 4 sts, (4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 5 sts, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, turn — 9 sts.

Row 24 Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk 4 sts, 4 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 4 sts, sl st in last ch sp — 5 dc, 1 sl st. Fasten off.

Photo of a lace crochet hair kerchief lying flat on a table. Aqua border on top and bottom of photo. Text reads: Flat image. Banana Moon Studio.
Flat photo with tie detail
Ties

Note There are 16 long ch sps along long edge of kerchief. In Row 1 I will refer to each of these ch sps as a “section” and each section also includes the group of stitches that comes after the ch sp.

Row 1 (RS) With RS facing, ch 18, working along long edge of bandana sc in bottom of first st, *7 sc in next section, 8 sc in next section, repeat from * across, one additional sc in bottom of last st, ch 19, turn — 122 sts, 2 ch sections

Row 2 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch and st across, turn — 158 sts.

Row 3 Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next and each st across to last st, turn, leaving last st unworked — 156 sts.

Rows 4-6 Repeat Row 3 — 150 sts. Fasten off.

Finishing

Block. Weave in all ends. Enjoy your crochet hair kerchief!

As with all my patterns, please do not make copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own copy. Thank you!

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7 thoughts on “Marietta Kerchief, a Free, Lacy Crochet Hair Kerchief”

    1. Hi Robin. I modeled it on my daughter so that I could work the camera, but the one size will fit older children all the way up to adults. It ties in the back, so it can easily adjust for a range of sizes. Enjoy!

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