Whether you need something to hold your hair back or to hide a bad hair day, this crochet kerchief can come in handy! It ties at the back for a secure and comfortable fit.
Kerchiefs are more effective at holding your hair back than a regular headband because they go all the way to the back of your head to help keep the hair in place. Even in the windy weather that we often get in the summer and fall, they will do the trick.
The Stitch Pattern
I used what I call the bead and lace stitch. The bead stitch is solid and worked in between two rows of single crochets. Then a row of eyelets is worked in between the solid stitches to give you a nice lace for the summer. The stitch is very easy and mindless to work on.
The bead stitch also gives you a nice texture as it is made with a few chains that sit on top of the fabric, curled up to resemble a small bead. The stitch looks great in a solid color, but if you wanted to do the beads in a contrasting color that would look really awesome too! This would give you a lot of ends to weave in, but it would be so worth it!
As you’re working this it seems that the increases are too much, but once you work the edging and block the final project it’s the perfect shape!
This kerchief is super easy to adjust to any size you need from child to adult.
It is started at the bottom point and worked in rows. Each row is increased by one stitch along each side to create a triangle. Thus you simply work the triangle until it is the size you need before doing the final row with the tie strings.
For this kerchief I chose a partially used ball of Cotton Fair by Premier yarns. It’s a fine #2 yarn made with 52% cotton and 48% acrylic materials. The yarn is soft and stretchy, making it comfortable for wearing on your head.
With that said you could easily substitute any similar #2 yarn that you’d like.
Other Patterns to Try
- Granny Stitch Crochet Kerchief Pattern
- Double V-Stitch or Split Shell Kerchief Pattern
- Crochet Summer Wrap and Matching Kerchief
- Bead and Lace Shawl
- Bead and Lace Headband
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Bead and Lace Crochet Kerchief
- Yarn: Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns Fine, #2; 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic; 317yds/290m; 3.5oz./100g) 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 16 sts = 3.5". Gauge is not important.
- Finished Size: 19.5" wide by 9.5" deep.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, [yo and pull through one lp on hk] twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
- Ch 2,
- Row 1 (WS): 3 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Turn. [3 sts]
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, (sc, bead st) in first st, sc in next st, (bead st, sc) in last st. Turn. [5 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc into each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. [7 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, ch 1, *sk next st, (hdc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, 2 hdc in last st. Turn. [3 ch-1 sps]
- Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc into next st and into each st and ch across to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. [11 sts]
- Row 6: Ch 1, (sc, bead st) in first st, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, (bead st, sc) in last st. Turn. [13 sts]
- Rows 7-43: Rep rows 3 to 6 until you have reached a desired size making sure to end with row 3.
- First String & Row 44: Ch 50 for first string. Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. With RS facing, continue to sc into each stitch across in row 43.
- Second String: Ch 50, working into back bumps, sc in 2nd from hook and into each ch across.
- Edging: With RS facing, sc evenly along the two remaining sides working 3 sc into the bottom point. When you finish the 2nd side, join with a slip stitch to the bottom of the first st made in the first string. Fasten Off.