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How To Crochet An Easy Silk Scarf Headwrap

Hello Friends! I’m so excited to be adding a new style of crochet accessory to my pattern library…a silk scarf! The Luminance Hair Scarf is made with 100% Mulberry silk and a simple stitch combination. And this lightweight silk scarf is so versatile, you’ll be reaching for it all year long.

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The following is a free pattern available for use on my website, if you would like to purchase a detailed, ad-free PDF version of this pattern, please visit my Etsy or Ravelry shop. All rights reserved.

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About the Yarn

This is my first crochet design that features silk yarn! I can’t believe I waited this long to try it out. I knew going into the design that I wanted to use silk yarn, but there’s somewhat limited options out there for silk. I went with Luminance Lace Yarn from WeCrochet. It comes in several beautiful colors; I had a hard time deciding but ultimately went with Journey (a light sage color with a hint of blue).

Since Luminance Lace is lace weight (0) and I wanted a fingering weight (1), I decided to hold my strands double to get the effect I was looking for. If you’re substituting your yarn, see if you can find a fingering weight silk yarn and you can just work with a single strand. This might be a great chance to check out some indie dyers as well!

While you can always make your items out of whatever you please, I do recommend sticking with silk yarn if you’re going to be using this as a hair scarf. Silk yarn has no scales (so no damage) and it’s hydrophobic (so it doesn’t absorb the natural moisture from your hair). Check out this article from Knit’s All Folks for more fiber science!

Styling your Silk Scarf

I wrote this head wrap pattern in two different widths. If you’re looking for a wider wrap style with more coverage, there’s 6″; if you’re looking for a thinner headband style then there’s 3″. Both are designed to be able to wrap 1-2 times and tie.

Check out my Pinterest Styling Board

There’s so many styling options out there for a hair scarf. Instead of restyling my own hair a bazillion times to give you all the options, I actually created a Pinterest board just for this pattern. So if you need some fresh ideas for wrapping your silk scarf, just check out my board.

Summer Blog Hop & Bundle

The Luminance Hair Scarf is a part of the Summer Designer’s Pick Blog Hop & Bundle! That means that this pattern will be available as a free download on June 14! Or if you’d rather skip the blog hop altogether, you can grab all 32 patterns for a huge discount of $12.99 in the bundle.

Let’s Get Started…

Materials Needed

2 Skeins of Luminance Lace Weight (see Yarn Requirements below for more options)
Size G (4.0mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle 
Stitch Marker

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain 
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet

Skill Level



28 st x 14 rows = 4” square

Pattern for Gauge is Rows 1-5

Finished Measurements:

Narrow: 3” x 56”

Wide: 6” x  56”

Yarn Requirements

This pattern uses lace weight 100% Mulberry silk yarn held double. Each skein of Luminance Lace Weight yarn from WeCrochet is 439 yds. Since you are holding the strands double, you will need approx. 850 yds of lace weight yarn, preferably in two cakes or skeins.

Alternatively, you can substitute the lace weight yarn held double for fingering weight yarn held single. You will need approx 425 yds of fingering weight yarn for the widest version, and approx. 215 yds for the narrow version.

Silk yarn is recommended for this project but any lace or fingering weight yarn can be substituted.


  • This pattern is worked flat and turned after each row. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in the dc,ch rows. 
  • This pattern in written in multiples of 2 + 1. To adjust the width of this scarf add or subtract from the foundation chain in multiples of 2.
  • This scarf is written in two widths: 3” or 6”. This sizes are noted in the pattern (Narrow, Wide). 
  • You can adjust the finished length of the scarf by adding or subtracting row repeats.


Using 4.0mm (G) hook, ch (22, 42)

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch across. (21,41)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st across. (21,41)

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn. Dc in first st. *Ch 1.  Sk 1 st. Dc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. (11 dc,21 dc)

Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in first st. *Hdc in ch sp. Hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * across. (21,41)

Row 5: Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st across. (21,41)

Repeat Rows 3-5 until piece reaches approx. 56“ or desired length.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Looking for More Crochet Accessories?!

Do you just love crocheting all the accessories? Check out some of my other accessory patterns

How to Crochet a Wrap Bracelet

Crochet a Scrappy Clutch

Crochet a Market Bag

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed the Luminance Hair Scarf! I’d love to see some of your finished creations. Be sure to tag me on social media @Craftingforweeks on Instagram and Facebook. And use #luminancehairscarf for a chance to be featured.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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