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Child Size Hair Towel Crochet Pattern

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One of the very first crochet patterns I ever designed was the Hair Towel with a Twist. How on earth has it taken me this long to publish a child size version?! Without further ado, I present to you the Hair Towel with a Twist for children!

Child size hair towel crochet pattern

This child size hair towel will fit children as young as 5 all the way until they are teenagers. My lovely model falls right in the middle of the age range at age nine. Whip one up for your own child, and make sure you make one for yourself as well! These are great for gifts!

Child size of the Hair Towel with a Twist

Child Size Hair Towel Pattern

Materials

Cotton yarn (approx 200 yards)
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
Hair elastic
Yarn needle for sewing

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Small size hair towel with a twist

Pattern

Row 1: Ch-19, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Ch-1, turn (18)
Rows 2-18: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (18)
Row 19: hdc in first 8, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 8 sts. Ch-1, turn (20)
Row 20: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn. (20)
Row 21: hdc in first 9, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 9 sts. Ch-1, turn (22)
Row 22: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (22)
Row 23: hdc in first 10, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 10 sts. Ch-1, turn (24)
Row 24: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (24)
Row 25: hdc in first 11, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 11 sts. Ch-1, turn (26)
Row 26: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (26)
Row 27: hdc in first 12, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 12 sts. Ch-1, turn (28)
Row 28: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (28)
Row 29: hdc in first 13, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 13 sts. Ch-1, turn (30)
Row 30: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (30)
Row 31: hdc in first 14, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 14 sts. Ch-1, turn (32)
Row 32: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (32)
Row 33: hdc in first 15, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 15 sts. Ch-1, turn (34)
Row 34: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (34)
Row 35: hdc in first 16, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 16 sts. Ch-1, turn (36)
Row 36: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (36)
Row 37: hdc in first 17, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 17 sts. Ch-1, turn (38)
Row 38: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (38)
Row 39: hdc in first 18, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 18 sts. Ch-1, turn (40)
Row 40: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (40)
Row 41: hdc in first 19, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 19 sts. Ch-1, turn (42)
Row 42: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (42)
Row 43: hdc in first 20, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 20 sts. Ch-1, turn (44)
Row 44: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (44)
Row 45: hdc in first 21, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 21 sts. Ch-1, turn (46)
Row 46: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (46)
Row 47: hdc in first 22, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 22 sts. Ch-1, turn (48)
Row 48: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (48)
Row 49: hdc in first 23, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 23 sts. Ch-1, turn (50)
Row 50: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (50)
Row 51: hdc in first 24, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 24 sts. Ch-1, turn (52)
Row 52: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (52)
Row 53: hdc in first 25, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 25 sts. Ch-1, turn (54)
Row 54: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (54)
Row 55: hdc in first 26, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 26 sts. Ch-1, turn (56)
Rows 56 – 63: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (56)
Row 64: hdc in 26 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in next 26 sts. Ch-1, turn (54)
Row 65: hdc in 25 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in next 25 sts. Ch-1, turn (52)
Row 66: hdc in 24 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in next 24 sts. Ch-1, turn (50)
Row 67: hdc in 23 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 23 sts. Ch-1, turn (48)
Row 68: hdc in 22 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 22 sts. Ch-1, turn (46)
Row 69: hdc in 21 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 21 sts. Ch-1, turn (44)
Row 70: hcd in 20 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 20 sts. (42)
Do not fasten off, fold piece in half lengthwise, right sides together.

Hair towel for children

Sc through both sides of the fabric for 12 sts. Place an elastic hair tie in between the pieces and crochet around/in between it for 6 sts. Sc in remaining sts to end. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Hair towel with a twist for children

Flip to other end (still with the right sides together) and attach yarn where the fold is as shown and sc in both sides of each st to end. Open hair towel and flip to where you’re looking at the “right side” and sc in each row end around entire piece. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Crocheting the end of Hair towel

That’s it! To wear the towel after a shower, bend over and comb your hair smooth. Place the widest part around your head and tuck the ends of your hair in the skinnier end. Twist the towel and insert the end into the elastic at the back of the head.

Child Size Hair Towel Free Crochet Pattern

I hope your little lady (or long-locked lad) loves the hair towel!

Child Size Hair Towel

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7 Comments

  1. Hello. I don’t understand what “sides” are stitched together. Is this supposed to look like an elf type hat? I would like to see a picture of it lengthwise please. I’m done and lost.
    1. Hi Joy! You fold it in half lengthwise and sew at the top end and the bottom end. The photos in the adult size post may show this better for you. https://hearthookhome.com/hair-towel-with-a-twist/
    1. Try checking your gauge. I made the adult size first, which calls for 275 yards and used about 300, because my stitches were loose causing my gauge to be off. Hope that helps!
  2. I am just learning to crochet so only attempt beginner or easy patterns. I was wondering why you don't have a skill level on any of yours. It would be very helpful.