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Hair Towel with a Twist {FREE Crochet Pattern}

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For the first time in my life, I have long hair. I’ve been growing it out and it finally hangs to the small of my back. That’s a lot of hair, and piling it on top of my head after showering using a regular towel just doesn’t cut it, I need a hair towel!

Hair Towel with a Twist {FREE Crochet Pattern}

I raided my cotton yarn stash and created this free crochet pattern using just a few dollars worth of yarn. Sa-weet!!! The most absorbent yarn is cotton, so we’ll use that for our hair towel.

Hair Towel with a Twist {FREE Crochet Pattern}

Materials:

Cotton yarn (approx 275 yards)
Crochet hook G/4mm
Hair elastic
Yarn needle for sewing

Get the printable version of this pattern here.

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

Gauge:

Approx. 15 sts and 11.5 rows = 4”

Finished Dimensions: approx. 17″ wide (8.5″ across after assembled) and 24″ long.

Note that I have UPDATED this pattern so that it is now worked as ONE piece. This requires practically no sewing. Woot! I also added a few inches to the width and to the length. Of course, if you’ve got super long hair you could add to it. If you do add to it you’ll want to do it at row 18 before you start the increases. 😉

Here is the CHILD size hair towel pattern!

Hair Towel Pattern:

Row 1: Ch-27, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Ch-1, turn (26)
Rows 2-18: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (26)
Row 19: hdc in first 12, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 12 sts. Ch-1, turn (28)
Row 20: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn. (28)
Row 21: hdc in first 13, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 13 sts. Ch-1, turn (30)
Row 22: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (30)
Row 23: hdc in first 14, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 14 sts. Ch-1, turn (32)
Row 24: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (32)
Row 25: hdc in first 15, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 15 sts. Ch-1, turn (34)
Row 26: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (34)
Row 27: hdc in first 16, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 16 sts. Ch-1, turn (36)
Row 28: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (36)
Row 29: hdc in first 17, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 17 sts. Ch-1, turn (38)
Row 30: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (38)
Row 31: hdc in first 18, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 18 sts. Ch-1, turn (40)
Row 32: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (40)
Row 33: hdc in first 19, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 19 sts. Ch-1, turn (42)
Row 34: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (42)
Row 35: hdc in first 20, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 20 sts. Ch-1, turn (44)
Row 36: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (44)
Row 37: hdc in first 21, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 21 sts. Ch-1, turn (46)
Row 38: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (46)
Row 39: hdc in first 22, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 22 sts. Ch-1, turn (48)
Row 40: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (48)
Row 41: hdc in first 23, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 23 sts. Ch-1, turn (50)
Row 42: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (50)
Row 43: hdc in first 24, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 24 sts. Ch-1, turn (52)
Row 44: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (52)
Row 45: hdc in first 25, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 25 sts. Ch-1, turn (54)
Row 46: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (54)
Row 47: hdc in first 26, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 26 sts. Ch-1, turn (56)
Row 48: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (56)
Row 49: hdc in first 27, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 27 sts. Ch-1, turn (58)
Row 50: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (58)
Row 51: hdc in first 28, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 28 sts. Ch-1, turn (60)
Row 52: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (60)
Row 53: hdc in first 29, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 29 sts. Ch-1, turn (62)
Row 54: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (62)
Row 55: hdc in first 30, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in 30 sts. Ch-1, turn (64)
Rows 56 – 63: hdc in each across. Ch-1, turn (64)
Row 64: hdc in 30 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in next 30 sts. Ch-1, turn (62)
Row 65: hdc in 29 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in next 29 sts. Ch-1, turn (60)
Row 66: hdc in 28 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in next 28 sts. Ch-1, turn (58)
Row 67: hdc in 27 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 27 sts. Ch-1, turn (56)
Row 68: hdc in 26 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 26 sts. Ch-1, turn (54)
Row 69: hdc in 25 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 25 sts. Ch-1, turn (52)
Row 70: hcd in 24 sts, hdc2tog two times, hdc in 24 sts. (50)
Do not fasten off, fold piece in half lengthwise, right sides together.

Sc through both sides of the fabric for 16 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.

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.

To see how to use this hair towel, watch this short video. To print this pattern without ads, head over to this page on Ravelry!

Hair Towel with a Twist {FREE Crochet Pattern}

Voila! Now you can bend over to put on your socks or pick up something off the floor without losing that towel precariously set atop your head!

These work up pretty quickly, within a couple of hours, and would be a great gift for a teenager or one going off to college or as a Christmas for that niece you’re never quite sure what to give.

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94 Comments

  1. I'm currently working on this pattern but had trouble gauging if my rectangle at the beginning was long enough. Midway through, I was thinking this pattern would be better done in reverse to check the fit as you go. I don't want to frog my work, so I'll be adding more rows to the rectangle if it doesn't cover all of my long hair.