Crochet Pattern: Velvet Hair Scrunchie
Updated: Apr 26, 2021
I love using velvet scrunchies because it's just the right amount of hold without squeezing the life out of my hair. I have naturally thick, dry, curly hair. Living in southern California, the low humidity has done wonders for my PsA, but it hasn't done many favors in keeping the moisture in my hair. And for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic since I've been in isolation, I've developed a love of the messy-bun. (Haven't we all?)
For making these scrunchies, I used Bernat Velvet (yarn weight 5) and Bernat Baby Velvet (yarn weight 4). I've adjusted my stitch count according to yarn weight, though I did use a US J/10 6mm hook for both types of yarn. The differences will be shown in parentheses in the pattern itself.
Bernat Baby Velvet (Bernat Velvet/Crushed Velvet) - 1 skein makes numerous scrunchies
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Using Bernat Baby Velvet (Bernat Velvet/Crushed Velvet), make a slipknot on your hook. Leave a long enough tail to be able to weave in and tie to the ending tail later.
Round 1: Attach yarn to the hair elastic with a slip stitch. Make 50 SC around the hair elastic. Join with slip stitch to first slip stitch made. [Note: I tend to make my SC with a slightly loose tension, and after the first 25 SC, I push the SC closer together.]
Round 2: -Ch 3, 2 DC in same stitch. With Baby Velvet #4 - 3 DC in each of the SC around. (With #5 Velvet or Crushed Velvet yarn - Ch 3, 2 DC in same stitch. 2DC in next stitch. *3 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch *. Repeat between * - * around.) Join with Slip Stitch to top of Ch 3. Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to tie a knot to the beginning tail.
Finishing: Use the tapestry/yarn needle to weave beginning tail up and into the CH 3. Weave ending tail down into the CH 3. I tie the tails together and trim the ends. The ruffles of the scrunchie will hide the knot.
And VOILA! Velvet hair scrunchie!
This pattern is likely similar to other hair scrunchie patterns, though I just typed out what I did when I sat down with the supplies and cranked out a scrunchie. Any similarity to anyone else's patterns is purely coincidental.
I hope this pattern has been easy to read and quick to make!