This week on Ask Me Monday we’re closing out summer, with a knit scrunchie. This version, is made with swatches — two seed stitch squares, folded over a standard hairband to create a pointed-bow effect. Gather your fingering weight yarn scraps, a set of knitting needles, and let’s get started!
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2-Square Scrunchie: How-To
Mini-hank, fingering-weight yarn (approx 50 yds)
Size US 3/3.25 mm needles
Pins or clips
approx 7 1/2″/19 cm from tip-to-tip
6 sts per inch in Seed Stitch
Knit squares (make 2):
CO 30 sts.
Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1-2, until piece measures 5″/12.5 cm.
BO in pattern stitch.
Feed the corner of 1 square through the hairband. Fold in half over hairband to create a pointed, spade shape. Pin into place.
Using tapestry needle and yarn, either whip stitch or mattress stitch square edges together, easing where necessary to compensate for the gathering of the square’s fabric.
Repeat with the second square on the opposite side of the hairband.
Sew together the joining points of the two squares on the hairband.
And, you’re done!
Looking for a crochet scrunchie? Try my granny square version!