Basic Turban Crochet Pattern

While I was busy designing and crocheting this turban it reminded me of the time I visited Dubai for a few short days before immigrating to Australia.
I was only six years old at the time, and even though it was a bit scary being in a different country it really helped open my eyes to the beauty that many different cultures possess.
Eleven years later I'm busy typing this blogpost while sitting on a Persian carpet, a special gift from friends that lived there for a few years.While I stroke the little hairs that bind it all together I'm still amazed at the intricate designs it holds.
I remember exploring through the markets while admiring the rows and rows of stalls filled with little treasures.
Is there any particular country you'd love to visit one day?

 
What You'll Need: 
6.00 Crochet Hook
50g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Size:
Fits 13 years and up
{I just made a smaller version for my sister to model}

  
~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 4 Chains. Crochet 11 Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 4. You should have 12 double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 3. Crochet 2 Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 24 double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 3. *Crochet 1 Double Crochet, then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 36 double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 3. *Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches, then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 48 double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 3. *Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches, then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 60 double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 3. *Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 11 stitches, then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 65 double crochets now.
Round 7,8,9~ Chain 3. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3.
Round 10,11,12~ Chain 3. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around, but only through the back loop. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3.
Round 13~ Chain 3. On this row you will also only be crocheting through the back loop.*Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 11 stitches,then crochet 1 Double Crochet Decrease into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3.
Round 14~ Chain 3. On this row you will also only be crocheting through the back loop.*Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 10 stitches, then crochet 1 Double Crochet Decrease into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3.
Round 15~ Chain 3. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around, but only through the back loop. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3.
 Fasten off. Weave in any loose ends.

Take your Tapestry/Wool needle, and thread a long piece of yarn through it. You want to use to strands of yarn at the same time. Using your needle, push it from inside of the turban towards the outside right above the 6th last row. Now wrap it around the edge of the turban and pull tight. Push the needle back through the top again.
Repeat winding until the "knot" of your turban is nice and secure and looks pretty.
Once done. hide any loose ends under the knot.

And you're done! I hope you all enjoyed that tutorial, if you have any questions, comment away!
If you did crochet this turban, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page
I'd love to see it! Have a great day crocheting,




33 comments:

  1. Can I make this small enough to fit a baby of an 18" doll?

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  2. Oops! I meant to ask if the pattern could be customized to fit an American Girl doll, and if so, how? Thanks!

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    1. I'm not sure how to customise it, but you could try skipping rounds 5,6,9,12,14 that might work?
      Wish I could help you more!

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    2. You could also try using a smaller hook with a thinner yarn.. just a thought, but I'm sure it would work.. :)

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    3. I would suggest using a hook about half the size to start with. After doing a few rows measure to doll and either go up or down or stay at that size hook.This is what I usually do.

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  3. Hola Olivia !
    Hermoso, el turbante y la modelo una belleza
    Voy a llevarme tu proyecto , me gustó mucho!
    Bobnito y fácil

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  4. I am totally stoked with this, especially since you did it in pink. I'm a cancer survivor, still waiting for my hair to get thick again. I have some pink yarn and can't wait to make this for myself. I didn't like the idea of a wig, which I suspect would be too hot. I've been making do with cotton hats, but am looking forward to this one. Should have it finished by weekend and will add a pic to your fb if I can. Just got new windows and am still exploring. Anyway, you'll hear from me.

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    1. Hi!
      I'm sorry I haven't replied to your comment sooner, but I'm glad I've finally gotten round to doing it :)
      You're an inspiration to us all, and I feel so incredibly honoured that you chose to crochet one of my patterns :)
      Whenever I'm done crocheting a beanie or headband and putting it on my blog I almost always give it to the volunteers at my local childrens hospital so they can give them to the cancer patients.
      I hope that today will be full of everything you love!
      Olivia Xx

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  5. Hi Olivia!
    I love this pattern but I have 2 questions. Do I turn at the beginning of each row? And should the total number of stitches for Round 3 be 24 or 36? I am a beginner at crochet so I need a little help. Thanks!

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    1. Hi!
      At the beginning of each row you'll want to chain up and then continue in the same direction you were crocheting in.
      Round 3 is 36 stitches.
      Olivia

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  6. can you maybe help me out i am needing to make these hats from size newborn to adult, its going to be for a benefit can you help me my email is ashleymkeith88@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Ashley!
      I'd love to help you out, but I'm very busy at the moment so I won't be able to adapt the pattern for you. Hope you understand!
      Olivia

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    2. Ashley this page might help, http://slugsontherefrigerator.com/how-to-design-your-own-hat-pt-2/

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  7. please could you confirm if this is UK or USA pattern, as our double crochet is not the same as the USA double crochet ? Kind Regards

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  8. Double Crochet Decrease? Is this the same as DC2together?

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  9. Double crochet decrease is dc2together, yes.

    Neat turban, I'm going to have to give it a try. I've been looking for an easy turban pattern and this looks like it.

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  10. I was making hats for American Girl doll ..use the thin crochet cotton & an E hook But make all counting the same worked perfect for the scully's I'll check later for the exact thread I used

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  11. I am on a 20's/30's era kick lately (even bobbed my hair in anticipation of a knitted bathing suit I just finished), so this is next on my list. Thank you and I can't wait to share!

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  12. I think this is wonderful. I have been looking through a couple of your hats and love your work. And I must say, you model has an absolutely endearing smile, and is completely adorable!

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  13. Hi Olivia,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of cozy handmade hats! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-winter-hats/

    Have a great day!

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  14. I see this is written for 13 and up, does this include most adults? I'm making a special one for my mom.

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  15. I love the Turban and would really like to make it for two of my granddaughters but I am stuck right from the start. You indicated that this follows USA stitches but what about the Hook? Here in the USA a size 6 hook is a steel hook usually used for lace or table covers and such. Are you using a 6.00 mm hook which we call a "J" hook here?

    I appreciate any and all help!!

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  16. My grand daughter found a picture of a "mermaid hat" on Pinterest and insisted I make it for her. It looks exactly like this hat except it's done in two colors and you add a little crocheted starfish applique on the side. Made it for her, sent it to Florida and my youngest great grand daughter threw a fit because she wanted it. Ended up making two more so she could have one and her older sister got one too. Super easy pattern. Thanks so much!

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  17. What is 8 ply yarn. I do NOT think we have that in Alabama/ USA.
    Thank you!
    Abbie

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    1. Another name for 8ply yarn is DK (Double Knitting) yarn :)

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  18. Dear Olivia,
    It is very moving to see how generously you share your creativity with people. As you strive to beautify everything you touch, the light of nobility shines through you. May you be strengthen on your path towards true womanhood.
    I made this hat for a friend and she simply loved it. Thank you for helping me bring her joy.

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  19. olivia, iam new to your site, but love your designs. I like that you reply to questions. I've had bad experience with one designer from etsy....when I ran into problem with her pattern she never reply anymore. I even bought her pattern

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  20. Just wanted to say thank you for posting this pattern. I've made two for my friend going through chemo and they are her favorite to wear :)

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  21. Could you use 4ply instead of 8ply?

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  22. I love this hat. thank you very much for the pattern.

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