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Crocheted Mesh Twirly Head Cover – Free Crochet Pattern

I saw a picture of something like this that someone shared and I just had to figure out a way to make myself one! This Crocheted Mesh Twirly Head Cover is super easy to make and can look amazing with your hair color and the right color choice. It’s easy to take off and re adjust it need be too!

I made mine in two sizes, one for me and one for my little girl.

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Crocheted Mesh Twirly Head Cover

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US and a 6 mm hook or size J hook for the

YARN: I used worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

a tapestry needle



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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

sk a st = Skip a stitch

dec = decrease


Child size are in the ( )’s Children ages 4 -8





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To start

ch 70 (for child ch 60) and sl st going under two loops of the first stitch to form a ring.


Round 1

Sc going under one loop only for the next few sts, then stop and place a marker at your beginning stitch, because we will be working in one continuous round. Sc in all sts around. Until you reach beginning st of round. (69 sts) (59 sts for child)


Round 2

sc 1 into the next 2 sts, then do a sc dec , * sc 1, sc 1, sc dec * repeat this all the way round to beginning stitch ( 52 sts)
For child size sc in the next 4 sts, the sc dec and repeat (50 sts)


Rounds 3 – 5

sc in each st around ( 52 sts) (50 sts for child)


Round 6

once you have reached the last stitch on round 5, ch 1 and dc into beginning stitch of round and ch 1, sk a st, * DC , ch 1 and skip a stitch * repeat until you have 17 double crochets. (13 dc’s total for a child.) Then ch 1 and turn


Round 7

DC into beginning DC and ch 1, * DC into next DC and ch 1 * repeat for all 17
(13) DC’s when you reach the end, ch 1 and turn.

Crocheted Mesh Twirly Headcover 2

Rounds 8 – 11

Repeat Round 7. You should have a total of 6 DC mesh rows.

Round 12

ch 50, (ch 40 for child size) and DC into 3rd ch from hook 4 times, all into the same stitch. DC 5 into next stitch, repeat this for 12 sts total. (10 sts for child size)You should have a twirl about 5 wraps around. Then sl st into next st and leaving yourself a long tail, cut your yarn. Get your Tapestry needle and hide your tail down the center of the twirl. Cut yarn.

Twilry head cover co

Next twirl

To make the rest of twirls, make a slip knot leaving enough tail to be worked in later with a tapestry needle, and skipping a row of DC’s ,attach your yarn by slip stitching it into the next DC. Ch 50 (40 for child size)and and DC into 3rd ch from hook 4 times, all into the same stitch. DC 5 into next stitch, repeat this for 12 sts total (10 sts for child). As you did before hide tail on twirl, then hide tail from beginning sl st attachment, by going down the mesh of the head cover. Cut yarn.

Repeat for 7 more twirls.

Then get a flower that you like and sl st attach your color to the back of it and ch 5. Gather up the chain and twirls, keeping them straight and not twisted together, place then chains on top of the flower and sl st your ch of 5 on the other side of flower to connect. Ch 1 and leave some tail to be worked in with a tapestry needle.


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