Cabled Head Scarf

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“When I was young, I wore head scarves all the time — at first just to keep my hair out of my eyes and then later as more of a fashion accessory. I still find them to be fun and flirty. However, if you just can’t see yourself wearing it that way, this versatile cabled triangle can easily be worn as a neckerchief instead.” – Julie Hoover


Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 300 yards 


Note: Head scarves were worked using exactly 1 skein of yarn each; however, to allow for swatching and for variations between individual knitters, it is recommended that you purchase two skeins.

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 24 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 48-stitch Cable Pattern from chart measures 7″ wide, after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Edging):

  • One pair of straight needles or a circular needle* three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 36½” wide; 13¼” height at center of triangle

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
Julie Hoover
Pattern By
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