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Twisted Turban Hat Knitting Pattern

twisted turban knit hat pattern

twisted turban knit hat pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Double-pointed knitting needles 5.5 mm (US 9/UK 5). Use 6 mm for the bigger size.

<> Patons, Inspired –75% acrylic, 25% – wool. 150 grams -203 m per skein.

<> Weight Category – 5. Quantity – 70 grams.

<> Yarn needle, stitch marker.

Knit turban hat size:

Head circumference: Teen/Adult: 52-55 cm (21-22”)

Gauge: 12-13 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

M1L – make one left increase: pick up bar bringing left hand needle from the front to the back, then knit the bar through the back loop.

k2tog – knit two together

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

yo – yarn over

p – purl

twisted turban knit hat on mannequin - side view

Twisted turban hat knitting pattern:

Using long tail method cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, *p1, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p1, sel s.

Row 2 (RS): sel s, * insert the right-hand needle between 1st and 2nd stitch, yo and draw up a loop, k1, p1 – repeat from * till the end, insert the right-hand needle between 1st and 2nd stitch, yo and draw up a loop, k1, sel s. (31 stitches)

Row 3: sel s, *p2, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 4 (RS): sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p1   – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: sel s, *p2, k1, M1L – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p2 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, *p2, k1, M1L, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

knit twisted turban hat

Row 10: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p3 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 11: sel s, *p2, k3 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p3 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 13: sel s, *p2, k3, M1L – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p4 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 15: sel s, *p2, k4 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Repeat Rows 14 and 15 until the piece reaches 16-17 cm. Finish knitting with Row 14.

Making decreases for knit turban hat:

Row 1 (WS): sel s, *p2, k1, k2tog, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p3 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, *p2, k3 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5 (WS): sel s, *p2, k1, k2tog – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

twisted knit turban hat on mannequin - front view

Row 6: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p2 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 7: sel s, *p2, k2 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9 (WS): sel s, *p2, k2tog – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p1 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 11: Bind off 15 stitches. Sel s, *p2, k1- repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p1 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 13: Sel s, *p2, k1- repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Repeat Rows 12 and 13 until the narrow part reaches 50 cm.

After, divide the narrow part in half and place a stitch marker. Fold turban hat as shown in the video and join open stitches to the stitches that you bound off before. Cut the yarn leaving a 25 cm tail. Use any joining method or check the video tutorial on how to assemble a full turban.

Weave in ends.

knit turban hat - crown view

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19 comments

Sharon 4th February 2023 at 06:32

Love your stuff! I knit/crochet for charity , either to give away or sell at church bazaars, the money going to charity work. May I use your free patterns for this purpose?

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Ann 4th February 2023 at 21:02

You are welcome Sharon. God Blesses you!

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pat v. 7th February 2023 at 18:07

adore your turban hat! anxious to start making one for myself. thank you very much.

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Ellen de Baare 9th February 2023 at 14:55

I just bought the pattern of your beautiful turban hat, pls where can I find the pdf pattern?

Thank you

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Ann 10th February 2023 at 21:10

Hi Ellen. Please check your email.

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Greengrammin 1st April 2023 at 16:48

Love this pattern! Thank you!! I a finishing my 3rd hat. They are gifts to a friend who is in chemo treatment for breast cancer and for my aunt who is losing her hair. What a beautiful gift to make and give.! Bless you

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Ann 2nd April 2023 at 11:54

God blesses you too for your kind heart!

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Nancy 3rd May 2023 at 20:19

Great idea for friends undergoing chemo

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Patsy 28th May 2023 at 15:01

Beautiful tutorial! Thank you Ann.

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Iolanda 28th June 2023 at 19:22

How many balls of yarn do I knit to this turban hat please?

Thanks,

Iolanda

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Ann 4th July 2023 at 21:29

Hi there. I have used exactly half ball of Patons, Inspired

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Marny CA 14th November 2023 at 12:04

Love video and hat Hope to make as gifts to friends who are having chemo. How do I change to thinner yarn #4? 5 is too heavy for San Diego weather. thank you!

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Ann 19th November 2023 at 11:55

Sorry, I did not calculated turban for the medium weight yarn

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B 27th November 2023 at 04:51

I found you to be a good instructor. Thank you. would it be possible for you to video the first section of the sewing part longer so I can do it at the same time as you. Again thank you for your tutorial.

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Ann 3rd December 2023 at 00:28

Thank you for your comment. I always afraid to film too long tutorial. Next time I will do my best to make the video even more clear and precise.

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Kulvinder 30th December 2023 at 01:17

nice pattern . how many stitches to be casted for an adult

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Ann 11th January 2024 at 19:03

It is an adult size already

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Joy 2nd March 2024 at 22:55

I like the Knit Turban Hat very much. I am having a problem with row 10. I believe my stitch count is the problem.
We start out with a cast on of 21 stitches, after row 2, there should be 31 stitches, after row 7, I have 40 stitches, after row 9, I have 52 stitches. It would be very helpful to know how many stitches we should have after every increase row in the pattern & also the stitch count for when we are decreasing. My count must be off because when I am nearing the end of row 10, after making the 3 p3, I end up with 6 stitches on my left needle. I could knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches off the needle, p3, sel s. That is not how row 10 ends in the pattern. I have been using the YouTube video to learn your techniques for the new to me stitches, but it doesn’t help with the stitch count either.
Any advise you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
I would also like to thank you for sharing your pattern and sharing your technique and talent on the YouTube video!!

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Ann 1st April 2024 at 15:05

Hi Joy, sorry for my late respond. O hope you have already finished this knit turban. It is my fault that i did not mention about stitch number at the end of each row. I would suggest you placing stitch marker after each repetition but you are wrong how Row 10 ends. It ends not with p3, sels but knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Let me know if it helped you!

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