Free Knitting Pattern – Brioche Head Wrap

Hello again, back with a free pattern! I call this the Brioche Head Wrap.


Honestly, I am not entirely sure what “brioche” means other than that it is the name of the stitch that is used and I believe it is French. I just love the way it sounds! This pattern is super easy and works up fairly quickly. On a good day, I could probably make about 10 of these.

The best part about this pattern is that it is totally customizable! You can adjust the width by how many stitches you cast on and the length by how many rows you complete. This head wrap can be made for girls and women of literally all ages!

Brioche Head Wrap Pattern – To Knit


Supplies Needed:

  • Size 9 knitting needles
  • About 100 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Soft Gray Heather)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle


Cast on 22 stitches for the wrap in your favourite method (or any other even numbered amount of stitches if you wish to adjust the width).

Work in the brioche stitch until your head wrap is about 20 inches long (or other desired length). Purl Soho has a fantastic tutorial to learn the brioche stitch.

Cast off in your favourite method and leave a 10 inch tail for sewing.

Cast on 8 stitches for the knot in your favourite method.

Work in the brioche stitch until the piece measures about 5-6 inches long.

Cast off in your favourite method and leave a 10 inch tail for sewing.

Use your yarn needle to stitch the two ends of the wrap together. I used the mattress stitch to do this. I used my leftover yarn to cinch the seam together in preparation for the knot or band to go around. Either use the yarn to simply tie around the width of the wrap/seam and pull tightly, or you can weave the tail back through the seam, pull tightly, and knot.

Wrap the smaller knot/band around the seam. Stitch the two ends together and make a few stitches from the inside of the band to the wrap to secure it in place.

Knot and weave in your ends. Flip head wrap around so that the seam of the knot/band is facing the inside of the head wrap and won’t be visible when being worn.

Please note: This is a very stretchy knit so it will stretch up to an extra 4 inches in length. It may take some practice, but it is very easy with the brioche stitch to accidentally make a head wrap that is way too big because of the stretch! You are free to sell this head wrap or make as gifts, but please credit me with the pattern.

Ta daa! You now have a super adorable, warm and cozy head wrap! This style seriously looks amazing on everyone.


If you don’t know how to knit, you can purchase one from my Etsy shop.

Share your pictures in the comments of your finished products and please feel free to ask any questions you have!



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