Velvet Knit Scrunchies by Jenny Withrow

Velvet Knit Scrunchies

Knitting
December 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
US 11 - 8.0 mm
40 - 60 yards (37 - 55 m)
S(M,L)
This pattern is available for free.

You may have seen some very cute velvet crochet scrunchies on instagram, etsy, or here on Ravelry using Bernat’s new Velvet yarn. While I’ll admit crochet makes a little more sense for this project, I thought I’d attempt a knit version for those of us who more often reach for their knitting needles than their crochet hook.

These scrunchies are made by knitting a wide ring in the round, then whip stitching the two ends together around a ponytail holder to make a hollow tube. Bernat Velvet breaks rather easily so handle your scrunchie with some care (don’t stretch it too much!). I used the magic loop method, though I imagine a shorter circular needle or double pointed needles would work better.

I’ve created three sizes: S(M, L). Go up a size if your hair is a little thicker or need some more stretch.

There are so many ways to vary this scrunchie! The pattern lists many of the ways.