Scrunchie - A Comeback Story by Robyn Berkel

Scrunchie - A Comeback Story

June 2018
Work Play Knit MN Sock
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
70 - 90 yards (64 - 82 m)
One Size Fits All
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There are a few things we all wished had stayed in the 20th century - platform flip flops and waist trainers if I’m naming names. Thankfully the best and brightest have returned with them, including this awesome hair accessory!

…and now you can knit it ;)

This pattern uses just under 20g of fingering weight yarn, so you can do it in one mini skein. I recommend using a wool blend and ply intended for sock knitting because of the durability and consistent weight. You’ll knit stockinette in the round (all knit stitches!) on double pointed needles circling a hair tie. If you’ve never knit on double pointed needles before, first give it some practice without maneuvering around a hair tie.

If you’re feeling extra 80’s vibes, I’ll show you how to knit a version with sequins at the end of this pattern. There are also some tips at the end for creating other scrunchie variations, and I encourage you to come up with some more!


20 g / 90 yds of Work Play Knit MN Sock yarn
4 - 3.25mm double pointed needles (no longer than 6”)
yarn needle for sewing
scünci No Damage Hair Tie
saftey-pin style stitch marker


Stockinette in the round
7 stitches / 9 rows in a 1” x 1” swatch