This easy scarf and hat set makes a perfect gift for someone homeless, or anyone needing an extra bit of warmth on a cold winter day. For washability, the black and multi-colored scarf is made out of a machine washable wool/acrylic blend. For an extra bit of luxury, perhaps to brighten the day of a young mother in a women’s shelter, the burgundy scarf is made of soft baby alpaca. The mohair yarn comes in a large skein, so you can make a scarf and a hat with just one skein.
1 ball of any bulky-weight yarn with at least 110 yards. I used:
Garter Stitch Scarf
Cast on 48 sts.
Knit every row until scarf measures 48″ or approx 2 yards of yarn remain.
Note: For the burgundy scarf, use one needle of each size.
Bind off and weave in ends.
For the hat, in addition to the size 10 needles you used for the scarf, you also need a pair of size 8 needles for the brim. The hat is made from the bottom up.
Brim: Cast on 50 sts with smaller needles. Knit every row until piece measures 1 1/2″. Change to larger needles.
Body of hat: Continue knitting until piece measures 13″. Bind off.
Sew back seam. Sew top seam. Fold points at ends of top seam to the center and sew them down to the center of the hat. Weave in ends and fold up brim.
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