Peaks Child's Scarf and Hat

Monday, March 30, 2009
The idea behind this very cute child’s hat and scarf set was simple: create something with bold lines that a knitter would enjoy making AND that a kid would enjoy wearing. Simple in idea, but not so simple in execution!

The finished design uses a strong reversible diagonal rib to keep the knitting and the scarf/hat interesting. A keyhole in the scarf keeps it from falling off or dragging on the ground during play. The very gradual decreases in the hat give it an elfin look that is cute either stood up on end or flopped over. Best of all, the stretchiness of the overall pattern means that this combo will last several seasons by growing with the child.

Available in my Ravelry Shop (no registration necessary; pay by PayPal) for $5!

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and from Stitchjones!

Scarf: 26in long by 3in wide (66cm by 7.5cm)

Hat: 3mo-2year, 2-4year, 4-6year. 2-4year size (shown) is 14in (36cm)circumference by 11in (28cm) tall (laid flat). Smaller size uses needles one size smaller than needed for gauge; Larger size uses needles one size larger .

Stitches and skills used: Knit, purl, K3tog, P3tog, knitting in the round

  • 1 skein Stitchjones Handpainted Worsted Merino (100% merino wool) I Want Candy Colorway [100g/3.5oz to 223yd/204m] OR200-220yds (201m) worsted weight yarn.
  • US7 (4.5mm) needles (or size to get gauge). For the hat you will need needles for knitting a small diameter in the round (double-points, two circulars, or one long circular needle).
  • 2 stitch holders or waste yarn (for scarf)
  • 1 unique and 4 other stitch markers (for hat)
  • Tapestry needle
Many thanks to Stitchjones, for providing the yarn and the inspiration for this pattern. This pattern is offered exclusively from Stitchjones and retailers carrying her yarns. Please support your local indie designers and dyers by purchasing patterns and yarn! Thanks also to Ravelry testers CarolSch (Carol S), Lnupermom (Lynn P), and EddyG (Wendy Gould).


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