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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Girl's Yellow Scarf and Hat - Knit


Good morning,

Do you think outside the season?  I sure do.  While traveling, I took a look at the yarn I had with me after making several other projects and discovered I still had this really soft light yellow.  This will be a gift for a young girl in the family next Fall.  I like making things ahead and putting them in the "gift box" at home to be ready when the appropriate occasion nears.

I also like to play with pattern stitches.  This is a keep-it-simple arrangement of knits and purls that forms a spongy ribbed fabric.  It's a different take on the seed stitch with two stitches instead of one stitch worked over each other on each row.  This is one of those stitches you can do while watching TV - very little thought involved for a very pretty result. 

The pattern is below if you would like to use it.

Very best,

Lois

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Girl's Yellow Scarf and Hat - Knit
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Finished sizes:

Scarf: 6" x 30"

Hat: 20" head size; 10.25 " bottom to top before folding up brim

Materials:

1 set each circular and double pointed Size 9 needles

#4 yarn

Gauge: 14 st, 28 rows = 4"

Scarf

Cast on 22 st

Row 1: k2, p2

Repeat row 1 for pattern for 30".

Bind off in pattern.

Hat

CO 66 st

Join being careful not to twist,

k2, p2 for 10" (each row knits will be over purls, purls will be over knits), ending with a row of 2 knits as the last two st.

Decrease:

Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Row 1: k2 tog, p 2

Row 2: k2 tog, k1

Row 3: knit

Cut yarn 18" from work. Using yarn needle thread end through remaining stitches, pull tight and make a few stitches to secure. Weave in ends.  Attach a pompom if desired.

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11 comments:

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Oh Lois...I love this...thanks for the patterns. And a happy Tuesday to you.

Happy Days said...

Ooooh! such a pretty yellow! I like yellow! Cute set! ...debbie

Diana said...

I always want to start Christmas projects early. Then I keep saying that I have plenty of time and then before you know it, it's too late!!!
Very cute hat Lois! Love Di ♥

River Glorious said...

Well, that does it, Lois. I knew you weren't perfect, since no one is, and here is the proof. KNIT!

:D

:D

:D

haha!

River

Lois Evensen said...

River, you are so funny! I know you are the crochet lady and I'll tell you how to convert this pattern to crochet:

Use a J hook and same number of chains at the beginning as stitches cast on.

For every knit, work sc in the front loop only.

For every purl, work sc in back loop only.

This will give you the same feel of the spongy pattern stitch design.

For decrease at top of hat, instead of cutting yarn and threading back through remaining stitches, just work 3 sc together (dec) until you have 6 st left. Break off and weave in ends.

There you go - same project in crochet. ;)

Lois

River Glorious said...

OKay, I'm laughing here at having teased you into coming up with a crochet version.

Here in Puerto Rico, we call that placing a banana peel on the floor to see if you will slip and fall, and you certainly did!

I needed that laugh, and I will save the instructions in case my neighbor, Isis, has a girl instead of a boy.

River
(still grinning*

Lois Evensen said...

Not a problem, River. When I taught needlework arts many years ago I converted patterns all the time for my students to make the same pattern in both knit and crochet to learn how to do it.

It took me all of the few seconds to type the conversion so no harm done. It didn't take me long at all and perhaps someone else can use the instructions.

Enjoy,
Lois

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Its very pretty I love yellow!
Very cute set!
Diane

anupama said...

Dear Lois,
NAMASTE!
Good Morning from Thrissur,Kerala!
A beautiful yellow set!Planning ahead is very good!I loved the pattern.
Lovely cap!
Wishing you a lovel day ahead,
Sasneham,
Anu

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning, everyone,

Yes, this was a fun little set to make. I'm with you, Diana, I always get close to Christmas to realize how much more I want to make for gifts. I now keep a little reference list in the back of my calendar to list ideas of what to make for whom.

Welcome, Anupama.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,
Lois

Cheryl said...

A beautiful set indeed for a lucky girl. I make scarves with this pattern for orphans who are in college, the scarve are knit in red and then distributed to the students for Valentine's Day. I must try the hat pattern.