Originally uploaded by fireflowerknits
Whenever the end of July rolls around I get the knitting mama heebie-jeebies. To me August means that fall will be here any second and I start planning how to keep my kids warm during the cold weather. Here’s an idea I came up with for a way to keep my little guy warm this fall. It’s an all-in-one scarf-and-hat. The keyhole scarf is attached to the hat in the back. This keeps the hat on without posing a strangling hazard. It hasn’t yet been baby-tested, but I thought I’d share the pattern in case you’d like to make one for your own child or grandchild. This one fits both my 9 month old and my 4 year old, so that gives you an idea of the size range.
200 yds (approximately) of yarn that knits at 3.75sts/in
(I used some leftover Bernat Soft Boucle)
double pointed and 16″ circular needles to achieve gauge (I used US8/5.00mm)
Begin with top of hat by casting on 6 sts in the round. (I use a figure 8 cast on).
Rnd 1: knit.
Rnd 2: *knit 1, make 1; rep from * around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *knit 2, make 1; rep from * around. (18 sts)
Rnds 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16: knit.
Rnd 5: *knit 3, make 1; rep from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 7: *knit 4, make 1; rep from * around. (30 sts)
Rnd 9: *knit 5, make 1; rep from * around. (36 sts)
Rnd 11: *knit 6, make 1; rep from * around. (42 sts)
Rnd 13: *knit 7, make 1; rep from * around. (48 sts)
Rnd 15: *knit 8, make 1; rep from * around. (54 sts)
Rnd 17: *knit 9, make 1; rep from * around. (60 sts)
Transfer stitches to circular needle and work even in k2, p2 rib until hat measures 8″ from cast on, or to desired length to cover ears of your child. Cast off loosely (I used an I-9 crochet hook).
Cast on 14 sts.
Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until work measures 4″.
Work buttonhole of your choice across center 8 stitches.
Knit in garter stitch until work measures 24″ from cast on.
Using tapestry needle and yarn used for hat and scarf, whipstitch back half (about 8 “) of hat to center 8” of scarf.
Place hat on childs head with scarf at back. Thread end of scarf through buttonhole at opposite end. Hat stays on head, ears and neck stay warm.
Please e-mail me at fireflowerknits”at”gmail”dot”com with any questions about the pattern, or any errors you may find. Thanks.