Downtowner Hat & Scarf Set

Downtowner Hat and Scarf

Trending colors with sparkly sequins will have you looking great this season and keep you warm as well.  Just a little bit floppy shape to our big hat but the most basic and simple knitting techniques are needed.  Nice wide scarf will add the sparkle all around your face, but scrunch up thin for classic look. Looks great with basic black!  Hat is knit in (2) pieces and sewn together. You will love this pretty set.

Knitting Loom:  All-n-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacing for hat, 2cm spacing for scarf.

Stitches:  Stockinette and Rib

Yarn:  Premier Deborah Norville Jeweltones #2 yarn, 57% acrylic, 40% wool, 3% sequins was used.  Hand wash and lay flat to dry.  99 yds per skein, 5 skeins for both scarf and hat.  Color used-GEODE

Notions:  knit hook, darning needle, crochet hook size 4 or 5mm

Gauge:  Hat–6 sts and 10 rows =2 inches in stockinette.  Scarf–not important

Size:  Hat fits average adult size.  Scarf is 10 X 68 inches

INSTRUCTIONS

SCARF

Set up loom with spacers at 2cm spacing in double knit.

Cast on 24 stitches in stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn over first row of weaving.

Work in stockinette stitch until scarf is desired length.  For our sample, this was aprox 132 rows.  When you need to add a new skein of yarn, tie on between the rows of pegs, very securely with 2” tails.  Lay the yarn tails between the boards.

Bind off of loom and at anchor yarn with 2 loop crochet method for stretchy edges.

Note:  when doing the hook-over for each row, be sure to work from left side of knit to center and then from right side to center.  Always vary the center point per row.  This will maintain even edges.

HAT

Hat is knit from crown to brim in 2 pieces and sewn with 2 seams.   After cast on, lay anchor yarn of thick strong yarn in similar color as it will stay in hat for closing in the crown.

Cast on 30 stitches in stockinette st.  Lay anchor yarn.  Work in stockinettes st for 30 rows.  Change to Rib stitch and work an additional 20 rows.  Bind off of loom.  (Knit 2 of this piece)

Finishing

Use invisible stitch to sew the side seams of (2) pieces together so that the anchor yarns are both at same end and you have a circular piece.  Tie anchor yarns together and gently pull thru the cast on sts so that both knitted pieces are on the same anchor yarn.  Pull anchor yarn so that the top of hat is closed.  Tie securely, trim yarn and pull yarn tails into inside of hat.  Trim excess anchor yarn tails.

The opposite end with rib stitch is your brim.  You will roll the brim under so that the hat is desired depth.  Sew the edge of brim in place with similar color yarn.  (no sequins).  The rib stitch will allow the brim to flare out and create a classy effect.  Tuck in any yarn tails remaining.  Your sparkly hat and scarf are ready to wear and wrap you in classy comfort.

One thought on “Downtowner Hat & Scarf Set

  1. I’m going to try these out. Just started loom knitting and looking for patterns to learn more.

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