Snow Scarf & Beanie

One of the gifts I finished for Christmas was a hat and scarf set for an 8 year old boy.  He had recently lost the hat that his great grandmother had knitted and needed a replacement.  Hats are not normally something that I make readily, so I relied on Ravelry to help me choose a good pattern.  (I love Ravelry, by the way, it is an awesome resource!)

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I found this “No More Snow – a hat” from Can’t Stop Crocheting (Nina Leon on Ravelry)  at Hooker’s Don’t Bite.  It’s a free pattern on her blog.  It’s a really interesting hat that gives the look of knit, but is completely crocheted. She also provides a great picture tutorial on how to do the raised stitches.

After I finished the hat, I had just over a skein of the same yarn left over, so I designed a scarf to match.  What I love about this scarf is how soft and thick it ended up being – perfect for wrapping up when out on our windy farm in the winter!  The pattern for the scarf is below the picture!  This scarf is worked up on the long edge and made with a variety of stitches that are slightly different from standard stitches.  I started with a foundation row of 150 stitches, which made a nice length for an 8 year old boy.  200 stitches would make a nice adult size length, and 250 stitches would make a nice scarf for a taller person or someone who likes longer scarves.  The best part of the beginning stitch count is that it doesn’t have to be an exact count!  Make it as long as you wish to start!

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Windy Scarf

Materials:

Tapestry Needle

I/9 (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook

Approx. 250 yards of worsted weight (#4) yarn.  I used one skein Lion Brand Yarns – Heartland for the small size with some left over.  The medium or large size would need an additional skein of yarn.

Skill: 

Abbreviations & Stitches used: (US terms)

ch: chain

hdc: half double crochet

ss: slip stitch

rsc: raised single crochet – Insert your hook from back to front through the top stitch loops, then insert you hook from front to back of the top stitch loops of the next stitch, YO, draw hook back, YO and draw through loops on hook.

rhdc: raised half double crochet – YO, insert hook from back to front through the top stitch loops, then insert you hook from front to back of the top stitch loops of the next stitch, YO, draw hook back, YO and draw through loops on hook.

rbhdc: raised back half double crochet – YO, insert hook from front to back through the top stitch loops, then insert you hook from back to front of the top stitch loops of the next stitch, YO, draw hook back, YO and draw through loops on hook.

*Note: The raised stitches are similar to front post/back post stitches, but instead of going around the post, you are going around the stitch through the top loops.

fhdc: foundation half double crochet  (Link to video tutorial on fhdc from the fabulous blog of Moogly).

blo: back loops only

bbl:  back-back loop – horizontal loop on the back of the stitch below the back loop

reverse sc – reverse single crochet

Pattern:

Fhdc 150 (200, 250), turn.

Row 1: rsc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn (ch does not count as stitch, now and throughout).

Row 2: rbhdc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: hdc in bbl in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn.

Repeat rows 1-4 for desired width of scarf, ending on row 4.

Edging: Do NOT Ch1 and turn at the end of last row 4.  Reverse sc in each stitch across to last stitch.  2 reverse sc in last stitch (to turn corner).  Reverse sc evenly along ends of rows to next corner, 2 reverse sc in corner.  Reverse sc in each stitch across to last stitch, 2 reverse sc in corner.  Reverse sc evenly along ends of rows to next corner, join with slip stitch and fasten off.

I hope you like the scarf!

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