5 Little Monsters: Silly Stripes Hat and Scarf Set

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Silly Stripes Hat and Scarf Set


Last week I got a box in the mail from Red Heart Yarn with some new yarn to try out. My girls were really excited when I opened the box and they saw the colors so I knew that one of them was going to be getting something made from it. I decided on a quick hat and scarf set that is a preschooler size. It is made to fit my almost 4 year old. The yarn is really thick which means it works up really fast, I love that part. I used the largest hook that I had, an N, which is what the yarn label recommended but I kind of wished I had a size bigger, especially for the scarf because it just seemed a little stiffer than I would have liked.



The colors were really bright and fun, this yarn comes in 3 types that you can mix and match. There are solid colors, mine was bright pink (colorway: Pink), prints, mine was a mix of bright pinks, purples, blues and greens (colorway: Party Print), and swirl which is a textured yarn, mine was a blue and pink combo (colorway: Party). I wanted to use all of the yarns in my project, the scarf uses all 3 but for the hat I mainly used only the solid and print yarn, the swirl was only used to make a pom pom for the top of the hat. I was able to make both the hat and the scarf from the 3 skeins of yarn I was sent and I still have most of the skein of swirl leftover. However, I literally have inches left of the other two so if you want to make the set you may need more than one skein of the solid and print.  If I had cut one of the ends a little longer or crocheted just a tad looser I would not have had enough to finish. Just something to think about if you are buying yarn for this project. Also, I preferred working with the solid and print yarn vs. the swirl yarn which is why I used more of them. There is nothing wrong with the yarn, I am just not a fan of working with super textured yarns. I think they are more difficult to see where to put your hook. That is also the reason why I used a more open stitch when I was using that yarn. That is just my personal preference, I know some people who really like working with that type of yarn. I thought it was a fun accent but I didn't want to crochet the whole project with it. This was a really fun, quick crochet project.


How to make the Silly Stripes Hat & Scarf Set

Scarf

Finished size: about 54" long x 6" wide

You will need:


Instructions:

start with print yarn 
ch 13
Row 1: skip first 4 ch (first 3 count as dc), [dc, ch1, dc] in next ch, skip 2 ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch, skip 2 ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch 
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch space, repeat in next 2 ch spaces, dc in last stitch (top of beginning ch 3)
Row 3: repeat row 2, at the end of row change to solid yarn
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc and ch space across (11 dc)
Row 5: ch 3, dc in each stitch, at the end of row change to swirl yarn (11 dc)
Row 6: ch 3, skip 1, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next, skip 2, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next, skip 2, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next, skip 1, dc in last stitch, change to solid yarn
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc and ch space across (11 dc)
Row 8: ch 3, dc in each stitch, at the end of row change to print yarn (11 dc)
Continue repeating those 8 rows for the pattern until desired length is reached, then repeat rows 1-3 one more time, I repeated rows 1-8 5 more times, then 1-3 once more
Finish off and weave in all ends

Hat

You will need:

Instructions:

start with print yarn
Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 dc, change to solid, slip stitch to first dc (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, change to print, slip stitch to first dc (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, [dc in first stitch, 2 dc in next] around, change to solid, slip stitch to first dc (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, [dc in first 4 stitches, 2 dc in next] around, change to print, slip stitch to first dc (36 dc)
Round 5: ch 2, dc in each stitch, change to solid, slip stitch to first dc (36 dc)
Round 6: ch 2, dc in each stitch, change to print, slip stitch to first dc (36 dc)
Round 7: ch 2, dc in each stitch, change to solid, slip stitch to first dc (36 dc)
Round 8: ch 1, sc in each stitch, slip stitch to first sc, finish off, weave in end (36 sc)
To make pom pom for the top: wrap swirl yarn around your fingers several times, you want a lot of wraps so you get a full pom pom (I actually wish I had wrapped mine more so it was a little fuller), pull off your fingers and tie tightly around the middle, cut the ends, fluff and trim, attach to top of hat

Thanks to Red Heart for the yarn for this project. 





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