Kids Hat and Scarf Set Knitting Pattern- a classic hat and scarf set that makes a great gift. Beginner-friendly knitting pattern.
How to join colors when rib knitting
Changing colors when rib knitting creates yarn bumps from purl stitches that show on the right-hand side. The simplest way to get cleans stripes is to knit a row when changing color. Then, on the next row proceed to knit in ribbing. The single knit row isn’t visible and the stripes won’t have any bumps.
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Kids Hat and Scarf Set Knitting Pattern
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Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch in pumpkin and in Ecru (#4 worsted weight yarn, 2 skeins of each color)
Needles: (for the hat) Size US 8 circular knitting needles, 16 inch
(for the scarf) Size US 8 single point knitting needles
Gauge: 26 sts = about 4 in. (slightly stretched)
Size: Hat- approximately 4-10 years (hat is very stretchy and it will fit a variety of sizes)
Scarf measures approximately 50 inches long
Kids Hat Knitting Pattern:
With the orange yarn, cast on 90 sts.
Row 1 (right side): K3, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p last st.
Rows 2-12: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Change to the white yarn.
Note: The first RS row of a new color is knit for a smooth transition from one color to the next.
Row 13: With the white yarn, knit.
Row 14: Repeat Row 1.
Rows 15-18: Repeat Row 2.
Change to the orange yarn.
Row 19: Knit across the round.
Row 20: Repeat Row 1.
Rows 21-28: Repeat Row 2.
Change to the white yarn.
Row 29: Knit across the round.
Row 30: Repeat Row 1.
Row 31: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 32-34: Repeat Row 2.
Change to the white yarn
Knit across the row.
Next Row: Repeat Row 1.
Next 2 Rows: Repeat Row 2.
Row 1 (RS): K3, *p2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 (68 sts)
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the p sts.
Row 3: K2tog, k1, *p1, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2 – 46 sts.
Rows 4 and 5: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 6: P2tog across – 23 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread through a yarn needle and remove the stitches on the knitting needles. Pull to tighten and weave in ends.
Kids Scarf Knitting Pattern:
With the orange yarn, cast on 46 sts.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 10 rows.
(Note- the yarn can either be broken after each color change or it can be carried up the side)
Switch to the white yarn.
Next row:Knit for 1 row.
Next row: Return to K2, P2 ribbing for 5 rows.
Switch to the orange yarn.
Next row: Knit for 1 row.
Next row: Return to K2, P2 ribbing for 9 rows.
Repeat the stripe pattern until the scarf measures approximately 50 inches. Bind off in ribbing.
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