dinsdag 1 juli 2008


My first yarn spun on a drop spindle. Dyed by my daughter (pink ofcourse!). But what to make out of it? The only thing that comes off my needles and she wants to wear are hats. So obviously it had to be a hat. But not the same old same old hat. No a SCARFHAT!

Yarn: Any yarn that feels soft to the face. This Scarfhat was made with mystery sheep wool. In Holland that's usually Texelaar. So not so soft at all. I spun a worsted single is my guess.

Gauge: This patterns doesn't call for a perfect matching gauge. Just use needles, yarn and gauge that add up to the measurements of your liking. I used needles 4 mm with a worsted singles, that makes a very loose knit. 10 cm = 12 stitches

Measurements: for my 4 year old girl: from the top off the head to the end of the scarf is 75 cm (30 inches). Width of the scarf: 25 cm (10 inches)

Yardage: Sorry, I just started knitting, without even knowing if I had enough yardage.

Pattern: This pattern is so easy, it has to be out there somewhere. The Scarfhat is made of two identical rectangles of each approximately 75 cm long (30 inches). Below are my own notes while knitting, but it can be made with any stitch, lace pattern, yarn, lenght etc. This pattern leaves plenty of room for your own adjustments, fantasy and experiments.

In this Scarfhat I added shells randomly. Shells are made by knitting in one stitch 10 times in front loop, back loop, front loop, back loop etc. In the next wrongside row you purl all these stitches together.

Cast on 30 stitches
Work 2,5 cm ( 1 inch) in 1-1 rib stitch
1. Right side row: slip first stitch purlwise, k2, yo, ssk, k, yo, ssk, knit till the last 8 stitches, k2tog,yo, k, k2tog, yo, k3
2. Wrong side row: purl all stitches, slip first stitch purlwise.
3. Right side row, slip first stitch purlwise, knit all stitches
4. Wrongside, slip first stitch purlwise., purl all stitches.

Repeat these four rows untill you reach the length you need. Throw in the shell-stitch where ever you feel like it.

When the rectangle is as long as you want it to be, leave the stitches on the needle and make a second rectangle. When finished with the second rectangle seam them together with a three needle bindoff, wrong sides facing eachother. Get you kid, boyfriend or a friendly stranger, try it on and seam a small part in the back of the hat together. Voila, you're done.

5 opmerkingen:

morgan zei

I love it!!!!!!!
colour is gorgeous, beautifully spun (wish I knew how to do that) yarn, nice pattern

Lizet zei

A scarfhat! What a good idea! It is lovely.

wolliesje zei

Wat leuk! ;) maar dat wist je al van mij!
Geweldig idee een blog met je breiwerken!

Groetjes Serajah

Anoniem zei

Hee, leuk zo'n brei-log!

lily-kaninchen zei

That's so cute! I love the yarn and the way you used it very much! Thanks for the pattern! :-)