HOW TO MAKE… A HAT AND SCARF

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Robin Chunky yarn, 100% acrylic, 100g/ 140m per ball For the scarf: three balls in Sil­ver (027) ( Yarn A), one ball in Rose Bud (087) ( Yarn B) For the hat: two balls in Sil­ver (027) ( Yarn A), one ball in Rose Bud (087) ( Yarn B) Style­craft Spe­cial Chunky, 100% acrylic, 100g/144m per ball For the scarf: one ball in Aspen (1422) ( Yarn C) For the hat: one ball in Aspen (1422) ( Yarn C) 6mm (UK 4, US J/10) crochet hook 8mm (UK 0, US L/11) crochet hook Yarn needle Stitch marker Pom pom maker

TEN­SION

16 sts (8 clus­ters) and 9.5 rows in suzette st us­ing 6mm hook and a sin­gle strand of Robin Chunky yarn to mea­sure 10cm (4")

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) sp(s) space(s) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch dc dou­ble crochet tr treble

FIN­ISHED SIZE

For the scarf: Ap­prox. 20 x 156cm (77/ x 61½"), ex­clud­ing the pom poms For the hat: Ap­prox. 59cm (23¼") di­am­e­ter and 22cm high No mat­ter how many scarves are hid­ing at the back of our cup­boards, we can’t re­sist mak­ing a new one when­ever cooler weather starts set­ting in. Quick to hook up, they’re an easy way to re­fresh your win­ter wardrobe, es­pe­cially when paired with a match­ing hat.

This set uses sim­ple crochet stitches and chunky yarn, mean­ing you’ll be fin­ished in no time. In­cor­po­rat­ing colour block­ing and over­sized pom poms, you’ll also be tick­ing this sea­son’s must-wear boxes, too. But let’s be hon­est, when aren’t over­sized pom poms a good look? If you pre­fer your ac­ces­sories to have a more sub­tle fin­ish though, opt for neu­tral shades and smaller pom poms.

In­struc­tions

Both the hat and the scarf are worked in suzette stitch ([1dc, 1tr] in each al­ter­nate st). The scarf is worked in rows us­ing a sin­gle strand of yarn through­out, and the hat is worked in rounds with the yarn held dou­ble. Mak­ing the hat Foun­da­tion us­ing two strands of Yarn A and 8mm hook, ch6, ss into the 1st chain to cre­ate a ring Round 1 ch2 (counts as 1tr), 13 tr into the ring, join with ss to the top of ch2 (14 sts) Round 2 ch2 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in each st around, join with ss to top of ch2 (27 sts) Round 3 ch2 (counts as 1tr), *2tr in the next st, 1tr in the next st; re­peat from * to end of round, join with a ss to the top of ch2 (40 sts) Round 4 ch2 (counts as 1tr), *1tr in each of the next 8 sts, 2tr in next st; re­peat from * to last 3 sts, 1tr in each of the last 3 sts, join with a ss to the top of ch2 (44sts) Round 5 ch2 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each st around, join with a ss to the top of ch2 (44sts) Round 6 ch2 (counts as 1tr), *1tr in each of next 5 sts, 2tr in next st; re­peat from * to last st, 1tr in last st, join with a ss at the top of ch2 (51sts) Round 7 ch2 (counts as 1tr), *1tr in each of the next 8 sts, 2tr in the next st; re­peat from * to last 5 sts,

1tr in each of the last 5 sts, join with a ss to the top of ch2 (56 sts) Now work in suzette st and change to con­tin­u­ous rounds. Round 8 ch1 (does not count as st), [1dc, 1tr] in the first st, place stitch marker in the first dc to mark the start of the round, miss the next st, *[1dc, 1tr] in the next st, miss next st; re­peat from * all the way around When you reach the end of the first round, start the next round in the first dc from the pre­vi­ous round, mov­ing the stitch marker up as you go. Work con­tin­u­ously for the next 3 rounds (Rounds 9-11). Round 12 Take two strands of Yarn B and change colour, break off Yarn A. Carry on in con­tin­u­ous rounds for a to­tal of 3 rounds. Break yarn, fas­ten off and weave in the loose ends.

Fin­ish­ing

Make a pom pom to the size of your choice us­ing Yarn C and fol­low­ing the pom pom maker in­struc­tions. With match­ing yarn and your yarn needle, sew onto the top of the hat. Mak­ing the scarf Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn A and 6mm hook, ch32 Row 1 [1dc, 1tr] into the 2nd ch from the hook, *miss one st, [1dc, 1tr] in the next st; re­peat from * to end of row, turn Row 2 ch1 (does not count as st), * miss one st, [1dc, 1tr] in next st; re­peat from * to end of the row, turn (note the [1dc, 1tr] is worked in the dc sts from the row be­low) Rows 3 to 120 re­peat Row 2 – your scarf should mea­sure ap­prox. 125cm (49 ") at this stage. Break yarn, fas­ten off and sew in ends. Row 121 at­tach Yarn B to the edge on one end of the scarf, ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in first st, *miss one st, 2dc in next st; re­peat from * to end of row, and place a fi­nal dc in the last st, turn (33 sts) Row 122 ch1 (does not count as st), miss 2 sts, [1dc, 1tr] in the next st, *miss one st, [1dc, 1tr] in next st; re­peat from * un­til last st, 1dc in last st, turn (note the [1dc, 1tr] is worked in the dc sts from the row be­low) (31sts) Row 123 to 132 re­peat Row 122 (note that each new row re­duces by 2 sts). Fas­ten off and weave in the loose ends. Re­peat Rows 121-132 on the other end of the scarf.

Fin­ish­ing

Make two pom poms to your de­sired size us­ing Yarn C and your pom pom maker. At­tach to the mid­dle of the trim of the scarf on ei­ther end.

Lucy Djevdet Lucy’s web­site, Crochyay Boxes, of­fers monthly sub­scrip­tion boxes packed full of crochet treats. She also sup­ports Knit Aid, and would love you to do­nate one of your fin­ished crochet hats to their refugee ap­peal if you fancy it – see her site for more info. www.crochyay­boxes.co.uk

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