DIY // Winter Wonderland Hat & Scarf

It’s an understatement to say we’re totally crushing on Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool in Ivory White. And we’re not just saying it for the heck of it – both Anna & I have added so much of it to our personal stashes, our bedrooms look like mini yarn shops.

So, the idea for this hat & scarf set came to me when I was visiting the fiancé in Winnipeg last month. Being the knitaholic I am, 75% of my suitcase consisted of yarn and needles (#sorrynotsorry). The moment I stepped foot into the city, I felt like I was in a different country entirely because it was oh. so. cold. What to do? Make something warm to wear, of course! My eyes immediately fell upon my stash of Crazy Sexy Wool. Its shade and chunkiness conjured up images of a winter wonderland, which is how I came up with the name for the patterns.

Although we’ve yet to have our first snowfall here in Toronto, it’s never too early to get your knit on, right? Both items are super quick to knit. You only need 1 ball of Crazy Sexy Wool for the hat and another 3-4 balls for the scarf, depending on how long you want it to be.

WINTER WONDERLAND HAT

The massive pompom adds a dose of cuteness to this ribbed toque. Simple and clean, it goes with any outfit.

MATERIALS

  • 1 ball of Crazy Sexy Wool in Ivory White
  • 12mm double pointed needles
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

(US Terminology)

co = cast on

k = knit

p = purl

st (s) = stitch (es)

rnd = round

GAUGE

9 stitches and 12 rows per 4″ in k1p1 ribbing 

MEASUREMENTS

9” tall (excl pompom), 7” wide at the brim. Since the hat is knit entirely in a k1p1 ribbing, it appears much smaller when laid flat. It will however, stretch to fit the size of your head.

TECHNIQUES

SSK: slip, slip knit. Slip the next two stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. One stitch is decreased.

P2tog: Position the needle as if to purl a single stitch, except insert the needle through two loops. Purl the 2 stitches together as if they were one stitch. One stitch is decreased.

PATTERN

CO 32 sts using the longtail method. Join in the round, taking care not to twist the stitches. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round.

Rnd 1-19: *k1,p1*, repeat from * to end.

Rnd 20: [K1, p1] twice, ssk, p2tog.  Repeat three more times. (24 sts)

Rnd 21:  *k1,p1*, repeat from * to end.

Rnd 22: [k1, p1] twice, ssk, p2tog. Repeat two more times. (18 sts)

Rnd 23: *k1,p1*, repeat from * to end.

Rnd: 24: [k1, p1, ssk, p2tog] three times. (12 sts)

Rnd 25: *k1,p1*, repeat from * to end. Leave an 8” tail for sewing.

Assembling

Using a tapestry needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and tie off. Weave in all loose ends.

Use the the remaining yarn to make your pompom (approx. 5 ½” in diameter). Before you begin, cut a 12” piece of yarn and set it aside – this will be used to tie off the pompom and secure it to the hat. The more yarn you use, the fuller your pompom will look. Make sure to tie the pompom on both the front and back side so it is secure. When using the scissors to trim and round off the pompom, don’t be afraid to cut a lot though to get the spherical shape you want. Secure the pompom to the hat and you’re done.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND SCARF

The chunky cables traveling across the length of your scarf will add both warmth and detail to your winter wardrobe. The garter stitch border around the 12-stitch cable keeps the scarf flat.

MATERIALS

  • 3-4 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool in Ivory White
  • 12mm straight knitting needles
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

If you loved our free hat pattern, you can purchase the accompanying scarf in our Ravelry shop.

Happy crafting!

Joan

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