I love things that can morph into other things. The caterpillar
turning into the butterfly, the shot
glasses that hold double function as chess pieces, and even my
toys growing up.
This hat and scarf duet
fits perfectly with that love. The strategic
placement of two buttons and use of a piece of ribbon change
this design from a scarf into a hat and back again.
the neck once and fastened at the front, it’s a funky little
scarf, and with a narrow ribbon threaded through the top edge
and drawn tight, it’s
a pretty lace hat.
Knit in a scrumptious
alpaca/silk yarn this hat and scarf combo
would make a fun gift (or knit two and give one as the hat and
one as the scarf to make a set). Meanwhile, the all-over leafy
lace pattern and wave lace edging will keep this quick knit interesting
for the knitter.
Wilgus photos: Brandon
Scarf lying flat:
25 inches by 7 inches
Hat fits 20-24 inch head
Picks Andean Silk [55% super fine alpaca,
23% silk, 22% merino wool; 96 yd/87 m per 50g skein]; color: Cinnamon;
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set(s) US #6/4 mm needles
2 3/4 inch buttons
A piece of 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide ribbon, approximately 35 inches long
18 sts/24 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Lace Pattern: Row 1 and all following
odd rows [WS]: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2 [RS]: K2, [k4, k2tog, p2, [k1, yo] twice, k1, p2, ssk, k3], rep to
last 3 sts, k3. Row 4 [RS]: K2, [k3, k2tog, p2, k2, [yo, k1] twice, k1, p2, ssk, k2], rep
to last 3 sts, k3. Row 6 [RS]: K2, [k2, k2tog, p2, k3, [yo, k1] twice, k2, p2, ssk, k1], rep
to last 3 sts, k3. Row 8 [RS]: K2, [k1, k2tog, p2, k4, [yo, k1] twice, k3, p2, ssk], rep to
last 3 sts, k3. Row 10 [RS]: K2, [k1, yo, k1, p2, ssk, k7, k2tog, p2, k1, yo], rep to last
3 sts, k3. Row 12 [RS]: K2, [k1, yo, k2, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, k2, yo], rep to last
3 sts, k3. Row 14 [RS]: K2, [k1, yo, k3, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, k3, yo], rep to last
3 sts, k3. Row 16 [RS]: K2, [k1, yo, k4, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k4, yo], rep to last
3 sts, k3.
CO 95 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Work the lace pattern (following either charts or written
instructions as you prefer) twice.
Next row [WS]: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Next row [RS]: K46, k2tog, k to end.
[94 sts on needle]
Next row [WS]: K2, purl to last 2 sts,
Wave lace edging: Row 1 [RS]: Knit.
Row 2 [WS]: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3 [RS]: K2, [k2tog 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times,
k2tog 3 times], rep to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4 [WS]: Knit.
Rep these last 4 rows twice more.
BO all sts.
Weave in all yarn ends. Block if desired.
Attach buttons on the wave lace edging:
With the scarf lying flat
in front of you and the wave lace edging closest to
you, attach the first button on the bottom of the lace
edging, approximately 3/4 of an inch away from the
right edge. Attach the second button approximately
1 inch up from the bottom edge and 3 inches in from
the right edge. Please refer to the photos for further
Use the yarnovers in the lace pattern as button holes
to fasten the scarf around your neck.
For the hat, fold the scarf along the short edge to
make it a circle with approximately
1-2 inches overlap (depending
on how large you would
like the hat to be). Fasten
with the buttons on one
end, using the yarnovers
in the lace pattern as
button holes. Thread the
ribbon through a tapestry
needle and weave this through
the cast on stitches along
the top edge of the scarf.
Using the ribbon as a drawstring,
close the top of the hat
and tie a bow in the ribbon.
You can either let the
bow stick out of the hat
on top as decoration or
pull it through to the
inside of the hat and hide
it there as shown above.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Linda Wilgus is a 28 year old Dutch knitter moving around the world
with her US Navy husband, their little baby daughter and their
sock-stealing golden retriever Sophie.
She currently lives in England,
where the weather allows for the knitting
of lots of sweaters. Besides knitting,
Linda enjoys exploring the English countryside,
reading, writing, sewing and cooking. More
of her patterns can be found on her website.