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Free Knitting Pattern: Beginner's Hat and Scarf

Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 30044-K
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
Hat 20 inches circumference, 7¾ inches tall without brim folded
Scarf 55½ inches long, excluding tassels; 4 inches wide


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Jiffy® Thick & Quick®

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Green Mountains Rocky Mountains Catskills Ozarks Cascade Mountains Adirondacks Smoky Mountains Berkshires
*Jiffy® Thick & Quick® (Article #430). 100% Acrylic; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (84yds/76m) pull skeins

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•  430-209 Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Catskills
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]   $ 5.95  
Additional Materials
6-inch piece of cardboard

Beginner's Hat and Scarf

Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick®


8 sts + 13 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Hat pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


SKP Slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over.

Loosely cast on 41 sts.
Row 1 (RS) (K 6, p 4) 4 times, k 1.
Row 2 (WS) P 1, (k 4, p 6) 4 times.
Rows 3-6 Repeat Rows 1-2 twice more.
Row 7 (RS) K 1, (p 4, k 6) 4 times.
Row 8 (WS) (P 6, k 4) 4 times, p 1.
Rows 8-12 Repeat Rows 7-8 twice more.
Work Rows 1-12 once more.

Shape Top
Knit 2 rows for one ridge.
Decrease Row 1 (RS) (SKP, k 6, k2tog) 4 times, k 1 – 33 sts (8 sts decreased).
All WS Rows Knit.
Decrease Row 2 (SKP, k 4, k2tog) 4 times, k 1 – 25 sts.
Decrease Row 3 (SKP, k 2, k2tog) 4 times, k 1 – 17 sts.
Decrease Row 4 (SKP, k2tog) 4 times, k 1 – 9 sts.
Decrease Row 5 (K2tog) 4 times, k 1 – 5 sts.
Cut yarn, draw through remaining 5 sts and pull tightly to close. Weave in ends.

Sew side seam, reversing seam at brim so it doesn’t show when brim is turned up.

Wrap yarn around cardboard 10 times. Slide a strand of yarn under the top of Tassel and tie tightly. Cut bottom open and remove cardboard. Cut another strand of yarn , wrap it tightly around Tassel several times about 1 inches below top, knot, and weave in ends. Sew Tassel to top of Hat.

Cast on 3 sts.

Shape Beginning
Row 1 (RS)
Knit in front and back of first 2 sts, k 1 – 5 sts.
Row 2 (WS) Knit.
Row 3
K in front and back of first st, knit to last 2 sts, knit in front and back of next st, k 1 – 7 sts.
Rows 4-6 Repeat Rows 2-3 once, then work Row 2 again – 9 sts.

Begin Scarf Pattern
Row 1
K 5, p 4.
Row 2 K 4, p 5.
Rows 3-6 Repeat Rows 1-2 twice more.
Row 7 P 4, k 5.
Row 8 P 5, k 4.
Rows 9-12 Repeat Rows 7-8 twice more.
Repeat Rows 1-12 until piece measures approximately 54 inches long (13 pattern repeats).

Shape End
Row 1
Row 2 K2tog, k to last 2 sts, SKP.
Rows 3-6
Repeat Rows 1-2 twice more – 3 sts.
Bind off 3 sts. Weave in ends.

Make 2 Tassels as for Hat. Sew one on each end of Scarf.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 6 reviews)
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Beginner's Hat and Scarf Reviewed by Lisa Labelle on 2012-09-26 *****
This pattern has become my 'go to' pattern for winter hats. I've made 4 so far, and Im now making the scarf to match a set Im making for The Red Cross. It works up fast, although personally I found the scar too narrow, but for a child it was fine.

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