With all the uncertainty that we are all going through right now, I wanted to make something that brightens up your day. This scarf is light enough to be worn comfortably in the evenings. The feel is very soothing to your skin while keeping you warm.
This Sunshine scarf and hat pattern are very simple to make. It is a repeating pattern that makes it easy to memorize and finish quickly. I use puff stitches, chains and single crochet stitches ( The only reason I labeled it intermediate is because of the puff stitch). I often watch TV while working on this pattern and by the end of the movie I am done!
I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Autumn Maize (Robin Egg) and contrasted it with Soft White for both scarves and hats. The scarf is made lengthwise, which can be daunting to count all the stitches at the beginning and crochet across, but hey, you got fewer rows to make, so it evens out.
The hat is made starting with the band, which is made in rows. The rows are then joined together with slip stitches and then the rest of the hat is made in rounds. The top is finished off with reducing the stitches, tightening together, and then sewing the top together. The final stage is attaching the pompom (if desired).
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Caron Simply Soft Yarn weight 4(medium) 100% Acrylic 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m
Main Color (MC): Autumn Maize (Robin Egg) 910 yds/ 832 m (Scarf-610yds/560 m, Hat-300 yds/274 m)
Contrast Color (CC): Soft white (Scarf– 300 yds/275 m, Hat-150 yds/137 m)
Hook size: US H/8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle: 1
Sc- single crochet
scblo- Single Crochet Back loop only
Sl st-slip stitch
*to* repeat stitches listed between * as many times as stated
Puff: Yarn over and insert your hook into the first sc, yarn over again and pull up a long loop (same length as making a dc st). (Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop) three more times. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on your hook.
16 sts and 17 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Scarf- 55 “ x 7.5 “, excluding the fringes. It can be adjusted to a preferable length
Hat-Head circumference 22” x 8 “ long
With MC ch 230 st
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch, Sc to end, turn
Row 2: Ch 3, 1 puff st in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1, puff* Repeat from * to end, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc on puff st, sc in ch-sp Repeat from * to end, turn
Row 4: With CC, ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, scblo to end, turn
Rows 6-13: With MC repeat rows 2-5 twice
Row 14: With CC ch 3, puff in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1, puff st*, Repeat from * to end, turn
Row 15: ch 1, *sc on puff st, sc in ch-sp* Repeat from * to end, turn
Row 16: With MC, ch 1, sc to end, turn
Row 17: scblo to end, turn
Rows 18-21: Repeat rows 14-17 once
Rows 22-33: Repeat row 2-5 thrice.
Fasten off and weave.
Start by making the band first with single crochet stitches in the back loop only. Make 96 rows
Join the band with single crochet stitches
With MC, Ch 8
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc to end, turn (7sts), turn
Row 2: Scblo in each stitch to end
Repeat row 3 for a total of 96 rows. Join both ends of the rows together using a sl st.
Makes the hat band.
Round 1: With MC, ch 1 sc evenly around the band for a total of 96 sts, join to the 1st sc with a sl st
Round 2: With CC-ch 1, sc in each st to end, join with a sl st to the 1st st of the same round
Round 3: With CC, ch 1, scblo in each st to end, join with sl st,,
Round 4: With MC, sh 3, puff, ch 1 sk1 to end, join with sl st
Round 5: With MC, ch 1, sc in each st to end, join with sl st
Rounds 6 & 7: With CC scblo in each st to end, join with sl st
Rounds 8 to 15: Repeat rounds 4 to 7 twice
Round 16: With CC, ch 3, *puff, ch 1, sk 1*, Repeat to end, join with sl st
Round 17: With CC, ch 1, sc in each st to end, join with sl st
Rounds 18 & 19: With MC, ch 1, scblo in each st to end, join with sl st
Rounds 20-23: Repeat rounds 16 to 19
Rounds 24-31: Repeat rounds 4 to 7 twice
Round 32: With MC (Decrease round): *puff st(do not finish off), sk 1 sc, puff st, pull through both puffs, sk 1sc* Repeat from * to end (48 puffs)
Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail.
Using a tapestry needle, pass the tail through the puffs in a zigzag manner all around. Pull the yarn to tighten the middle and the sew it together.
Can make a pompom or use faux fur pompom (Optional)
Take both yarns and wind them 120 times around 4 fingers. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to the hood. Cut loops at both ends and trim to smoothen creating a round shape. Sew securely to the top of the Hat
Take both yarns and wind them around a 4” cardboard or 4 fingers or roughly the length you want.
Cut at one end.
Fold 4 strands in half, 2 from each color and pull them through the scarf using a crochet hook. Pull through the loop to secure.
Do this evenly for the width of the scarf on both sides