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Monday, February 25, 2013

A Child's Scarf Remix with Matching Hat Pattern

Last winter I designed A Child's Scarf to keep my Rowan warm.
This winter Little A & Z each wanted one too...
I wanted to use wool yarn in each of their signature colors (yes, we still color code our twins to easily and quickly tell them apart...Blue for Avery, Green for Zander!), but the wool yarn that I have was too thin for the pattern - I designed the pattern using an extra chunky yarn.
Rather than refiguring the pattern, I decided to crochet using a double strand of yarn.  
I mixed the blue and green with my favorite charcoal grey and came up with beautiful jewel two tones...
That didn't match any of their winter hats...
So,
I designed a coordinating hat too.
Would you like the pattern?
OK...here it is:
A Child's Hat toddler size 2-4
I used Paton's Classic Wool in Royal Blue & Mercury and Emerald & Mercury
K hook and N hook

Using K hook and single strand of Mercury.  
1- In a Magic Circle,  ch 3 (in each row, count starting chain as 1st stitch), 11dc, join into 3rd ch. (12dc)
2- ch2, hdc in 1st stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join (24hdc)
3- ch3, 2dc in next stitch, (dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around, join. (36 dc)
4- ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join (36 hdc)
5- ch3, dc in each of next 4 stitches, 2dc in next stitch, (dc in each of next 5 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around, join (42 dc)
6- ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join (42 hdc)
7- ch3, dc in each stitch around, join (42 dc)
8- ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join (42 hdc)
9- ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join (42 dc)
10- change to N hook and add 2nd strand (Royal Blue or Emerald).  With both strands, ch3,  front post dc (fpdc) around stitch in row above, back post double crochet (bpdc) around next stitch in row above.  (fpdc, bpdc) around, join.
11,12,13- ch 3, (fpdc, bpdc) around, join.  After row 13, tie off.

optional: make a pom-pom with both colors and attach at the center of the first row.

One final note...
9 out of 10 dentists recommend using your toothbrush at least 3 times a day*...
I'm not sure that they meant as a photo prop...
but, hey, this boy adores his toothbrush...
so, whatever works!
*not a real statistic...I made that up...remember those 9 out of 10 dentist commercials? Trident, I think?!






10 comments:

  1. If those photos aren't the cutest thing, I don't know what is. Great work on the hats and scarves. Stopping by from Salt Tree.

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  2. Cute hats & scarves! I really like the green set!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-20.html#more

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  3. Very cute ~ hats, scarves, and models. I'm going to have a friend teach me how to crochet so I can make these. Thanks for sharing.

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    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  6. So adorable! I love the hats/scarves. Don't you just love getting toddlers to sit still for a photo shoot?!?!


    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  7. Stopping by from CHQ....nothing wrong with color coding twins... We do that to a certain extent with our twins, too. Love the pattern! Have a great weekend.

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  8. This is a great pattern. Those little ones are adorable too. Stopping by from CHQ. New follower on GFC. Would love for you to visit and maybe follow back. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  9. Aw, so cute! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. They are lovely! Thanks for your lovely comment dear...

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