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Two-Tone Scarf and Hat

This is a perfect project for beginners. Start with the scarf, which is worked in simple rows of single crochet. Add working in rounds and increases to your repertoire to work the single-color hat.

What You Need:

Colors, left to right: Antique White hat and scarf of Antique White with Black. Forest Green hat and scarf of Forest Green with Garnet. Mulberry hat with scarf of Mulberry and Mocha.
  • Seven 1.4 oz.-skeins of Lion Brand Chenille Sensations yarn in the color of your choice (Color A)
  • Five 1.4 oz.-skeins of Lion Brand Chenille Sensations yarn in the color of your choice (Color B)
  • Size F and G crochet hooks or the sizes needed to obtain gauge


4 sc and 4 rows = 1 inch with size G hook. To ensure proper size, be sure to check your gauge.

Crochet Abbreviations

The hat is size medium/large. The scarf is 11 x 66 inches, plus fringe.
  • ch = chain
  • cont = continue
  • pat = pattern
  • rem = remaining
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch

Scarf Instructions:

1. With size G hook and color A, ch 43.

2. All rows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across-42 sc. Ch 1, turn. Cont to work in sc for 21 rows more.

3. Work in stripe pat alternating colors A and B as follows: 2 rows B, 20 rows A, 4 rows B, 18 rows A, 6 rows B, 16 rows A, 8 rows B, 14 rows A, 10 rows B, 12 rows A, 12 rows B, 10 rows A, 14 rows B, 8 rows A, 16 rows B, 6 rows A, 18 rows B, 4 rows A, 20 rows B, 2 rows A, 22 rows B. Fasten off.

4. Fringe: Wind a single strand of yarn around a 5" piece of cardboard. Cut at one end, making 10"-long strands. Using 5 strands per fringe, fold strands of yarn in half to form a loop, insert loop through front to back of work, drawing loop through, bring ends through loop and tighten. Along colored edge A of scarf, attach 13 color-B fringes: 1 fringe at each corner and the rem 11 evenly spaced across. Along colored edge B of scarf, attach 13 A fringes: 1 fringe at each corner and the rem 11 evenly spaced across. Trim fringe evenly.

Hat Instructions:

1. Crown: With size G hook and color A, ch 3; join with sl st to form ring.

2. Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring. Mark end of rnd and cont to move marker on each rnd.

3. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc-16 sc.

4. Rnd 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around-24 sc.

5. Rnd 4: * 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around-32 sc.

6. Rnd 5: * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around-40 sc.

7. Rnd 6: 1 sc in each sc around.

8. Rnds 7-11: Continue in sc, inc 9 sc evenly spaced on each rnd-85 sc. Work even in sc until hat measures 7 inches from center of crown.

9. Brim: Next rnd: 1 sc in first sc, * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around-106 sc. Work even in sc for 2 inches more. Change to size F hook. Working from left to right, sc in each sc around for reverse sc; join with sl st. Fasten off.


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