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Peppermint Stripes Winter Set
- Size I crochet hook (5.5mm)
- Worsted weight yarn, size 4, medium. You will need one 7 ounce skein of Red and one 7 oz skein of white. You will be able to make both the hat AND the scarf and still have left over yarn.
- yarn needle
- Chain 3 at beginning of each row counts as a stitch.
- Color changes are done every row. One row/round Red, One row/round white. For the HAT, DO NOT CUT after each round, but carry the yarn on the inside of the hat and work the extra color into your beginning chain of each round to keep it tidy. For the SCARF, you will cut the yarn on each row, leaving a 4" tail on each end to work into the fringe.
Stitches and Terms used:
- ch - chain
- dc - double crochet
- sl st - slip stitch
- beg - beginning.
- st (sts) - stitch (stitches)
- fpdc - front post double crochet
- sc - single crochet
- sdc - standing double crochet (video at the bottom of the page)
- ssc - standing single crochet (I do not have a video for this...but if you look at the one for the sdc it is the same concept)
Ch 3, join to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 7 dc in ring. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each stitch around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (8 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (9 sts)
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (9 sts)
Rounds 5 - 12: Repeat rows 3 and 4. (you should have 13 sts by the end of Round 11)
Rounds 13 - 23: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (increases 1 st each row, 24 sts by end of Round 23)
Round 24: Ch 3. [2 dc in next st *, dc in next st] around ending at *. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (36 sts)
Round 25: Ch 3, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] around. Dc in last st. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (48 sts) Stop here and skip to Round 27 if you want to make a smaller hat for a child.
Round 26: Ch 3, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] around. Dc in last 2 sts. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (60 sts)
Rounds 27-35: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. Stop after Round 31 and skip to Round 36 for the child size.
Round 36: Ch 1, sc. [fpdc around next st, sc in next st] around. Sl st in top of beg ch 2 to join.
Round 37: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in top of beg sc to join.
Round 38: Sl st loosely in each st around. Finish off.
Pom Pom Chain: Ch 12, sl st in round 1 of hat, sl st in each ch to beginning. Cut and tie off. Leave 4-6 inches of yarn at the beginning and end of the chain to attach pom pom to.
Pom Pom: Using a deck of cards or something of similar size, wrap yarn around until approximately 2" wide and 1/2" thick. Using the pieces of yarn at the ends of the Pom Pom chain, thread these through the center of the wrapped yarn and tie a tight knot. Remove from wrapped yarn from deck and you will have what resembles a circle. Flatten yarn circle in half with tied portion in middle and tie again with a secure knot. Cut folded ends and fluff yarn. Trim to desired shape.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCARF
Chain 200 (I started with white). Cut yarn at end of chain, leaving a 4 to 6 inch tail.
Row 1: (same color as beginning chain) Working in the back ridge of the chain, attach yarn in the first ch with a ssc, sc across to the end. Working in the back ridge gives you a nice finished edge....be sure to do this.
Row 2 and 3: Attach yarn with a sdc in the first st, dc across to the end.
Row 4-12: Repeat rows 1-3.
Row 13: Repeat row 1.
FRINGE: Cut 8-12 inch lengths of yarn. I take 4 at a time and attach with a half hitch knot across the end of the scarf.
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