Kids Hat And Matching Scarf Knitting Pattern

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Keep your kids snuggly and warm with this kid’s hat and matching scarf knitting pattern.

The earflap beanie hat and knit scarf pattern is advanced beginner level, using basic knit and purl stitches, there is also a bit of shaping involved.

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kids hat and scarf set

An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, you will also complete simple decreases to shape.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is excellent for any advanced beginner knitter.

You can use super bulky weight yarn in different colors to make this eared hat and scarf set.

Around 1-2, skeins of yarn will be ok for this project (see yarn quantities in the pattern instructions below).

Kids hat and matching scarf
Yield: Kids Hat and Matching Scarf

Kids Hat and Matching Scarf Knitting Pattern

kids hat and scarf set

The earflap and scarf pattern is an advanced beginner level pattern, using basic knit and purl stitches, there is also some shaping involved.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 4 hours
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $30

Materials

  • 45 (50, 60, 75) yards super bulky weight yarn
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Barley and Fisherman

Tools

  • Knitting Needles – size US 11 (8mm) and US 13 (9mm) 13 inch circulars or dpns.
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Darning needle
  • Pom maker

Instructions

Hat

With smaller needles cast on 30 (35, 40, 45) stitches

Starting with a purl row, create 6 ridges working in garter stitch (in the round – p1, k1 round).

Knit 3 (5, 7, 9) rounds.

Decrease for crown

Change to larger needles

Round 1 – *K 4 (5, 6, 7), K2tog; rep from *. 25 (30, 35, 40) stitches.

Round 2 – Knit

Round 3 – *Knit 3 (4, 5, 6), K2tog; rep from *. 20 (25, 30, 35) stitches.

Round 4 – Knit

Round 5 – *Knit 2 (3, 4, 5), K2tog; rep from *. 15 (20, 25, 30) stitches.

Round 6 – Knit

Round 7 – *Knit 1 (2, 3, 4), K2tog; rep from *. 10 (15, 20, 25) stitches.

Round 8 – Knit

Infant, toddler, and child sizes only

Round 9 – Knit (1, 2, 3), K2tog; rep from *. (10, 15, 20) stitches.

Round 10 – Knit

Toddler and child sizes only >>

Round 11 – K (1, 2), K2tog; rep from *. (10, 15) stitches.

Child size only >>

Round 12 – K (1), K2tog; rep from *. (10) stitches.

All sizes >>

Last round – K2tog (5 stitches).

Cut yarn and weave in the remaining stitches.

Pull them together and bind off.

Weave in any loose ends.

Right Ear Flap

With RS facing and smaller needles and beginning 4 (4, 4, 5) stitches to the right of the cast on the tail (center back), pick up one st in each of the next 7 (9, 11, 11) stitches along the cast-on edge.

Row 1 – (WS) Knit

Row 2 – K1, K2tog, k4 (6, 8, 8)

Row 3 – K1, K2tog, k3 (5, 7, 7)

Row 4 – K1, K2tog, k2 (4, 6, 6)

Row 5 – K1, K2tog, k1 (3, 5, 5)

Infant, toddler and child sizes only >>

Row 6 – K1, K2tog, k (2, 4, 4)

Row 7 – K1, K2tog, k (1, 3, 3)

Toddler and child sizes only >>

Row 8 – K1, K2tog, K (2, 2)

Row 9 – K1, K2tog, k (1, 1)

All sizes >>

Last row – K3tog.

Cut yarn leaving a 6″ tail hanging from one ear flap.

Cut a length of yarn twice as long as the tail hanging from the ear flap.

Using a darning needle, slip the length through the end of the cap so each end hangs out evenly (you should have 3 lengths of yarn to braid).

Braid the ends and tie off the end, trim as you wish.

Left Ear Flap

With RS facing and smaller needles, skip the next 9 (10, 11, 14) stitches across the center front and pick up one stitch in each of the next 7 (9, 11, 11) stitches along the cast-on edge.

Complete the same as the right ear flap.

Finishing

Create a large pom pom with any remaining yarn or in a different color and attach it to the top of the hat.

Make sure the pom pom is secured tightly.

Weave in any loose ends.

Kids hat and matching scarf

Kids scarf Knitting Pattern

Make a matching scarf with the pattern below >>

  1. With chunky yarn and Size, 9 mm (US 13) needles cast on 9 (for a small scarf for a toddler) or 12 (for a larger scarf for a child)
  2. Knit all stitches until you get your desired length (knitted for a child to wrap around the neck as in the photographs).
  3. The scarf in the photographs was knitted until it measured 50″ long – this was to be modeled by a 4-year-old child.
  4. Cast off.
  5. Make 2 pom poms and stitch onto the ends of the scarf.
  6. Fold the corner points of the scarf edges together and secure the pom pom into place (see photograph for guidance).

Notes

Size

Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child

To fit head circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches (the hat has about 2 inches of negative ease).

Gauge

10sts = 4 inches in st st on larger needles

10sts = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles.

Abbreviations

Approx - Approximately

Beg - Begin(ning)

Cont - Continue(ing)

K - Knit

K2tog - Knit the next 2 stitches together

P - Purl

M1 - Make 1 stitch

Rem - Remaining

Rep - Repeat

Rnd(s) - Round(s)

SKPO - Slip one, knit one

St(s) - Stitch(es)

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