Kids Hat And Matching Scarf Knitting Pattern


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

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

kids knitted hat and scarfAn 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, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

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This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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 easy beginner level, 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


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


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



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 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 tail (centre back), pick up one st in each of 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 next 9 (10, 11, 14) stitches across the centre front and pick up one stitch in each of next 7 (9, 11, 11) stitches along the cast-on edge.

Complete the same as right ear flap.


Create a large pom pom with any remaining yarn or in a different colour and attach 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).



Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child

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


10sts = 4 inches in st st on larger needles

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


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 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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