Quick Checkered Crochet Hat and Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern)

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This open checkerboard crochet pattern works up quickly in a bulky weight yarn. Makes for a great gift!
 
Skill Level: Easy
 
Finished Dimensions: Hat is sized for women, scarf is 8" x 65" (20.5 cm x 165 cm)
 
Yarn: Bernat Roving, an 80% acrylic and 20% wool bulky weight yarn packaged in 3.5 oz/100 g balls containing 120 yds/109 m: 00098 Low Tide; 2 balls for Hat and 2 balls for Scarf, or 3 balls for set
 
Hook: 6.5 mm/US K-10 1/2
 
Other Materials: Yarn needle
 
Gauge: 9 sts and 11 rows = 4" (10 cm) in sc

Step 1

HAT PATTERN
 
Band
Ch 15.
 
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of chain. Turn. (14 sc)
 
Row 2: Ch 1. Working in BL only, sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
 
Rep Row 2 until work, when slightly stretched, measures 19" (48 cm), ending with a RS row. Do not turn at end of last row.

Step 2

Body of Hat
Rnd 1: Ch 1. Work 48 sc evenly along side edge of Band. Join with sl st in first sc.
 
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 2 sc, *ch 2, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * to last sc, ch 2, sk last sc. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (12 ch-2 sps)
 
Rnd 3: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp as last sl st, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ch 2. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
 
Rep Rnd 3 until work from Rnd 1 measures 4" (10 cm).

Step 3

Shape Top
Rnd 1: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp as last sl st, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ch 1. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (12 ch-1 sps)
 
Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp as last sl st, *ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, ch 1. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
 
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, *sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, sk last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (24 dc)
 
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *sk next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, sk last dc. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (16 dc)
 
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Weave end through last rnd and draw up tightly to close top of Hat. Fasten securely.
 
Sew Band seam.

Step 4

Pom-Pom
Wind 2 strands of yarn around 4 fingers approx 50 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to Hat. Cut loops at both ends and trim to a smooth, round shape. Sew to top of Hat.

Step 5

SCARF PATTERN
 
Body of Scarf
Ch 21.
 
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, (dc in each of next 3 ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch) twice, dc in each of last 3 ch. Turn.
 
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, sk next 2 dc, dc in last dc. Turn.
 
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) twice, ch 2, 3 dc in last ch-5 sp. Turn.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until work from beg measures approx 65" (165 cm)], ending with a Row 3. Do not fasten off.

Step 6

Loopy Fringe
** Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 18, sl st in top of last sc—lp made, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, lp, rep from * to end of row. Fasten off. *
With RS of work facing. Join yarn with sl st to foundation chain. Working into rem lps of foundation ch, rep from ** to **.

Step 7

This pattern is excerpted with permission from Crochet 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar by Susan Ripley and published by Andrews McMeel.



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