Here is a Toddler Hat and Scarf I made for my 4 year old nephew! I designed it using English Rib Stitch, my current fave stitch! It’s a gloriously quick knit that has a polished look without the extra fuss. The stitch gave a wonderful drape, a cozy squishy feel, and is reversible! Note: This pattern is a yarn eater! I used what may have been an almost full skein+ of Red Heart Super Saver in the standard sized skein.
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Windsor Blue, Color 0380, 100% Acrylic
Caron One Pound Yarn in Midnight Blue, Color 546, 100% Acrylic
Or Any Worsted Weight (Medium Weight 4) Yarn, Approx. 400 Yards Needed for Set
Jumbo Tapestry Needle
Needle: US Size 7 [4.50mm] Straight or Circular Needles
Skill Level: Beginner, Advanced Beginner
Finished Measurements: Scarf – 6″ Wide x 42″ Long; Hat- 16″ Wide x 14″ Tall
English Rib Stitch – YO, Slip 1 Stitch Purlwise, K2TOG
Multiple of 3 sts
Cast on 30 sts using Cable Cast-On. Cast-on loosely.
Rows 1-150: English Rib Stitch all sts until end of row
Purl purl stitches and yarn overs, knit the knit stitches. Bringing previous stitch over current stitch (on right needle) as usual in standard bind-offs. Cut yarn leaving approx. 6″ tail.
Create tassels. I used a 6″ tassel and 8 tassels per side.
This pattern is knitted flat using a multiple of 3 sts + 1
Cast on 61 sts using Cable Cast On with a Twist by New Stitch A Day
Rows 1-40: English Rib Stitch all sts until 1 stitch remaining. Knit last stitch.
Row 41: Decrease 3 sts using Decrease Stitch roughly every third (20,20,20) but on the stitch right before 20. Or every 5th set of 3 (Sets 6,5,5).
Row 42-47: English Rib Stitch all sts until 1 stitch remaining. Knit last stitch.
Row 48: Decrease Stitch every 4th set of sts until 1 stitch remaining. Knit last stitch.
Row 49: English Rib Stitch all sts until 1 stitch remaining. Knit last stitch.
Row 50-60: Repeat Rows 48-49 until there are 24 sts remaining on needle.
Purl the purl and yarn-over sts and knit the knit sts to cast off. Leave a long tail, about 12-14″.
Finish and Seaming:
Mattress Stitch seam using tail.
Create 3″ Pom-Pom and attach.