Striped Scarf and Tuque in Philosopher's Wool


A Seasonal Gift To Keep You Warm

Perfect for your leftovers from a striped shawl kit. These are available in all our colourways. Shown here are the blues and reds.

Yarn: Leftover yarn from a shawl or sweater in Philosophers 2 ply wool.

Arrange your colours from lightest to darkest and use approximately in that order with some colours recurring after a few rows of other shades.

Needles: 5.0 or 5.5mm, 40cm (hat) and at least 60cm long(scarf)

Gauge: 3.5 to 4 stitches = 1 inch


Uses a US 8 or 9 (5 mm or 5.5 mm) circular needle at least 24 inches long (60 cm).
Cast on about 240 stitches.
Knit every row.
Change colours at least after 4 rows but often after 1 or 2 rows.
Change colours at either end of the scarf. Tie on the new colour using a knot.
Knit until wide enough, about 40 rows or 5.5 to 6 inches wide.
Cast off fairly loosely. Make tassels to match the colours of the stripes and attach at both ends.


Using a US 8 or 9 (5 or 5.5 mm) circular needle 16 inches (40 cm) long and a set of the same size in double pointed needles.
Cast on 80 stitches for a child's hat or a small adult size or 86 stitches for a larger adult size.
Knit in the round for 10 rounds for the curled brim.
Change colour.
Purl and knit rows alternately, ie garter stitch, changing colour every few rounds (5 rounds at the most).
Note: When you are changing colour on a knit row, you can weave in the new colours for 6 stitches before changing and then weave out the old colour for 6 stitches afterwards. On purl rows, you will need to darn in the loose ends from your colour changing when the hat is completed.

When the hat is 4.5 to 5 inches long (not counting the brim), begin to decrease for the crown as follows.
Purl one round.
*Knit 2, knit 2 tog* repeat to end of round.
Continue in garter stitch for 7 rounds.
*Knit 1, knit 2 tog* repeat to end of round
Change to double pointed needles.
Continue in garter stitch for 5 rounds.
*Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of round
Continue in garter stitch for 5 rounds.
*Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of round
Purl 1 round.
*Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of round
Cut wool about 5 inches long and darn through remaining few stitches.

To Wash: Hand wash in a large sink with Sunlight Liquid detergent in hand warm water. Allow to soak for 2 or 3 minutes, drain and rinse in several sinks of warm water. Squeeze gently and spin out excess in washer. Lay out flat on a towel, by wood stove or radiator until dry. Our wool washes easily and beautifully or you may dry clean.

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