Before I go into the post, I would just like to say this has been sitting in my draft box since January! Just waiting on pictures and final editing. Man, I have been slacking. Geez!
This hat and scarf will still come in handy to those of you still experiencing snow, however, in the state of Florida, I’m not sure that it can be used. Who knows? Today, I left the house for work in 48 degree weather!
Onto the post…
I bought some white Red Heart Soft yarn back when I made the Gingerbread Man and Woman hat and fingerless glove set. It was used for the icing, but then I hadn’t done anything with it since.
So….. I was browsing through the Yarnspirations site, and came across this neat Scarf and Hat set. It uses Roving yarn, which I found online as Martha Stewart/Lion Brand and Bernat. The Bernat brand is the one the pattern calls for, but the Martha Stewart one has more colors to choose from.
1) ROVING SCARF: I made a beginning chain of 186, instead of 130. This measures 60″ – the length of the scarf according to the pattern. The gauge was around the same, before any stretch.
*Side note for scarf: when doing the fringe, be careful when knotting the yarn NOT to pull too hard. It WILL pull apart! I suppose ‘too’ is very vague, but proceed with caution.
2) ROVING HAT: The original measurements/instructions weren’t very accurate. I added an extra round of increases for a total of 48 single crochets, but the hat still came out kind of tight.
Upon finishing the hat according to the pattern, it also came out too short! It stopped just covering the top part of my ears. If you like it this way, it’s just fine but I like my hats to cover my ears.
**Rather than continue to go around with this hat, being that I had an unknown number of rows to add and would have needed to buy another ball of the Bark yarn to continue the stripping pattern, I decided to just cut it as is and restart. You can find my FREE hat pattern here.