Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kids scarf pattern and need TODDLER HATS!

Some of the beautiful hats I have received and made for the Warming Families 25,000 hat challenge! Thanks everyone!

If you wish to make a hat or two and donate them to your local shelter, please do, and then let Warming Families leader Kaye Rogers know how many you donated for our Hat Challenge numbers!! THANKS! You can write to Kaye here: uswarmingfamilies AT
She would LOVE to hear from you. :)

OK- onto scarves:
... if any of you need a simple scarf pattern for children's scarves or even for beginner knitters to make - the idea came from my knitted hat pattern I created to teach some children to knit last week.

Here is the scarf pattern and then the hat pattern:

2-3 oz of nice, warm worsted weight yarn
Size 8 knitting needles
Cast on 30 stitches
Knit every row until 3-4 feet long depending on age of child.
My children didn't start wearing scarves until they were about 2 1/2 or 3 years old.

Cast off. Weave in ends.

That's it!

Now here is the hat pattern it was based on, with photo!

Bev's Beginner Hat
© Beverly A. Qualheim 2009
baby hat

This is for a newborn baby hat. Hat height =5" Length= 10.5"
Size 8 knitting needles
1 oz of worsted weight yarn

Cast on 20 stitches (this is the height)
Knit each row for 72 rows (10.5" rectangle - this is the width)
Bind off stitches; fold hat in half widthwise, and whip stitch the side seam.

Weave yarn in and out of the stitches at the top and pull to gather top of hat.

Weave the yarn inside the top of the hat, and tie the strand together, or weave in and out to secure.


If you love to make hats, and who doesn't (?) I can use some toddler sized hats for my chapter of Warming Families.

Thanks and God bless!

Remember to hug the ones you love today, and express thanks for all they do for you. And don't forget to thank your Heavenly Father for His love and blessings to you. :)



Anonymous said...

I have a problem using double pointed needles when making baby hats. The needles slip out.. What is the remedy

pammiewammie said...

You can use small circular needles (some come as small as 9" cable) or switch to wooden double-pointed needles. The wooden ones aren't as slippery as the metal or plastic needles. Good luck!

Pam said...

Busy Fingers of Venice, Fl. has in a one year period donated 210 hats to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Additionally we have made 8 pieced afghans for the Kids Kidney Afghans, again at All Children's.

bevq said...

That is amazingly fantastic!!! Well done!