knitting pattern - hat and scarf combo?

(14 Posts)
Waswondering Sat 18-Nov-06 18:32:49

Mil has needles at the ready. Is there a pattern for a baby hat (6m) with long tails that could be a scarf and be cosy round the face? Does this exist?


(all I know about knitting, btw, is that it involves wool!!!)

Waswondering Sun 19-Nov-06 19:37:05


Waswondering Mon 20-Nov-06 19:50:53


NotQuiteCockney Tue 21-Nov-06 13:07:44

Sorry, I can have a dig for you. Do you already have wool? What kind of knitting does MIL do?

NotQuiteCockney Tue 21-Nov-06 13:08:07

(I have to go out now, but will do it later, I promise!)

NotQuiteCockney Tue 21-Nov-06 14:11:28

I'm not having any luck so far. How good a knitter is your mil? Can she work things out a fair bit?

I can tell you how I'd knit a hat like this. I'd do a pinhole caston, knitting the hat from the top down. When I'd done enough hat, I'd BO most of it, except for the bits I wanted to have as scarves. Then knit the scarf bits, iyswim (knit one while other is on holder, obviously).

Waswondering Tue 21-Nov-06 15:43:02

She's knitting my nephew a hat with tails and I reckon you would just continue the tails down. She can do cardigans, jumpers, arran and hats. Is that good?? Also did a lovely baby shawl for dd.

No idea what wool!!! Sorry. Not very helpful is it.

NotQuiteCockney Tue 21-Nov-06 16:46:17

Hard to know how good she is - there are plenty of people out there who are more technically competant than me, but really actually need patterns, while I'm a bit slapdash, but see patterns as more of a hindrance than a help.

I'd talk to her about whether she needs a pattern, or whether she's just looking for guidance about what styles and colours you like?

kikidee Wed 22-Nov-06 20:35:33

Hi waswondering, Erika Knight's Baby Bloom book has a pattern for a pixie hat which has ear flaps which have cords with pompoms attached to it. Is that the sort of thing you're after? I also saw some a nice pattern book for Sirdar Sublime wool and it had a pattern for a baby helmet - a bit like a balaclava. You can see a picture here

Waswondering Wed 22-Nov-06 21:39:17

NEarly - I want something that can gently go around her face leaving only her eyes exposed iyswim (we're going to N Canada for Christmas - today it's -28 at the moment!)

Is there a link for the balaclava?

NotQuiteCockney Wed 22-Nov-06 21:40:04

Oh, I'm thinking about making some of these for cycling.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 22-Nov-06 21:40:35

Not a scarfy one, though, some sort of real balaclava.

I'm just trying to work out how to make it fit properly, in acrylic.

Waswondering Wed 22-Nov-06 21:51:23

Actually, think I've just found a link by accident

the green one - hat and scarf combo

(I have a proper hat for her btw, this is a liner layer I'm looking for! Just emailed mil suggesting she knits 3 - one for dd, and 2 more for ds and dn, so that the 3 cousins can be cute togehter! I can hear her sigh from here . . .)

kikidee Wed 22-Nov-06 22:08:40

Sorry waswondering, the link was to the baby helmet but on looking at it again, it's not really like a balaclava is it? A balaclava covers much more of the face. I'm afraid I haven't come across anything like that in any of my books.

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