Monday, January 21, 2013

How to Knit a Hat Scarf (Hat with Attached Scarf)!


On cold winter days, I try to keep the kids warm by dressing them in both a hat and a scarf.  However, I noticed that scarves have a way of untying when the kids get active with winter activities like sledding, snow angels, and snowman building.  The result is a cold kid with a wet scarf on the ground.

So I was in awe when one of our children was gifted a beautiful handknit winter hat with an attached scarf.  What a simple, but brilliant idea!  I liked that if the scarf becomes untied, it does not fall to the snowy ground and get wet.  You simple retie the dry scarf.

Of course, you can take and existing hat, cut the scarf in half, and then sew it on either side of the hat.  However, I found knitting instructions for the hat scarf, here.  If you can knit a hat, then you can definitely knit a hat scarf, er, scart, harf, scat, uh...not sure what to call it!

What do you think of the "hat scarf"?  Would you put one on your child, or does a separate hat and scarf serve you better?  

14 comments:

  1. WOW! Love it! I'll have to make one of these for DD1!

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  2. That's a great idea! It would help keep both hat and scarf on the kid. :)

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  3. so cute! I am not a knitter, but this is adorable

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  4. I wish I could knit or crochet. It is so cute and practical, too! Now, if I could figure out how to *sew* one... LOL

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  5. I love it, now to figure out the crochet pattern as I do not knit!

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  6. I love it, now to figure out the crochet pattern, as I do not knit!

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  7. Oh I am not skilled enough to make this either, but my dd 11 has just been taught how to knit by my friend @sleegsskees and so I think if I show her this one of them or both can make it. Love it! I can absolutely use a combined hat scarf- one less item to lose!!

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  8. What an awesome idea! I would love something like this for next winter when my son will be old enough to go out and play int he snow....now to think about it, I might actually have had something like this when I was younger. Maybe if I ever have sometime on my hands, I could attempt to make this myself

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  9. What an awesome idea! I would love something like this for next winter when my son will be old enough to go out and play int he snow....now to think about it, I might actually have had something like this when I was younger. Maybe if I ever have sometime on my hands, I could attempt to make this myself

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  10. What an awesome idea! I would love something like this for next winter when my son will be old enough to go out and play int he snow....now to think about it, I might actually have had something like this when I was younger. Maybe if I ever have sometime on my hands, I could attempt to make this myself

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  11. I really like this idea,I might give it a try !

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