I’d like to introduce knitting feat number three – a hooded scarf I deem worthy of gracing this adorable head.
It follows that when I found a design that actually worked, I didn’t just hang on to it. I had to explore its possibilities.
So here’s my second variation, drawn from the same inspiration as my Curving Lattice design.
Twin Leaf Hooded Scarf
Materials: Worsted-weight yarn (about 500 yards/450 m), size 10 ½ (6.5mm) needles
CO 104 sts.
Knit one row (WS).
Begin working lace pattern:
Row 1 (RS): *K8, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, yo, sk2p**, k8, repeat from * to end.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows: Purl across.
Row 3: * K6, k3tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, p2, k1, [yo, k1] twice, sk2p, k6, repeat from * to end.
Row 5: *K4, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k4, repeat from * to end.
Row 7: * K2, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sk2p, k2, repeat from * to end.
Row 9: * K3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, p2, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, repeat from * to end.
10: Purl across.
**Sl1, k2tog, psso.
Repeat rows 1-10 for a total of 50 rows.
Next row (RS): Work row 1 over the first 39 sts (first tail), bind off the next 26 sts, then work row 1 over the last 39 sts (second tail).
You can choose to work both tails of the scarf simultaneously with separate balls of yarn, or knit them one at a time (I finished the second tail first, then went back to the first tail).
Next row (WS): Purl to 2 sts before end of second tail, p2tog tbl. For the first tail: p2tog, purl to end.
Next row (RS): Continue in lace pattern (bearing in mind that you won’t be able to knit complete rows on the ends that are decreasing).
Repeat these 2 rows until 26 sts remain for each tail.
Continue in lace pattern (without decreasing) until piece measures about 33” from cast-on edge (or your preferred length), ending with Row 10.
Next row (RS): Purl.
To finish, fold hood in half lengthwise and sew back seam (cast-on edge). Weave in ends.
For the fringe, cut 42 pieces of yarn, 14” long. Hold 3 strands together and fold in half. Insert needle or crochet hook through edge of scarf and draw the folded strands through. Pull ends through the loop and tighten. Repeat, attaching 7 fringes to each tail of the scarf.
Finish the hood with a tassel (you can see detailed instructions here).
There you have it. Now you can make sure that all the sweetest beneficiaries of your knitting will 1) stay warm and 2) not look like freaks.