HOLIDAY BOTTLE DÉCOR
Hat & Scarf Set
Skill level: Easy
Size: To fit wine bottle neck – Hat: approx. 2” high – Scarf: approx 10” long
Few yards worsted wt. wool, acrylic or wool/acrylic blend yarn in choice of colors (sample shown in Plymouth Yarns “Encore”):
Color A – red or green
Color B – white or cream
Set of four size 6 (4.25 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
One ˝” pom-pom
Gauge: Not critical for this project
Pattern notes: Hat is worked in the round from lower rolled brim to top crown decreases. A pom-pom is sewn to the top for trim.
Scarf is made in alternating color stripes using the I-cord knitting technique (see Special Stitches).
When changing colors for stripes, drop old color over new color, then pick up new color from under dropped strand and work the new round/row as directed.
Carry unused color strands loosely up as you work. Do not cut colors until instructed to do so.
I-cord: Knit across sts on needle, do not turn work. Slide these sts to right end of same needle. Pick up strand hanging at left side of work and pull it to the right behind the work. Knit the same sts again. Repeat the same motions every row (after a few rows you will see the I-cord tube forming.)
Stitches/Terms: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), purl (p), repeat (rep), round (rnd), stitch (st)
Note: drop & pick up colors as instructed. Do not cut colors until directed to do so.
With dpns and Color A, CO 21, placing 7 sts on ea of 3 ndls. Join for circular knitting, being careful that sts are not twisted.
Rnds 1-5: K. At end of Rnd 5, join Color B (drop Color A but do not cut it.)
Rnds 6-7: With Color B, k. At end of Rnd 7, drop Color B (but do not cut it), pick up Color A.
Rnds 8-9: With Color A, k. At end of Rnd 9, drop Color A, pick up Color B.
Rnds 10-11: With Color B, k. At end of Rnd 11, drop Color B, pick up Color A.
Rnds 12-13: With Color A, k. At end of Rnd 13, drop Color A, pick up Color B.
Rnds 14-15: With Color B, k. At end of Rnd 15, drop Color B, pick up Color A.
Rnds 16-17: With Color A, k. Continue rest of hat with Color A (at this point cut Color B, leaving 6” tail for weaving in later).
Begin crown decreases:
Rnd 18 (dec rnd): *K5, k2tog, rep from * around (18)
Rnd 19 (dec rnd): *K4, k2tog, rep from * around (15)
Rnd 20 (dec rnd): *K3, k2tog, rep from * around (12)
Cut yarn, leaving 6” tail. Run yarn through sts on ndl and gather top to close. Weave in all tails.
Finishing: Sew pom-pom to top. Roll up brim. Place on top of wine bottle neck.
Note: at each color change, carry unused color strand loosely up inside of work (i.e., as the I-cord tube forms the loose strands will be encased inside the tube.)
With Color A, CO 4.
Rows 1-2: With Color A, work in I-cord technique (see Special Stitches above). At end of Row 2, join Color B, drop Color A (but do not cut it).
Rows 3-4: With Color B, work in I-cord technique. At end of Row 4, drop Color B, pick up Color A.
Rep Rows 1-4 until there are a total of 51 stripes (26 Color A stripes, 25 Color B stripes.) Bind off. Cut yarn and weave tails inside I-cord tube.
Finishing: Tie scarf loosely around bottle neck, as shown.
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