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Ribbed Hat and Scarf for Child

Those seeking free knitting patterns for children's hats and scarves can stop here.

Ribbed Hat and Scarf for Child
Ribbed Hat and Scarf for Child
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This ribbed hat and scarf set from Bernat Yarns is cute and comfortable for any child. Use these free knitting patterns to create matching winter accessories for children.

Free knitting patterns for childrens hats and scarves are completely customizable because you can choose a different color yarn for each child. This would be a fantastic knit Christmas gift idea for the whole family. It's such an easy pattern, perfect for beginning knitters to make. If you're looking for an easy child scarf knitting pattern with a bonus knit hat, this is a must-make project for any knitter.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Finished SizeCap: To fit child’s head circumference: 17 (19) ins [43 (48) cm]. | Scarf: Approx 6 ins [15 cm] wide x 50 ins [127 cm] long.

Materials List

  • Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky Twists (80 g/2.8 oz) 3 balls of #86630 (Tangerine Twist) for both Cap and Scarf or Bernat Softee Chunky Twists (340 g/12 oz) 1 ball of #87630 (Tangerine Twist) for both Cap and Scarf.
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).


With smaller needles, cast on 62 (70) sts.

  1. **1st row: (RS). *K2. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

  2. 2nd row: *P2. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.**

  3. Rep last 2 rows of Seed Rib Pat twice more.

  4. Change to larger needles and cont in Seed Rib Pat until work from beg measures 5½ (6) ins [14 (15) cm], ending with 2nd row.

  5. Shape top:

    1st row:
    (RS). *K2. P1. K1. K2tog. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K2. P1. K3. 55 (62) sts.

  6. 2nd row: P2. *K2. P2tog. K1. P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K1. P3. 48 (54) sts.

  7. 3rd row: *K2. K2tog. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K2. K2tog. K2. 40 (45) sts.

  8. 4th row: P4. *P2tog. P3. Rep from * to last st. P1. 33 (37) sts.

  9. 5th row: (K2tog) 16 (18) times. K1. 17 (19) sts.

  10. 6th row: (P2tog) 8 (9) times. P1. 9 (10) sts.

  11. Break yarn leaving a 12 ins [30.5 cm] long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew back seam.


  1. With larger needles, cast on 26 sts.

  2. Work from ** to ** as given for Cap.

  3. Rep last 2 rows of Seed Rib Pat until work from beg measures 50 ins [127 sts], ending with 2nd row. Cast off in pat.

  4. Fringe: Cut yarn 12 ins [30.5 cm] long. Take 3 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe ¾ inch [2 cm] apart across ends of scarf. Trim fringe evenly.

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I made this and the hat is way too tiny! It's too short for a three year old, I would suggest knit ting until it's 7-8 inches instead of 5.

This picture does not correspond to the instructions given.

How old is this child???would like to make for a 7 year old...would that be appropiate size for a 7 year old?? thanks


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