Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Collegiate Hat and Scarf
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L20398D The self-striping colorway of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick makes this style looks more complicated than it actually is! Click here to see it in another colorway.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Hat Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes Scarf About 8 x 60 in. (20.5 x 152.5 cm)



640-601 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Hoyas

Stripes Charcoal and white stripes

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 28.47

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.95

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


Scarf is worked back and forth in rows on straight needles, with a border.

Edges of Scarf may roll gently.


Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles.


SCARF With straight needles, cast on 18 sts.

Knit 6 rows for beg border.

Next Row: K2 for border, place marker, p to last 2 sts, place marker, k2 for border.

Next Row: Knit, sl markers as you come to them.

Next Row: K2 for border, sl marker, p to next marker, sl marker, k2 for border.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 58 1/2 in.

(148.5 cm) from beg.

Knit 6 rows.Bind off.

FINISHING Weave in ends.

HAT With double pointed needles, cast on 40 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 10 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures about 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) from beg.

Next Rnd: *K19, k in front and then back of next st (increase made); rep from * once - 42 sts at the end of this rnd.

Continue in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 7 in.

(18 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Note: You will be decreasing the number of sts on every other rnd to shape the top of the Hat.

Next Rnd: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around - 36 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: K2tog around - 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.Thread tail through sts of the last rnd and pull to gather for top of Hat.

Knot securely.

FINISHING Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website

To order, visit our website or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images