V-Pop Hat and Scarf Set

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This is one of the coldest, and craziest, winters I’ve ever seen. With snow down in Florida, the Carolinas, and Texas, and the “Bomb Cyclone” on the east coast, I figure everybody needs lots of ways to bundle up. I love making hat and scarf sets, so I’ve been spending my time designing some new patterns.

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When it comes to hat and scarves, I like textures and patterns. I wanted something that would be textured, but would also have a pretty pattern to it. I combined the popcorn stitch and the v-stitch to come up with this V-Pop hat and scarf set.

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This pattern is made as a “one size fits most” design, but you could really adjust it to fit other sizes if you want to by changing the numbers in your starting chain. As long as you stick to a multiple of 3, the pattern should still come out just fine.

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I like hats that are slightly slouchy, but my middle daughter loves her hats to slouch more. You could add a few more v-stitch rows at the end to make this hat more slouchy if you prefer it that way. It’s a fairly versatile pattern that can be made with any yarn, as long as you adjust for the thickness. And really, just look at those textures.

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This pattern is free here on my blog, but if you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00.  I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

hdc: half double crochet

fphdc: front post half double crochet

bphdc: back post half double crochet

dc: double crochet

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. I did this hat in Dusty Blue. You can use any worsted weight yarn.

J (6mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Special stitch:

This pattern uses a 3 dc popcorn stitch. To make a popcorn stitch, work 3 dc’s into the same space.

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Remove your hook, insert it into the first dc of the 3.

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Grab the loop and pull it through.

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By going through the back, this will make the popcorn stitch “pop” out on the opposite side, which makes that the front of your hat.

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You can also insert the hook from the front to the back, which will make your popcorn “pop” out on the side facing you instead. It’s really your choice, just remember to be consistent so you have a distinct inside and outside for your hat.

Hat:

Ch. 75. (You can change the size of the hat here by changing the starting chain. Just stick to a multiple of 3 and the pattern will still work.) Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in each ch around, sl st into ch 2. (75 stitches)

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, fphdc, bphdc around, sl st into ch 2. (75 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 4 (this is your first dc plus a ch 1), dc in same space you slip stitched into. *Skip 2, in next stitch dc, ch 1, dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of your ch 4. (25 v-stitches)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. Be sure to sc into each dc and each ch 1 space. (75 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc around, sl st to first hdc. (75 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 4 (this is your first dc plus a ch 1), dc in same space you slip stitched into. *Skip 2. In next stitch dc, ch 1, dc to make your “V.”  Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of your ch 4. (25 v-stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 3, *dc in first 2 stitches, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * around. Sl st into ch 3. (75 stitches, counting each popcorn stitch as 1 stitch)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 14: Ch 4 (this is your first dc plus a ch 1), dc in same space you slip stitched into. *Skip 2. In next stitch dc, ch 1, dc to make your “V.”  Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of your ch 4. (25 v-stitches)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 16: Ch 3, *dc in first 2 stitches, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * around. Sl st into ch 3. (75 stitches, counting each popcorn stitch as 1 stitch)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 18: Ch 4 (this is your first dc plus a ch 1), dc in same space you slip stitched into. *Skip 2. In next stitch dc, ch 1, dc to make your “V.”  Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of your ch 4. (25 v-stitches)

Row 19: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 20: Ch 3, *dc in first 2 stitches, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * around. Sl st into ch 3. (75 stitches, counting each popcorn stitch as 1 stitch)

Row 21: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 22: Ch 4 (this is your first dc plus a ch 1), dc in same space you slip stitched into. *Skip 2. In next stitch dc, ch 1, dc to make your “V.”  Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of your ch 4. (25 v-stitches)

Row 23: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 24: Ch 2, hdc around, sl st to first hdc. (75 stitches)

Row 25: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc. (75 stitches)

Row 26: Ch 4 (this is your first dc plus a ch 1), dc in same space you slip stitched into. *Skip 2. In next stitch dc, ch 1, dc to make your “V.”  Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of your ch 4. (25 v-stitches)

You can add a few more v-stitch rows to give it more slouch, or tie off after row 26, leaving a long tail to sew the end together. Using your yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of each v-stitch:

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When you get back to the beginning, pull the yarn tight to close up the top. You can put a few stitches into the top to close it tighter if you’d like to. Tie the yarn to one of the stitches to finish it.

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Attach a fur or yarn pom-pom to the top.

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Scarf:

Ch. 228. My finished scarf measures about 5 and 1/2 feet long, so if you want it longer or shorter you can adjust that by changing the count on your starting chain. Just keep it in multiples of 3 + 3.

For example, if I wanted it to be a bit longer, I could start with a ch of 243. 80 x 3 = 240 + 3 = 243. Just make sure you use a multiple of 3, then add 3 to it.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (227 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 3. (Counts as first dc here and throughout.) Skip next stitch. In next stitch, dc, ch 1, dc to make your V-stitch. *Skip 2. Work V-stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across until you get to the last 2 stitches. Skip next stitch, dc in last stitch, turn. (75 v-stitches)

*NOTE* When a pattern says that your ch counts as the first stitch, that almost always means that you skip the stitch directly under that chain. In Row 2, where it says “skip next stitch” that means you also skip the stitch in front of it.

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Row 3: Ch 1, sc around, turn. Be sure to sc into each dc and each ch 1 space. (227 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 3. (Counts as first dc here and throughout.) Dc in next stitch, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. *Dc in next 2 stitches, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last 2 stitches, turn. (227 stitches, counting each popcorn stitch as 1 stitch)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc around, turn. (227 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 3. Skip next stitch. In next stitch, dc, ch 1, dc to make your V-stitch. *Skip 2. Work V-stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across until you get to the last 2 stitches. Skip next stitch, dc in last stitch, turn. (75 v-stitches)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc around, turn. (227 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 3. Dc in next stitch, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. *Dc in next 2 stitches, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last 2 stitches, turn. (227 stitches, counting each popcorn stitch as 1 stitch)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc around, turn. (227 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 3. Skip next stitch. In next stitch, dc, ch 1, dc to make your V-stitch. *Skip 2. Work V-stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across until you get to the last 2 stitches. Skip next stitch, dc in last stitch, turn. (75 v-stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc around, turn. (227 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 3. Dc in next stitch, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. *Dc in next 2 stitches, work popcorn stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last 2 stitches, turn. (227 stitches, counting each popcorn stitch as 1 stitch)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc around, turn. (227 stitches)

Row 14: Ch 3. Skip next stitch. In next stitch, dc, ch 1, dc to make your V-stitch. *Skip 2. Work V-stitch into next stitch. Repeat from * across until you get to the last 2 stitches. Skip next stitch, dc in last stitch, turn. (75 v-stitches)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc around, turn. (227 stitches)

Tie off. Weave in ends. Attach fringe at each end of scarf.

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I also made this set using Loops and Threads Barcelona in Onyx, which is a size 5 bulky yarn. I used a J hook and followed the same pattern, and it only came out a little bit bigger.

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I love the Barcelona yarn because the colors on them are beautiful, and the color changes really show off this pattern more.

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Eventually, I’ll try it in some other yarns to see how it works with different colors and textures. I hope you love this set as much as I do. If there are any mistakes in this pattern, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any of these, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “V-Pop Hat and Scarf Set

  1. Wow, that is super pretty! I like the texture and also the color combination! The white detail lifts the whole design. (from the first set)

    By the way here in Virginia the weather was crazy, too. Some nights last week had only 3F and even during the day the little bit of snow we had in the beginning of the week turned into fat chunks of ice. But the kids were happy – school was off for 4 days! (And today it’s 66F with a chance of snow for the middle of next week. So better have a hat handy.)

    Ivonne

  2. It started snowing here yesterday morning around 4am and didn’t stop until late last night. Now it’s warmer and starting to melt, but we’ve got more snow on the way too. I actually love winter and snow, but I hate having to drive in it. Having warm hats and scarves makes it nicer to go out in this cold.

  3. I don’t mind the snow, either. I like staying home, watching the flakes come down. It’s just bad if you have to go and be somewhere. Our little street only gets cleared after all the other streets in town are plowed so it’s usually really hard to get out.
    But the great thing about the snow – I finally can wear out all my cool hats, shawls and scarves. 😀 Can’t wait for Wednesday’s snow!!!

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