Thursday, February 01, 2007

Feather and Fan Hat and Scarf Set

This started as an experiment with an oldy-but-goody stitch pattern. A feather and fan scarf? That's easy! But what about a matching hat? How would you work the crown shaping, you ask? Carefully. I went through several bouts of knitting and frogging before arriving at a solution. And it even creates a cute flower/star pattern on top.

Queue this on Ravelry!

Caron Dazzleaire (100% acrylic, 2.5oz/71g - discontinued) three skeins in Mixed Greens
US9 (5.5mm) 16in (41cm) circular needle
US9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles
US9 (5.5mm) straight needles (optional)
Tapestry needle

18sts = 4in (10cm) in feather & fan pattern

Finished Size:
Hat: 22in (56cm) in circumference
Scarf: 12in wide by 4ft (1.2m) long, or desired length

Click here for Abbreviations

CO 90 sts on circ. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1, 3: purl.
Rnds 2, 4: knit.
Rnd 5: *k2tog 3 times, (k1, yo) 6 times, k2tog 3 times*; rep between *s around.
Rnd 6: knit.
Rnd 7: purl.
Rnd 8: *p2tog 3 times, (p1, yo) 6 times, p2tog 3 times*; rep between *s around.
Rnd 9: purl.
Rep Rnds 4-9 twice more.
Crown Shaping:
Switch to dpns.
Rnd 1: knit.
Rnd 2: *k2tog 3 times, k1, (k1, yo) 4 times, k1, k2tog 3 times*; rep between *s around - 80 sts.
Rnd 3: knit.
Rnd 4: purl.
Rnd 5: *p2tog 3 times, (p1, yo) 4 times, p2tog 3 times*; rep between *s around - 70 sts.
Rnd 6: purl.
Rnd 7: knit.
Rnd 8: *k2tog 2 times, k2, (k1, yo) 2 times, k2, k2tog 2 times*; rep between *s around - 60 sts.
Rnd 9: knit.
Rnd 10: purl.
Rnd 11: *p2tog 2 times, p1, (p1, yo) 2 times, p1, p2tog 2 times*; rep between *s around - 50 sts.
Rnd 12: purl.
Rnd 13: knit.
Rnd 14: *k2tog 2 times, (k1, yo) 2 times, k2tog 2 times*; rep between *s around - 40 sts.
Rnd 15: knit.
Rnd 16: purl.
Rnd 17: p2tog around – 20 sts.
Rnd 18: purl.
Rnd 19: k2tog around – 10 sts.
Rnd 20: knit.
Rnd 21: k2tog around – 5 sts.
Rnd 22: knit.
Cut tail and thread through rem sts. Pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.
CO 56 on circ (or straight).
Rows 1-4: purl.
Row 5: sl1, *k2tog 3 times, (k1, yo) 6 times, k2tog 3 times*; rep between *s to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 3-5 to desired length, ending with Row 5. Purl 4 rows. BO all sts. Weave in ends.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.


  1. Wow! Thanks for the free pattern. I'll be casting on this afternoon.

  2. You're very welcome. Glad you like it. Let me know how yours turns out.

  3. That is awesome.

    Found your site thru... whoever posted the R2D2 pattern. :) Your patterns are really great - thanks so much for generously sharing them with us!

  4. Carissa
    Are you holding the three thread together or randomly changing them out?

  5. It's all one yarn that changes from white to light green to dark green, and I used three skeins of it. This particular yarn has been discontinued, but I'm sure a similar effect could be created with any variegated yarn.

  6. Thank you so much! I had decided to make a feather and fan scarf, and couldn't find any pattern to use for a matching hat. I can't wait to work on it this weekend!

  7. Thanks for the decrease ideas - I already started a hat (CO + 2 rounds) to match a different variation on feather & fan, but the symmetry of the decreases helped me visualize what mine needs.

  8. jenni bowerman10/19/10, 6:22 PM

    Thank you from the ladies at Emerald library in Queensland, we have been looking for a pattern that would suit ladies who have had cancer treatment. Thanks again

  9. I've made this before and don't remember having this problem before. I have the correct amount of stitches for the first row 5. On the second, I wind up with too few stitches. For the second repeat of row 5, after the k1, yo 6x's, I had 4 stitches left rather than the needed 7.

  10. Hmmm... I'm not sure what would be causing this. Row 5 has an equal number of increases and decreases (6 yo's for 6 k2tog's). So there shouldn't be a change in your stitch count at all. Each repeat between the *s has 18 stitches, so there should be 3 repeats of the ripple pattern around each row, with one selvage stitch on each side of the scarf. I hate to sound so patronizing, but are you sure you counted off the pattern repeat correctly?

  11. Carissa,

    I did read the pattern wrong. Once you brought the 18 stitch repeat up, I was able to figure out my mistake. Thank you.

  12. That's great, Faith! Let me know if you hit any more snags.

  13. I teach knitting at Joann and would like your permission to teach the hat to my students. I have a pattern for the scarf. Can I send them to your site?

    1. Sure, that's fine, as long as I am properly credited as the designer. Thanks for asking in advance!

  14. A quill and fan cap and scarf set includes a sensitive ribbon like example suggestive of plumes and fans, making a sharp and exquisite frill group for chilly climate. This planned set offers both warmth and refinement, pursuing it an elegant decision for winter clothing.
    statutory rape lawyer
    new jersey statutory rape defense lawyer