Duet by Linda Wilgus


December 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
192 yards (176 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

From the description:

I love things that can morph into other things. The caterpillar turning into the butterfly, the shot glasses that hold double function as chess pieces, and even my brothers’ Transformer toys growing up.

This hat and scarf duet fits perfectly with that love. The strategic placement of two buttons and use of a piece of ribbon change this design from a scarf into a hat and back again.

Wrapped around the neck once and fastened at the front, it’s a funky little scarf, and with a narrow ribbon threaded through the top edge and drawn tight, it’s a pretty lace hat.

Knit in a scrumptious alpaca/silk yarn this hat and scarf combo would make a fun gift (or knit two and give one as the hat and one as the scarf to make a set). Meanwhile, the all-over leafy lace pattern and wave lace edging will keep this quick knit interesting for the knitter.

Scarf lying flat: 25 inches by 7 inches
Hat fits 20-24 inch head

Yarn needle
2 x 3/4 inch buttons
A piece of 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide ribbon, approximately 35 inches long