Fluffy Hat and Hand Muff
When I was a little girl I had the most adorable, fluffy, luxurious bonnet and hand muff ever! This set was inspired by my childhood memory. It’s a quick and easy set to make up. The fur yarn can be a little tricky to work with and I find feeling each stitch works best as it is difficult to see the stitches. Of course you can use any type of comparable weight yarn you like. This is a fun one to test different novelty yarns with too!
I’ve sized it for younger and older girls, but it isn’t difficult to adjust to any size you like by adding length and width. Have fun!
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Fluffy Hat and Hand Muff Set
Size: 1 to 5 year olds; 6 to 12 year olds – Pattern written for small size with larger size in ( ).
- Made with worsted weight yarn and fake fur yarn. I used Caron’s Simply Soft & Bernat Pipsqueak
- Caron Simply Soft, white, 1 skein
- Bernat Pisqueak, white, 3 skeins
- Hook US H/5.00 mm
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: Worsted Weight – 9 hdc; 5 rows = 2”; Fur – 7 hdc; 3 rows = 2”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
Note: It may be difficult to actually see the stitches when working with the Fur, I find it useful to feel them as I work.
- Pattern written in US Standard terms.
- Weave ends as you work.
- Stitch count is in ( ) at the end of the round.
- Chains at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
Join rounds with slip stitch to first stitch of round.
Row 1: With Worsted Weight Yarn, ch 35 (45), join to first ch to form a loop; ch1, hdc in same st and in each st to end. (35, 45)
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 7” (9”). Fasten off.
Row 1: Join Fur Yarn, ch1, hdc in each st to end. (35, 45)
Repeat Row1 until piece measures 16” (20”). Fasten off.
To Join: With outside facing you pull the inside lining through the fur side with ends together so that the lining is on the inside of the muff.
Using a tapestry needle, sl st edge closed. The fur section is designed to be longer than the lining so that it curves over the sides for a nicer finish.
For Neck Strap: Make a a ch about 35” long with the yarn you prefer. Sew ends securely on either side of muff.
Optional: Decorate with beads as desired.
Row 1: With Worsted Weight Yarn, ch 40 (48) approximately 9 ½” (11 ½”) long; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining st.
Row 2: Join Fur Yarn and ch2, hdc in each st to end.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 7” (9”).
Fold piece in half so that beginning ch is at the bottom, sl st across top to create a seam at crown of head. This will be the wrong side of the hat.
Row 1: With Fur Yarn ch11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. (10)
Repeat row 2 until the scarf measures 38” (42”) long, or desired length. Fasten off.
Joining Scarf to Hood: Match center of scarf to center of hood at neckline. Join Fur Yarn at edge of hood and sl st scarf to hood across neckline. Fasten off.
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