Mock Cable Mohair Hat,Scarf and Mitt Set for the Bond


Mock Cable Hat and Scarf Set
Kimi Marie Modelling the Hat and Scarf Set (Mitts were not done yet)

This pattern started out as a conversion to the Bond of a hand knit scarf designed by Susan Guagliumi and printed in Knitter's Magazine - Fall 2000. I subsequently designed a simple hat and made mitts to match for a complete ensemble.The mitts were made from the pattern at the Rocksprings site - http://users.multipro.com/rocksprings
Enjoy!

DIFFICULTY LEVEL - easy

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES REQUIRED -short rowing, double eyelets (Check your beginners instruction book for these).

SIZE - adult

YARN USED - Two colours of any sport weight mohair or brushed yarn that works up to a tension of approx. 16 stitches and 22 rows to 4 inches on keyplate 4. (I used raspberry and white Kaleidescope from Yorkshire Mills.) The scarf took 100 grams (about 3.75 ounces) of each colour. The hat took 100 grams of the main colour and 28 grams of the contrast colour. The mitts took 56 grams (2 oz.) of the main colour, and 22 grams(3/4 oz).for the contrast.

GAUGE - Not crucial for the scarf but should be close for the hat and mitts. Try for 16 stitches and 22 rows to 4 inches on keyplate 4.

INSTRUCTIONS:
SCARF - Strip A - Cast on 30 stitches total (15 each side of the middle) using waste yarn. Knit several rows. Change to main yarn colour A, leaving a 10 inch tail hanging. Knit 30 rows. Make a double eyelet in the centre of the work. Knit 60 rows. Repeat with another double eyelet followed by 60 rows until you have 5 eyelets completed. End with 60 rows of knitting. Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Using the tail and a yarn needle, take the stitches off onto the tail, and pull up to gather the end. Stitch closed securely but DO NOT CUT THE TAIL YET. Remove piece from machine, remove the hem and using the tail at the start of the work, slip the needle through every stitch of the first row of main yarn, remove the waste yarn then pull to gather the end and stitch closed. DO NOT CUT THE TAIL YET.
Strip B - Make another strip exactly the same way using colour B.
TO ASSEMBLE: Brush strips to raise the fuzz. Lay the 2 pieces right side up side by side with strip A on the left, having the 30 rows at the bottom, and the strip B having the 60 rows at the bottom. Pull the top of strip B downwards through the first eyelet of strip A and to the left until the bottom edges are even. Now take the top of strip A and pull it downwards through the first eyelet of strip B and to the left. Repeat the last 2 steps until all the eyelets have been used. Ensure the ends are even, then overlap the ends and tack them in place with the tails of yarn. Now you can cut the tails (and you thought I was obsessing). Fluff up the scarf by pulling the strips a bit sideways to widen and fill any gaps. You can put pompoms or tassels on each end if desired.

HAT - CROWN - Cast on 68 stitches total in waste yarn. Knit several rows. Change to main yarn, and, leaving a 12 inch tail, knit 90 rows. Take piece off using a yarn end and needle as for the scarf, using a 12 inch tail but do not gather yet. Remove hem. Pick up the stitches of the first row of main yarn onto the tail left at the start of the piece. Remove waste yarn. Fold the piece in half with the selvage edges together and seam along the selvedge to make a tube. Turn tube right-side (knitside) out and brush to raise the fuzz. Gather one end with the yarn end and sew shut neatly. Cut yarn. Gather the other end and sew shut, but DO NOT CUT YARN. Push this end up inside itself towards the first end you gathered and using the yarn end, stitch the two gathered tops together at the crown securely. This makes a double thickness crown for extra warmth.
BRIM - Strip A - Cast on 16 stitches in waste yarn. Knit several rows. Change to main yarn colour A, leaving a 10 inch tail hanging. Knit 15 rows. Make a double eyelet in the centre of the work. Knit 30 rows. Repeat with another double eyelet followed by 30 rows until you have 4 eyelets completed. End with 30 rows of knitting. Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Using the tail and a yarn needle, take the stitches off onto the tail, and pull up to gather the end. Stitch closed securely but DO NOT CUT THE TAIL YET. Remove piece from machine, remove the hem and using the tail at the start of the work, slip the needle through every stitch of the first row of main yarn, remove the waste yarn then pull to gather the end and stitch closed. DO NOT CUT THE TAIL YET.
Strip B - Make another strip exactly the same way using colour B.
ASSEMBLY - Brush to raise the fuzz. Assemble as per the scarf BUT, do not tack down the ends. Pin the braided strip along the bottom edge of the crown, overlapping the ends as desired. (I did a simple crossover on one side, to be worn at the ear.) Sew securely in place around the hat edge using matching yarn, and smallish stitches. Pull into shape and fluff.

MITTS - Make any plain mitt pattern desired in the same colour as the crown of the hat. Brush to raise fuzz. For the mock cabling, make strips 8 stitches wide with eyelets starting after row 8, having 16 rows between the eyelets and a total of 3 sets of eyelets. Brush and assemble as for the hat, leaving ends free for now. (This piece is long enough for a cable that runs from the tip of the mitt to the ribbing in a woman's medium size mitt) Pin in place and sew securely using matching yarn.