Fisherman’s Rib Hat and Scarf Set

Sizes: Hat – Small/Medium and Medium/Large (please see note on sizes below); scarf is about 8” wide
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circulars for hat (or longer circulars if you prefer to use magic loop), size US 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles for hat crown (unless you’re using magic loop), size US 8 (5mm) for scarf
Yarn: Any worsted wool (also called Aran or 10 or 12 ply), three 100g hanks, approx. 200 yards (183 meters) each, one hank in each of the three colors you choose, please see notes on yarn amounts below
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving ends, crochet hook for adding fringe (I used a size E/3.5mm)
Gauge: Hat gauge: 18 stitches in Fisherman’s Rib pattern (unstretched, unblocked) = 4 inches (10cm), using size US 7 (4.5mm) needles. Scarf gauge: 16 stitches in Fisherman’s Rib pattern (unstretched, unblocked) = 4” (10cm), using size 8 (5mm) needles.

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If you would like to add this project to your Ravelry queue, here is the listing on Ravelry.

Note on Hat Sizes: The Small/Medium size will fit most women, and the Medium/Large size will fit most men. The hat is very stretchy – I have a 22.5” (57cm) head measurement, and both hats fit me.
Note on Yarn Amounts: To be sure you have enough yarn, knit the hat first, then knit the scarf using the remaining yarn. The breakdown – the hat uses about 60-65 grams of yarn (143 yards/131 meters). The scarf uses the rest of the yarn, 235-240 grams. The fringe takes about 22 feet (about 7 meters) for each end. If you choose to use fewer than three colors or more than three colors, you will still need three 100 grams hanks of worsted weight yarn for both the hat and scarf.
The Yarn I Used: for the natural colors set in the photo above, I used Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted, 1 hank each of these three colors – Wallace, Winnie, and Wanda. For the jewel-toned set, I used Knit Picks Preciosa, 1 hank each of these three colors – Captain, Stormy, and Crest. For the dark gray/orange/light gray set, I used Marigold Fibers worsted merino, one hank each in Ash, California Poppy, and Moonlit.

More information about things you’ll see in this video:
My faux fur pompoms are the 4″ size from this Etsy shop.

The plastic button I used is available on Amazon.

The 16″ circulars I use are Knitter’s Pride Zing from an interchangeable set.

The needles I used when demonstrating the scarf are Knitter’s Pride Platinas from an interchangeable set.

My ring stitch marker is from an Etsy shop (not sure which one!). You can find similar markers by searching Etsy for “ring stitch markers”.

My nail polish is by Gelish, color “Mauve Your Feet”.

9 comments on “Fisherman’s Rib Hat and Scarf Set

  1. How do you get your beginnings joins to look so even? I always get a little depression where I join. 16 inch or magic loop still does not look as clean as I would like. Thank- You
    Love your video tutorials

  2. Thank you, Staci! I just purchased this pattern on Ravelry. I’ve been wanting to knit a hat like this…

  3. How do you get your hat so perfect? I started mine yesterday and have done 6 rows. It looks like a monkey knitted it with his feet! 🙂 So I put it aside and started a scarf with a different brand of yarn. It looks much better but I have to give the bottom of the scarf a tug after every stitch. But as always, I love this pattern. I see many Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for another great one!

    • Linda – I recommend using wool yarn, or a yarn with a high wool content. With wool, even if your stitches look uneven while knitting, they will all straighten out with blocking!
      S t a c i

  4. Haha Linda you are funny. My hat looks like a monkey knitted it with his feet also. Why does my first round always have a big gap in it? I try to pull the yarn a little tighter on the 1 and second rounds but it still has a gap. Is there a trick I am missing?

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