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anastasiaknits on craftsy.com
Woodbridge, Virginia

I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons ...

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Hot Scotch

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hot Scotch
Hot Scotch Hot Scotch Beret and Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Basic knowledge of stranded colorwork

Pattern Description:

Looking to warm up? How about some Hot Scotch? This hat and scarf set will knit up quickly in a bulky alpaca that is sinfully soft, giving the modified beret a beautiful drape. A fair-isle band gives the hat posture: it drapes rather than slouches. The bands are easy two-color stranded knitting, a great introduction to the art of fair isle knitting. Because the fair isle band looks the same both upside down and right-side up, the scarf is seamlessly constructed as a tube. Pull one end of the scarf through a slit in the tube, and you have a polished pulled-together look.


12 sts and 17 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch (St st)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat Brim Measurement: S(18") M(20") L(21")
  • Scarf Measurement: 5" wide x 32" long


  • between 300 and 380 yds chunky weight yarn
  • Set of five Size 101/2 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande


# 500 Black and #2050 Red