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Justine Turner on craftsy.com
Auckland, New Zealand.

I love designing knitwear for babies and older kids too, I'm inspired by the world around me, whether it's the green bush covered hills where I live, or the bright city lights and sparkling harbor. I ...

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Otago hat and keyhole scarf

from Just Jussi
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Otago hat and keyhole scarf
Otago hat and keyhole scarf
Otago hat and keyhole scarf
Otago hat and keyhole scarf
Otago hat and keyhole scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase/decrease
  • simple intarsia

Pattern Description:

Otago's coastline is cold with winds blowing in from Antarctica, but you will be cosy in this close fit hat with elastic gusset and the matching keyhole scarf.

Sized for everyone from 6 months to the largest adult, please see the schematic for the exact size to knit.

I have suggested a fuzzy sport weight yarn, feel free to substitute a light DK as the yarn I have used "blooms" after washing to fill in the gaps. Check to yardage per 50g to find a similar yarn.

The pattern includes the instructions for both the hat and the scarf.


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch (stockinette)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat Ages 6 m (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years, S, M, L adult) Head circumference (actual person) 46 (48, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 61) cm 18 (19, 20, 21, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 24.5)" This hat has negative ease to ensure a good fit. See the schematic for garment measurements.


  • I work in the round using the magic loop method. If you prefer to use a different method please choose your needles accordingly. 4 mm (US 6) 100 cm / 40" circular Or size needed to achieve gauge Notions 1 stitch marker Darning needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Quince and Co. Chickadee Skeinz Heritage Organic Merino Just Jussi Softly