Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

The autumn to winter scarves......

I'm supposed to be cutting back on knitting until the new year.  But I had the sudden urge to crochet a scarf in autumn colours.  That was followed by another urge to crochet one in winter colours!!  As I try to avoid putting yarn remnants back into the bag, I knitted 2 hats as well.  Isn't it strange how 2 adjacent seasons can have such different colour palettes?

The scarves and hats will fit smaller children, though the winter scarf is long enough for a teenager as well.  They will all go to a charity next year.

That's definitely IT for this year.  I have some sewing to do and I'm enjoying some mindless blanket knitting.  Otherwise, I am going to be quite busy with other things.

The crochet scarf pattern is here.  It is the only crochet scarf pattern I can do easily.
The autumn hat pattern is here.  The crown decreases are neat and roomy.  It always looks like a real head-shaped hat to me.  The winter hat is from a pattern called "Ellie's easiest hat" which I found on the Loving Hands website.  To access the patterns on this site you have to join up.  But it is free and a whole world of useful information will be available to you.


  1. They are all lovely Una, I think I like the Autumn colours a little more but all are nice. I don't think I could stop knitting/crocheting for a whole month I would get withdrawal symptoms haha :)

  2. Thanks for the links to these great patterns, I just love the simplicity of the scarf pattern, I so want to try this :-)

  3. very nice hat and scarf sets! they look like they will keep the children very warm and cozy this winter!
    Take care,

  4. The Autumn colours are very lovely - I would wear them all winter long!

    Enjoy your sewing and mindless blanket knitting. I hope to do some sewing too in December. :)

  5. So pretty! Th ask you for sharing!


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