Chunky Hat and Infinity Scarf Set

So far, 2018 has been a very cold year. We have had rivers and lakes freezing over here in our corner of the world that haven’t frozen for at least 20 years. Everyone has been dusting off their ice skates, bundling themselves up, and heading out for some winter fun. But me, I have been inside with my coffee and my yarn, crocheting away and creating something super warm and cozy for you to bundle up in.

Stitches used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

(2) skeins Lion Brand Country in Quarry (#6 super bulky, 5 oz. each)
N/9mm Hook

Hat (make first)
Ch 4.
R1) Work 10 dc into first ch made. Sl st to first dc.
R2) Ch 2, work 2 dc into the back loop of each stitch around. (20 stitches) Join with sl st to first stitch.
R3) Ch 2, *work 1 dc into back loop of first stitch, 2 dc into back loop of next stitch.* Repeat between *’s around. (30 stitches) Join with sl st to first stitch.
R4) Ch 2, *work 1 dc into back loop of first two stitches, 2 dc into back loop of next stitch.* Repeat between *’s around. (40 stitches) Join with sl st to first stitch.
R5-10) Ch 2, dc into back loop of each stitch around. Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R11) Ch 2, *fpdc around first stitch, bpdc around next stitch.* Repeat between *’s around. Finish off, weave in ends.

Infinity Scarf (measures approx. 50 inches around and 9 inches wide)
Ch 21.
R1) Dc into back bump of third chain from hook and each ch across. (20 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R2) Dc in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.
R3) Dc in back loop of each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.
R4-68) Repeat rows 2 and 3 for a total of 68 rows, or until yarn runs out, ending on a row 2 repeat and making sure to leave a long enough tail to sl st ends together.
At end of last row, ch 1, turn, bring short ends together and join with a slip stitch worked in back loops across. Finish off, weave in ends.

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