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Well here it is—the matching infinity scarf to the Taupe Slouch Hat—just as promised!
This scarf came out unbelievably well and matches the hat perfectly, in my honest opinion. It’s made with Caron Simply Soft in Taupe and it is super squishy and oh so soft! The exact type of accessory that I would love to wrap around myself when it’s cold outside. The last thing anyone wants to deal with when they’re trying to fight off a chill is a scratchy scarf! Yuck.
When I made the slouch hat, I had found a stitch pattern in The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs for the posts and shells stitch that has a beautiful openwork style. Not too open, though, which would allow too much cold air through. There were so many choices in the book, 500 to be exact! It was difficult to choose, but I had seen this stitch combination in other people’s projects and I wanted to try it out.
I was so happy with the hat that I felt the need to make a scarf that was an undeniable match.
The posts and shells stitch is super simple and I’ve included detailed written instructions in the pattern for the front post double crochet and shell stitches. The bands of trim around the posts and shells is the back side of the half double crochet stitch. In the pattern, you will have to flip the scarf inside out to work it so that the stitches have that sweet detail of lines running through the bands. Nothing too difficult.
Believe it or not, this scarf took less than one skein of yarn. It actually came out to five and half ounces of the six ounces in a skein. Perfect!
So grab a skein or two of that special yarn you’ve been eyeing up at the store and make this Taupe Infinity Scarf. Don’t forget the matching hat if you are as obsessed with sets as I am! LOL!
Taupe Infinity Scarf
- 1 skein (5.5 oz. used) of Caron Simply Soft – Taupe – 6 oz / 170.1 g – 315 yds / 288 m
Or any medium weight yarn.
- 5.00 mm (H/8) hook
- 3.75 mm (F/5) hook
- Tapestry needle
Finished Size Approximately:
52” (around) x 6 ½”W
3 posts and 2 ½ shells by 8 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.
Front Post Double Crochet Stitch
YO, insert hook from front to back between the posts of the indicated dc of the round below and the one before it. Wrap hook around the desired dc by inserting hook from back to front between the posts of the indicated dc and the one after it. YO, draw yarn around the back of the post of the dc, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, draw through 2 loops.
(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same sp.
YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
st – stitch
ea – each
sp – space
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk – skip
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
With H hook
FC: Ch 186. Careful not to twist ch, join with a sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.
Row 1: (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp; *sk 2 chs; dc; sk 2 chs; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st ch 3. (31 shells)
Row 2: Sl st over to ch-1 sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp; *fpdc around the dc of Row 1; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st ch 3. (31 shells)
Row 3 – Row 7: Repeat Row 2.
With F hook
Turn scarf inside out so that the wrong side is facing you.
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in every st around; sl st in top of ch-1.
Row 9: Ch 1, do not turn; hdc in every st around, sl st in top of ch-1.
Row 10 – Row 11: Repeat Row 9. Finish off. Weave in end.
On opposite side of scarf, with wrong side still facing outward, attach yarn to any ch of the FC to start. Repeat Row 8 – Row 11. Finish off. Weave in end.
Flip scarf right side out.
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Note: For more winter wear patterns, be sure to check out the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat, the Cream Clusters Extra Long Infinity Scarf, Navy Clusters Hat, Navy Clusters Infinity Scarf, Clusters and Stripes Ear Warmer Headband and Mimi’s Ear Warmer Headband! They make amazing gifts too!