Designer: Suzanne Middlebrooks
Sizes: Scarf - Approximately 7" x 70", Blanket - Approximately 39" x 64", not including fringe
Yarn: SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed, 2 skeins Pumpernickel for warp and 1 skein Sap for Scarf; 2 skeins Fossil, 5 skeins Sweatshirt, 4 skeins Soot, 2 skeins Almanac, and 2 skeins Faded Quilt for Blanket
Warp Setting: 10 epi
Weft Setting: 7-8 ppi
Equipment: 8-harness loom with 10" weaving width, for scarf -or- 8-harness loom with 45" weaving width, for blanket; 10 dent reed, 1 large shuttle, Minimum of 1 large bobbin for scarf -or- minimum of 5 large bobbins for blanket
Suggested Skill Level: Intermediate
From the Designer: I started HCW in 1981 in less than 500 square feet. We had several looms and only 1 book shelf of yarn, so I wanted to go back to my weaving roots. The airiness of SHELTER makes it an ideal yarn for weaving, resulting in a very soft and lofty fabric. Since weavers think in yards, SHELTER is very generous in that area so it is a great choice and the fabrics are still very light in weight. The weave pattern is reflective of the many rivers and springs that are part of the landscape.
Suzanne Middlebrooks started her business with her good friend and fellow weaver Marta Shannon in 1981 with under 500 square feet of space, a little yarn, and 2 big looms--hence the name Hill Country Weavers. The big looms have slowly been taken over with knitting needles and a lot more yarn, but the passion for weaving remains strong. Find Suzanne as HillCountryWeaver on Ravelry.
Baby, (Toddler, Adult)
16 (18, 22)” Circumference
7.5 (8.5, 10)” Deep
Blue Sky Extra
(55% Baby Alpaca, 45% Fine Merino; 218yds/150g)
1 skein each:
3514 – Marsh (Color A)
3521 – Lake Ice (Color B)
3519 – Fedora (Color C)
If you are making all three hats you only need one skein of each color. For just the baby and toddler hats you need 1 skein each of color A & B, for the adult hat only you need 1 skein each of Color B & C.
7.5 epi x 7 ppi
17sts x 26 rows = 4" x 4" in stockinette stitch
rigid heddle loom at least 8 (8, 11)" wide
7.5 or 8-dent heddle
2 stick shuttles
cotton or linen thread for hems
72” x 56 ends for baby & toddler hats (woven on a single warp)
50” x 80 ends for adult hat
width in the heddle
7.5 (7.5, 10.75)”
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
tapestry needle , pom pom maker, crochet hook
Note: This project sheet is delivered electronically as a PDF file. Download instructions will be emailed to you after checkout.
You can also download this free project directly by clicking here.
Weave up this free scarf project in no time! This is a perfect first or second weaving project, or a fun quick weave for a more experienced weaver.
Note: PDF e-book pattern is delivered electronically. Download instructions will be emailed to you at purchase.
Weaving was bound to meet knit and crochet....
With such a range of fiber arts surrounding us every day, a book like Kismet was fate for us here at Hill Country Weavers. So often we see new weavers at a loss as to where to take their new craft, but there is so much beyond the scarf that can be accomplished with even the simplest loom.
We've designed these patterns to help you jump forward in you weaving pursuits - each one is made on a simple rigid heddle loom. Fabric embellishments and connections are done with knitting and crochet techniques and diagrams are included for how to attaching these to your weaving.
On the Serendipity Throw the pattern states that you need 6 balls of Rowan Panama for the Warp. It should say that you need 9 balls of Rowan Panama for the Warp. This is corrected in the e-book version.