How to Knit an Irish Hiking Scarf Hat


The Irish Hiking Scarf is a traditional scarf that one can either purchase in store or can yourself. The former would obviously be the easiest, but where is the fun in that? To create your own scarf is to create your own look, and. although you may get directions from an article or website, you will learn how to develop your own patterns soon after. This article is going to give you a step by step introduction into making your own Irish Hiking Scarf hat.

What You Will Need

To start with, you will need two extremely obvious pieces of equipment; the needles and the wool. These can be any size that you are able to use, however the recommended size for this project is a US size 8, 5 millimetre. The wool is obviously another vital piece. Depending on the size of your scarf you intend to knit, the average amount that would be required is around 1 and a half skeins. Now you are ready! All you need now is a glass of wine or a cup of tea and you can get started.

First Step

The first step that you will look into is to begin your stitching, for beginners this will be tricky but once you get that hang of the process then it will be like riding a bike. To start, carry out the creation of 42 stitches which should not take long, the pattern in which you intend to follow will specify wrong and right side. Wrong side is placing your stitching on the back side of your work whilst the right side is the front. 

The patterns will vary depending on the style you choose for your Irish Hiking Scarf hat, but for beginners this one will suffice:

Row 1: (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2

Second Step

After completing your first row, proceed to the following row by flipping over your need and beginning:

Row 2: (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4

Step 3-7

After completing the second step, proceed to continuing with the pattern guide. Row 3 is the same pattern as row 1, and row 4 is the equivalent to that of row 2. Keep alternating between these for rows 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Depending on the length of the scarf you intend to knit, you may repeat this step as many times as you want.

There you have it!

After completing this final step, your Irish Hiking Scarf will be complete and ready to wear on cold, winter days, or even on warm days to make yourself stand out. This final step involves on last row:

(RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4

Now you are ready to show off your new look with your friends and family, whilst also enabling you to show off your knitting skills, new profound knitting skills if you are a beginner, and parade your self-styled look for the world to see.