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Marlo Hat + Scarf, free beginner crochet hat and scarf set

Step into cool weather with classic style when you put on the Marlo Hat + Scarf, a FREE beginner crochet hat and scarf set designed for Crochet Academy.

When it’s time to go outside in the cold and snow of fall, the last thing on my mind is looking good. Just imagine having a super cute hat and scarf within reach when you’re rushing out the door. Every outfit would be effortlessly chic! Achieve that ready-for-anything look using the Marlo Hat + Scarf free pattern.

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Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

Get the Marlo Hat + Scarf

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Marlo Hat + Scarf pattern
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free PDF version of the Marlo Hat + Scarf from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • CROCHET KIT: Get everything you need to make the Marlo Hat + Scarf in a convenient kit from Lion Brand. Customize your kit now!

Beginner Crochet Hat and Scarf Set

Beanies and hats are classic first-time projects for crocheters. They are appealing to newbies because of how practical and speedy they are. And the best compliment to a crochet hat is a matching scarf. Then you have an instant gift for the holidays, back to school, and birthdays.

The Marlo Hat + Scarf set are the perfect meditative projects to practice new crochet skills and really impress yourself. The hat explores texture while the scarf leans more on negative space, creating a balance that looks so very trendy when styled together.

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

Crocheting in the Round

The Marlo Hat uses a crochet technique called working in the round. As opposed to flat rows, working in the round gives a 3D effect to your crochet project and is the ideal way to make a hat.

To make your hat, begin with a long length of ribbing made by working single crochet stitches into the back loop only. Then, the ends of the ribbing are seamed together and the hat body is worked off of the long edge left behind. The effect is a snug hat that comes together quickly without any visible seams.

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

Crocheting with Worsted Weight Yarn

Yarn comes in varying thicknesses, categorized into “weights“. Very thin yarn can be difficult for beginner crocheters to work with, and yarn that is too thick can make the experience feel clunky. The Marlo Hat + Scarf are made with worsted weight yarn, a middle-of-the-road thickness that is ideal for most crochet projects. If Goldilocks were a crocheter, she would use worsted weight yarn.

Since worsted weight yarn is so versatile, there are lots of different options on the market. You can use these options to choose the perfect yarn for your Marlo Hat + Scarf. The original sample uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease, a delightfully soft acrylic blend with a touch of wool. Some alternatives would be Brava Worsted, Lion Brand Basic Stitch, and Amigo XL.

Want to make the Marlo Hat + Scarf? Customize your kit by choosing your favorite shade of Lion Brand Hue + Me. START HERE!

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

Get the Marlo Hat + Scarf

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Marlo Hat + Scarf.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free PDF version of the Marlo Hat + Scarf from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • YARN: Shop the yarn used in the Marlo Hat + Scarf HERE.

Marlo Hat + Scarf Details

DESCRIPTION

Layering up never looked so good! The Marlo Hat + Scarf are the pieces you’ll reach for over and over. Whether it’s a brisk fall day or the deepest part of winter, this pom pom beanie and oversized rectangle scarf set bring on the warmth without sacrificing style. Try this beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of this free pattern.

MATERIALS

  • Lion Wool-Ease (category 4) worsted weight yarn. 6 total skeins in the color Grey Heather.
  • 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm crochet hooks (like these ones!)
  • Scissors
  • Tapesry needle
  • Blue Clover pom pom maker
Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

MARLO HAT MEASUREMENTS

  • Finished size: 8.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall when lying flat. Sized for 19″-22″ adult head
  • Gauge: 3” = 12 sts x 8 rows in post stitch pattern, unblocked

MARLO SCARF MEASUREMENTS

  • Finished size: 70″ long x 13″ wide
  • Gauge: 5” = 7 clusters x 12 rows, unblocked

ABBREVIATIONS

Blo = back loop only

Bpdc = back post double crochet

Bpdc2tog = back post double crochet 2 together (instructions)

Bpdc3tog = back post double crochet 3 together (instructions)

Ch = chain

Clu = cluster (see Special Stitch)

Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sc = single crochet

Sk = skip

Sl st = slip stitch

Sp = space

St(s) = stitches

Tch = turning chain

WS = wrong side

SPECIAL STITCH

  • Cluster (clu) = (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the indicated space or stitch.
Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

Need. a little extra help? Check out the Marlo Hat + Scarf Tutorial Video:

Marlo Hat Pattern

Note: Parts of this pattern are written in crochet shorthand, for example, “fpdc 4” means to front post double crochet each of the next 4 stitches, etc.

BRIM

ROW 1: With 4mm hook, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across row, turn.

ROW 2: Ch 1, sc BLO across row, turn.

Rep Row 2 to 81 total rows.

JOIN: Ch 1. without twisting the brim, bring ends together. Working through the stitches of the current row and the starting chain together, single crochet in each stitch across to join the ends. Rotate to work along row ends.

BODY   

ROW 1 (RS): W/ 5mm hook, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc in the end of each row from the Brim, sl st in first dc of the round. Do not turn. (81 dc)

ROW 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, (fpdc 4, bpdc 4) around, sl st in first dc of the round, turn. (40 fpdc, 40 bpdc, 1 dc)

ROWS 3-16: Rep Round 2.

ROW 17 (WS): Ch 2, dc in same st as join, (fpdc 4, bpdc 1, bpdc2tog, bpdc 1) around, sl st in first dc of the round, turn. (40 fpdc, 30 bpdc, 1 dc)

ROW 18: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, (fpdc 3, bpdc 1, bpdc2tog, bpdc 1) around, sl st in first dc of the round, turn. (30 fpdc, 30 bpdc, 1 dc)

ROW 19: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, (fpdc 3, bpdc3tog) around, sl st in first dc of the round, turn. (30 fpdc, 10 bpdc, 1 dc)

ROW 20: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, (fpdc 1, bpdc3tog) around, sl st in first dc of the round, turn. (10 fpdc, 10 bpdc, 1 dc)

ROW 21: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, (fpdc 1, bpdc 1) around, sl st in first dc of the round. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave tail through stitches of Round 21 and cinch to close hole.

FINISHING: Weave in all ends. Steam block lighty as desired. Make a pom pom with the blue Clover pom pom maker or some other device for a 3 3/8” pom pom. Attach the pom pom to the top of the hat.

Marlo Scarf Pattern

ROW 1: With 6mm hook, ch 40, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.  (39 sc)

ROW 2: Ch 1, sc across row. turn.  

ROW 3: Ch 4, sk sc at base of ch and next sc, dc in next st, (ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st) across row, turn. (20 dc)

ROW 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and sp across row, placing a sc in the tch sp and placing the last st in the 3rd ch of the tch, turn.

ROWS 5-6: Rep Rows 3 and 4. 

ROW 7: Rep Row 2.

NOTE: The transition from Row 7 to Row 8 will result in losing a stitch. This is part of the design and done on purpose. Pay close attention to stitch counts from here.

ROW 8: Ch 2, sk sc at base of ch AND next sc, (clu in next st, sk 1) to last st, hdc in last st, turn. (18 clu + 2 hdc)

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

ROW 9: Ch 2, clu in the ch-1 sp of each clu across row, hdc in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

ROWS 10-164: Rep Row 9. 

NOTE: The transition from Row 164 to Row 165 will result in adding a stitch to replace the stitch lost in Row 8. 

ROW 165: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, sc in the sp before the next clu, sc each hdc across (sk the ch-1 sps), placing the last sc in 2nd ch of tch, turn. (39 sc)

ROW 166-168: Rep Rows 2-4.

ROWS 169-170: Rep Rows 3 and 4.

ROW 171: Rep Row 2. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Weave in all ends. Steam block to finished measurements.  

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet hat and scarf set with the help of a free pattern. Chic crochet pom pom hat and oversized wrap scarf.

Prefer an ad-free, printable version of the Marlo Hat + Scarf? Get it HERE!


Now that you’ve finished your first Marlo Hat + Scarf Set, what color will you use for your second? I’m keeping the gray set I made, but I picked up a lovely caramel color for my best friends. We’re gonna be pom beanie twins!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Shaunta H

    Do you have exact yardage for each piece? Want to try the scarf in a self stripping yarn but need to make sure that I have enough before I get started. Thanks!

    August 2, 2021 at 7:27 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! The hat takes about 325 yards. The scarf takes about 750 yards.

      August 5, 2021 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Gladys E. Walker

    Do you have a video for this?

    August 3, 2021 at 11:45 pm
    • Reply Tracy Reifer

      Im patiently waiting for it too! I started the scarf last Monday and have frogged and frogged. I’m getting pretty frustrated…..

      August 10, 2021 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Tania

    Hi Toni, can’t seem to find the video tutorial for this?

    August 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Margaret

    For those of us with big heads…any guidance for how to make the hat a bit bigger if needed?

    August 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! You can add ribbing rows in multiples of 8 to make the hat bigger 🙂

      August 24, 2021 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Alisha

    I’m confused on the row 8 how many stitches should we have 38? i have the same amount of clusters and hdc. but keep coming up with more than 38 stitches.

    August 29, 2021 at 4:44 pm
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