I never bothered to learn to read the patterns so I make up my own. I find it relaxing to create something original. The scarves and hats are made with two colors used in each stitch. The one set is brown and a bright orangey color. The other is a set with 2 colors. but doubled with 2 other colors. Then so it wasn't just striped I cut the first skein in half and put 1/2 at the last and 1/2 at the front. Only basic stitch was used doubled yarn used 4 skeins in all. The colors were lt blue, medium blue, brown and cream.
1. Scarf The scarves are straight stitched across 15-25 stitches depending on the size of the crochet hook and the size of the person you are making it for. Then I crochet them so they start at your waist, wrap around your neck once, and go to your waist again. that way they can double it or even put it around the head then wrap the neck. Then stitch around the scarf twice. To create a finished look. This one was done with a k hook and 17 stitches.
This hat I used the remainder of the 4 skeins but each cut in half and alternated the colors on each skein to create a hap hazard pattern of color. I trimmed in what was left. Eric took it over right away.