Scottish Flags Hat and Filey Scarf Pattern


A scarf, patterned with a motif found in Filey, and a cozy, warm hat adorned with Scottish Flags can be knitted separately or as a set, using the same yarn for both!


Intermediate. An easy scarf is a challenge to design: you want it to be interesting and to lie flat, though knitted fabrics do have a tendency to roll and expose the wrong side. With this scarf, I chose a simple but engaging pattern for the majority of the length. Hinting at a ribbing, this motif from the fishing town of Filey. looks almost the same on both sides. Once the pattern is in your head, this scarf will be perfect for social knitting—you’ll be able to keep track of the pattern even while talking! To go along with the scarf is a hat with motifs (“Scottish Flags”)  The hat is knitted in the round, starting with a provisional cast-on, and the hem is double-thickness around the ears for warmth.


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Featured Techniques:

Historic motifs, a provisional cast-on



Scarf: 21 sts and 44 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Garter st, 27 sts and 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Filey motif.

Hat: 19 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in chart pattern using larger needles.


Finished Sizes:

Scarf: One size: approximately 61/2″ (16.5 cm) wide and 63″ (160 cm) long.

Hat: Child to small adult (medium to large adult)  Head Circumference: 181/2-20 (21-22)” (47-51 [53.5-55.5] cm).



Yarn: #4 Worsted weight: 440 yds (400 m). Shown here: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yds [200 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #9635 Porcelain Blue, 2 skeins for the scarf, 2 for the hat.



Scarf: Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): straight or 16″ (40 cm) circ ndl.

Hat: Size U.S. 7 (4.5mm): 16” (40 cm) circ ndl, size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 16” (40 cm) circ and set of 4 or 5 dpn.


Notions:  stitch holder, tapestry needle, sticky notes for charts.