Having recently started to make hats and scarves for older children and then somehow ending up making them for younger children instead, I decided to "get with the plot". I had about 150g of Robin FX Dk yarn in a lovely shade of oatmeal. It was just crying out to be turned into a hat and scarf set.
The label describes it as premium acrylic which some purists might think is a contradiction in terms. But it was lovely to knit with, didn't have any knots and produced a perfect texture in both knitted and crocheted items.
I didn't follow any particular scarf pattern. I simply did row after row of crochet v-stitch and really like the way it turned out. It is reversible, doesn't curl at the edges and drapes nicely. I will definitely make more of these. I used a 4mm hook, chained 27 stitches, and used 110g of the yarn. That gave me a scarf measuring 6.25 inches by 65 inches.
The rest of the yarn went towards making this simple beanie hat which should fit a teenager. It is from the well-written Two by Two Basic Beanie pattern. There are instructions for sizes ranging from baby to large adult and I can really recommend it.
Both these items will go off to Operation Orphan. They are not really a matching set since the only thing they have in common is the yarn. However, they are very unlikely to stay together and that is ok as it means two teenagers will benefit....a win win situation.