Hairpin Lace Neck Scarf

hairpin lace neck scarf

I have always admired projects on Ravelry with this particular pattern and wanted to crochet this scarf. It is a wonderful pattern designed by hairpin lace buff Jennifer Hansen.

This summer a crochet book by Margaret Hubert caught my eye, and when I browsed through it at home, I discovered the scarf :-)

Pattern  Hairpin Lace Neck Scarf by Jennifer Hansen. You can either buy the scarf pattern on Ravelry or find the pattern in the book  The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet.

Yarn 1 skein Soft Silk by BC Garn, 100 % bourette silk in shade #158 gray, 100 g/350 m –  3,53 ounces/383 yards. This is a sport weight yarn.

Hook   4 mm   US: G/6

Hairpin Lace Loom

The scarf is made of 7 hairpin lace strips, which are joined by an easy braiding technique. I have made a photo tutorial about the hairpin lace crochet technique.

I made one extra strip, since my hairpin lace loom is not as wide as what the pattern calls for. I had to decipher Swedish crochet terms in the book, so I am quite proud of myself I got them right :-) This is a written pattern only with no crochet chart/diagram.

Make sure to wet block the scarf after finishing, so the edging stands out in a nice and crisp way.

This is the first time I used this yarn and I wouldn’t recommend it for this pattern. The pattern calls for a thicker yarn (DK weight) and many projects on Ravelry look nicer than mine. – It just gets a little bit too much of a thready look around my neck. I think bourette silk is the most cheap silk available and this type of silk doesn’t have a pretty sheen to it. I will have to wait until a lush silk  or bamboo yarn finds its way into my stash and try another version.

The project is fast to make though – and if you can crochet without achart it makes a great gift project or a little treat for yourself.

close up of scarf

jennifer Hansen hairpin lace neck scarf

hairpin lace neck scarf hansen