I am using left-over LionBrand wool-ease in fisherman and wheat (I'll probably add a red color I have to finish it off)
I started with a small elastic pony holder - a child size (I should have used two to be safe)
I crocheted, 30 dc around the elastic, filling it up.
Row 2: Chain 3, *1dc in each next 2dc, then 2dc in next dc* repeat join with a slip stitch (40 stitches)
Row 3: Chain 3, *1dc in each next 3dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat, join with slip stitch (50)
Row 4: Chain 3, *1dc in each next 5dc's, 2dc in next dc* repeat to end, join with a slip stitch (58)
Row 5 - 16: start with a sc round and alternate between sc rounds and dc rounds.
(that is the hat part - you can stop now or continue)
Find the center point at back of the hat, re-connect yarn 20 stitches to the right.
Row 17: sc across to 20 stitches past the center point.
Row 18 - 23: sc around.
Row 24: 6dc, then sc to last 6 and do 6 dc
Row 25: (mark center if you wish) sc to 7 before center, slip stitch 14stitches, then sc to end.
Row 26: 10dc, then sc to last 10 and 10dc
Row 27: sc across
Row 28: repeat row 26
Row 29: chain 51 (this is the start of the scarf portion - you can bind off and stop before this if you wish.
Row 30: sc across and chain 51 for other half of scarf.
Row 31 - 37: sc
(you can continue to sc back and forth till the scarf piece is wide enough - I had to change yarn color and continued, so I bind off at this point at the end of the scarf half - so both sides of scarf are equal thickness)
Row 38: (mark center with stitch marker) at this point I'm going to increase slightly to flair/fan out at the back of the neck. Join yarn on right end of scarf. sc to center stitch and work 2sc in center sc - continue to end.
Row 39: sc across to the third stitch before the center mark, 2sc in this stitch and the third past the center mark... sc to end.
Row 40: sc across
Work until scarf is wide enough for you. sc around entire hat and you're done!