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Simple Hooded Scarf Pattern

February 19, 2019

I know it’s a bit late in the season for a scarf, but I figure Autumn is closing in on the southern hemisphere, so why not get it out of my system and into the world?

This hooded scarf is another part of an ongoing endeavour of mine, using crochet to design practical and comfortable things that I’ll actually wear. Also to showcase designs that work with simple, inexpensive DK yarn as it’s the most affordable option for most of us crafty dabblers.

I truly love fancy yarn, but when a pattern only looks good because of the gorgeous yarn used, the pattern is actually quite useless to most people who aren’t going to shell out the money for that special yarn.

Anyhoo.. enough of my tangent about affordable yarn, here is the pattern to my hooded scarf! :)

 

 

 

 

Hood:

 

To keep the fabric very loose and flexible I used a fairly large hook for the type of yarn. It was a bit of a gamble, but it worked out perfectly!

Hook size: 6.0
Yarn used: DK / 4ply  – Womens Institute Soft and Silky, exclusive to Hobbycraft
Terminology: US

To start, make a chainless foundation row of 50 SC

I know that usually people would use a chain to start, but if you haven’t used a chainless foundation row before, it’s really easy (instructional video) AND it’s such a game changer for the finish on your makes!!! Well worth trying.

Slip stitch into side of first sc

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first DC) then DC into each sc until end of row.

At the end of the row put 5DC into the end stitch

Then continue putting a DC into each sc around the other side. This will essentially make a big U shape of DC’s

*Ch 3 (counts as first DC) and turn

Rows 2-20: DC into each DC around* and repeat * * until you have 20 U shaped rows which form the majority of the hood

Rows 21-23: *Ch1 (does not count as first SC) and turn

Then SC into each DC around

Repeat SC rows twice more until you have 3 rows of SC finishing off a tidy border on the hood.

Leave an extra long tail on the hood as it will be used to slip stitch the hood to the scarf later, or finish off, and weave in ends, then use an additional piece of yarn to join the two pieces together at the end.

 

Scarf:

 

Row 1: Chainless foundation row of 28sc  then ch 1 and turn

Row 2 & 3 : SC in each SC of previous row then ch 1 and turn

Row 4:  Ch 4 (counts as Triple Crochet) then TC into second SC from the hook and in every SC to the end

Row 5:  Turn and ch, 3 then dc around the front of the post of the second TC of previous row. TC around the back of the post of the third TC of previous row and continue alternating around front posts and back posts to the second to last TC of previous row. TC into top of the Ch 4 in previous row.

This will start to create a woven illusion to the fabric, but the edges will always be tidy and lined up.

Example Section

Row 6-7: Repeat row 5, but alternate the front and back posts opposite. So for every front post of previous row you will be doing back post for this row and vice versa.

It’s a good idea to periodically look over your work to ensure the stitches are alternating correctly and to occasionally count how many stitches you have to check one hasn’t been dropped along the way

(So at this point you should have 4 rows of TC’s)

Row 8-9: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch) and turn, then SC to the end

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as first TC) and turn then TC in each SC to the end

Rows 2-10 create one repeating section of the scarf.

A section should be approximately 5 inches long (will stretch a bit with weight of scarf) so all you need to do now is repeat rows 2-10 until you have the approximate length you want, then to finish it off, add on another row 4-9 plus one extra very last row of SC’s which will make the ends of the scarf symmetrical since the start of the scarf was 3 rows of SC’s (including the foundation row).

I am fairly tall at 5’10, so I made my scarf quite long with 15 repeating sections, it’s a good idea to just measure it on your body as you go and bear in mind that it will be longer in the end as the weight of it will stretch it out. .

 

Join Hood to Scarf

 

Join hood to scarf by centring the hood on the long edge of the scarf and use several stitch markers or safety pins to hold it together in place as it will be very stretchy and difficult to handle while stitching together.

Then either with a long tail that was leftover from the hood or a new piece of yarn, slipstitch the two pieces together.

Fasten off and weave in all the ends to finish.

 

Gloves

 

I couldn’t resist making a matching pair of fingerless gloves to go with the hooded scarf. This is another one of my own free patterns which you can find HERE.

 

 

I’ll be posting this on Ravelry too, I would love to see any photos from people who have completed the project!

 

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