Beginner Hooded Scarf
This beginner hooded scarf is very easy to crochet up. The only stitches used in this pattern are the chains and single crochet stitches, both of which are fairly easy to make, even for a beginner.
I worked this scarf lengthwise, but if you wanted to, you could also start off with a few chains and work it across. I just happen to like the vertical and slightly textured rows in this scarf. Also I used a larger hood, which helps to create a nice loose fabric.
And if you don't like the hood, simply make the scarf and enjoy it.
And if you want you to you can also make the hood and scarf all in one piece. Cindy from My Recycled Bags wrote out the instructions on how to do that here: One Piece Hooded Scarf. She recommends that you start off with 210 chains in order to have a nice long scarf. Thank you Cindy for the variation.
Material: Bernat Super Value (2 197g/7oz balls)
Hook Size: J/10-6.00MM
Gauge: 7 ch-1 sps and 15 rows = 4" (not that important)
Finished Measurement: The scarf measures about 60" long, and when laying flat, the hood measures about 11" high. However, you can make it any size that you want.
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
The Scarf: The scarf is worked lengthwise.
The Hood: The hood is crocheted by using the same pattern as the scarf, only you do not chain as many. To determine the number of chains to start with, refer to the gauge and the measurement over the head from shoulder to shoulder.
To take the measurement, measure from one shoulder and over the head to the next shoulder. As for the measurement from the front to back, measure along the side, from the front of the head to the center back of the head.
Ch a multiple of 2 in order to obtain a desired length. I chained 200 for the scarf, and 80 for the hood.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into the next ch-1 sp, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch-1 sp, repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. Turn.
Rows 5-6: Repeat rows 3-4.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across. Turn.
Rows 2-7 form the pattern rows. Repeat them until you have reached a desired width. Fasten Off. When fastening off for the hood, leave a tail long enough to sew the back seam for the hood.
To Assemble the Scarf
To sew the hood seam, fold the hood so that the right sides are facing each other. Sew the two edges edges of the last row together.
Fold the scarf in half so that the wrong sides are facing each other. Then with the right side turned in, take the hood and position it over the scarf so that the edges and the center of the hood are lined up with the scarf. The right sides of the scarf and hood should face each other. Pin and sew together.
Turn the hood right side out and arrange it between a damp towel and allow to dry. This helps to make the seam less visible.