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Beginner Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern

This beginner hooded scarf crochet pattern is one of the accessories that you will want to have in your closet for when the cold weather hits. It is versatile and can be worn in many ways, thus ensuring that you will get lots of use out of it during the cold winter season.

Whether you live in moderate to extreme temperatures you will enjoy this hoodie as you can wear it over a sweater in moderate temperatures. And in extreme extreme temperatures, it can be an extra layer of warmth over a hat or an ear warmer.

This is a very simple and easy pattern; perfect for crocheting in front of the TV. Plus, it makes for a great gift idea for anyone who likes to stay extra cozy in the winter time.

Beginner Hooded Scarf - FREE Crochet Pattern
Beginner Hooded Scarf – FREE Crochet Pattern

Finished Size

The scarf measures about 60″ long, and when laying flat, the hood measures about 11″ high.

Although given in only one size to a small adult, it is customizable for both kids and adults. The pattern provides basic instructions on how to take measurements and customize it to your liking. Thus, the perfect pattern for making gifts for all your family and friends.

The Yarn

I used Bernat Super Value yarn, which is a medium worsted weight yarn. As for the hook, I used a J hook to give me a super soft and beautiful drape.

Choose any similar worsted-weight yarn. Bernat Premiium is a very similar yarn that you can substitute.

Bernat Premium

A clustered v-stitch hat in worsted weight shown on a small adult head.

How It’s Made

The stitch pattern works up quick and easy. 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.

The crochet hooded scarf is worked in two pieces – the scarf and the hood – which are joined together after each piece is completed.

I worked the scarf lengthwise, but if you wanted to, you could also start off with fewer chains and work it across the width until you reach a desired length. I just happen to like the vertical and slightly textured rows in this scarf. Also, I used a larger crochet hook, which helps to create a nice loose fabric.

And if you don’t like the hood, simply make the scarf and enjoy it as is. That’s the beauty of hooded scarves you don’t have to attach the hood if you don’t want to. Another option is to take the scarf and sew the ends together for a super cozy cowl. Therefore, it’s easy to customize as you like.

And if you want, you can also make the hood and scarf all in one piece. My friend 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. Hence, it’s an easy, adjustable, and stylish scarf no matter what you choose to do.

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Beginner Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern

This crochet hooded scarf pattern features a nice, yet simple texture on the fabric that is easy enough for a beginner to master.
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  • Yarn: Bernat Super Value (2 197g/7oz balls)
  • Crochet Hook: J/10-6.00MM
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 7 ch-1 sps and 15 rows = 4"
  • Finished Size: 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.



  • 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 * across. 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 Hooded Crochet Scarf

  • To sew the hood seam, fold the hood so that the right sides are facing each other. Sew the two 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.


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