A free crochet pattern for a hooded scarf with pockets. The pattern is easy to crochet for the most part. The only challenging stitches are the front post and back post stitches. Once you get the pattern started, it allows for hours of mindless crocheting.
It’s an elegant hooded scarf to keep for yourself or to gift someone special. My favorite thing about this scarf is not only the way it drapes, but the ribbed edge around the hood, the bottom of the scarf and the top of the pockets, makes this the go-to hooded scarf pattern to go with your favorite winter outfits.
I used TLC Promise Sport yarn, which goes a long way and produces a nice light fabric. I purchased a big ball of 350g and still have quite a bit left over.
If you are looking for something easier to crochet, you might want to check out the Beginner Hooded Scarf.
TLC Hooded Scarf With Pockets
Although given in one size only, you can easily customize this hooded scarf with pockets for a custom fit. Please see notes and other special instructions for size adjustments.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Material: TLC Promise Sport (1 350g/12.35 oz ball) (This yarn has been discontinued, but any DK that matches the gauge should work.)
Hook Size: G/6-4.25MM
Gauge: Measures 3″ over 13 sc sts and over 11 sc rows.
The pockets only measure about 5 inches wide, which is perfect for me as I have small hands. If you need to make the pockets wider, you can do so by increasing the beginning chs by 2 or a multiple of two. Note that if you want to make the pockets wider, that you will also have to make the scarf wider.
To begin the scarf: Ch 27, or any multiple of 2 plus 1.
Row 1(RS): Dc in third ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (25 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Rows 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, working in fl only, sc in each st across.
Rows 7-250: Repeat row 6 until you have reached a desired length minus about 1.5 inches. Also make sure to end with an even row.
Row 251: Working in both lps, ch 2, dc in first st and in each st across. Turn.
Row 252: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 253: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 254: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Fasten Off.
The Pockets (Make 2)
Ch 20, or any multiple of 2 in order to obtain a desired measurement.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (19 sts)
Rows 2-15: Repeat scarf pattern row 6.
Rows 16-19: Repeat scarf pattern rows 251 to 254. When you fasten off make sure to leave a long enough tail to sew the pocket to the scarf.
Sew the pockets onto the right side of the scarf aligning the ridges of the fabric.
To determine the size of the hood at the front, 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 and to the center back of the head.
Note that the hood will appear larger than what you bargained for over the first 4-6 rows or so. But once you do more of the sc rows the edge pulls itself together.
Ch 105, or any multiple of 2 plus 1 to achieve the desired measurement.
Rows 1-6: Same as rows 1-6 of the scarf pattern rows.
Rows 7:39: Repeat scarf pattern row 6 until you have reached a desired measurement of the hood. Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew the back seam of the hood.
To sew the seam, thread the tail end through a yarn needle. Fold the hood over with the right sides facing each other and aligning the stitches. Sew the two sides together.
Fold the scarf in half with the wrong sides facing each other and position the folded hood on top, aligning the center of the hood with the scarf. The right sides of the hood and scarf should face each other. Both folds of the hood and scarf should align as well as the ridges. Pin the two touching sides (the two middle layers) of the hood and scarf together.
Then bring the bottom layer of the scarf around to encase the hood and pin together making sure that everything is aligned and even. Then sew the seam starting at one end.
And Tada! There you have yourself a new hooded scarf with pockets to keep you warm in the winter months. The pockets are not only great for keeping your hands warm, but can also come in handy for carrying chapstick, tissues and other small items to free up your hands.