Crochet Hooded Scarf
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I've designed this hooded scarf in December 1997 and have sent it to many of my crochet pen pals. I don't have a picture (and even if I did, I wouldn't know how to send it). This pattern is unique in that nothing is 'required' except for the measurements and that will insure the hooded scarf will fit anyone.
The crocheter has the choice of hook size, yarn type, stitches, gauge and closure method (if any).
This pattern also does not care if you are right or left handed.
As long as the measurements are followed, size will fit the individual regardless of the type of yarn used (baby, sport weight, worsted weight, bulky, etc) or the hook size. Using different yarns and hooks will give an entirely different look each time the item is made.
The pattern for a Ladies small was made using Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight Yarn #9703 Bone and used approximately 12 ounces.
Suggested Stitches: Single Crochet (SC);
Half Double Crochet (HDC);
Double Crochet (DC);
Triple Crochet (TC);
Puff Stitch (PF).
Suggested Closures for the front of the scarf: None, Ties, Buttons, Zipper, Belcro, Hook & Eye; Snaps.
Before starting write down the following measurements:
CROWN LENGTH: Measure from the bottom of the earlobe on one side of the head, up and over the crown to the bottom of the other earlobe.
FOREHEAD LENGTH; Measure from the top front of the forehead to the crown at the back of the head and add 2" for the fold at the front of the hood.
SHOULDER LENGTH; Measure from the center of the breastbone to the shoulder edge.
FRONT LENGTH; Measure from the collarbone down the front of the body for as long as you want the scarf to be.
SC Pattern: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn.
HDC Pattern: HDC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn.
DC Pattern: DC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn.
TC Pattern: TC in each stitch across, chain 3, turn.
PC Pattern: PC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn.
PF Pattern: PF in each stitch across, chain 2, turn.
Start: Make a chain as long as the CROWN LENGTH - crochet in each stitch across using your selected pattern. Continue in pattern until piece measures FOREHEAD LENGTH, then fasten off.
For Back Seam: Thread a needle with the yarn and fold the piece in half (from earlobe to earlobe), wrong sides facing. Attach yarn at neck edge and going under all 4 loops, whip stitch through all stitches. Fasten Off.
Using the hook, attach yarn in a corner stitch at neck edge with a SC. SC in each stitch around neck edge and the front of the hood. Fasten Off.
Fold the front edge of the hood 1½" toward the back and on the outside of the hood. Tack in place at each corner and once or twice across the top.
For the scarf: Make a chain as long as the FRONT LENGTH, SC in the first corner stitch and each stitch around, then chain as long as the FRONT LENGTH, turn. Follow your pattern until piece measures the SHOULDER LENGTH. Fasten off.
Starting at the neck edge of the scarf, with the right side facing, SC in first stitch and each stitch around with 3 SC in each corner.
If you have chosen a Closure Method, the first closure should be at the neck, with the rest of the closures evenly spaced down the front of the scarf. If you have chosen to use Ties, make a chain 7" long and join with a SC in the stitch.
This Hooded Scarf can be worn either under or over the coat.