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Aesthetic Hooded Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern)

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Finished hooded scarf in yellow color on a mannequin head
Side view finished hooded scarf on a mannequin head
Back view of hooded scarf

Back View
I designed this hooded scarf using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in color gold. Scarves are probably the first projects a beginner crocheter would take up. It would give them a lot of practice in working the stitches while making something useful.


This hooded scarf can be your favorite fashion accessory for winter while keeping you warm and cozy. It is made using a single strand of worsted weight yarn and double crochet stitches making it a quick and easy crochet project.
The ridges on the hood give it added texture but you can easily skip that step if you wish. I chose a simple edging for my hood but you can change it to suit your taste. You can try a reverse single crochet edging, a shell edging or even a picot one.


I love this mustard color and think the scarf would look great in gray, green or cream as well. You can even work your scarf in the same stitch pattern as your hood. I would love to experiment and make this in a striped pattern, making the ridges in a contrasting color. How about a black and white one?  If I ever find the time to make it in stripes I  will be sharing the picture with all of you. Happy Crocheting!


      Crochet Hooded Scarf Pattern

Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.



1. Worsted weight yarn
2. Hook- H (5mm)
3. Yarn needle for weaving in the yarn tails



One size fits all women. Hood is 12 inches high and 9 inches wide when laid flat. The scarf is 64 inches long and 4 ½ inches wide. You can easily increase the length of the scarf by adding more chains or increase the width of the scarf by repeating the rows in sequence.



6 rows +  14  double crochet stitches = 4 inches



Around 300 Yards.


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip


Stitch Explanation


See the picture below to see what it means to work into back loops or front loops only. When making a regular stitch the hook is inserted under both loops as seen in the 1st diagram below but inserted only into one of the loops in case you are working into back or front loops.

Insert hook under just the back, front or both loops




1. Work 5 hdc into last ch and continue to work along the opposite side of the foundation ch



Row 1: Ch 32 + 2 for the turning chain. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each chain across, 5 hdc in the last chain. Do not turn your work, but continue to work along the opposite side of the foundation chain as shown in pic 1. 



2. Work into the gaps between the stitches


Work inserting your hook into the gap between the stitches (pic 2), 1 hdc in each gap across to end, turn. Place a marker on the right side of your work as shown in pic 4 below.——————69 sts



 3. Wrong Side of stitch



 4. Place a marker on the right side of your work



5. Free loops left on the right side of your work


NOTE:  For the rest of the rows, you will work only into the back loops on the right side and only into the front loops on the wrong side. The idea is to leave a line of free loops on the right side as you work each row as shown above.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next 32 sts until you reach the 3 stitches at the top, 2 dc in each of the 3 sts, 1 dc in each of the remaining 33 sts; Turn.———72 st



6. Mark 7 sts at the top


Row 3: Mark the top 7 stitches as shown above.
Ch 3,  1 dc in each st until the marked st, 2 dc in the marked st, 1 dc, 2dc, 1 dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in the next marked st, 1 dc in each of the remaining stitches; Turn.———76 st

Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each st across until you reach the top, 2 dc in the middle 2  stitches at the top, 1 dc in each st across; Turn.————78 st

Row 5 to 13 (Even rows): Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across to end, turn.—————-78 st

Your hood will now measure nearly 11 ¾ in height and 8 ½ inches wide when laid flat. The edging will add the next ½ inch to the width and a sc row from the scarf will add a ¼ inch to the height of the hood to make it 12 inches.

If you want your hood taller (12 inches should normally be enough) add a few single crochet rows at the bottom of the hood. Ideally, the hood should hit the middle of your neck and from there the scarf should start.


Hood Edging

Edging Row 1 ( comes around the face when you wear the hood): Ch 3, 1 dc in the next st, *(ch2, sk 2, 1 dc in next), repeat from * until 2/ 3 sts are left, 1 dc in each  st across to end; Fasten off.

Last Row of edging ( Sc row): Join yarn at the base of the front of the hood with a sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in each dc and 2 sc in each ch-loop across to end. Do not fasten off.

Ridges on the Hood


7. Sl st along the base of the hood to reach the line of free loops


Work slip stitches along the bottom side of the hood until you reach the 1st row of free loops, ch 1 and start working 1 sc into each of the chain loops to form a ridge as shown in pic 7. If you fold your work to bring your loops on the top edge it will be easier to work this row.

Once you have completed working sc into one row of free loops, slip stitch along the bottom of the hood as before until you reach the next line of free loops and proceed to work sc into it.

Continue like this till you finish all the free loop rows and fasten off.  I left the free loops around the first hdc row free.

Scarf Pattern


8. Ch for 23 inches and join with a sl st to the base of the hood


9. Ch again for 23 inches once you reach the other end of the hood.

Note: the scarf is worked onto the base of the hood.
Chain for a length of  23 inches (scarf length on one side of the hood). Chain more if you want it longer. Sl st to the base of the hood on the right side as shown in pic 8 and ch 1, sc evenly across the base of the hood to level it out, chain  for a length of 23 inches again at other end of the hood as shown in pic 9, and add 2 more for turning chain; Turn.

Row 1:  Ch 2, 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each chain across, 1 hdc in each of the sc stitches at the base of the hood, 1 hdc in each of the chains on the other side of the hood; Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 ( counts as 1st dc); 1 dc in next st, *( ch 1, sk 1 , 1 dc in next) , repeat from * until 2/3 sts are left, 1 dc in each st left; Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as 1st hdc) , *(1 hdc in next st , 1 hdc into the chain loop), repeat from * to end of row; Turn.

Row 4 : Ch 2 , 1 hdc in each st across.
Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4 once.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 once again and fasten off.


Weave in all the ends.
Enjoy the cold weather in your cozy new Hooded Scarf!

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Saturday 30th of November 2019

please.can you explain the begining of pattern are you working sround and around or backwards and forwards i csnt work it out thanks


Saturday 30th of November 2019

Not round and round but back and forth in a "U". Hope that helps.


Wednesday 8th of January 2014

WOW very nice love it.. Thank You very much I'm on my way to make one now.....


Monday 2nd of December 2013

So beautiful - I love the possibility for hood!


Monday 2nd of December 2013

Gorgeous hooded scarf! I plan on making one for a friend as a Christmas gift. I hope my turns out as pretty as yours. :-)

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Saturday 23rd of November 2013

Really love the stitching trim on the scarf. I'm going to have to crochet one of these for my mom. She just loves hooded scarves. Thanks for the free pattern.