Aesthetic Hooded Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern)

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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!
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.


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 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

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

8. Work sc into the free loops
Work slip stitches along the bottom side of the hood until you reach the 1st row of free loops as shown in pic 7, ch 1 and start working 1 sc into each of the chain loops to form a ridge as shown in pic 8. 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
Note: the scarf is worked onto the base of the hood.

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

10. Ch again for 23 inches once you reach the other end 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 9 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 10, 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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  1. October 31, 2011 / 4:47 pm


  2. November 2, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    I like this! Thanks for the free pattern!

  3. November 2, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks for offering a free pattern. I am following form tangled happy!

  4. Anonymous
    November 3, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    TY TY TY for the free pattern!! A friend of mine found this for me, I am in Iowa, and have Lupus, thus the cold gets to me easily, brutally I might add. I am planning on making this today, running out to buy yarn after this thank you!! Hugs from Iowa!! JoBug

  5. November 8, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    How many ch st do u use to start…. The first instruction I see is the hdc in the last 2 stiches of the ch

    • Anonymous
      November 12, 2012 / 3:28 pm

      Continue to read the pattern it tells you later.

  6. November 9, 2011 / 11:44 am

    Hi, I love the pattern and would have liked to have made it. In actual fact your on which is where I found you.
    But once I follow your own link it becomes impossible for me to download the pattern. Do I need to be a member in order for it to work.
    Thing is I thought this was perfect for my daughter Christmas (2011). I must also just tell you that I do like your blog. Keep up the good work and I look forward to more from you.

  7. November 9, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    @Phatgurl,I just double checked it. The pattern asks you to start with 32 + 2 stitches.

  8. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    can you tell me how to make the hood part larger? do i add more chains at the beginning? Help!
    this is a great pattern by the way.

  9. November 14, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    Thank you for the free pattern. I actually completed it yesterday and it came out nicely. I just had to change the stitching because I found that the scarf had started to twist, and I think the stitching was too snug, so I changed it around a little and it came out very nice.

  10. November 14, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Thank you for the free pattern. Just completed one yesterday. I like the way it covers your head and ears. This will be great on cold nights. Thanks Again

  11. CrochetDreamz
    November 15, 2011 / 4:38 am

    @Anonymous, adding more chains at the beginning can increase the height of your hood.

  12. November 15, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    thank you so much for this beautiful pattern of yellow hooded scarf and free to boot

  13. November 26, 2011 / 3:59 am

    I love this pattern and can't wait to make it…thanks for sharing….

  14. Anonymous
    December 22, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    no mattet how many times I click on the pattern link I don't ever see the pattern. Help.

  15. December 23, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    Thank you for such a beautiful scarf. Thank you also for the wonderful way that you present your patterns. The additional pictures and notes provided reassurance working through the project. But most fall, thank you for re-establishing my love of crochet and childhood belief that crochet could used to make anything.

  16. December 28, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    You have some really cool stuff on here! I love the slippers for babies. What about making the flip flops for women? I love the patterns! I have bought two patterns off of Etsy for women slippers and am somewhat disappointed with both patterns. I have wide feet but both patterns are REALLY wide…I will probably try to adjust the patterns to fit better. Anyway…keep up the great work and think about making a womens pattern for the flip flop slippers! Take care!

  17. Anonymous
    December 28, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    I like the scarf hat. Are they combined into 1 piece? I'm looking for something that is one piece, my sister lives in Buffalo and I think she could use a scarf and hat all in one piece. Thanks

  18. January 2, 2012 / 1:38 am

    Hello there.

    Love the pattern and wish to make it for my sisters who live in Michigan. Would love the pattern on a downloadable version. Is there somewhere that you have this as Christmas is coming next year and this give me some time to complete 4 of them. Thanks in advance for your help!!

  19. January 2, 2012 / 1:40 am

    Thank you for the great pattern. I need to know if you have the instructions that are downloadable. I plan to make this for my 4 Sisters in Michigan next year for Christmas and do not want to loose the pattern. Thanking you in advance for your help!

  20. January 4, 2012 / 7:46 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! It works up quickly and looks really pretty when finished. I made two of them over a long weekend, and now that I know what they look like once complete, I can't wait to try this pattern again with different textures and colors of yarn. These hooded scarves will make great gifts. Thanks again! =)

  21. January 4, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    @Diane DeJong, if you click on the link in the blog post above it will take you to the page where you can download the pdf.

  22. Anonymous
    January 17, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    I am trying to make this pattern. I get stuck at working in each gap to end with 69 sts. Can someone explain?

    • January 19, 2012 / 10:53 pm

      Mail me using the contact me form. I would be able to help you better.

  23. February 9, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    I get stuck when it says do 69 sts. Not sure what to do. Do I do the 69 and then start on the next row?

    • February 10, 2012 / 12:50 am

      Liz, mail me using the Contact Me form in my blog stating what you find confusing.

  24. February 28, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    This is so nice. I've always wanted to try and make a hooded scarf, i'm going to have to add this to my list of things to crochet! Thanks for sharing this!

  25. June 6, 2012 / 9:49 am

    Hi awesome person my question to you is how did you go from 32 +2 to 60 something stiches im very confused would you please explain to me

  26. June 6, 2012 / 9:50 am

    I wanted to know how did you go from 32+2 to 60 something stiches ?

  27. Anonymous
    July 11, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    I love this pattern my hubby wanted three colors so my hood is green with blue ridges I went back across with sl stitch to make a wider ridge and used every other row of free loops my scarf is multi colored it's fabulous and your diagrams really helped i'm still kinda new at this

  28. Anonymous
    July 25, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Is there a chance of getting a picture of the back of the aesthetic hooded scarf. That will let me know that I am on the right track with what I'm doing with it. LOVE this hooded scarf. Thanks so much for sharing.

  29. September 5, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    hello , pease can you help me , have you this things for me and my friends in german speak ? i can`t so good englisch ………. only in the skole . befor 45 age ………. with good wisch , from me to you

    • September 7, 2012 / 2:09 am

      Hi Marina,

      Nice to hear from Germany, I lived there for a few months and love your language but unfortunately I cannot speak or write German.Sorry!

  30. Anonymous
    September 22, 2012 / 7:54 am

    Thanks a lot for your free pattern. I can't wait to get started with this, as the weather starts to cool here. It's a beautiful scarf and I love the hood.

  31. September 22, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    I wonder if this scarf could be scaled smaller for a child? Should I use smaller yarn and hook? I would love to make this for my son who is a toddler and gets cold easily… What are your thoughts? feel free to email me advice:

  32. October 22, 2012 / 11:01 am

    Hi! I made this scarf last spring as a present with a very cool yarn from Katia (a Spanish brand), with shades of purple/fuchsia/grey. It turned out perfect 🙂 So thank you so much! 😀

    Now I'm thinking of making another one for a 2 year old girl. I think, Danielle, that you can just do less chains at the back of the hood (which is the very beginning of the pattern) and modify the number of stitches accordingly. Smaller yarn and hook can help too. Hope this helps!

  33. Pattie
    November 6, 2012 / 3:58 am

    I just finished an obnoxiously bright pink one of these for a friend of mine who is still growing her hair back from chemotherapy. She is cancer free but very cold. She is excited to this to keep her little curly-haired head warm! While finishing it, a young lady came to me and asked if I could make her daughter one. She has the disease where her body rejects her hair so it falls out. She has such a strong spirit and is only 7 years old. You have touched lives with this pattern. God will bless you for this. Now, just pray that I can "shrink" this pattern to fit a little girl's head!

    • November 6, 2012 / 3:07 pm

      Try chaining less at the beginning to make the hood less taller for the 7 year old. May God bless you too for helping those who are suffering.

    • Pattie
      November 6, 2012 / 3:22 pm

      I switched to a G-hook and so far it is working great. She tried on the pink one and the hood was too tall for her. Since I still have the pink one, I compared what I have on this one; it is coming out to be about 1.5 to 2 inches shorter. I'm using a varigated yard that has some lime green in it…..really turning out pretty so far. I hope it keeps her pretty little head warm, too! This is exciting!

  34. November 6, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    love this and I would love to see it in pink my favorite color

  35. November 13, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    I'm having trouble downloading this off the site "Box". I click the download button and nothing comes up, like asking me where I want to put it on my harddrive. I love the look of this pattern and would really love to try it. Thanks.

    • November 14, 2012 / 7:20 pm

      It generally gets downloaded to your "Downloads" folder. If you mail me using the Contact Me form, I can email you a copy.

  36. Anonymous
    November 26, 2012 / 1:12 am

    I'm having a hard time understanding how to get the stitches from 32 starting to 69! Are some of the instructions missing.

    • November 26, 2012 / 1:59 pm

      You work on the other side of foundation chain as well and add increases where you turn. Please refer to the pictures in the pattern.

  37. Anonymous
    December 1, 2012 / 11:42 pm

    Love this, am trying it this weekend, but already goofed and have to take out a couple rows and re-start

  38. December 16, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    Love this pattern Shehnaaz! Once again, you've come up with a fabulous pattern. I have made (and successfully sold!)almost every item you have designed patterns for and I know this one will be fabulous too. You are truly talented. Keep up the great work!

    • December 17, 2012 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you Donna, you are one of the first connections I made when I started designing. Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Holiday Season.

  39. June 2, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    I was looking for a way to put a new spin on "little red riding hood…" this may just be the ticket! This with a red dress, or a red shirt and some jeans/pants would do well! 😀 Thank you!

  40. Anonymous
    September 22, 2013 / 5:26 am

    I like your pattern. Thank you for letting us use it for free. Im going to make a few for my granddaughters for winter.

  41. November 23, 2013 / 5:29 pm

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

  42. November 23, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    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.

  43. Anonymous
    December 2, 2013 / 1:10 am

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

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  44. December 2, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    So beautiful – I love the possibility for hood!

  45. Anonymous
    January 8, 2014 / 1:44 am

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

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