Monday, June 29, 2009

Seamless Hooded Scarf Pattern

I wanted to make a hooded scarf that did not require any seaming and was actually shaped like a head. This was the result.

Supplies Needed:
350 yds worsted weight yarn (I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi)
H hook
tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

fsc: foundation single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
ch: chain
st/sts: stitch/stitches

To make fsc: ch 2. Insert hook into first chain, yo, draw up a loop. You should have two loops on your hook. Yo, draw through one loop. Yo, draw through both loops on hook. One fsc made.
Insert hook into BASE of previously made fsc, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through one loop on hook. Yo and draw through both loops on hook. Second fsc made.
(there are excellent videos on youtube that are definitely better than my explanation here)


fsc 31

1. ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next 29 sts, 2 dc in last st, 3 dc in end of fsc row, 2 dc in bottom of last fsc, dc back along bottoms of 30 fsc. (67 sts)

2. ch 3, turn. dc in next 29 sts, 2 dc in next 7 sts, dc in next 30 sts (74 sts)

3. ch 3, turn. dc in next 29 sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 7 times, dc in next 30 sts (81 sts)

4. ch 3, turn. dc in next 29 sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 7 times, dc in next 30 sts (88 sts)

5. ch 3, turn. dc in next 32 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 33 sts (92 sts)

6-11. ch 3, turn, dc in each st. (92 sts)

12-15. ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), turn. hdc in next 20 sts, dc in next 14 sts, tr in next 22 sts, dc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 21 sts (92 sts)

do not tie off


16-66. ch 2, turn. hdc in next 18 sts (19 sts)
cut yarn and tie off.

Attach yarn with slip stitch to opposite corner of hood. Repeat rows 16-66.

cut yarn, tie off and weave in ends.


  1. I have been wanting something like this forever! Thanks :) I may try to usee your design as a base and incorporate some sort of (easy!) decorative stitch as I get bored with DCDCDCDC easy, LOL. This is great though, not many nice hooded scarfs out there and I really like em since it's less likey my dumbness will lose a hat/scarf in one peice, XD.

    ~ Chastity

  2. My sister-in-law is going to love this :) she likes hats/scarves that don't come off !
    thank you for sharing

  3. Fabulous! Am working on this right now and have a question. When working the scarf portion, is this done along the side of the hood or at the bottom? I have a hooded fleece scarf that has the scarf coming off the bottom. Please advise! Keep up the wonderful work :) Andrea in Wisconsin (where it's cold baby cold)

  4. The scarf is done along the side of the hood. If it were to be laid flat (or as flat as it can get), the scarf would stick out forward of the hood.

    Hope that helps. ^_^

  5. You rock! I got it figured out and am loving it. I don't have a hat head - I look way better in hoods. I added a picot trim around the sides and top of the hood which frames the face beautifully. I'm also thinking of making a version without the scarf-just folding up the neckline to form a nice band and adding a button. Tre Chic! Again, thanks for the way cool pattern. Andrea.

  6. Wow! This is perfect! I'd been trying to figure out how to fold a regular scarf and stitch it up the back without having a pointed headed head. But this makes sense to start in the back and add stitches as you go.

    Thanks for the YouTube tip. I had never heard of a fsc before, and would have never figured out where the "base" of the stitch was. (The clip I found, I swear, was Janice from Friends.)

  7. my name is juanita

    I'm looking for a shawl with a hood attached pattern. Do you happen to have one. (Crochet)

  8. Hi!

    Cute scarf...I was wondering which part of the pattern i would have to adjust if I wanted to make the hood deeper or longer (i have a big


  9. There are a few ways you could make the hood bigger. You could do more rows of increasing, which would make it bigger in pretty much all dimensions. You could add extra rows of straight dc. Or you could start with a longer row of fsc. If you do anything that adds more stitches, just remember to keep the treble stitches at the middle/top of the hood.

    @Juanita - Sorry, I don't have a pattern for a shawl with attached hood. I hope you find one!

  10. Can you post a pattern on how to make just a hood please

  11. Thanks for sharing, I love the seamless part.
    looking for just a hood: hope these helps\:

  12. Is saving time the only reason to use a fsc instead of a chain then single crochet? If I wanted to do it the old way would it change the pattern any?

  13. Thank-you so much . I was looking for a pattern and never found one.

  14. Is there any way this could be sized down for a child? It's exactly what I had in mind, but I know the pattern "as is" won't work for a four year old. Do you think it would work if I just cut the overall stitch count by 5 or 6 stitches (more?). I'd rather not use a hook any smaller than a "g" -- my hands just don't like the smaller hooks! LOL

    Thanks in advance,
    Cate McC

  15. how can i modify the hood to be more loose and open, more like a hoodie sweater, and less like a beanie?

  16. I love this. But I was wondering if you might know of a way to crochet an attached "dickie" so it would stay down inside an open neck jacket or sweater. Thanks in advance. My e-mail is:

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  18. This is close to something I made in about 1972 probably from a pattern in a women's magazine, although the neck and shoulder part was more like the lower part of this:

    Thanks for posting it.

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  20. Did exactly what the pattern said for the hood wile using a 5.25mm hook and the hood not big enough and I am NOT crocheting tight so something got to be changed

  21. You are my hero!!! I really don’t like the pointy elf-like hoods. Wish I had seen this when you first posted it. Thank you mega bunches!

  22. I must have overlooked where exactly does the scarf start after you finish the hoodie is finished? I'm a beginnerin crochrter so learning as I go. Just a little confused to where the scarf actually begins. Thanks