Hooded Dragon Scarf with Pockets

The Hooded Dragon Scarf was a spontaneous idea I had when my son became obsessed with the Harry Potter movies. All of a sudden my five years old just wanted to watch ‘Castle School’ movies and see the dragons. 

hooded dragon scarf

I used a bulky yarn to make this a quick last-minute gift for my son. I kept the pattern simple using only Double Crochet and chains with a little single crochet for details.

Once he knew what I was making for him, he asked me “Is it done yet?” about every other minute.

hooded dragon scarf

I really wanted this to be a sort of dress-up piece, so I gave the dragon a set of eyes made by stacking buttons and a set of claws on the pockets.

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Then my son started getting involved with the designing process and we added nostrils and teeth. 

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This Hooded Dragon scarf is more or less made as a rectangle with a little offshoot. In order to give this scarf a rounded headed and tapered pockets, I used a little clever sewing to help add the details. This helps keep the scarf easy for beginners with the use of only basic stitches.

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Hooded Dragon Scarf Materials

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1 Skein Red Heart Soft Essntials Yarn, Turquoise

1/4 Skein Red Heart Soft Essentials Yarn Teal (Accent Color)

Crochet Hook, Size M/N/9.0mm

Crochet Hook, Size J, 6.0mm

2 – 1 1/2 inch White Buttons

2 – 3/4 inch Black Buttons

2 – 1 inch Buttons


Yarn Needle

Stitch Markers (Optional)

White Thick Felt Sheet 

Hot Glue Gun and Glue


Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc- Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

MC – Magic Circle

Slst- Slip Stitch

R- Row or Round


5 Double Crochet = 2 inches

2 Rows = 2 inches

Size and Adjustments

Top of the Head to the Tip of the Claw

33 inches

I designed this scarf for my five year old son, but the hood will also fit my own head. To lengthen the scarf, just add extra rows to each side.

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Hooded Dragon Scarf Pattern

Notes: I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
– The scarf and hood are made with an M/N 9mm hook.

Side 1

Ch 21

R1: Dc in the 3rd Ch from the hook, and in each Ch across (19 Dc)

R2-6: Ch2, turn, Dc in each stitch across. (19 Dc)

R7: Ch14, (this will lengthen the row), Dc in the 3rd Ch from the hook and in each chain and stitch across. (33 Dc)

hooded dragon scarf

R8-9: Ch2, turn, Dc in each stitch across. (33 Dc)

Add photo, will have to work up another sample.

R10- 45: Ch2, turn, Dc in the next 19 stitches. (19 Dc)

Fasten Off.

Side 2

You will start side 2 by Double Crocheting into the opposite side of the starting Chain.

R1: Slst to the first chain of the starting chain, Ch2, Dc into the same Ch you slip stitched to and in every Ch across. (19 Dc)

R2-45: Ch2, turn, Dc in each stitch across. (19 Dc)

Fasten Off.

Feel Free to add extra rows to add more length. You will want one side of the scarf to be the same length as the length from the top of your head down to the tip of your finger (or the wearer’s finger) plus 4-5 inches.

Fold the Scarf in half and sew a whip stitch from the top of the fold and down 12 rows. If you need any tips for sewing crochet pieces together, check out my video tutorial.

hooded dragon scarf
hooded dragon scarf

To create a snout of the dragon, take your flap and start sewing it together along the top and side of the flap. You should sew the top of the flap along Rows 1-6 of side 1 and Rows 1-6 of Side 2. Then you will sew the small side of the flap along Rows 7-9 of Side 2. 

hooded dragon scarf

Here is a front view of where you are sewing one the lines are lined up together.

hooded dragon scarf

Head Spikes (Make 4)

For the head Spikes you will be working in a continuous round. A stitch marker can be helpful for marking the beginning of the round.

Using Accent Color and Size J 6mm Crochet hook.

R1: In a Magic Circle, Sc 4. (4 Sc)

R2: Work 2Sc into each of the next 4 Stitches. (8 Sc)

R3: (Sc in the next stitch, Work 2 Sc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) for a total of 4 times. (12 Sc)

R4-5: Sc in the next 12 stitches. (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to use to sew to the scarf.

Sew the spikes to hooded portion of the scarf as positioned in the picture below.

hooded dragon scarf

Claws (Make 6)

Using Accent Color and Size J 6mm Crochet hook.

R1: In a Magic Circle, Sc 4. (4 Sc)

R2: Work 2Sc into each of the next 4 Stitches. (8 Sc)

R3: (Sc in the next stitch, Work 2 Sc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) for a total of 4 times. (12 Sc)

R4-5: Sc in the next 12 stitches. (12)

Change to Main Color

R6-8: Sc in the next 12 stitches. (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to use to sew to the scarf.

hooded dragon scarf

Adding Pockets, Eyes, Teeth, and Nostrils

Now to make this hooded dragon scarf more fierce looking, let’s add some nostrils for breathing fire, teeth for chomping and claws for climbing! 

To create the eyes I use a 3/4 inch black button stacked on top of a 1 1/2 inch white button. They gave the dragon a nice eye with little effort. You will sew both buttons on at the same time, going through a hole on the white bottom then a home on the black. 

hooded dragon scarf

Now let’s make some pockets. Turn the end of the scarf up 5-6 inches and sew at a diagonal to create a tapered look. Be careful to make sure you leave enough room at the bottom to sew on your claws.

hooded dragon scarf

For the teeth I measured the front snout section, then drew and cut out some teeth in the shape below. I then used a hot glue gun to secure them in place. You can also sew them in place if you prefer.

hooded dragon scarf

For the nostrils I just sewed the buttons to the top two corners of the snout. This gives the dragon little more of a squared off snout.

And there you have it! You have completed your Hooded Dragon Scarf! Is there any other mythical creatures you would like to see turned into a scarf? Let me know in the comments below. 

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