The Wanderer’s Crochet Hooded scarf is perfect for men and women. This buttoned scarf can be worn long or like an infinity scarf and is so comfortable.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Designing a Crochet Hooded Scarf unlike any Other
I love my woodland hooded scarf and wanted to create another for my husband, but men can be a bit hard to crochet for. He is always on the go and needs something that would stay out of his way. I needed a scarf that says “Let’s go hiking.”
Most hooded crochet scarves are long with the hood in the center of the scarf. This scarf needed to be different. It needed to have a way to wrap around the neck and stay in place, like an infinity scarf. So I found a nice big button and played with a few ways to make the scarf work. The end result was an asymmetrical scarf that is easy to get on and off and can be styled in many different ways.
And a great accessory to have when you kids get cold.
Keeping it Simple
This crochet hooded scarf is crocheted in a single piece. We will start by making a hood, then extend our work on one side to create the scarf. We work in a couple of buttonholes and sew on a button at the end. It is just that easy.
Styling your Hooded Scarf
A versatile pattern is my favorite type of pattern. Being able to wear this scarf in so many ways really makes it a great scarf. I experimented a lot with different ways to style this scarf. Here is what I came up with.
Hooded and Long: Wear the hood up or down and button the button in the hole closest to the hood. Throw the rest of the scarf over your shoulder to trail behind you. (Long isn’t my favorite way to wear a scarf but I know some people like this style.)
Hooded and Shorter: Wear your hood up or down and button the button in the hole closest to the hood. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders and let it hang down the front of your other shoulder. Feel free to tuck the end into the first part of the looped scarf.
Infinity Style: Button the button in the hole closest to the hood. Wrap the scarf all the way around your neck and button the button into the second buttonhole. Throw the rest of the scarf over your shoulder and it should stay out of your way.
Let me know in the comments if there are more ways to style it.
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Wanderer’s Crochet Hooded Scarf
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11.8 oz or 624 yds of Red Heart With Love, Spinach (Size 4 Yarn)
Crochet Hook 5.5mm Size I
1 – 2inch Button
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLODC – Back Loop Only Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 6 DC X 4 Rows = 2 inches
Size: The hood is 14.5 inches by 12 inches tall from the bottom of the scarf to the top of the hood (32 rows) and the scarf measures 102 inches.
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Wanderer’s Crochet Hooded Scarf Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook, DC in next 45 CHs, turn your work so you are working on the opposite side of the starting chain, DC in the opposite of each CH in the next 46 CH. (92 DC)
Rows 2-23: CH2, turn, DC in the next 92 DC.
Note: This next row is optional, but it gives the edge of the scarf a nice clean look.
Optional Row: CH 1, turn so you are working down the side of the DC rows. Work 2 SC into the side of each row. (92 SC)
Adding a Scarf
Note: In Row 24 we will be extending your row to create the scarf portion of the pattern. You will start chaining then turn and work back along that chain. Feel free to adjust the length of the scarf by adjusting the number of chains.
Row 24: CH 212, turn to work back along the CH you have made and DC in the 2nd CH from the hook. DC in the next 209 CH, DC in the next 92 STs. (301 DC)
Rows 25-27: CH2, turn, BLODC in next 301 STs.
Rows 28: CH2, turn, BLODC in next 50 STs, CH3, Skip 3 STs, BLODC in next 131 STS, CH3, Skip 3 STs, BLODC in last 114 STs. (295 DC and 6 CH)
Note: To create a buttonhole you will CH3 and skip 3 STs. Feel free to try on the scarf and place the buttonholes where you would like them to be.
Row 29: CH2, turn, BLODC in next 301 STs and CHs. (301 DC).
Row 30-32: CH2, turn, BLODC in next 301 STs.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Sew a 2-inch button to the side of the hood that does not have the long scarf. (picture below) Decide if you want the button over the right or left shoulder. If you turn the hood inside out you can adjust what side the long scarf is on.
The hooded scarf is complete and ready to be worn or gifted.
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