Crochet Club: Snuggly Hood & Scarf by Kate Eastwood
Keep the January cold out with Kate Eastwood’s super snuggly hooded scarf!
With Christmas now behind us, it’s back to the daily routine and here on the Northern Hemisphere, winter chills are just getting started! What could be better than a snuggly hood and scarf to throw on before heading out into the cold?
This hood and scarf combination couldn’t be simpler or quicker to make and will soon be your favourite accessory of the year!
I used 6 x balls of Rowan Hemp Tweed in the colour Kelp, 142 using a 4.5mm hook. I also used a small amount of DK cream yarn for the pompoms.
The pattern is made up of two rectangles, one for the hood and one for the scarf, both being worked in HTR (HDC in US terms).
The finished measurements are as follows:
From the top, back edge of the hood (from the pompom) to centre back of scarf 34cm, and from the top, front edge of the hood to the back of hood (to the pompom) 24cm. The scarf measures 120cm x 10cm.
To make the hood:
Make a chain of 101 and starting in the second chain from the hook, work a row of HTR (HDC in US terms). 100 sts. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn.
Continue working rows of HTR until your rectangle measures approx 29cm high. Finish off and sew in the ends.
To make the scarf:
Make a chain of 181 and starting in the second chain from the hook, work a row of HTR. 180 sts. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn.
Continue working rows of HTR until your rectangle measures approx 10cm high. Finish off and sew in the ends.
Joining the hood and scarf together:
Take the hood rectangle and with right sides together fold in half so that the two short edges meet. The fold will be the top of the hood. Pin the two edges together at the back of the hood and stitch in place.
Turn the hood right side out and fold back a 2 to 3 cm turnover at the front edge of the hood. Hold the turnover in place by stitching a couple of stitches at each of the ends.
Now lie the hood out as in the picture above, ready to be joined to the scarf.
Take the scarf and fold it in half to find the centre back. Mark this with a pin. With right sides facing together lie the scarf on top of the hood, ensuring that the centre back of the scarf is lined up with the centre back seam of the hood. Pin in place.
Stitch the hood and the scarf together. Finish off and sew in the ends.
To finish off the scarf and hood I added some pompoms which I made using some spare DK yarn and a pompom maker. My pompoms are approximately 6cm in diameter, once trimmed. I made one pompom for the top of the hood and one for each end of the scarf.
When making your pompoms leave a long tail on your yarn that ties the pompom together as you can use this to attach the pompoms to the hood and scarf.
Before attaching the pompoms to the scarf I gathered up the ends of the scarf with a needle and some yarn:
Bring on the snow!