11.29.2009

crocheted hooded scarf

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the hooded scarf. there's something strangely satisfying about putting a hood on different pieces of clothing, even though you could easily just drape and wrap a regular scarf around your head to make a hood.
i wanted one that was a bit chunkier, and wool, perfect as a huge bundle to hide your head and neck in. here's a semi-tutorial on how to make one --although the photos really aren't that great/non-existent since most of the time i crocheted while watching movies in the dark.
i'm sure you could totally knit this too. i just forgot how to =(

what you'll need: hook and yarn
obviously the size hook depends on what yarn you end up choosing. and how much yarn depends on how long/wide you want your scarf (and how big your head is too i suppose). mine ended up being a mix of 3 different yarns (random ones i had lying around). i'd say starting off w/ two skeins would be a safe bet.
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1. crochet a single chain stitch as long (high) as your want your hood to be
2. go back around and double stitch the length on both sides, doubling up (per stitch) at the end in order to round out the top.
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3. continue crocheting - keep doubling up at the ends in order to get hood effect. keep doing this until you're satisfied w/ the width of the hood.
(i sort of just winged this part... trying it on as i went)
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4. after you've finished crocheting the hood cut the yarn. determine how wide you want the scarf portion to be and then start on the two ends of the hood...
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one side done.

(i was originally going to just make an attachable hood and crochet the scarf separately, with the option of buttoning the two together if desired. but my hood accidentally turned out to be too long so i just included it as part of the scarf. in hindsight, i also think it probably would have been too bulky had i done as an attachable... but it's an idea worth playing around with)

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(tell me if this makes no sense at all... i suck at explaining these things)

49 comments:

  1. Great job! I love this little hood you made =) It made sense to me. xoxo

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  2. wow you're soo beautiful and talented!!
    Great hoodie scarf!!
    xoxo

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  3. Oh, what a beautiful creation, you look great in your little hoodie:)

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  4. Nice work!! u look so cute in that hoodie..The explanation is good enough for me, I'll try it :)

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  5. Wow great job, I love that hoodie!

    www.Nubiasnonsense.com

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  6. Wow this is great! I wish I was better at crochet than I actually am, but I'll have to give this a shot!

    -xo, C.
    http://owl-wing.blogspot.com

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  7. this is one of my absolute favorite DIYs of all time ! the scarf/hood looks like it's bought out of the store . i never finished my knitting projects by the way . haha.. so sucky of me ..i wished im as consistent as you are !

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  8. WOW!

    You did that scarf by yourself????

    You're incredible good, wouldn't able neither in a whole life to create something cute like that!

    Have a nice day!

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  9. This is the coolest scarf/hood. How creative and unique! You are very handy.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  10. Great job on the crochet hooded scarf. I remember having one just like it when I was a little girl :) The first picture of you is lovely.

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  11. super cute!!!! i try to do last years something similar... but i'm not able...! kiss!

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  12. I really love the hood you made, they should sell them at stores.

    And thanks for commenting on my blog!

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  13. GRLLL YOU GOT SUM TALENT!! J'ADORE!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  14. oh my,this is amazing!you should knit some more and sell them!i'd sooo buy one;)

    -Kristy-

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  15. nice work- going to check out the rest of the blog
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful scarf! Makes me wish I still crocheted.

    By the way, I've tagged you on my blog!

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  17. This is beautiful, I wish I could crochet.

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  18. great tutorial... the hooded scarf is so cool... wish i could crochet lol

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  19. I wish I was crafty because I have been wanting a hood of my own! Yours is perfect!!!

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  20. you're soo creative!! never thought that scarf and hood can be together like that & still look great!!

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  21. im impressed you knit that scarf/hat yourself

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  22. good job on the hoodie scarf!
    poor me, i don't know how to knit.huh!

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  23. I wish I could knit! So jealous of your hoodie scarf.
    My nails are same color green right now.
    Thanks for the blog comment. My dad is awesome :)

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  24. Nice work on this! It looks so cute and cozy on you.

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  25. ahhh this is amazing. i took up knitting a while ago, then gave it up. i really should pick it up again.

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  26. LOVE this ! :D

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    check it out ;**

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  27. wooonderfull hat!!!you'are an artistist :-) Great blog dear :-)Thanks for your comment on my blog :-)

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  28. love it defo need something like that when its so cold outside x

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  29. Hello!Thank you for your comment on my blog ya.. It's so sweet of you ;)
    Anyway, you're so great!The DIY looks soooo fascinating!I wish I can make something like that,I am very bad in terms of embroidery.. :(
    Hm..*evil grin* perhaps you could make one for my birthday..My birthday on 14th of this month..lol ;) jk,honey

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  30. You did such an amazing job, I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I would say that you have mastered the crocheting technique a lot more than me. He he. I am a bit confused how you rounded the ends. I am trying to visualize it. Did you just have double crochet at the ends and then you shorten it as you go? I guess I could try and experiment...yours is sooo pretty! :)

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  31. Following you by the way! Hope you come back and visit me. Have a lovely day! :)

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  32. Great job! I love your shirt that you are wearing btw, have it myself! It's from H&M right?
    Anyhow I love your nailpolish too! Do you mind telling me what brand it is?
    X, fashion-nerdic.

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  33. Love your hooded scarf! Wish I could make something like that :)

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  34. Love the scarf! I was just wondering what part of California do you live in?

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  35. my goodness! it is so adorable! thank you for commenting on my blog, i'm glad because now i get to check out yours :) it looks lovely!

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  36. thanks for all the sweet comments guys!

    @oceandreams: i crocheted pretty much the whole thing (with the exception of the starting chain) using a double stitch. at the round sections up top i doubled up on the double stitches. so instead of doing one stitch on top of the one in the previous row, i did two. that way it forces a bit of a curve -the more you do the more circular it gets, if you only doubled up on say, every other stitch, you'd get more of a oval curve. does that make sense? email me -- if you want i can sketch it out or take more pics for you.

    @nerdic: thanks! its the "jade" shade by LA Girls - i got it at forever 21 for 3 bucks!!

    @toni: i've lived in norcal and socal but right now i'm in southern ca - basically halfway between LA and SB

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  37. Thanks so much always for your lovely comments !! Sorry on not commenting back often as like I said before,some blogs are banned at work and I can't see them:(

    Ohhh,I really adore this hooded scarf that you've made. But I don't know how to crochet or knit,darn it! heeee maybe you could make a video of it or can I email you and you teach me how ?

    Really wanna learn to make this! And I loved how it turned out in the end too. You're so clever and creative <33333

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  38. wow amazing job - it looks great!

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  39. I am BEYOND impressed!!! This is AMAZING! Can I have one? Pretty please? lol Congrats - you did a great job!

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  40. i Love it that hooded scarf is really Cute!!

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