Hooded Alpa Scarf

Crochet this warm and stylish accessory which is an infinity scarf and hoodie in one! It’s made with half double crochet stitches and has a beautiful textured brim on the hoodie. The hoodie can be worn up and down and keeps both your neck and ears warm. Scroll down for my free crochet pattern including a step by step video tutorial of this hooded scarf!

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Hooded Scarf - free crochet pattern with Lionbrand Touch of Alpaca

About the design

This Hooded Scarf is a beginner-friendly pattern worked in one piece starting with the scarf, continuing with the hoodie without breaking yarn, then seaming ends together with slip stitches. It’s completely made with half double crochet stitches and works up fast with hook size 8mm.

It’s a simple construction: we’ll start working on the scarf lengthwise, continuing with the hoodie (which is a big rectangle folded in half) and finally we’ll add a brim. Length of the scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck.

Hooded Scarf - free crochet pattern with Lionbrand Touch of Alpaca

About the yarn

For this hooded scarf I’ve used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca, a soft, silky, affordable luxury yarn. It’s similar to sheep’s wool but warmer, softer, and hypoallergenic. Touch of Alpaca combines top quality natural fiber with durability and washability and is available in 16 colors. Indulge in affordable luxury with Touch of Alpaca® today!

Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size and a PDF version of this pattern +

Hooded Scarf - free crochet pattern with Lionbrand Touch of Alpaca

Hooded Alpa Scarf

Hooded Alpa Scarf - pinterest pin

Materials

– Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca (Weight 4/medium, 207yds/3.5oz, 190m/100g),
2 balls in color 150 Oxford Grey
or 175 grams of similar yarn

** Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size + a PDF version of this pattern! **

– Crochet hook 8 mm (L/11)

– Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

– Scissors

Measurements

When lying flat
Scarf length: 27″
Scarf height: 6″
Hoodie height: 18″

For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″ tall with a 34” bust.

Gauge

With hook size 8 mm:
9 hdc x 6 rows = 4 x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– hdc: half double crochet
– hdc in 3rd loop: half double crochet worked in the 3rd loop
– hdc flo: half double crochet worked in the front loop only

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
( ) at end of a row: amount of stitches you should have at the end of that row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Turning chains do not count as a stitch

– Pattern is worked in one piece starting with the scarf lengthwise, continuing with the hoodie without breaking yarn, then seaming ends together with slip stitches. Hoodie brim is worked lastly.

Video

Below you can find a video of this Hooded Alpa Scarf.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

Scarf

Make a slip knot and leave a long tail end for sewing later. Use hook size 8mm.

Row 1:
115 foundation hdc, turn <115>
Length should be 55”.

Alternative for foundation hdc:
ch 117, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <115>

Row 2:
ch 2, 1 hdc in 3rd loop in each st across, turn <115>

Repeat row 2 until row 12 or until height measures 6”. Do not fasten off, we will continue with the hoodie.

Hoodie

Row 13:
ch 2, 1 hdc in 3rd loop in next 44 st, leave remaining stitches unworked, turn <44>

Row 14:
ch 2, 1 hdc in 3rd loop in each st across, turn <44>

Repeat row 14 until row 32 or until hoodie height measures 18”.

Assembly

> Work both ends of scarf together with a tapestry needle.

> Fold rectangle (hoodie) in half and work the sides of the hoodie together with slip stitches.
Tip: insert your hook in the loop facing you and the loops furthest away from you.

> Leave a long end for sewing.

Brim

Row 1:
ch 1, work 3 sc in every 2 rows, turn <60>  *dont’t worry too much about stitch count here, just work sc evenly across.

Row 2:
ch 2, 1 hdc in each st across, turn <60>

Row 3:
ch 2, 1 hdc flo in each st across, turn <60>

Row 4:
ch 2, 1 hdc in 3rd loop in each st across, turn <60>

Row 5:
ch 2, 1 hdc flo in each st across, turn <60>

Fasten off, leave a long tail end for sewing.

Use your tail end and a tapestry needle to sew both sides of the brim onto scarf.

Photo tutorial

photo tutorial Hooded Alpa Scarf

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1 Comment

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    Jan S
    11 April 2021 at 12:09 am

    Please explain where to attach the yarn to start the brim. Should the piece be wrong side in or out in order to get the FLO stitches to show on brim? Neither the written instructions nor the video make this clear.

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