Monday, October 22, 2012

Infinity Hooded Scarf

Ok friends, I know that I have been promising this pattern for a while on FB. Hope it was worth the wait! {Fingers crossed}

This is an infinity scarf which means it is made in one continuous circle. {No weird awkward ends to tuck in somewhere!} In this version I have attached a hood for extra warmth in the wind, rain, and snow that come with fall and winter. The nice thing about this particular pattern is that you have the option of making it with and without the hood. They are worked separately and then attached. The scarf looks beautiful both ways.

Enough talking - lets get hooking!!

Infinity Hooded Scarf
This pattern has been sold to All Free Crochet and can be found HERE.


If you love this pattern come check out my Q is for Quick Infinity Scarf.

132 comments:

  1. Hi in the beginning you talk about going thru the loop in the back, would it be the little bump on the chain?

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    1. Yes, that is exactly what I was trying to describe. :-)

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    2. Most patterns I've seen have called that the "back bump" of the chain. That's what I always refer to it as. :)

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  2. Fun scarf, thank you for posting the pattern :)

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    1. Love this! Thanks gor the pattern!!! I am thinking Christmas for one of my Daughter-in-laws!
      Joan

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  3. Very nice pattern. I am a tad confused. Is this a true infinty scarf that works both sides of the starting chain?

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    1. No, it is not a mobius where you would work seamlessly from the top of the chain to the bottom. You will however turn your work and do a row on the wrong side and then right side and then wrong again. Because both sides will be seen I was trying to avoid having an obvious front and back. It is an infinity scarf in that it is one loop without two ends that you wrap around your neck. When it is finished you will fold it in half and have it wrapped around our neck twice, similarly to a cowl. I hope that is more clear.

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    2. I was confused too, thank you for clearing that up for me. I'm excited to try this out!

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  4. Just to let you know that you gave a very good discription how to make this wonderfull scarf and hood. Even I could understand it, and I'm a Netherlands speaking woman who lives in Belgium, near by Brussels. I also wanted to thank you for this lovely pattern. It just arrived in time. Winter is comming up and, as I leave on an holliday for a whole month to the sea side, next week, I hope I can make this hooded scarf to take it with me. Thanks a lot.

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  5. Thank you for the compliments! I'm glad you are all enjoying it. I always wonder when I make something if it's just me that likes it. ; )

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  6. Hi there! I have a quick question: for the scarf, the pattern describes rows 1-8, but then after the picture it says to do 4 rows identical to the first. How many rows are you taking about in total?

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    1. OH MY GOSH! I am so glad you caught that! Sorry, it was so late when I typed this up. I don't even know where 4 came from! I will fix that right now. It is 8 rows total for the scarf, 18 for the hood

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    2. LOL - thanks! Makes a lot more sense now...
      I don't know when I'll have time to make this, but it's a great idea and very pretty.

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  7. I always have trouble with twisting on the chain row....does anyone have any helpful suggestions for me?

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    1. What exactly is it that you have problems with?

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    2. Turn. Do the first row without joining. Then join after the first row is done. It is much easier to see that there are no twists then. At the end use the tail to sew together the tiny split where the first row should have been joined. You're working the end in anyway, so work it across the gap. I do the same when knitting in the round...

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    3. I have done the same as you described and it works out great. When there is a long chain, it's hard not to have a twist.

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    4. Awesome suggestion. I got so frustrated because my chain kept twisting so I finally just ripped it all out and gave up. I love the look of this though and wondered if others had the same problem. I will definitely try it this way. Thanks.

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  8. When I connect the chain and do the first row, there is always a twist..most patterns say " be careful not to let the chain twist". Then I undo and redo and still get that twist.... I have been crocheting for years and have yet to be able to figure that "twist" out. Thank you for your help.

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    1. Ok, I don't know if this will help, sometimes it's easier to see things. I always run my hand down my chain, from the top to the beginning slip knot. So now I have the slip knot in my left hand with the hook end of the chain in my right. I bring the two together and slip stitch into the beginning chain. I know a visual helps me so much when I struggle with things. If that is the case, try youtube. Try "how to join crochet chain into a ring without twisting." Good luck! :-)

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    2. After I have the circle made, I lay it flat and straighten it. I then tie yarn loosely at both ends to keep it flat and stop it from twisting. As I work, I slowly push the yarn down. This keeps it from folding, twisting, too.
      ~~Amber

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  9. Can't wait to do this project, thanks so much for sharing, as I'm in England I shall have to substitute the yarn though,, so hope it will work with what I have

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! :-) I would think any worsted weight yarn would work. Good luck!

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  10. What should the dimensions be for the finished scarf?

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    1. I'm sorry, I should add this too. The circumfrence of the scarf is 41", the hood is 21" tall and 10" from the opening to the seam in the back. These are finished measurements. : )

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    2. Thank you. I had a feeling that mine came out a bit too small! Thanks for this pattern. It's lovely.

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    3. question, when you say the hood is 21" tall is that like the length from the base to the crown of the head...?....meaning that the piece used to make the hood should be 42" long before sewing it together?

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    4. Oh no, sorry. I need to rephrase that now that I've read it. It is 21" from side to side across the top of the hood and is 10" from the opening to the seam in the back, measuring across the top of the hood. Hope that is more clear.

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    5. GREAT! that means mine is correct! almost done with my first "practice" one for myself. then going to try to finish another for my sister before christmas. GREAT easy pattern for working on while watching TV. it is turning out terrific! THANKS FOR THE PATTERN!!!! :)

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  11. I tried to add your scarf/hood to my Ravelry queue (so I wouldn't forget it when I finish my current WIP) and Rav says it cannot find the pattern. Are you not on Ravelry? It's a great way for us (your devoted public) to keep track of your patterns and to share our photos of the finished goods. :)

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    1. I am on Ravelry. Unfortunately my computer is having *disagreements* with certain websites currently and Ravelry is one of them. I was going to try and add it from my phone today. I will message you back here if I am able to do that. : ) Sorry.

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    2. Yay! It worked! Sorry about that. You should be able to save it now. : )

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  12. I'm having trouble with gauge. I have already tried with two different hooks and don't seem to get it right (I am using slightly finer yarn). Could you post the gauge you get in this project? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, I had to make up a little swatch to measure and yesterday was CA-RAZY!! : ) For me 12 stitches x 8 rows = 4" square. However. If I were using thiner yarn I would just add more stitches rather than reaching for a bigger hook. The stitch is really loose as it is with the K hook and worsted weight yarn. If it were me I would refer to the finished measurements and make a chian that equals the circumfrance, join it, make the scarf as "tall" as you want it and then do the same for the hood. Good luck! : )

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  13. Hi I am having problems where it says join in loop after the 130 ch. Am i suppose to join the chain into a loop. And then crochet the hdc in circle? My email is michellemomm@gmail.com

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    1. I'm sorry if this is unclear. I'm posting here in case others have a similar question. What I meant was to join the loop on your hook to the fist chain and form one big loop. You will then begin forming hdcs into the chain and work around the entire loop, join with first stitch, ch 1, turn your work so that you are going in the opposite direction and contine making hdcs around the loop and so on. Good luck. You can let me know if that isn't clear. I can try and add more pictures. I also recommend looking up "how to join a crochet chian into a loop" on youtube if a visual would help you.

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  14. I have been looking for something like this. Just started making this tonight :) So Thank You!

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  15. I'm going to have to try this. It's so cute!

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  16. Beautiful! I'm going to love making this! :) Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  17. this is my wovember project! I'm almost done making it in 100% canadian wool.

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  18. Just finished this great pattern! I used the Red Heart Aran also! So pleased with the way it came out. Thank you so much for your creativity and your kindness in sharing! Getting ready to start a second in Boise State Bronco Colors (Blue and Orange) Will let you know how it comes out. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Thank you everyone! I'm so glad that you are all enjoying the pattern! I love to see pictures, you can post them to this pattern at ravelry.com. : )

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  20. I'd like to make this for my grand daughters. Any suggestions as to making this smaller?

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  21. MADE THIS FOR MY FRIEND TO WEAR TO THE NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAME LAST SAT. MADE IT IN OLE THEN ADDED 2 BLUE STRIPES OF BLUE INTO THE HOOD. (I WAS AFRAID I WASN'T GOING TO HAVE ENOUGH OF THE GOLD TO FINISH THE HOOD, SO I INVITED STRIPES FOR THE HOOD. IT TURNED OUT GREAT. SHE LOVED IT.

    JANET MONROE

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  22. I am having trouble trying to add the hood to the scarf. Do you have any advice? Please email me at peggy.jones@ymail.com

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    1. Fold your scarf and your hood in half allways looking your seam are aling then put some safety pins to keep it together and aling the chains of the scarf with the chains of the hook. Keep an eye with the chains it will become perfectly sew. Hope I can help

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  23. Hi I just finished my scarf, well not mine is for a friend who ask for it, Im new in this art and just learn to read pattern but yours is so easy that i could read it from the first time, I started it on thursday and finished yersterday night... I think my friend is going to love ii. Thank you for your pattern and your time. Be Bless

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  24. What stitch do you use for the gauge? Single crochet? Double crochet? It may be helpful to post what stitch, instead of just 'stitches'. :)

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    1. Thank you, that is an observation I have missed every time reading through this! I used the pattern stitch to test gauge. I will make that edit in the pattern. Thanks! :-)

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  25. Thank you all for your lovely compliments! I'm so glad you are enjoying the pattern.

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  26. Made this yesterday and everything measures as the pattern states. What I failed to take into account is that the "model" has NO HAIR, so the hood is actually pretty small. There's no way I can even pull it over my big curly hair. Going to have to redo the hood and make it at least twice as large as it is. Ooops! Great pattern though! Just wanted to let those of you with big hair know that the hood size will need to be adjusted! LOL!

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  27. Ive made 6 of these so far, and they have been requested by others too. Love this pattern thank you very much
    From OREGON!

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  28. hi! first of all, thank you for sharing. i am super confused on the FLO and BLO portion. i have just been doing a "normal" HDC in each stitch... do you think that this will negatively effect the end result of the scarf?

    thank you!

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    1. Lucky for you, I'm awake! : D It will not effect the size of the scarf but the appearance will not be the same. It won't have the same texture. Basically when stitching through the back loop or front loop only what you are doing is inserting the hook through one or the other string of the >>> looking stitches at the top of your previous hdc. Instead of going underneath both you are only going under one or the other. As you're looking at them the one facing you is considered the front loop (FL) the one towards the back of your work is considered the back loop (BL).
      If this method is new to you I highly recommend looking up "how to crochet BLO" -or- "how to crochet FLO" on youtube. There are lots of videos and visuals usually make things easier. Good luck! : D

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  29. How long does it take to make this?

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    1. I can make one in 3hrs or less, depending on interuptions. But I have made A LOT of them... so maybe 3 or more for your first one. Depending on how fast you crochet and how many breaks you take. : )

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  30. Excellent, thank you! It will be a birthday gift for next week.

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  31. so far, so good! just a question about sewing the good together; do you mean to fold it hot dog style or hamburger style? :)

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  32. Great Hooded Scarf! "Working in the Bump" of the chain. I start all of my work that way. It gives a great completed project! Great Job!

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  33. Hi. I'm pretty new at crochet but am going to give this a try. I cut a piece of yarn to 41 inches, tied it together, and then tried to wrap it around my head twice as described in comments above. I nearly choked myself LOL! The person I'm making this for is about 5'4" but is about 100 pounds overweight. (Thin hair usually worn in a pony tail.) It's a gift and she lives out of town so I cant' really take measurements. Do you have a suggestion as to whether I should modify the size and if so, how? I realize this is would just be a guess on your part, but you're a lot more experienced than I am so I figure your guess will be better. Thanks! Karen.

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    1. Hi Karen,
      For me, I get 3 stitches per inch when the scarf is finished. (I would do a test section to see how tight or loose you crochet in comparison.) So if you can figure out the circumference you want the finished scarf to be, multiply that number by 3. That's how many stitches around you should make it. Does that make sense? Let me know. I can try to be more clear. This scarf, because it is made loosely does stretch a good 2-4 inches when completed. Hope that's helpful!

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  34. I am so frustrated. =( I wish I would have saw the finished dimensions before I crochet the hood. I did the 60 chain stitch. I did the 18 rows. I used worsted weight yarn and a k hook but it came out way to small. I hate the thought of having to unravel the whole thing. I don't know what I did wrong. =(

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    1. Oh no! Carissa, I'm sorry! Without seeing it I don't know what to suggest.. you may crochet tighter than I do. If that is the case you will need a longer chain. I hate frogging! (Ripping out your work) when making your foundation chain this next time stretch it across you head from just above one shoulder to the other just to make sure it is long enough before you start you rows. Good luck! I'm so sorry! : (

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  35. Hi! I am trying to crochet your project and am a little confused about your beginning stitches you are doing. I have made copies of your photos and tried to label each one so I could match that photo to the stitch you are describing. Is the third photo the one of the back loop stitch you want us to create or is it a continuation of the front loop stitch. Also what stitch is the fourth photo you have posted? I am making this cowl for my granddaughter and my daughter in law is trying to learn how to make this as well, so I am looking forward to doing this.

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    1. The third pic is of the back loop stitch. I have been told that it is called "working in the bump of the chain" pictures are really hard to decode sometimes. I suggest looking up this stitch on YouTube. They have a lot of very helpful crochet tutorials.
      The fourth picture is an example of how the top of your work will look when you are crocheting back over it, after you finish one row and turn your work. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thank you I'll give it another try. Merry Christmas!!!

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    3. You are very welcome! I hope you can find a video that is helpful. Merry Christmas to you too! :-)

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  36. I'm a little confused when it comes to the FLO, BLO. Are you working FLO and then BLO in the same V (stitch/HDC) , or in one V are you working FLO and then moving to the next V and doing BLO?

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    1. One stitch is FLO and the next stitch is BLO. :-)

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  37. How wide are the 8 rows. I'm not that tight of a crocheter, but it seems 8 rows will still be pretty narrow for the scarf part. Any advice? I know I can just keep going, but I was just wondering if I did something wrong or if maybe the picture is a little deceiving.

    Thanks! Love the pattern!

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    1. Mine measures about 5". It is a little narrow, and you're right, you could keep going to make it the width that you want. I kept it this width because it will be doubled when wrapped twice and can be laid so that it is thicker around the neck. I made it for myself first and I don't like to have too much around my neck. I like to be warm but not feel like I'm suffocating. ;-) Feel free to do whatever works for you.
      I am so glad that you like the pattern.

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  38. Thank you for sharing this project. I love this hooded infinity scarf ... going try to make this ... as soon as I finish my current project

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  39. Very nice. Thankyou for sharing.

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  40. So I just finished the scarf part and opened the pattern to begin the hood and realized I was supposed to turn at the end of each row. I did the flo and blo fine, I like the way it looks but should I redo the scarf or do you think it will be fine?

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    1. I would work a few rows of the hood and see if it looks too different for you. If it doesn't bother you don't worry anout it. If it does bother you, you can either redo the scarf or you can work a row of the hood, break your yarn and reattach at the beginning and just work a row at a time in the same direction. It would be a lot of ends to weave in that way but you wouldn't have to undo the scarf. They would look the same. Good luck! :-)

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  41. I have just made this in Wendy serenity aran with 1 100g ball. Really pleased - it looks fab! Thanks for the pattern ;o)

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  42. Love this pattern but I think I might have messed up adding the hood to the scarf. How exactly is it supposed to be done? It ends up where I have to put it on like a necklace then try to wrap the other part of the scarf around me which is a bit of a tight squeeze :(

    Please help <3

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    1. Michelle, I put on the scarf first with the hood hanging down at my waist, the face opening looking right at me. Then turn it around and place the hood over my head. I hope that makes sense but it makes it less snug for me and my customers. : )

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    2. Wow....what a great way to double the scarf around your neck without strangling yourself. Thank you! I added a few more rows to the hood, but that was probably a mistake. what I did to compensate is to turn the top back like a cuff. If it doesn't stay that way when I wear it, I will have to tack it down.

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    3. That sounds really pretty! I hope it works out for you. :-)

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  43. It appears your stitch pattern is then different from the normal BLO and FLO. Is it because you are going through the "v" and picking up a stitch?

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    1. When doing the general body of the scarf it is a traditional flo/blo. Working around the front loop of the v or the back loop of the v. When working into the chain it is a little different. I had to do something that would give the first row the same look.

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  44. So I'm confused when you talk about poking the top of the hood to make a triangle and stitching across? No clue what you are taking about. Otherwise its turning out fine. I made it with a G hook to make it smaller for my 3 year old son, in a colorful yarn that's turning out to look like it was tie dyed, pretty cool. Just not sure about this triangle you are speaking about

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    1. You are going to hold the hood so that the seam is on the left and the opening is on the right. You are going to take the top corner in your left hand and tuck it inside the hood. When you look on the inside, you will flatten the part you poke in so that it is a triangle. On the outside your seam will now appear like a "T." If this still doesn't make sense to you, you can leave it as it is. It'll just be a little pointy. : D Good luck!

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  45. Well, I misread the instructions. On the one hand, I have 8 really nice HC, FLO/BLO rounds just going around and around. On the other hand, I'm really pissed that I did not understand I was supposed to turn at the end of the row.

    Clearer instructions would have been:
    Row 1 ... at end of row, turn ...
    Row 2 ... repeat row 1, turning at the end of the row, repeat for next 7 rows.
    Row 8 ... tie off.

    Or something like that.
    I'm curious to see what that would have looked like. I thought I had to turn at the end of the *8TH* row and do another 8 ... which, for whatever reason, seemed to make a lot of sense to me! Now that I have 8 rows done, another 8 seems like it's going to be really thick. At any rate, I think it'll be super comfy and warm. I don't think I'm going to rip it out because I'm already reusing the yarn from another project. Really unhappy :-(

    Adrianne

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    1. Sorry Adrianne. I felt it was clear the way it was written but I will make some adjustments with your suggestions to make it clear for other crocheters in the future.

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  46. I'm making mine with two skeins of different colors and doing the two strands at once. Its turning out beautifully!

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  47. just finished attaching the hood to the scarf and surprising enough the thing fits my head! thanks for the wonderful pattern!!!!

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  48. OMG, this is what I've been looking for all this time. Wanted something that would be warm during cold blustery Colorado winters but wouldn't flatten my hair after I've gotten it brushed and sprayed for the day. I'm getting started today!! Best of all, this pattern is free, Thank You!!!!!

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  49. I am confused to I FLO and BLO in the same stitch or alternate in different stitches??

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    1. nvm I see someone else asked same thing lol

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  50. You are going to alternate every other stitch. FLO in one st, BLO in the next. :)

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    1. thanks I found the answer. I should have kept reading comments LOL.

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  51. Hi! I'm having difficulty with step 3 of the flower. For "Sl st into first sp, ch 1,", is the chain 1 in the bottom of the space? And then how does the single crochet, 6 double crochets, single crochet work into that space?
    Like do I crochet into the bottom of the "hole" area or into the 4 chain part?
    And do you have any pictures of this step?

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    1. Sorry, I had a much longer weekend then I thought I was going to. I don't have any pictures but you are going to sl st into the ch 4 sp from the previous row. Then, yes, the sc, 6 dc, sc, work in that same ch 4 space. Hope that helps! :D

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  52. I was wondering if this would look just as good with lighter yarn and perhaps longer in length? I can work out the logistics of it but wondered how the original scarf shape would hold. Thanks for your input.

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    1. I think it would be lovely! You may have to adjust your hook size down some but other than that I think it would work out just fine!

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  53. I know just who to make this for. Thank you.

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  54. This will be perfect for a mother/daughter look alike gift for my daughter and her daughter. I may make it a 3 generation fashion! I like that it can be worn in so many different ways! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I plan the same thing, Ruby, but the first one is for me and it will be blue.

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  55. Once I figured out your definition of fl and bl this was a piece of cake. The first row was the most difficult, but after I got that first row down all the other rows went very quickly. I'm stopping for the evening now, but have the cowl finished and will complete it tomorrow.

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  56. HI I WAS WANDERING HOW TO PRINT THIS PATTERN OUT .THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

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    1. The easiest way would be to copy and paste in a word document. This is something I am looking into, a way to print right from the blog. Hope that works for you until I can change it.

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  57. Thank you for all the lovely complements!!! I am so glad that so many of you are enjoying this pattern!!!

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  58. What are the dimensions of the hood before you attach it to the scarf? Also what are the scarf dimensions like how wide should it be I have the tendency to forget how many to rows I've crocheted and can never count them with confidence.

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  59. What are the dimensions of the hood before you attach it to the scarf? Also what are the scarf dimensions like how wide should it be I have the tendency to forget how many to rows I've crocheted and can never count them with confidence.

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  60. What are the dimensions of the hood before you attach it to the scarf? Also what are the scarf dimensions like how wide should it be I have the tendency to forget how many to rows I've crocheted and can never count them with confidence.

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    1. The scarf width is about 5" wide and 41" around. The hood measures 21" x 10". Hope that helps you. :D

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  61. Would this work when using a foundation hdc stitch?

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    1. You could do it but you wouldn't have the front back loop effect of the rest of the scarf. However, if you did the last row of the scarf hdc through both loops then the top and bottom would match. :)

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  62. I am having a hard time with the starting chain doing the hdc in the FOL and BOL Can you post a better picture of both please.

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    1. I'm sorry the pictures are confusing to you. I don't know how could really take them in another way that would be more clear. What others have been doing is looking up a video that shows how to work into the bump of the chain and another video that shows how to work into a train traditionaly. You are going to alternate these two methods. Good luck! :)

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  63. Thank you for being so generous to share your pattern and to answer all the questions. I made one of my own up one day, but made the scarf too short. Will take it apart and do it again, after I make one with your design in a color I can wear. All the best.

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  64. Hello I have a question: I can not firgute out how to attach the hood to the scarf. The hood seems so small. Thanks for the pattern to.

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    1. I'm so sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. We've had a lot going on with family and other obligations and I haven't had the time to focus on the blog that I would like. I am very aware that this pattern needs some TLC and it is one of the things that I am hoping to get to in the new year. It was one of my first patterns and I have since learned how to be more descriptive and take better photos. I'm sorry for the confusion.
      Basically to attach the hood all I did was center the back of the hood across the top of the scarf (with the seam of the scarf in the back) and whip st the two together. If you are unsure of how to whip stitch I suggest searching the videos on YouTube. There are some great ones there. Someday I will get some of my own made up. One of my many goals. :D
      Hope this helps clear up your question a little bit. Have a great day and good luck! :D

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  65. I agree....can't quite figure it out. You don't seem to have instructions on attaching the two....help please...otherwise all done.
    Thanks

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    1. I finally figured it out....not sure if it did it right, but it works.....thanks for this great pattern. Still would like to know how you recommend attaching the hood though.

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    2. I'm so sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. We've had a lot going on with family and other obligations and I haven't had the time to focus on the blog that I would like. I am very aware that this pattern needs some TLC and it is one of the things that I am hoping to get to in the new year. It was one of my first patterns and I have since learned how to be more descriptive and take better photos. I'm sorry for the confusion. I;m glad that you figured out a method that worked for you, but here is how I did it.
      Basically to attach the hood all I did was center the back of the hood across the top of the scarf (with the seam of the scarf in the back) and whip st the two together. If you are unsure of how to whip stitch I suggest searching the videos on YouTube. There are some great ones there. Someday I will get some of my own made up. One of my many goals. :D
      Hope this helps clear up your question a little bit, again I'm sorry for the delay in getting back with you. Have a great day! I hope you enjoy your scarf!

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  66. Do you "figure 8" the scarf then add the hood? Do you leave the scarf one large circle then add the scarf? I'm confused.

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    1. Leave the scarf as one large loop, attach the hood and then when you wear it you will double wrap the scarf around your neck.

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  67. Hi, thank you do much for this pattern it's the best hooded scarf patter I have found. I'm still a bit of an amateur crocheter so I just wanted to check that for the first row of HDC into the chain stitch is just going to be a normal HDC, right? From what I understand you can't do a FLO or a BLO into a chain stitch because there is only one loop? Or am I incorrect?

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    1. There are actually three loops that make up each chain. The ones that look like this <<<< run along the top. If you flip it over there is one loop that runs along the back, this is called the bump of the chain. I had someone else suggest treating the base chain the same as the rest of the pattern and hdc in the front and back loops of the <<<<< top portion of the chain. Good luck!

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  68. I'm working on the flower part. I read the above comment but I'm still unsure where in the ch 4 I do the sc, 6 DC,sc. Is it around the chain in the middle? Or into the sc under the chain?
    Thanks so much in advance. I love the pattern!!

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    1. Okay...so I figured that part out. Now do I twist the flower and just stitch the bottom part?

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    2. I just twist it into a circle creating layers as I go and sew up the bottom to keep it in place. Then I sew it onto the scarf. There really isn't any wrong way to do this as long as it looks good to you. :)

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  69. Are there any photo or video tutorials that show how to twist the flower? I understand that this should be the easiest part of the project but I'm finding it most challenging. :)

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    1. There aren't currently. Maybe just lay it out on a table and turn one edge in on itself keeping the petals on the outside, overlap it a bit and secure it with a few sts. Then turn it a little more and secure again, make the rotations bigger and bigger so that the petals don't hide underneath one another. Just keep going till you have the whole thing stitched up. Good luck!

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  70. *FOR PEOPLE WITH A TIGHTER STITCH (like me)* I made this pattern after some trial and error using these adjustments: On the scarf, make the chain 170 stitches instead of 130. Follow the pattern as written until the scarf is 5" in width. For the hood, chain 80 stitches instead of 60. Follow the pattern as written until you have added 9" (I made my first one with the original size of 10", but it ended up going to my husband because it is too large). Please note, this isn't going to work for everyone because stitch tension depends on the style of each knitter. However, if you make this pattern and find that the finish product is too small, these numbers will be a good reference point for your to figure out how to adjust for your crocheting style. TO OP, THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING PATTERN! I HAVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS COVERED THIS YEAR!!!

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    1. Oops, forgot one other suggestion! It was impossible for me to do the FLO/BLO into the original chain. SO, when I did the scarf, I did the chain in a multicolor yarn and completed the first row in this color using the standard HDC. On the second row, I changed the yarn to the primary color and followed the FLO/BLO instructions. I finished the scarf using the FLO/BLO instruction and the primary color until the very last row, where I switched back to the multicolored yarn to make a border for the scarf. When making the hood, I did the same thing EXCEPT I did not revert back to the multicolored yarn on the last row. Because the last row of the hood was slip stitched to the scarf, I used the primary color to attach the hood and scarf (thus hiding the multicolored row in the scarf under the hood), which gave a cleaner and more uniform look because the multicolored border wasn't crossing under where the hood is stitched.

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