Hooded Scarf with Pockets

Hooded Scarf with Pockets

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Additional Information



  • Lion Brand®:
    • Homespun® Thick & Quick®, Seaglass Stripes, 2 skeins, or color of choice
    • Knitting needles size 13 (9 mm)
    • Split ring markers
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure


About 7” x 61” (18 x 155 cm)


10 sts + 10 rows = about 4” (10 cm) in Alternating rib.


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.


K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra sts)
Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

Alternating Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra sts)
Row 1 (RS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 2-6: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 7: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 8-12: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Alternating Rib.


* Scarf is worked as a simple rectangle, then stitches are picked up along one edge to make the hood.
* Pockets are created by simply folding up and seaming the ends of the Scarf.


Cast on 18 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit.
Rows 6 and 7: Purl.
Beginning with Row 1, work in K2, p2 Rib for 30 rows.
Beginning with Row 1, work 12-row rep of Alternating Rib 9 times for a total of 108 rows, then work Rows 1-6 once more for a total of 114 rows.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 30 rows.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Next 2 Rows: Purl.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Last Row: Purl.
Bind off.

Fold Scarf in half to find center back. Place markers 10 in. (25.5 cm) from center back on each side to mark the center 20 in. (51 cm).
From RS, pick up and k44 sts evenly spaced between markers.
Knit one WS row.
Row 1 (RS): K3 for Garter st (k every row) border, beg with Row 1 work in Alternating Rib to last 3 sts, k3 for Garter st border.
Rows 2-20: K3, work next row of Alternating Rib to last 3 sts, k3 (end with Row 8 of Alternating Rib).
Row 21 (Dec): K3, (k2, p2) 4 times, k1, p2tog, p2tog, k1, (p2, k2) 4 times, k3 – 42 sts rem at the end of the row.
Row 22 and all WS rows: Rep Row 2.
Row 23 (Dec): K3, (k2, p2) 4 times, p2tog, p2tog, (p2, k2) 4 times, k3 – 40 sts.
Row 25 (Dec): K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k1, k2tog, ssk, k1, p2, (k2, p2) 3 times, k3 – 38 sts.
Row 27 (Dec): K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k2tog, ssk, p2, (k2, p2) 3 times, k3 – 36 sts.
Row 29 (Dec): K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p1, p2tog, p2tog, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k3 – 34 sts.
Row 30: Rep Row 2.
Bind off.


Fold hood in half and sew top edges together.
Fold 7 in. (18 cm) on one end of Scarf to right side for pocket. Sew sides of pocket to Scarf. Rep on opposite end of Scarf.
Weave in ends.


dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side