Saturday, January 1, 2011

seamless hooded scarf

I have finished the hooded scarf begun a couple days ago. I love it and, more importantly, my husband loves it. I used the wonderful pattern by Andraya, which I found on Ravelry. It is called Seamless Hooded Scarf, an apt description. You don't have to be a Ravelry member to access it from her blog.

While you do have to pay attention to your counts as you work the first few rounds, it goes quickly.

Stitches used include sc, hdc, dc, and tr, so nothing new there, but an ingenious method of making a nicely fitted hooded scarf. I even worked the major portion of this pattern in hdc which is not my favorite stitch by any means, but the designer made it clear that the ch-2 was counted as a stitch. That is always my problem. Some folks do count it and some don't, but they don't always say so in the design.

After a couple of tries with other patterns, I was very pleased to find this one.

I did make a few changes - don't I always - but these were in number of rounds, not in design. I added a round to the hood section (the round with the tr), and then worked 100 rows for the scarf, rather than 66. My husband wanted it long enough to go around his neck and hang down the back, so the weight of it would keep it closed.

The scarf can be worn across the face to protect lips or down around the neck. Pictures show both.

I used an H hook and the Swish superwash merino wool truffle yarn that I purchased recently from Knit Picks. Lovely yarn. [I used 4 skeins @110 yds/50 gms ea for a total of 440 yards/200 gm or about 7 ozs.]

To give details of this particular scarf, using an H hook -
scarf sections are 5" x 31" on each side. Hood from center top to end of scarf below it if 14". Hood from side to side when folded is 7".

I don't know if that helps anyone, but it fit my husband just fine and his head is about 22 1/2" around. I can wear it comfortably also even though my head is small, but not with the scarf around my mouth as it falls lower than my mouth/chin area.

I highly recommend this pattern. The yarn was lovely but I haven't washed it yet, so I am not 100% sure on it from that angle.

Happy crocheting!

1 comment:

  1. That turned out absolutely beautifully.