Bear Hugs Hood & Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

This was a fun one to work up and it was even more fun to give away! This is a lightweight hood & scarf combo to keep the little ones warm on the chilly Spring days.


I used one of Yarnspirations newest yarns and I am hooked (no pun intended)! Bernat Strada is so soft and squishy that I knew it would be perfect for anything that wrapped around us (I also included adult sizing...just in case). I couldn't put it down so I also worked up a gingham blanket with it (pattern to come!).


Check out all the details below. And a special Thank You to one of my bestest friends here in Chico.... and my newest kiddo model! He did a great job!!





Sizes:

Child: 8in wide x 58in long

Adult: 8in wide x 72in long


Notes:

The scarf alternates between 7 colour blocks. The hood is worked along the midpoint of the scarf by picking up stitches. Ears and paws are attached at the end to finish it up!


Materials:

  • 6.5 mm crochet hook

  • Polyfil for paws

  • Tapestry needle

  • Bernat Strada Yarn: 1 ball each: Teal Blue / Denim and Dove Gray. This is a big ball, you will have lots left over!

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Gauge:


4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 11 sc x 12 rows with 6.5 mm crochet hook


Abbreviations:

Rnd: Round Ch: Chain

Sts: Stitches

Slst: Slip stich

Sc: Single crochet

Sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together

SK: Skip

Dc: Double crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet


Pattern:

Child Size:

With Denim, Ch 25

Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC across to end, ch 1, turn

Row 2-20: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Dove Gray

Row 21-40: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Denim

Row 41-60: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Dove Gray

Row 61-80: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Denim

Row 81-100: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Dove Gray

Row 101-120: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Denim

Row 121-140: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn





Adult Size:

With Denim, Ch 25

Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC across to end, ch 1, turn

Row 2-25: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Dove Gray

Row 26-50: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Denim

Row 51-75: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Dove Gray

Row 76-100: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Denim

Row 101-125: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Dove Gray

Row 126-150: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Change to Denim

Row 151-175: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn






Begin working hood:


Child Size:

With Denim: Begin half way down the side of the 3rd colour block (will be Denim). Pickup 10 sts across the Denim portion, 20 sts across the Dove Gray and then another 10 sts on the following Denim section (40 sts)

Row 1-20: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Row 21: HDC in the following 17 sts, HDC2tog 3 times, HDC in remaining sts (37)

Row 22: HDC in the following 15 sts, HDC2tog 3 times, HDC in remaining sts (34)

Row 23: HDC in the following 13 sts, HDC2tog 3 times, HDC in remaining sts (31). Bind off.


Assembly: Fold the top of the hood in half and sew the seam closed. Weave in loose ends.


Adult Size:

With Denim: Begin half way down the side of the 3rd colour block (will be Denim). Pickup 12 sts across the Denim portion, 25 sts across the Dove Gray and then another 12 sts on the following Denim section (49 sts)

Row 1-20: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn

Row 21: HDC in the following 22 sts, HDC2tog 3 times, HDC in remaining sts (46)

Row 22: HDC in the following 20 sts, HDC2tog 3 times, HDC in remaining sts (43)

Row 23: HDC in the following 18 sts, HDC2tog 3 times, HDC in remaining sts (40). Bind off.


Assembly: Fold the top of the hood in half and sew the seam closed. Weave in loose ends.





Ears: Make 2 in Denim and 2 in Dove Gray:

With Denim Ch 7:

Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in final st, ch1, turn (8)

Row 2: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in final st, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 3-5: sc across (10)

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)

Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)

Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4) bind off.


Assembly: Stack a Dove Gray ear on top of a Denim. With Denim yarn and Dove Gray ear facing, sc around the circumference of the ear, starting at the bottom right of the ear. Leave a long tail to attach the ear to the hood.


Repeat to with the second ear.





Paws: Make 2

With Dove Gray, ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook across, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 2-3: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 4: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 5: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 6: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 7: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 8: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 9: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 10: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 11-13: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 14: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 15: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 16: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 17: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 18: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 19: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14)

--this is the fold over mid-point --

Row 20: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 21: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 22: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 23: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 24: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 25: 2 Sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 26-28: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 29: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 30: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 31: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 32: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 33: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 34: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 35: Sc2tog in first st, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog in last st, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 36-37: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (12). Bind off






Assembly:

Fold the paws in half and attach to the ends of each side of the scarf, allow for 1/2 in overhang. Sew along one side and stuff with polyfil before sewing up the other. Sew up remaining side.


With Denim: create indents for "fingers". Pullup yarn through the centre of the paw and pull up over the top of the paw to the other side. Pull tightly to create the indent. Repeat 2 more times. Bind off and tuck in loose ends.





Paw Palm: Make 2

With Denim Ch 5

Rnd 1: 3 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Continue on to the other side, sc in next 2 ch. You will now have gone around both sides of the ch with 10 sts in round. (10)

Rnd 2: 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st, 3sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts (14)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 sts (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next 2 st, sc in next 7 sts (22)

Bind off, leaving a long tail to sew to paw.


Assembly:

Using long tails remaining from parts:

Sew palms to the centre of the paws that face inwards. Weave in ends.

Sew ears to the top of the hood on either side of the centre seam. Weave in ends.