I'm celebrating two things by offering this free pattern.
First, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of my biological maternal grandmother, Judy, who died of breast cancer in October of 1997, I made this scarf pink. My grandma Judy was a fun lady. I didn't know her very well, as she never lived close - she was either in Nebraska or Alaska - but she often stayed with us on her layovers through SeaTac Airport. She had a great sense of humor, and was always laughing. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and lost her hair due to chemotherapy, she hated people pitying her. She wanted people to continue to tease and joke around with her. I fondly remember stories of Judy's antics while on a bowling team - when she would get a strike, she would take off her wig and toss it in the air to celebrate, and when she missed, she would pulled it off and toss it on the ground. I can just imagine the shock the people around her must have felt, and it still makes me smile to think about. That was the kind of woman my grandma was, and this scarf pattern is dedicated to her...although, she would have probably hated that it's pink :)
Second, my little blog here has had over 10,000 views (it's actually closer to 10,500 now), which I find amazing. I never expected to get 1000, let alone 10x that amount. So this scarf pattern is also dedicated to those of you who have stopped by The Sequin Turtle and helped me reach that number.
This scarf is perfect for the weather here in Western Washington. As you may or may not know, it rains quite a bit here. For the most part, it is a weak, misty kind of rain that barely gets you wet. Because of this, Western Washingtonians do not carry umbrellas. In fact, the only times I've ever owned an umbrella were during my trip to Costa Rica, and a cute patterned one to match some equally cute rain boots that were bought for my maternity photo shoot because it ended up being a rainy, yucky day. You can see the pictures here if you're interested. Since we don't use umbrellas here, we are rather attached to hoods - hooded sweatshirts, hooded jackets, and my newest favorite - hooded scarves.
So here is it, my Crochet Hooded Infinity Scarf Pattern. Please excuse the poor picture quality. The scarf is also available for purchase in my etsy shop.
3 skeins bulky weight yarn - I used Charisma in Think Pink from Michael's.
Ch 90, join with a sl st to the first ch to create a loop, being careful not to twist the chain, ch 1
Round 1 - In the same stitch as the sl st, 2dc, *skip 2 ch, 1sc and 2dc in the next ch. Repeat from * 28 more times, join with a sl st in the beginning ch, ch 1 (30 clusters)
Round 2 - In the same stitch as the sl st, 2dc, *skip 2 dc, 1sc and 2dc in the next sc. Repeat from * 28 more times, join with a sl st in the beginning ch, ch 1 (30 clusters)
Round 3-12 - Repeat round 2.
Round 13 - Sc in each stitch around (90 stitches), fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 14 - To create the hood, fold the scarf in half lengthwise, attach yarn to the top of the fold and sl st a 7" seam down the beginning chain side. After 7 inches, continue along one side only of the scarf and sc around, working 3 stitches for every cluster, and then sl st back up the hood seam to reinforce it. Fasten off and weave in ends.
To wear, put the hood on first with the scarf hanging down the front of your body, twist the scarf once and put it around your neck a second time. Adjust the scarf to your liking.
Now, if you ever come to Seattle, you can avoid looking like a tourist (the umbrella is a dead giveaway) and just wear your hooded scarf! Your head will stay dry, your neck will stay warm, and you'll look cute...much better than an umbrella, huh?