The Caffè Latte Hooded Crochet Scarf was created in mind of fashion trends for teens in 2022/2023 with neutral colors, soft textures, and coziness for the ever popular Underground Crafter’s Christmas in July event. As many teens and their parents love their coffee drinks, I just had to name it after a coffee drink. I will admit that I visited the Starbucks menu for the name, as I don’t drink coffee. 🙀 I do enjoy a variety of teas, but I think I would literally bounce from the walls with the caffeine in a coffee. LOL
Have you noticed that some pre-teens and teens love wearing hoodies all year long??
I thought that a hooded scarf would be a great gift for the kids and teens that like to be comfortable and warm, regardless of the temperature. And if your kid or teen doesn’t care for hoods (because they’re too cool to cover their head even on the coldest days), the hood is detachable! For those that love a hood, it’s slightly oversized to accommodate all hair styles.
I decided to make this a super scarf for ultimate coziness, especially when using a super soft bulky weight yarn. Although this scarf is 80 inches long, it is super easy to adjust the length by making fewer or more rows to fit your kid or teen. Also, the width of this crochet scarf make it super at 10 inches wide! It’s just wide enough to wrap around one’s shoulders on an extra cold day. 🥶
To make this an easy crochet scarf, it is created with a modified Alpine Stitch. The Alpine Stitch is typically made with double crochet and front post double crochet, and worked from edge to edge, but I had to put the Creations by Courtney spin on it. For this cozy crochet scarf pattern, you’re going to use double crochet and front post treble stitches to reduce the scrunchiness of the traditional alpine stitch. The use of a taller post stitch also adds to the amount of drape, which is super important for a scarf. No one wants a stiff crochet scarf to wear on cold day, do they?
When it came time to think about what yarn I wanted to use for making a gift for the young ones, I had to choose Caron Latte Cakes! I have a bit in my stash, but I HAD to get more in a different color that had neutral tones for a true unisex look. I chose Coconut Cream that has cream, beige, taupe and a nutmeg brown in it. 😍 I love bright colors, but this combination of colors is calming and screams, ”Wrap yourself in me, RIGHT NOW!”
Caron Latte Cakes is listed as a category #5 bulky weight yarn due to the halo created from fine pieces of nylon that are intertwined with the acrylic strand. When using a WPI tool, if the yarn is wrapped based on the acrylic strand and not the fringe pieces, it could be considered a worsted weight yarn. I chose to use a size K (6.50mm) hook, which is recommended on the ball band. Each cake weighs in at 250g / 8.8 oz, which means it’s a generous amount at 530 yards / 485 meters. This yarn is made of 58% acrylic and 42% nylon, which creates a super soft yarn that can work for many types of projects. Due to the halo, short stitches will be harder to see, but one can easily feel the stitches for hook placement. At this time of this post, I purchased two cakes from my nearby Michaels Store for $12.99 each. When checking the Yarnspirations site, this yarn is not listed, but several online retailers seem to carry the yarn for ordering.
I truly enjoyed working with this yarn, and would use it again for any wearable item that calls for a worsted or bulky weight yarn. It does shed a little bit, which is expected with this kind of halo, so take that in consideration if you choose to add Caron Latte Cakes to your stash.
Start Holiday Crocheting Early!
I’m excited to participate in the Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter again! This is a great event that offers crochet, knit, sewing projects all July! In addition to 31 free patterns from 27 bloggers, there are great prizes that can be won.
The #cijmakealong2022 offers five different themes for each week of July in the following schedule:
- Week 1: Gifts for babies, kids and teens.
- Week 2: Gifts for Women
- Week 3: Gifts for Anyone
- Week 4: Gifts for Home
- Week 5: Gifts for Pets
During the previous years of the Christmas in July Make Along, I have designed for babies, kids and teens and gifts for pets. You can find the Quentin Tunisian Scarf Set HERE and the Tunisian Shell Dog Cowl HERE.
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- Caron Latte Cakes, #5 bulky weight yarn (58% acrylic, 42% nylon; 530 yds/ 485 m; 8.8 oz/ 250 g): Coconut Cream x 2 skeins or 916 yds total / 839 m
- US K-10 ½ (6.50 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge
- US I- 9 (5.50 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
11 sts in pattern x approx 10 rows = 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm] in pattern
Super Scarf: 10” wide x 80” long [25.4 cm wide x 202.2 cm long]
Hood: 12.5” wide x 26” long, before seaming [31.75 cm wide x 66 cm long]
CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Fhdc: foundation half double crochet
Fptr: front post treble crochet
FO: fasten off
Hdc: half double crochet
RS: right side
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
WS: wrong side
YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
CSDC: pull up a loop that is row height, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
Fptr: YO 2 times, insert hook around next post from front to back to front, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times
- Pattern is written in US terms.
- Read entire pattern before beginning.
- CSDC can be substituted with (ch 2, dc in first st).
- The first sc is made without a ch 1 to keep the edge straight.
- Any adjustments to the length are not included in the yarn amounts.
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Row 1: 29 fhdc OR ch 30, then hdc in each ch starting in the 2nd ch, turn – 29 hdc
Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn – 29 dc
Row 3: Sc in each st, turn – 29 sc
Row 4: CSDC in first st, dc in next 5 sts, [Fptr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st] 8 times, Fptr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next 6 sts, turn – 9 Fptr, 20 dc
Row 5: Sc in each st, turn – 29 sc
Row 7: Sc in each st, turn- 29 sc
Row 6: CSDC in first st, dc in next 5 sts, [dc in next st, Fptr around next st 2 rows below] 8 times, dc in next 7 sts, turn – 8 Fptr, 21 dc
Next Rows: Rep Rows 4-7 until scarf measures 80” [203.2 cm], or desired length, FO
Make a slip knot with a long tail, at least 36” [91.4 cm] long, for seaming.
Row 1: 37 fdc – 37 dc
Alternative start: Ch 31, starting in 3rd Ch from hook, dc, dc in each st, turn
Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn – 37 dc
Row 3: Sc in each st, turn – 37 sc
Row 4: CSDC in first st, dc in next 4 sts, [Fptr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st] 15 times, Fptr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st, turn – 16 Fptr, 21 dc
Row 4: Sc in each st, turn
Row 5: CSDC in first st, dc in next 5 sts, [Fptr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st] 15 times, dc in last st, turn – 15 Fptr, 22 dc
Row 6: Sc in each st, turn
Next Rows: Rep Rows 4-6 until Hood measures 26” [66 cm], turn
Last Row: Sc in each st, FO
Fold Hood with RS touching, use a yarn needle to seam the Hood; weave in end and trim
Rnd 1: Using smaller hook, Magic circle with a tail for attaching the button, Ch 1, 7 hdc in the center, tighten center, sl st to join
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join, FO
- Attach buttons to the WS of the Hood along the bottom.
- Weave in all ends.
- Attach Hood to Scarf.
Enjoy gifting or wearing your completed Caffè Latte Hooded Crochet Scarf!
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