Several things came together to make the Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets - a reader request, my kids' love of animals, and the inevitable need for new winter hats! Out of all these came this fun hat/hood-scarf-pockets cat lover's combo!
Of course, it doesn't have to be a cat - change the ear style and it can be any animal at all - the colors had me thinking both wolf and Totoro! In an orangey red it would make a great fox too. Your imagination is the only limit!
Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets
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- US - K, 6.5 mm hook
- US - H, 5.0 mm hook
- Main Color: 630 - 945 yds worsted weight yarn (held doubled), OR half that quantity super bulky weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather shown)
- Contrast Color: 30 yds worsted weight yarn (Bernat Cottontots (discontinued) in White shown)
- Stitch markers or scraps of yarn
- Gauge: 10 dc x 6 rows = 4 inches
- Sizes: The scarf is custom sized for the recipient, made to their arm span or height (plus a couple inches if it's for a child, so they can grow). The hood is written in two sizes, Child/Tween and Adult. The pattern is written for the Child size with changes for the Adult size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes.
- For instructions on any stitches or techniques used in this pattern, such as the FDC (foundation double crochet), seamless join, or Magic Circle, please see the Video Tutorials Page.
Scarf: (US - K, 6.5 mm hook) Row 1: Using Main Color yarn held doubled, FDC to recipient's arm span or height, adding a stitch if necessary to get an odd number. The gauge calls for 10 dc = 4 inches, so for a 5' 4" person, FDC 161. The formula is:
(Arm span in inches/4) x 10 = # of FDC If # of FDC = an even number, +1
Turn at the end of each row. Row 2 - 6(7): Ch 2, dc in each stitch to end of row. Break yarn and finish off.
Hood: (US - K, 6.5 mm hook) Find center stitch of scarf and place marker (pm). Counting out from marked stitch, pm on either side at 17(19) sts.
Row 1: Join Main Color (held doubled) with a slip stitch to an outer marked st. (Remove this marker.) Ch 2, dc in each st across, moving center marker up to new center st, ending with a dc in the last marked st. (Remove this marker.) Turn. (35(39) dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st to one st before marker, 2 dc in next st, dc in center (pm), 2 dc in next st. Dc in remaining sts to end of hood. Turn. (37(41) dc)
Rows 3 - 8(10): Repeat Row 2. Turn. (49(57) dc in last row)
Row 9(11): Ch 2, dc in each st to two before marker, dc2tog, dc in center (pm), dc2tog, dc in remaining sts. Turn. (47(55) dc)
Rows 10(12) - 15(17): Repeat previous Row instructions. (35(43) dc in last row) Fold hood in half and sl st closed through both sides, leaving very last (center) st unworked. Weave in ends.
Pockets (Make 2, yarn held doubled): (US - K, 6.5 mm hook)
Row 1: Using Main Color (held doubled), FDC 16(18).
Rows 2 - 6(7): Ch 2, dc in each st to end of row. (16(18) dc) Break yarn and finish off. Weave in ends.
Ears (Make 2): (US - H, 5.0 mm hook)The ears are made in two parts each:
- Follow Row 1-9 directions below, using Main Color held doubled. Weave in ends.
- Follow Row 1-9 directions below, using Contrast Color (not doubled). Weave in ends.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 9. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 3: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each st until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. Turn. (6 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (6 sc)
Rows 5 - 8: Repeat Rows 3-4 twice. (2 sc in last row)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog. Break yarn and finish off.
Hold the Contrast Color piece in front of the Main Color piece, with RS of Main Color against WS of Contrast Color. Using Main Color held doubled, sc the sides of the ear together, going through both layers. Work 3 sc into the point at the top, and leave the bottom of the ear pieces unjoined. Break yarn and leave a long tail for sewing to the hood.
Paw Print Appliques (Make 2 sets, yarn NOT held doubled):(US - H, 5.0 mm hook)
Each set, or Paw Print, includes 4 identical toes and 1 pad. So for the Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie, make 8 toes and 2 pads, using the Contrast Color yarn.
Make a Magic Circle and hdc 9 into the ring. Break yarn and use the seamless join to finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Row 1: Make a Magic Circle and into the ring hdc 2, dc, hdc 2, dc 2, hdc, sc, hdc, dc 2. Join to first hdc with a sl st.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc into the first st, hdc, 3 dc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 dc in each of the last 2 sts. Use seamless join to finish off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Assembling the Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets:
- Sew Paw Print Appliques to pockets.
- Using K hook and Main Color held doubled, sc evenly across the "paw end" of each pocket, as shown below.
- Sew ears to top of hood as shown above or as desired.
- Using K hook and Main Color held doubled, join with a sl st to the RS bottom back of the scarf. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the entire scoodie. As you approach each end of the scarf, match the pocket to the scarf (applique side out, on the RS of the scarf) and sc through both layers, attaching the pockets to the scarf. Work 3 sc in each corner. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. Weave in ends.
What do you think? I know I've got one happy kid... and two jealous ones! Guess I know what I'll be working on in my spare time. I hope you and yours like it as much as mine do. I can't wait to see all the creative things you do with this pattern! As always, please let me know if you find any errors - it's a free pattern, so you all are my testers! Thanks so much for reading!
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Oh, this is so cute! My daughter will love it. Thank you so much for the pattern.
I love this scoodie and so will my grand daughter (9 yr. old). I just finished the fingerless gloves with the kitten paws last week for her and this will go with them for Christmas. She loves cats/kittens and has to stand out waiting for the school bus so she gets cold. This will help. Thanks so much for publishing. (I did the gloves in white with pink paw prints so scarf will be the same).
I'd love to have those fingerless gloves pattern. I can't seem to find it.
I would love to have the kitty mitten pattern to go with the scoodie.
Oh arent these just adorable! I am going to make them today! I did search around for the kitten mitts, and I did find a cute fingerless on Ravelry by Charlotte for free 🙂 I do believe that those will be just adorable with this! And I think adding the "fur" trimming to the front of this hoodie will really tie the two together 😀 I cant wait!!
Thank you for such a wonderful pattern for free!! YAY!
Oh WOW! This is too cute! My daughter is going to LOVE this! Thank you soooooo much! Have a great weekend, Helen
I was wondering what to make my niece for Christmas. I just found it. Thank you so much!!!
This is adorable.my daughter will flip
I can't thank you enough for this pattern. I'm a big cat lover, so of course, I HAVE to make this. I think I'll do it in black and white. Calico would be cute, too! Thank you again!
using double strands of simply soft wont be too bulky?
Kytty, that's what's in the photos, and it's thick and warm, but a large hook size keeps it from being too dense. I think it worked really well, but of course feel free to change it up however you like. 🙂
Hi I was just wondering about the hood part, when you say hold the yarn doubled do I do that for the whole hood? And that means 2 stands correct? Should I go up a hook size if that's the case?
Hi Christine! The whole project is made with 2 strands held together, and the larger hook size (or whatever gets you gauge). Only the appliques are made with the smaller hook and single strand.
I love to crochet, and I when I saw this adorable pattern, I had to do it! Thank you so much for sharing. I do have a question though. I sell my crochet and knit on the side to make a little extra money here and there. Would you mind if I made these to order and sold them on my sites? I would be sure to provide a link to your page and give full pattern credit to you. If not, I understand.
Thank you for your time.
Desiree, that would be fine - just as long as you include the link and credit just as you said. Thanks so much for asking, and you're very welcome! 😀
Thanks for sharing this charming adorable pattern. 🙂
Beyond cute. I have people begging me to make it for them. Here come the hand cramps 🙂 Thank you so much for the pattern!!!
Which side do the paws face?
Hi Angelchild! I put them on facing forward, away from the body, but you just as easily put the pockets on the opposite site - whichever you prefer!
I know three little girls who are getting these for Christmas.
This would be so much fun to make for our high school football season. We are the Tigers and our colors are black and gold and it would be sooo awesome to see student body and parents donning these at events during cold weather. I'm in love with this. Thanks so much!
When using red heart super saver do I still need to use 2 strands?
Yes, with any worsted weight yarn I'd use 2 strands. 🙂
Ok thank you! I have 2 rows done it feels bulky, I guess that's the wy it was suppose to be. My granddaughters love these. Thanks again!
You're very welcome!
I just finished this scoodie and I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing this with us. I do have a question about a previous post... You mentioned that a bigger hook size would make it less dense? Would that also make the pattern larger though?
Geri, a lot depends on gauge, but generally speaking, yes using a larger hook will make it larger!
I'm so glad you like it! 😀 Feel free to come on over to the moogly facebook page and post a photo if you like!
I am doing this pattern with a lion brand homespun for my twelve year old step daughter. So far it's coming out great.
I bet that'll be really cute with Homespun! 😀 So glad you like it!
If using homespun do you change the hook size? Really like your pattern for my granddaughter!!
Thank you! I'd keep the hook size, but since Homespun is Bulky I'd only use one strand at a time. 🙂
I'm just confuced about this pattern I have never in my life done FDC before and I have tryed to look in the pic where it should be but can't find it. I also have a question and that is can you go make it DC all the way??
Love it so much and wanna have one myself =)
FDC is foundation double crochet - I have a video tutorial here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/ However, you don't have to use the FDC if you don't want to! A chain of the appropriate length and first row of DC will work just as well. FDC is nice because it lets you avoid having to work into the chain and gives a stretchier edge, but it isn't necessary for this project. 🙂
I'm glad you like it! Let me know if you have any other questions!
OKey thanx =)
I have a new problem and that is i don't understand how I should do with the hood..
I have tryed to translate it to swedish but I still don't understand
Can you plz write it more simple for me??
What part do you not understand, Mikiaa? Is it the seam at the end? Someone else asked about that too. Fold the last row in half, so that the stitch marker is at one end, and the first and last stitches of the row are touching. Then make slip stitches through both layers, going through the first and last st first, then then the second and second to last st, etc, until you come to the st with a st marker. Leave that st unworked. Cut the yarn, weave in the end, and turn the hood "right side out" so that the seam is on the inside of the hood and doesn't show.
Does that help, or did you have trouble on a different part?
more like how to start and is it 2 pices I should do or is it one thrue all??
The hood is one piece, added to the scarf on Row 1. It's all worked flat, then folded on the last row to make the hood.
Thank you make sense now =)
Thank you for the pattern. I will be making one for my daughter and one for myself. (In different colors, of course) I needed a new hat for this winter. This will be PURFECT!
Starting one today for my Niece. She is going to love it for Christmas. I might even make one for her mamma too!
Finished it yesterday. My niece will LOVE it! Took me a bit to figure out the FDC, but once I got it, it was smooth sailing! I thought it would take me longer to complete it because of pulled tendons in my wrist, but I managed to do it in only a few days.
This pattern has inspired me to try my hand at making some "My little pony" themed Scoodie's. My daughter is all about the ponies these days.
My daughter is a big My Little Pony fan too - MLP Scoodies is a GREAT idea! So glad you like the pattern. 😀
I have an idea I would like your opinion about.... I don't want to post it for others to see quite yet.... Is there any way for you to email me so we can communicate via email? (My addy is firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks in advance!
Sure thing Evelyn! My email is email@example.com 🙂
Loving this pattern, thanks! My daughter is a wolf lover so I'm making it to suit, just by changing the color scheme. I've kept to all the pattern instructions, however, in joining the hood, mine looks like it has a raised seam.Yours looks seamless, was it joined from the inside or the outside?
Hi momanon, I'm glad you like it! There isn't a wrong side or right side to this pattern really, so after joining the hood seam I flipped it "inside out" so the seam was on the inside. Hope that helps and that your daughter enjoys her new hat! 🙂
I am also looking for the fingerless gloves with kitten paws. Where do I find it?
Heather, that was something someone mentioned - I'm not sure what pattern she used! But you could easily make any pair of simple fingerless gloves in the size needed and add the paw print applique from moogly! https://www.mooglyblog.com/paw-print-applique/
I think they would make a great pair. Thanks for the pattern. It's too cute.
You are very welcome!
This looks adorable! Looking forward to starting the project!
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Wonderful pattern! Thank you for sharing your crochet cat scoodie with us!! :). 🙂
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My 12 year old LOVES this scoodie. I'm working on one for her now. Very simple and easy to follow. I also sell items for a bit of extra cash. Is it OK if I sell some of these as well? (Giving you full credit for the pattern of course). I have a feeling this will be a big hit with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing an awesome pattern!
I'm so glad your daughter likes it MommaT! You are welcome to make some for sale, as long as there's credit for the pattern with a link back to moogly, just as you say. Thanks so much for asking, and good luck with your sales!
What does it mean to hold the yarn doubled? Is that just to make it bulkier? If I find a bulkier yarn can I use the same needle and not double it?
Or does it apply to something else? Do I do this throughout the pattern? Or just for the FDC? (Sorry -- have never come across this before!)
Rachel, hold the yarn doubled means to work with two strands of yarn held together as one - it's easiest to do using two skeins, rather than both ends of one skein. It is to make it bulkier, yes, and having two strands gives more "air pockets" to make it warmer. If you prefer to use a bulkier yarn and you like the way it works out, then that's certainly an option! And yes, you'd want to use the same hook size, otherwise it will become too lacy. As it's written, the yarn is held doubled throughout the entire pattern.
Thanks for asking - have a great day!
I purchased some super bulky yarn thinking that meant I would only have to have one strand (sorry, I misunderstood) how did yours turn out? Was it hard to work two with bulky?
Super bulky yarn means you'll only need the one strand. Holding 2 strands of worsted together (roughly) equals 1 strand of super bulky so you should be fine!
In round 9 of the hood you say to do 2dctog. What do you mean by that? Are you saying to do 2 dc decreases? If they are not decreases than please explain what you mean. Thanks
Hi Dee! Dc2tog is a double crochet two together decrease. I have a video on this stitch here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/decreases-sc2tog-and-dc2tog/
Just finished and it turned out awesome! Thanks again for such a great pattern. My daughter is in love and now my other daughter wants one too.
Great to hear! 😀 Thank you!
I stumbled upon this amazingly cute pattern via Pinterest. Thank you for sharing. I have a question though, what do you mean by "held double"? Does that mean that i will be using 2 balls of yarn together?
Hi sarah! Yes, held doubled means holding two strands together. It's easier to pull from 2 balls or skeins than from both ends of the same skein. 🙂
Ohhhh! I love this! Thank you for sharing the pattern!
This pattern is adorable and I'm planning on making it the same colors that you used, but i was wondering can I use just one strand of yarn? I don't really want it very thick
Virginia, you can try, but it might make it rather lacey, and difficult to sew the ears and paw prints on. I'd recommend making a swatch and seeing what you think of the fabric.
Ok thank you! I've done up to row 5 and I think it I'd rather lacey.
Thanks for this cute pattern, so easy to follow. Love it!
Love this!! Am going to try making it for my granddaughter. My question is...do you count the first ch 2 of the hood as a double crochet? Thank you.
I'm so glad Eulalia! The ch 2 does NOT count as the first dc. 🙂
Thank you so much. Love your site, and your patterns.
Such a cute pattern! I have a question though. I'm working the hood right now and I'm a bit confused. At the end of a row, do I work a DC in the top of the ch2 from the previous row? Or do I only work a DC in the DC sts? Hope my question makes sense.
Hi Chelsea! The ch 2 is not considered a stitch for this pattern, so only work dc sts in other dc sts. Your question makes perfect sense, and I'm glad you asked!:D
I made this in a day! Love it, although my paws didn't come out exactly right, i don't care gives it that "homemade" look. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I made this for myself, but I have a feeling that when my 15 year old niece sees it, it'll be hers!
😀 Glad you liked it dustydawn - and wow, you're fast!
I've now made three of these and still have to make another one. All my coworkers love it.
Hi there, thanks so much for the pattern! Absolutely loving how its coming out so far.
I was wondering, for an adult sized hood, would you recommend making the ears a little bigger too? If so, by how much?
S, that's up to you - I think they're pretty big, but if you like bigger ones, go for it! 😀 I'd probably ch 11, (sc 10) in the first row, then work the decreasing pattern from there. That will make a big ear!
I finished this pattern for my 11 yr old granddaughter, she loves cats and pink.. so I made it light pink with multi-color paw pads and inner ears and trimmed it in the same!! It turned out lovely!! Thank you so much for this pattern that is so well written!! I have never made anything like this so I was afraid it was going to end up in the pile of " I give up" work!! I was able to finish in a few days and the only thing I had a hard time with was the ears!! I did 4 until I got them right!! Thanks again! I love your sight and will try to make the gloves to match now!!
You're very welcome Mary! 😀
Hi, and thank you for a lovely pattern! 🙂
I just almost finished this, but I'm having troubles attaching the ears. I'm not sure "where" they belong. Have you put them at the back of the top of the head and how far from the seam? Thanks!
Krista, I just put them where I thought they looked good - not in any specific place. Sort of in the middle near the top? Some people like them a bit higher, some a bit lower - there's no wrong answer!
Love it! Thanks for sharing!!
I'm on row 1 need to know want these numbers are for (35 (39) at the end of row. And witch one do i use. Sorry so dumb. I love this patterm and would love to finish it !!Thanks alot Shirley
Not a dumb question at all! Those are the number of stitches for that row. The first one is for the smaller size, the second is for the larger size. 🙂 Thanks so much!
I need to know how to do rows 2-12 because it said do 41 dcs. But when i get to the end i have more .then row 3 said 57 row11 said 55 and row 12 said43. Please help i want to do this bad!!! Just don't understand . Thanks alots
Hi shirley! I'm not sure why you have more than 41 dc on row 2. If you have 39 in row one, you only increase by 2 sts in row 2 - one before the center st, and one after. Each row then, through row 10, increases by 2 sts. So for row 3, there will be 43, for row 4 there will be 45, for row 5 there will be 47, and so on. When you get to row 10, there should be 57 sts total. Then, for rows 11 through 17, you'll be decreasing by 2 sts every row - with a dc2tog decrease before the center stitch, and dc2tog decrease after the center st. So for row 11 there should be 55 dc, then for row 12 there should be 53, for row 13 there should be 51, etc, until you get to row 17 where you have 43. Does that help?
Sorry this is the one row 2 It said to but 2dc and then one in pm and 2dc again in next st.
This is what i cant get .Sorry I know im a pain!!
It's ok, not a pain at all! Basically, you're working one stitch in each stitch from the previous row (working even), EXCEPT that you put 2 dc in the stitch before the stitch with the marker (the center stitch), then work 1 dc in the center stitch (moving the marker up to this new center), and then work 2 dc in the next st (after the marked st). Then the rest of the row is worked even. So it's just the same as the previous row, except that you're making an additional stitch right before the center, and again after the center. Increasing 2 sts per round. Is that any clearer?
I thing that may do it thanks alot!!grant job!!
Thank you sooo much for this pattern. I just finished making it for my niece and I know she is going to adore it!!! I love that it is all doubled because it is super thick and durable. I just love your work. Thank you again for the free pattern and I will be making a lot more from your site!
Thank you Kristen, I hope she enjoys it! 😀
What do you think, made lots of animals hats for baby and would moms wear this?
All depends on the mom! 😀
sister in law, she is suppose to be picky?, maybe ill chance it and make her one
I love this! I'm in the process if making it for a friend. I can't seem to get the gauge right, though. I've tried about 5 different hooks of varying sizes with no success. So I'm fiddling with it a bit to make it the right size. Moving on to the hood, which might be harder to fiddle with. Wish me luck!
Good luck! Luckily it's a hood, so it doesn't have to be an exact fit! 🙂
I love this
would it fit me? i'm an adult but i'm pretty small... how would one go about making it slightly bigger?
Mary Anne there are two sizes - the larger size should fit most adults just fine. 🙂
Great pattern! Modified the ears and made myself a wolf scoodie from it and loving it. I was wondering if I gave you credit and included a link to this pattern if I could make animal scoodies using this pattern and sell them on a profile of mine. I won't if you're not comfortable with it, but I assure you I'll definitely point people towards your wonderful crochet ideas.
Anne, that would be fantastic! Good luck with your sales!
this is funny, i have to say the paws are outstanding, ur right the ears, never wouldve thought to "change" the ear style, good idea, maybe pic and sell it make sum $$$$ for urself, honestly again, the paws and pockets are outstanding
hello, i love this crochet pattern, but i'm having trouble figuring out what to do about the 'held double' part. Am i holding to ends of the yarn at once or am i using two separate ends from to two separate balls of yarns. PLZ HELP :). Thank you
Hi Breanna! For the yarn held doubled, you could use both ends of the same skein, or you could use both strands from two separate skeins - it's up to you! In my opinion, pulling from the center of two skeins is easiest. For this pattern I believe I used 3 skeins, so I used the first two together and then pulled from both ends of the third to finish it off (and avoid being left with two partials). I hope that helps!
I love this pattern so very much. It is really well written and easy to follow I hope my niece loves her new rainbow kitty scoody as much as I do. I can see this will be a popular birthday request once people see the finished product. One more thing I think it is fantastic that you have taken the time to answer all the questions asked
Thanks so much Kellie! I hope your niece enjoys it too. 🙂 Happy birthday to her!
Hi quick question and may seem silly but was wondering if the pattern is in American or English Crochet Terms. I really want to do the pattern but don't want to start off wrong
Hi Fiona! Not a silly question at all! All my patterns are in US terms. 🙂
Thanks so much for replying really looking forward to doing the pattern now as didn't want to start and make the mistake in the stitches since I'm in Ireland and naturally enough use UK terms
Una consulta, donde veo el significado de cada signo para poder trabajarlo.....(soy nuevo) me gusta el tejido pero con las sigla no doy bububu,..gracias por tu ayuda y felicitaciones haces hermosuras......
Espero crear una página con todas las abreviaturas y su significado para el sitio pronto! ¡Gracias!
I love this pattern, however I would like to know if you have a pattern for turkey foot prints. The young lady who I want to make this for loves Virginia Tech and the Hokie bird is their mascot. I would appreciate it if you have a pattern for this and would forward it to me. Thanks so much!
Thank you Karen! I'm afraid I don't have a turkey footprint pattern, I think surface crocheting the lines might be the best bet there. Or there's the moogly crochet alphabet if you want to go with a VT like in this product on amazon: http://amzn.to/18dOeD0
The alphabet can be found athttps://www.mooglyblog.com/the-moogly-crochet-alphabet/
and a tutorial for surface crochet can be found at https://www.mooglyblog.com/surface-crochet-tutorial/
Thanks for this pattern, I have been wanting to make one of these and today I have with your pattern.
😀 You're welcome Judi!
Hi loving this pattern It was sooo easy and came together really quickly only took me a few hours!!!!!! I going give it my mum as a Christmas Present!!!!
😀 Glad you liked it Janine!
here is also some one who NOT LIKED but LOVED it ♥..very creative!...excellent tamara!..i loved it soooooooooooooooooooo much♥♥♥
😀 Thank you Marrie!
Hi, alright i LOVE this pattern! the problem I'm having though is figuring out the FDC. I've looked at the instructional videos but am still not getting it. It's hard to see where the loops are(the "v's"). Could I not just chain the # of loops for the arm span and then just DC into the starting chain? Thanks!
Chaining and dc the usual way is fine! 🙂
How would you make adjustments for a 12mo old toddler?
Assuming you have the toddler around to try things on, I'd make the scarf as directed for his/her height/armspan, and then place the markers about 13 sts out from the center. Then work the hood as directed until it's tall enough to have the top meet at the top of the child's head. Then I'd skip to the end and seam up the hood. 🙂 Hope that helps!
Thank you the scarf is 32in long and the hood is 10in wide and 9in tall. I wanted to leave her some room.
Hey I love this better so much but I've ran into a problem. I'm not quite understanding how to do the good correctly. Some insight would be amazing. Thank you so much! (:
Hey I love this alternative so much but I'm not understand the hood part so if you could help me there I would be forever grateful! (:
Omg pattern. I suck! Lol
LOL, no worries, I knew what you meant! Ok, the hood is essentially worked flat, and then the last row is folded in half and seamed up to create the hood shape. In order to center it on the scarf, you find the center stitch on one side of the scarf, and then count out sts to either side, and then mark those sts. Then you work between those two sts, increasing on both sides of the center marked st, for 8-10 rows (depending on which size you are making). Then you switch to decreasing on either side of the center marked st for several rows. Then finally that seaming of the last row. You can see the shape that the increases, decreases, and fold create in the photo at the end of the hood instructions. Does that help?
Yes! This helped SO much! I can't thank you enough. Your patterns are amazing. I also make the shark pouch for my son.
😀 I'm so glad! And thank you!
Really like pattern, but can't figure out how to sew on ears; I just used a needle and thread for appliqués. Instructions would be helpful. Pattern just says to leave a long tail, then sew on.
You just thread the yarn on a yarn needle and whip stitch them on where you want them to be. Sorry that wasn't clearer!
I'm loving this pattern. So simple (I thought). What is "dc2tog" ? I mean I know it is double crochet 2. What is tog? Thank you.
Thanks Glenda! The "tog" is together - dc2tog. It's a decrease. Here's a video tutorial: https://www.mooglyblog.com/decreases-sc2tog-and-dc2tog/ 🙂
How many chains are needed to replace FDC? Same number as FDC? I have watched 10 FDC video tutorials, and I cannot see what they're doing, the stitches on my work don't look like what they show in the videos. Thanks!
You'll need the same number of chains, plus 2 (for the turning chain) 🙂
Hi there!! Is the inside color of the ear supposed to be much smaller than the outside? I have almost an inch of mc on the bottom of my ears. I did use two different brands of yarn for the two pieces, I was just curious what the size difference should be. Thank you!!!!
It should be a little bit smaller, though that sounds a little extreme!
I loveeee this pattern, I'm so excited to try it! It says "held doubled," are you holding it that way throughout the entire pattern? I just want to do it right 🙂
Hi Amanda! Yes, 2 strands of yarn are held together the entire pattern - adds bulk and warmth! 🙂
Thank you for writing a clear, easy to follow, and accurate pattern! I tried another pattern and ended up with a hood the size of a helmet. I've just started the hood, and the way the increases are worked seems to make perfect sense with how one's head is shaped. I only wish I'd read the comments first because I've been working that first ch 2 as my first dc in each row, but it still seems to be coming out alright. Also, I'm doing this with one strand of Red Heart with Love (Pewter for the main color) and it seems to be alright. My only question is do you think it would be easy to modify the ears? Crazy as it sounds, my sister wants this with floppy bunny ears. Thanks!
Thanks Melissa! I think that's the beauty of this pattern - change up the ears and it can be anything you want! 🙂
This pattern is awesome. I used it to make Christmas presents for all the girls in my family, old and young. One thing I did want to note is that i added a straight row between the increase and reduction phases to round the hood out more and it looks really fantastic. My little girl just about screamed (she has a huge thing for kittens) Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
I LOVE this pattern!! I made one for a good friend in black wih white paws, she loved it! I gave it to her at work and got another order for one! She wanted it for a teen- pink with snowmen on the pockets (no ears). Turned out great! And upon giving it to her at work...TWO more orders!!!! I have a question tho... One of the orders is for a 3 yr old....how do I adapt the pattern for that size? I have made the scarf portion to be about 32 in long (101 dc's) Can you help with the hood portion?
Thank you for your wonderful patterns!
Hi julie! Congrats on the orders, I'm so glad you like the pattern! I would just start with a narrower hood, and not do as many increase rows.
Very very beautiful pattern ,Thank you so much
Hey could you help me with the measurements I think I am doing it wrong ok I am 5 8., this is what I was doing
5.8/4×10= number of fdc
Hi Char! The formula calls for height in inches, so assuming you're not under 6 inches tall, the number you want to plug in there is 68 (12x5 +8). 😀
hi....im working with super bulky Lionbrand HOMETOWN USA in charcoal....for an adult...MY QUESTION....do i need to switch up to a larger hook say a 9mm N....or stick with the 6.5???
You might want to go up a little bit - whatever gives you the drape and thickness of fabric you like! And definitely DON'T hold it doubled lol! 😀
Oh, I saw it on Raverly and found it sooo cute. I didn't know it came from here (I stumbled on your blog and have been looking through it the last hour - and I totally love it ^^)
😀 Thank you so much Nalex!
Thank you so much for the pattern. My daughter is having an iceskating party of her birthday and I made these for all the girls to wear and take home as a party favor! So much fun! Thank you again!
Wow, that's a lot of crochet! 😀 Thank you so much Kim!
This will be perfect for the Harvest festival at my church. We are supposed to dress up & it's chilly outside. This will be perfect to wear, add a little face paint & instant outfit. I will be nice & warm handing out candy to all the littles. Now if I can get it done before Friday.... Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern!
😀 Good luck Amber! Thank you!
hi i finished the scoodie i would love to post my picture but i cant post to fb cause its a christmas present to one of my friends....anyway to post somewhere else...super proud of it...i had to add a couple to the hood to make it bigger but other than that it was wonderful used. lion brand homespun so its yummy soft...
😀 I'm so glad you liked it Danielle!
Hey I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing it. I just started it and am wondering if the chains before the first fdc counts as a fdc or not? I saw another comment about the 2chains for the dc rows not counting. I want to assume the chains before the fdc don't count but I want to make sure.
You are correct, they do not count - at least not in my patterns! 🙂
Hello! Hello! Any suggestions for sewing on the ears? I'm new to crochet and don't sew!
Hi Tangled! Whipstitching is the usual method - here's a tutorial: Whipstitching
I love this pattern. I am new to this kind of pattern and doing the FDC stitch. I am wondering how do you turn at the end of the rows?
I figured it out. Thank you
🙂 Glad to hear it! Thank you Shari!
can you make it a video on youtube ,please?
can you make it a video on youtube please?
I can add it to the list! 🙂
Just finished. Wow, that came together fast!The only down side is, since my daughter picked out the pattern, she won't be particularly surprised when she opens the gift on Christmas morning.
😀 I'm glad it worked up so quickly for you Martin! Happy Christmas!
Thank you so much for the pattern. Just finished one (Hello Kitty Style) and have started a 2nd one (2 more to go).
I wish there was a way to post a pic of it.
Will post it on my facebook page and tag you in it.
Thank you so much! You are also welcome to share pics on the Moogly Facebook page!
has anyone ever seen a knitting pattern for this ?
I made this for my 15 year old granddaughter for Christmas. She wears it all the time, even to bed. Thank you so much for the pattern.
😀 I'm so glad you both enjoyed it! Thank you!
I have been crocheting for many years, admittedly not in the past the 5 years. I received this l at tern from my daughter to make for my granddaughter. THANK YOU so much for bringing me up to date on the new stitches. I used all your links and had a great time updating myself. I found that I went much faster with all the new techniques. I made this project in 3 hours, I added some fancy fur around the ears to personalize it. It came out great. I look forward to doing more projects.
Again Thank you glory.
Thank you so much Gloria - I'm so happy to hear it! 😀
I love this. My daughter loves cats, we actually have 3. I am almost done with this. I have to finish the pockets, hook on the ears, and do the trim. We are using the gray with a pretty bright pink. Its turning out very nicely. Thanks for the pattern.
🙂 Thank you, I'm so glad you like it!
This is a beautiful pattern. I've seen other hooded scarves, but the hood is always pointed. What is the key to making your hood round as shown in the pattern? I'm looking forward to making this. Thanks
Hi L! Some decreases in the center of the hood! 🙂
Is it necessary to block this? How would I do that?
This one shouldn't really need blocking. If you wanted to though, you could get it damp and reshape and lay it out flat to dry.
thanks for the pattern, i've made it for my granddaughter and she's going to love it
Super cute!! 😀 Thank you!
I wish there was a video on how to make this.... I'm more of a visual learner T_T I really wanted to make one for my boyfriend..
I plan on making one as soon as my schedule opens up. But I do recommend learning to read patterns, it makes crocheting so much easier!
Could you make a cowl version? I love this pattern, but don't wear scarves a lot...
You can crochet a simple cowl and then just add the hood to that. 🙂
I just love this pattern. I have made 3 of these Scoodies (currently finishing up 2 & 3). Also going to make one for myself. Easy fun pattern. Thank you!!!!
🙂 Thank you so much!
Hi Tamara, thank you for the adorable pattern! I am starting to make one for my niece whose birthday is coming up right after Thanksgiving, she is about as much of a cat-lover as I am and I'm sure she will love this!! I have a question regarding getting started... When counting the number of FDC's made in the first row, does the initial ch-3 that I made to get started count as an FDC? Want to make sure I actually get the needed odd number of stitches... I have a 50% chance of doing it wrong. Lol 🙂 Thank you! Darci
Thank you Darci! It does if you work a stitch into it on the next row! 🙂
Could you send the pattern to my email? I can't seem to print it without all the other stuff on the page.
thank you in advance.
Hi Katie! I can't email it, but you can use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post to create a clean print copy. 🙂
can I get the pattern for the lion ears please. I am making a lion, so I don't need the pointy ears. Thanks!
I do not have a lion ear pattern, I'm sorry!
I loved making this hooded scarf and I need to make another to go with the first for some twin girls I know! My only issue with the pattern was the hood does not quite cover a head comfortably. My son was my model and he's about the same age and size as the twin girls these are being made for. My quick fix was to crochet a couple more rows of double crochet around the front of the hood while I was making the border around the whole thing. 😀
I'm glad you were able to make it work! 🙂
Used this pattern to make scarves for my nieces and nephews for Christmas! I made a cat, a fox, a bear, and a dinosaur. They are so adorable! Thank you for posting!
How fun! Thank you Brittany!
I am really anxious to try this pattern. It is so nice to get something free and pretty and practicable
😀 I hope you enjoy it Donna! Thank you!
This is cool! I will make one for my son. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much Jane! 😀
Thanks for sharing your pattern. I just love it. I will be making one for my neice for school this fall.
😀 Thank you so much Patti!
Hi!!! Just made this Cat Scoodie and I loved it!! I was wondering if you've made it single stranded and if it looks the same or even how much yarn you thinking would take. I used 4 skeins for the double stranded one.
Anyway, lovely pattern!!! Thank for sharing it with us
Hi Cindy! I haven't make it single stranded myself - it would end up much thinner and smaller. But you can alter the pattern to work with just one if you like! 🙂
This is absolutely adorable! It would be so cute on my toddler. She loves kitties and she might actually leave something like this on her head if it's more like a hood and attached to a scarf. I'm a novice so scaling it down is a little daunting, any chance of a toddler/child version of this? Thank you!
Hi Laura! Thank you! I would recommend following the Child version with an I hook - Toddler's heads grow faster than the rest of them! 🙂
This pattern is fabulous !! I have a question about the yarn you use please. I'm from the UK and we don't seem to do worsted weight yarn here. Please could you tell me what the UK equivalent would be , I'm stuck. Is it the same as Double knit or is it heavier like Aran wool ? I'm not very clued up on wool weights and don't know what to buy that is roughly the same as the one you use.
Worsted is in between DK and Aran, but this particular yarn works up closer to a DK, in my opinion. 🙂
Thank you Tamara , that was very helpful 🙂
I'm so glad! 🙂
Could you possibly make a step-by-step on how to make this amazing & adorable cat scoodie for beginner who still don't understand how to read chart/patterns like me? Thank you very much...
I'll see what I can do in the new year! 🙂 Thank you!
I just made this and sent it to a friend in South Carolina. She jokingly saw a picture of it and posted it on Facebook asking her sister and me to make it for her. I know her sister didn't - and she has no idea it's coming. Can't wait to get pictures from her. Thanks for such a cute pattern.
😀 Thank you so much Deborah, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! How fun!
On the cuddly cat pattern does the beginning loop at the start of the FDC count as a stitch ty in advance for ur help
Hello Debbie! No, it does not count as a stitch - just the actual fdc sts count. 🙂 Thank you!
Ty so much
I am having a problem with the hat in ur cuddly cat pattern in rows 3-10 shldnt the count be the same as 2 if you are repeating it plz help I'm stuck and does the chain count on the hat or no ty
Hi Debbie! Yes, the stitch counts are the same for each row of the scarf portion. If you are referring to the (7), that's a row difference for the sizes. 🙂
The ch2 does not count as a stitch.
Thanks so much for sharing pattern. I just recently started crocheting again and mine turned out great. Your videos are also very helpful.. After having 3 kids this looked like something they would all love and easy to throw on instead of always searching for hat and scarves. This one is together!
😀 Thank you so much Erren! I'm so glad to hear it!
Could this be decreased by 2 sts in the hood for a smaller child size? I’d like to make it for a 2-3 year old and a 5 year old and the child size you have just seems a bit too big.
Sure, you can just add fewer stitches at the beginning of the hood. 🙂
it worked out great!
i used the basic pattern with other crocheted designs to make a Captain America (retro with the A & wings), Owlette, & a puppy. the neighbor’s grandkids LOVED them.
Yay! I'm so glad to hear it, thanks Vicki!
I made this as a Christmas present this year. I wish I could attach a picture to show you how much she loved it! It turned out so cute! Thank you for sharing this pattern. ♥
😀 I'm so glad to hear it Angela! I'd love to see a photo if you'd like to stop by the Moogly Facebook page and share it there - or you can tag me on instagram and twitter @mooglyblog 🙂
Love this pattern, easy to follow my girls loved the look of it I think I did something wrong I got the scarf and hood done and had them try it on. When they did it comes to a point at the top. Help what did I do wrong. I counted all stitches and that parts correct. They are 16 so I used the adult numbers
I'm so glad you like it (and they did too!). 🙂 It sounds like perhaps you missed the decreases starting in the middle of the rows in Row 9(11) of the hood?
This is just PURRfect for my best friend! She lives in a small town in North Dakota (I live in Montana). She started a Cat Rescue a couple months ago and posted in on Facebook, called the Crazy Cat Rescue. I am going to make her this for Christmas and I know that she will absolutely love it! Thank you so much for posting this. I can't wait to get started! I know that she will send me photos of her modeling it, so will forward them at that time. Thanks again sooooo much!
♥ Thank you so much!
Help! I scrolled and scrolled through the comments and finally gave up. I have a friend that requested that I make this for her 4 year old niece. Will the child size be too large for this age? The child doesn't live here and I have no way to measure. Any suggestions on how I can do this would be most appreciated. Thank you!
Hi Sheri! Google tells me the average 4 year old is 40 inches tall. So you first row should be 101 sts. Then the smaller hood should work fine! 🙂
Hi. Great pattern thanks! Have just started one to look like a fox as there are loads in the UK where my daughter lives. Several visit her garden. I live in Spain where yarn is not really classified as DK, Aran, Worsted per se. So could you tell me the width of the scarf please? I have finished the 7 rows for an adult but it looks too narrow. Thanks
♥ Hi Ann! You should make it as wide as you like just by adding more rows! As written, it's about 4-5 inches wide, which was in style at the time the pattern was originally written. Nowadays, I would've added a few more rows to take it to about 8" wide.
Thank you so much for your prompt reply!. I agree that scarves were so much narrower before. I measured my favourite scarf which was about 6 inches wide but now seems so small!
I will add more rows. I imagine that it will be relatively easy to make everything else larger.
Hi, if anyone can help me. I'm using a different stitch for this pattern. I was wondering does anyone have the length for the hood in inches? From the first row to the last row for Toddler..
Approximately 10 inches. 🙂
This is so cute! I love the colors and the pattern is easy to follow.
Currently on the hook with RHSS heather grey and anthracite. This pattern is what brought me to Moogly so long ago, it's high time I make it! Thanks again! <3
I was looking for a hoodie pattern and found this one, but I don't know how to do a seamless join. I checked all the videos in the link you provided, but I can't find one that explains that technique. Can you please send me the URL for the video tutorial for the seamless join. Thank you for your help
I made this for my niece's 5 year old daughter and she absolutely loves it. She slept with it on last night and wore it all day. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern. We don't see them very often as they live in UK and we live in South Africa, so this is definitely something she will remember me for.
♥ That's wonderful! Thank you so much!