Hooded Infinity Scarf
Burrrr… It’s definitely cold outside and leave it to my mini me to forget, lose and conveniently hide all the hats I’ve purchased right when its time for her to leave out in the morning for school.
“She’s a Diva!”
So since she has been stealing my infinity scarves to wear, she’s such a diva, I guess I should just make her something. A hat is what she needs, but the scarf is all she wants so I am combining the two. I found these fleece fabrics at G Street Fabrics in Falls Church, VA.
For this simple sewing project you will need (these amounts are for child size):
½ yard of fabric
½ yard of lining (optional)
Sewing machine (you could hand stitch but it may not be as sturdy)
Existing Hood (this is so you can trace to make sure its the right size)
In order to make this hooded infinity scarf you are going to need to measure around the shoulders of the person it is for to get your length (x2) of the scarf portion. You will also need an existing hood to trace so it actually is big enough (or small enough) to fit the person it is for. Once you have the measurement that goes around the shoulders of the person, multiply that by 2.
Cut your fabric in strips. You need 2 for the outer scarf and 2 for the lining. Mine were about 8 inches wide and 24 inches long because I made this for my daughter.
Now using the remaining fabric, trace the existing hood. You need 2 for the outer hood and 2 for the lining. **If your fabric meets at a fold you can cheat by just cutting the arch of the back of the hood and keeping the top attached.
Now lets start sewing the hood together. First sew your hood lining pieces together. Then sew the hood outer fabric pieces together.
Turn each hood piece right side out and place them inside each other. Your seams should be showing.
Now sew along the U-shaped edge to attach the lining to the outside of the hood. **You can leave the bottom of the hood open/unsewn.
Now flip them right-side out and your hood is done, for now.
Lets move on to the scarf! Sew the 2 outer pieces of the scarf together, by stitching and creating a seam along the shortest side. Repeat this same thing for the lining.
Now you should have a super long scarf!
Right where the seam is joined, you want to line up and pin the hood middle seam. Make sure right sides are facing each other. Then pin the other side of the scarf on top. He sandwich should be: lining fabric, hood, then outer fabric – all joined at the middle seam.
Now pin along the entire end scarf so nothing shifts out of place and sew along that long edge. Once one side is finished, pin and sew the other long end of the scarf. **Be sure you roll the hood up inside this tube tightly so it is not sewn onto the other edge. Also, do not sew the short ends closed.
Now that you have sewn that side closed, reach in and pull that hood to one side. This will flip your scarf, right side out!
To close up the ends and finish this project, just sew the 2 short ends together. Boom!
I hope you enjoy this warm cozy hooded scarf. If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.
Here is the YouTube video tutorial.