Animal Hooded Scarf Size Chart + Materials List


This pattern includes sizes: 3-5y, 5-8y, 8-12 and teen/adult.  

The sizes are quite generous, but depending on your choice of fabric and whether you prefer it loose or tight fitting, you may need to go up or down a size.  For example, you may require a bigger size if you use faux fur.

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use wool, but you could also use fleece, minky, fur, corduroy, or any other soft warm fabric.  You can use felted woolen sweaters for this, but you may need to mix and match two sweaters in order to have enough fabric.
Lining: Cotton, linen, flannel or other soft breathable fabric.  

Fabric requirements

Scarf Version:  7/8 - 1 yard (70 - 90 cm) of both lining and exterior fabric.  
Cowl Version:  1/2 - 3/4 yard (40-60 cm) of both lining and exterior fabric.  
Crossover Version:  1/2 - 3/4 yard (40-60 cm) of both lining and exterior fabric.

Depending on the width of your fabric, you may get more than one garment from these amounts.


Other supplies & notions

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Large buttons/toggles to fasten for the cowl & crossover options
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt for claws and “pads” for certain animals
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn


  • Regular sewing supplies
  • If using a heavyweight wool or a slippery fabric like minky, you might benefit from using a walking foot. 
  • Heavy-duty needle if using heavyweight fabric or adding a mane.

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