Thistle  Stitch Hooded  Scarf

This elegant scarf was designed to help keep my friend Corliss warm and well during her first winter after chemo and the loss of her hair. The hood  works well with a wig and is designed to be fairly close fitting. The pattern uses thistle stitch and includes a story that touches on traditional beliefs about the healing power of the thistle and of recent science on the anti-cancer properties of one variety of the plant.


The hooded scarf is crocheted in lace-weight yarn, making it light weight with a beautiful drape. I added a bit of sparkle by using  Good for Ewe’s Mirrorball yarn and adding optional seed beeds to the edging. The project is crocheted from the bottom up beginning with the scarf ends.



954 (1067, 1105) yards Good for Ewe Mirrorball yarn

Make Thistle Stitch Texting Gloves with leftover yarn.



The pattern includes dimensions and instructions for three sizes (small, medium, large).


Pattern on Ravelry




Stitch a symbol of protection and healing into a scarf for a friend.
Thistle Stitch Hooded Scarf
Thistle Stitch and Beaded Edge
Pattern and a Story
Detailed Illustrated Instructions