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The Best Hooded Scarf

Last updated on November 15, 2021

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A hooded scarf can be a handy fashion accessory to complement any outfit while keeping you warm and cozy, no matter the weather.

When considering which hooded scarf to buy, keep in mind that certain fabrics require special care to clean, or cannot be cleaned at all if they are soiled beyond the scale of spot-cleaning. By being mindful of your preferences and limitations, you can avoid buyer’s remorse if your new scarf saves you from hot coffee.

Neutral colors may be a good choice since such scarves will match more of your wardrobe. However, if you like to wear vibrant pops of color or extremely fashion-forward pieces, it’s worth finding a scarf that meets your specifications.

Our Picks For The Top Hooded Scarves

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Our Take
 Top Pick

Lucky Beth Breathable Wool Hooded Scarf

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Lucky Beth

Breathable Wool Hooded Scarf

Since this hooded scarf is constructed using a wool/plush blend, it stays nice and toasty, even when the weather outside isn't so pleasant. The ends of the scarf feature pockets that double as gloves to keep your hands comfortable while waiting for a bus or watching a parade. You can even purchase the hooded scarf in eight different colors, includi...

Overall Take

Best for Colder WeatherThis stylish hooded scarf is lined with faux fur.

 Runner Up

Bellady Attatched Mittens Hooded Scarf

Bellady

Attatched Mittens Hooded Scarf

Made of ultra-soft artificial fur, this garment is a hat, scarf and gloves all in one. It comes in a variety of colors and optional pom poms.

Overall Take

Luxurious Faux FurYou’ll never struggle to find matching winter clothes with this all-in-one hooded scarf measuring 87 inches in total length.

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Simplicity Leopard Hooded Scarf Set

Simplicity

Leopard Hooded Scarf Set

You'll find this hooded scarf is playful. It comes in four adorable animal designs, including a brown bear, white bear, fox and gray wolf. The top hood features two animal ears, while the bottom of the scarf arms are decorated with animal paw prints.

Overall Take

Cute Animal DesignThis hooded scarf is super soft and furry and features a pocket at each end for warming up your hands.

 Strong Contender

Elufly Soft Acrylic Hooded Scarf

Elufly

Soft Acrylic Hooded Scarf

This hooded scarf is made from 100% pashmina, which means it's super soft to the touch. It's also crocheted, warm and highly flexible. Consumers will love the three-in-one design, which allows for wearing the hooded scarf as a hat, shawl or neck warmer.

Overall Take

Multiple Color OptionsIf you enjoy coordinating your hooded scarf to match your outfit, you'll love that this model comes in nine different colors.

What to Look For

  • These scarves have arms of different lengths by design, allowing you to wrap the longer length around your neck and still allow the ends to hang at the same length from your neck.
  • Keep in mind the length of the scarf and your height: if you need to wind the arms around your neck three times to avoid tripping over them, you may be more comfortable with a shorter scarf.
  • Consider whether you’ll be wearing the scarf indoors or out. If indoor wear is your preference, avoid heavy materials or faux fur (unless your home or office is very cold).

More to Explore

While hooded scarves have gained popularity recently, they have been around in one form or another since at least 725 A.D. Snoods were originally a kind of head covering that extended down to the nape of the neck or further, made of cloth or netting and used to contain long hair and keep it out of the way.

In the 1860s, Victorians made snoods out of very fine material, sometimes including precious metals; they were designed to be worn over intricately styled hair. Modern hooded scarves are larger and heavier than the classic snood.