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Fleece Scarf for Boys + secret pockets

Did you know that fleece is a big deal where it’s cold?
Probably… but I didn’t. I have lived in Texas for the vast majority of my life and well… we avoid things that “don’t breathe” haha!
Since it’s getting cooler here in Wisconsin, and it’s already kinda hard to make things for boys, I thought a Fleece Scarf would be perfect for my little man!

Little Boy Fleece Scarf

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

Yes, this scarf has “secret pockets” ….Although my son likes the pockets to show…. I guess he will be the kid who can’t keep a secret, hehe!

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf
Above is how I imagined he would use – it in all it’s secret glory!

You know how kids love pockets though… they are always looking for little places to hide the world’s smallest toys – aka LEGOS!
So I figured I’d give him a fun little place, secret or not. He also puts all his legos in his travel lego box when he can’t find a place in his clothes.

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

 This seriously has to be one of the easiest scarfs ever. Super easy to change the size and everything, gotta love easy right?


-1/2 yard of fleece
-Scrap fabric for pockets
-and all your sewing needs


First thing you do is cut your fleece. To make this scarf I cut mine
33″ x 9″ and folded in half. If you want yours longer or wider just make that adjustment.

Once it’s cut, fold it right sides together and sew one short side, and down the long side.
Turn your tube right side out and fold in your unfinished edges on the short side and top stitch closed.


 Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

Now we are going to make the {secret pockets}

Just measure some fabric out the depth that you want (I made each of mine different) and make sure when you fold over your raw edges it’s the right width (the width of the scarf itself)

So you will fold over all four edges and press.

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

Then we will stitch across the edge that will be the top of the pocket. I added some zig zag stitches for a little decorative touch.

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

Now just place your pockets where you want them and top stitch all the way around the edge of the scarf catching your pockets on the sides.
The come back and stitch across the bottom of your pocket.

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

That’s it, you are done!
Super easy right?

Now I need to make some pink ones for Addison!

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

While I was stitching around the edge of the whole scarf, I added a few zig zags here and there just for fun : )

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

Do your kids love hiding toys in their clothes? For some reason that’s the thing to do around here!
Just curious if I’m the only mom who bathes legos in the washing machine ; )

Little Boy Fleece Scarf {with Secret Pockets} // via cherishedbliss.com #scarf

 Do you make a lot of scarfs and hats for the winter?


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    • Ashley says

      haha.. we’ll see how long my son actually wears it. I can’t keep socks on that boy either. It’s getting cold here though so hopefully he’ll learn, lol!

  1. Regina says

    Oh I love this. I did folded up ends on a single layer of fleece for my nephew’s scarf for him to tuck his hands into walking to and from school (SC- so not too cold but scarf is nice to have for a walker). I like the fabric pockets as they won’t stretch as much…

  2. Donna says

    This is great! I guarantee your little guy will get a lot of use out of this scarf in the Wisconsin winter! ThAnks for sharing.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

  3. stephanie says

    I think this is great! My kids have such a long bus ride that they like to take their dsi along and I’m always worried someone is going to steal it out of their back pack BUT I bet no one would think to look in their scarf!!! I will just make it a little sturdier with velcro to hold something a little heavier. Thanks for the great idea!! Oh! and it might be a good place to keep gloves when they take them off too.

    • Ashley says

      Thanks! I know… it really is so hard to come up with boy things. I’ve got a few more up my sleeve for the little man though : )

  4. says

    Hi! I’m from Texas and I totally get it. Fleece just seemed like the worst fabric choice here, but for a week or so of the year. I have family in IL and IN, so I can see how WI might cause you to reevaluate that! :) Looks cute – but being that we are staying in TX, I”m not making them this year unless H-e-double-hockey-sticks freezes over. :)

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    • Ashley says

      hehe! Yes. I need to make me some now! I think I’ve got all the winter accessories for my kids and none for me, lol. They are so much more fun to sew/shop for though!

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  7. JaneEllen says

    This is great scarf, love idea of it, think will make couple for granddaughters. They can carry their phones in scarves, will make a secure pocket on them. Think Grama might get one also. Like idea of this so much, fantastic project. Will start looking for pretty fleece to make them out of and pockets to match.
    Happy summer days

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