Ch 145 (193).
Row 1 (Dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch*, rep from * to * across - 48 (64) reps. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 (Dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, *(2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space*, rep from * to * across. Ch 2, turn. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 10˝ (13˝) inches from beg, do not ch 2, turn at end of last row. Fasten off.
Fold scarf in half lengthwise and slip st 9 (11) inches of straight edge from foldline for hood back seam. Hood Edging Working down remainder of first straight edge, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across first row. Fasten off. Reattach yarn on opposite straight edge and work (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across from end of scarf to center. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Optional Tassels (make 2) Wind yarn 36 to 40 times around a 5 inches piece of cardboard. Use 18 inches length of yarn to tie center top of tassel. Cut bottom. Use a second 18 incheslength to wrap around tassel about 1˝ inches from top; tie to secure and trim ends to match length of tassel. Rep for second tassel. Attach both tassels to center back point of hood. Weave in ends.