If you are someone who cannot tolerate the snugness of a hat, this furry hood crochet pattern would be a great fit for you. This chunky hood will keep you toasty and stylish in the cold weather. Made using a super bulky yarn and an eyelash trim this could be another interesting addition to your one hour projects. The eyelash yarn is a pain to frog. In case you made a mistake and are unable to frog it, your best bet is to cut it off.
1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Hometown USA. The UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook N/P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Eyelash Yarn, I used Fun Fur from Lionbrand.
Finished measurements including width of the furry edging
2-5 Years: 9 inches high and 8 inches wide
5-9 Years: 10 inches high and 9 inches wide
Preteen to Teen: 11 I/2 inches high and 10 inches wide
Adult: 12 inches high and 10 ½ inches wide
8 hdc = 4 inches
Bulky Yarn: Around 90 yards for size 2-5 years, 140 for size 5-9 years and 180 yards for teen and adult sizes.
Eyelash Yarn: Less than 60 yards for all the sizes. Two strands of eyelash yarn is held together. You might want to buy 2 skeins or wind one skein into two before you start.
Pattern is in standard American terms.
hdc- half double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
1.Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in brackets in the order 2-5 Yrs(5-9 Yrs, Preteen to Teen, Adult)
2. A long rectangle is worked first and it is folded and slip stitched to form the hood.
Ch 35 (41, 47, 49)
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook ( ch 2 counts as first hdc), *(sl st in next, 1 hdc in next), repeat from * till end; turn. ———-34 (40, 45, 47) st
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sl st), *( 1 hdc in next, sl st in next), repeat from * till end, your last sl st will be worked into beginning ch-2; turn. ——-34 (40, 45, 47) st
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc here and throughout), *( sl st in next, 1 hdc in next), repeat from * till end, your last hdc will be worked into beginning ch-1; turn.——-34 (40, 45, 47) st
Tip: Check you gauge now. The length of your rectangle should measure 17 ½ (19 ½, 22 ½, 23 ½ ). Half inch will be added later when you add the ties.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 till your work measures close to 6 ½ ( 7 ½ , 8 ½ , 9) and work the leveling row. Fur will add 1½ inches to the width.
Leveling Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in next and each st across. Do not fasten off.
Shaping the hood
Fold the rectangle along its length and sl st the two layers together, taking care to insert the hook only through the outer loops as shown. This will prevent the seam from being bulky. Fasten off. Turn the hood inside out.
Adding the Ties
Ch 11( 15, 18, 20) sl st to the bottom corner of the hood, ch 1, 11 (12, 13, 14) sc across the row ends until you hit the sl st seam, 11 (12, 13, 14) sc across the rest of the edge, ch 11 again for the second tie, fasten off. You can attach a tassel or pom pom to the ends.
Adding the Furry Border
You should work the furry edging on the right side of the hood. You will be working into the free loops of the foundation chain. Make sure you insert the hook at the junction of 2 loops as shown. Holding 2 strands of eyelash yarn and the hook you used for the hood, sl st to the corner st where the tie starts, 2 sc in the same st as sl st, 2 dc in each st across, 2 sc in the last st, fasten off.
1. Weave in any tails left from the bulky yarn using your H(5mm) hook.
2. You do not have to weave in the eyelash yarn, just trim the tails to the same length as the border.