This crochet hood pattern is quick and easy! It's also very versatile. You could make it for a Red Riding Hood costume or to dress up as a character from The Handmaid's Tale. Simply change the color and you can make this into a costume accessory for any hooded character. I hope you like it!
13 dc and 9 rows= 4 inches
toddler, child, youth and adult
For exact sizing, measure from one shoulder, over the head to the other shoulder. This is the length of your beginning chain.
Row 1: chain 72, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn 
Rows 2- 18: ch 2, dc in each st, turn 
Row 1: chain 82, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn 
Rows 2- 20: ch 2, dc in each st, turn 
Row 1: chain 92, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn 
Rows 2- 21: ch 2, dc in each st, turn 
Row 1: chain 102, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn 
Rows 2- 22: ch 2, dc in each st, turn 
Fold rectangle in half. Line up your stitches.
Join yarn, ch 1 and sc the stitches together to create the back seam of the hood.
Now we need to crochet around the entire opening to give our hood a finished look.
Attach your yarn on the left side (when hood is facing you), ch 2 and hdc around entire opening.
Almost done! Now we need to add the braids.
Cut twelve 30” strands of yarn for each braid. Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the front corner (use hook to help).
Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.
Divide the strands into three sections (8 strands in each) and braid.
Repeat for 2nd braid.
That's it! You are done! I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!
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