Easy Crochet Hood Pattern for Beginners + Video Tutorial

If you’re in need of a quick and simple crochet project, you’re in luck. My Crochet Hood Pattern is super fast and easy – just crochet a long rectangle, sew the seam, and add braids. Perfect for chilly days, this cozy hood will keep you warm and stylish for the cold weather all winter long. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler wearing her crochet hood pattern design

Free Crochet Hood Pattern

I designed this free pattern specifically for beginner crocheters. It uses simple stitches and bulky yarn so not only it is easy, it’s also a quick crochet project.  I even have a video tutorial that you can follow along with.

PDF Version

Many of my designs are also available as an ad-free PDF crochet pattern in my Etsy Shop.

Materials Needed

  • Hook Size: K 6.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: bulky yarn weight. I used Premier Puzzle yarn in the color “Hangman” (blue).
  • Yarn needle: You will use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch markers: I always use these when I design my free crochet patterns. They help me keep track of where to make increases. 
  • Pom Pom Maker: Optional, if you want to add a pom to the very pointy hood. 
Melissa Hassler wearing her crochet hood pattern design

Crochet Hood Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This pattern uses basic stitches and simple repeats in rows.

Different Sizes

Toddler, Child, Youth, and Adult

Gauge

I recommend you make a gauge swatch before you begin. 

13 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: K 6.5 mm hook
  • Yarn Size: bulky (#5)
  • Notions: tapestry needle & stitch markers

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • This hood is worked flat.
  • Make your beginning chain longer/shorter to make your hood taller/shorter.

Instructions

Toddler Size

Row 1: Ch 72, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn (70 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (70 sts)

Rows 3- 18: Repeat Row 2 (70 sts)

Child Size

Row 1: Ch 82, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn (80 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (80 sts)

Rows 3- 20: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (80 sts)

Youth Size

Row 1: Ch 92, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn (90 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (90 sts)

Rows 3- 21: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (90 sts)

Adult Size

Row 1: Ch 102, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn (100 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (100 sts)

Rows 3- 22: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (100 sts)

Back Seam

Now we need to sew the seam for the back of the hood. 

1. Fold the rectangle in half.

2. Line up your stitches. I used locking stitch markers to keep my stitches lined up. 

3. Join your yarn, ch 1 and single crochet (sc) the stitches together. This will create the seam for the back of the head.

Hood Edging

Next we will crochet around the opening of the hood portion. 

1. Join your yarn on the left side of the hood.

2. Ch 2 and half double crochet (hdc) around both sides and the top of the hood.

Adding the Braids

1. Cut twelve 30” strands of yarn for each braid. (24 total)

2. Fold the strands in half and pass the folded loop through the corner. 

3. Pass the other end of the strands through the loop and pull tight to form a knot. 

4. Divide the strands into three sections and braid.

5. Repeat for 2nd braid.

Melissa Hassler wearing her crochet hood pattern design

Looking for more Free Patterns?

You may also like my crochet cowl pattern, unicorn hooded cowl, basic beanie, and infinity scarf

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on social media- Instagram, FacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What crochet skill level do you need to make a hood?

To make a crochet hood, you should have beginner-level skills. You need to know how to crochet basic stitches and how to increase and decrease stitches.

What types of yarn are best for crochet hoods?

The best types of yarn for crochet hoods are medium to bulky weight acrylic yarns. Acrylic yarns are a popular choice because they are affordable, widely available, and come in many different colors.

Can I adjust the size of the hood to fit my head?

You can change the size of the hood by adjusting the length of the starting chain. To make a hood for larger sizes, add more chains, and to make it smaller, use fewer chains. You can also make your hood the right size by using a larger or smaller hook size. Or, change the yarn weight and use super bulky yarn or a thinner yarn.

Are there any special techniques or stitches involved in making a crochet hood?

Crochet hood patterns for beginners use only basic stitches. But, there are other ways to crochet a hood that involve special stitches and techniques.

How long does it usually take to complete a crochet hood project?

Usually, it takes a few hours to a couple of days to finish a basic crochet hood. The time can be different for each person. 

It depends on how skilled you are, how complicated the pattern is, and how much time you spend crocheting each day.

How do I care for and clean my crochet hood once I finish it?

To clean your crochet hood, you should wash it by hand using gentle soap or mild detergent and cool water. 

Don’t use fabric softeners or bleach. After washing, gently squeeze out the extra water and lay it flat to dry.

Melissa Hassler wearing her crochet hood pattern design