I love hoods. I would put them on everything if I could. I am sure you have heard me say that before and are wondering why it took me so long to make a shawl with a hood. I mean.. how did I not think of this sooner?
You can make this in your favorite team colors for those weekend football games as the weather gets cooler.
And while this pattern is intended for two colors, you can get creative like my tester Terri did and use 3 or even more colors.
Wool & The Gang Cotton XL Chunky Category 5 Fiber
Color A: Red 440 yards
Color B: Grey 310 yards
Crochet Hook Size L-8 / 7mm
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
ch – chain loop
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st (s)– stitches
sk – skip
sp - space
Begin with a magic circle or chain 3 then slip stitch together. In your magic circle or joined ch 3:
Begin with Color A:
Row 1: ch 3 (acts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 2 (to create corner) 3 dc, Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (acts as dc), 2 dc in last dc of previous row, dc in each dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch 2 space for corner, dc in each dc, 3 dc in top of ch 3, Turn.
Row 3 - 10: Repeat Row 2
Row 11: Repeat Row 3
Rows 12 - 13: Repeat Row 3
Row 14: Repeat Row 3
Row 15: Repeat Row 3
Rows 16 - 17: Repeat Row 3
Row 18: Ch 2 (acts as sc), sc in last dc of previous row, sc in each dc, [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in ch 2 space for corner, sc in each dc, 2 sc in top of ch 3, Turn
Row 19: Ch 3 (acts as dc), 2 dc in last sc of previous row; *ch 1, sk sc, dc in next sc*; Repeat * to * to corner; dc in each sc at corner, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch 2 sp at corner turn, dc in next 2 sc at corner, Repeat * to * to end, 3 dc in top of ch 2 from previous row, Turn.
Rows 20 - 24: Repeat Row 3
USING COLOR A
From center magic circle, count 19 sts on each side and place marker.
Row 1: Rejoin Color A at marker and sc 38 sts across to next marker, Turn.
Rows 2 – 18: Ch 2 (acts as first dc), 37 dc across, Turn.
Fasten off leaving approx. 12 “ tail
Using long tail, whip stitch top of hood together. You can also sc or mattress stitch this seam if you prefer.