Ribbed Hood Crochet Patterns

Crochet Patterns

This hood is worked in single crochet with a rib design. The ribbing makes it a little less bulky than solid sc would have been. If someone wasn't worried about subzero blizzard conditions, then a half dc or full dc could be used for a couple of rows, to vary the design. Or, do part of it in a shell stitch, or popcorn stitch, etc. Basically it's something one can have fun with. If you don't like how something's working up, just rip it out and try something else. I actually may do my next one in sections, doing a different stitch for each section, then just sl st each section together. I still have a fair amount of scrap yarn to use up!

Materials:
Regular ol' 4-Ply Worsted Acrylic Yarn, for a warm hood that will not let winter winds thru, and not be too bulky. It could also be made up in a finer or more bulky yarn, depending on the style one wanted, how warm one wanted it to be, and what scrap yarn you have on hand!
G Hook, or use an H or I hook for a more open stitch.

Directions:
This hood is worked up as one long tube (in a "spiral", no turning!).

With G hook, chain enough stitches to fit loosely around your head (crown to chin). Being careful not to twist your chain stitch, slip stitch to beginning stitch.

Rd 1: Sc across. Do not turn! Place a marker to mark the beginning/end of the round, and proceed to the next round.

Rd 2: Sc across, picking up only the back loop to give it a ribbed look. At end of the round, move marker up to mark the beginning/end of the next round.

Repeat Rd 1 and Rd 2 until it measures about 18 to 20 inches long, or long enough to fit right on you. Complete by doing a round of slip stitches into the last completed round, then fasten off.

18 to 20 inches is long enough to cover my head & even have a little turned back as a cuff. It comes down to my shoulders to keep my neck warm (especially when shoveling snow while it's still snowing!)