Nothing like a warm, cozy free crochet winter hood pattern to keep you feeling protected from the cold. The Campfire hood is an easy crochet pattern for a winter hood you can wear three ways: as a cowl, as a hood, or as a hood with face protection. Best of all, it’s worked in 2 easy peasy pieces: the main hood and a quick border.
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Campfire crochet hood
Furls Crochet, Wander, 100% Acrylic – 100 g (240 yd/218 m)
2 (3) skeins
Used here: Campfire
5.0 mm Streamline Laurel crochet hook (or size needed to meet gauge)
Yarn needle; stitch markers (2).
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
Work in pattern until it is possible to measure work against information above. Adjust hook accordingly.
To fit head circ.: 18 in (46 cm) 22 in (56 cm)
Finished height: 11 in (28 cm) 14 ¼ in (36 cm)
Finished width: 7 in (18 cm) 8 ¾ in (22 cm)
Opening diameter: 7 ½ in (19 cm) 9 ½ in (24 cm)
BLO… back loop only
hdc… half double crochet
RS… right side
sc… single crochet
sl st… slip stitch
WS… wrong side
Main stitch pattern
Row 1. Ch 1, hdc-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 2. Ch 1, sl st-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 3. Ch 1, sc-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 4. Ch 1, sl st-BLO in each st across, turn.
Reversed stitch pattern
Row 1. Ch 1, sl st-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 2. Ch 1, sc-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 3. Ch 1, sl st-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 4. Ch 1, hdc-BLO in each st across, turn.
Starting chain does not replace first stitch.
Entire hood and border are worked in rows.
The main Hood consists of 2 sides and 1 front. The border is worked after the main Hood has been completed, around what will become the face opening. The Hood is then seamed and the Border is folded in and sewn into a doubled border.
Loosely ch 49 (61) to start.
Row 1. Hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 48 (60) sts
Rows 2-4. Work Rows 2-4 of Main stitch pattern once.
Rows 5-28 (36). Work Rows 1-4 of Main stitch pattern six (eight) times.
At the end of the last row, do not finish off.
Row 29 (37). Ch 1, hdc in next 26 (32) sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. 26 (32) sts
Rows 30-32 (38-40). Work Rows 2-4 of Main stitch pattern once.
Rows 33-36 (41-48). Work Rows 1-4 of Main stitch pattern once (twice).
Row 37 (49). Ch 1, sl st-blo in each st across, turn. (Place a marker in row end for later. pm on image.)
Rows 38-45 (50-61). Work Rows 1-4 of Reverse stitch pattern twice (three times).
At the end of the last row, do not turn.
From the end of Row 45 (61), loosely ch 23 (29).
Now working across these additional chains as well as the Front sts:
Row 46 (62). Sl st in back bump of second ch from hook and of next 21 (27) chs, sl st-BLO in each st across, turn. 48 (60) sts
Rows 47-49 (63-65). Work Rows 2-4 of Reverse stitch pattern once.
Rows 50-73 (66-97). Work Rows 1-4 of Reverse stitch pattern six (eight) times.
At the end of the last row, fasten off and weave ends in.
With RS facing, join yarn to top right of opening with sl st.
Ch 10 (14)
Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and in next 8 (12) chs, sl st in same st as join, sl st in next st around opening, turn. 9 (13) sts
Row 2. Ch 1, skip both sl sts, sc-BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 3. Ch 1, sc-BLO in each st across, sl st in next 2 unworked sts around opening, turn.
Row 4. Ch 1, skip both sl sts, sc-BLO in each st across, turn.
Rows 6-60 (80). Repeat Rows 3-4 around entire opening, skipping pm Row 37 (49) of Front.
At the end of the last row, fasten off leaving a long tail for Border Assembly.
With WS facing and starting at outer edge of border, join yarn to sew Row 1 of Border to Row 60 (80) of Border.
Continue sewing the top of the Hood, through 28 (36) row ends of First side and Second side.
Continue sewing the back of the hood, through 48 (60)* sts of Row 1 of First side and Row 73 (97) of Second side. Finish off and weave ends in.
Alternatively, leave a 2 in (3) in/5 cm (7.7 cm) unassembled opening at the bottom.
Still with WS facing, fold border in half and, using long tail, sew Border edge to inner face of Hood as follows: *sl st through Border row end and st on Hood, ch 1, repeat from * around. Fasten off and weave ends in.
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2 thoughts on “Campfire: a free pattern for a crochet winter hood”
Thank you for this pattern. This multifunction garment is a great idea for this part of the world where the weather can change fast. On a cool quiet day the cowl will work well but when the wind suddenly comes up as one is walking or waiting to cross the street the hood will be needed and is right close to hand. Thank you for your creativity and your generosity in sharing the pattern.
Thank you for such a sweet comment. xo