The Ever After Hood crochet pattern reminds me of a fairy tale. The doubled up fabric cuts the chill of winter, while the beautiful ribbing is easy enough for a beginner. It wasn’t too long after I had designed the Faux Fur Hood that I had the idea for something like this. Extra thick, simple in design, and something that girls of all ages would want to wear. Make sure to check out the end of the post where you can see all of the tester photos!
Now, this one took a while to get pcitures of. The first day we went out for photos, my daughter was just not feeling it. Usually she is more than excited to model for mommy, but not even the promised reward of some candy did the trick. It was a bust. When I looked back over the photos (and had a good chuckle), I noticed that the green of the hood and the light colour of her sweater blended in too well with the green of the trees and the white of the snow. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. From the look on her face, she knew it was doomed from the start.
The following week I saw an adorable buffalo plaid shirt that would work against the snowcovered ground. Then, we had a snowstorm which covered everything in a fluffy blanket. The hood was no longer lost against the greenery and every worked exactly how I had hoped! Even little M felt the magic of the moment.
Although Red Heart Yarns sent me this Chic Sheep yarn to use, all opinions are 100% my own.
Oh, Chic Sheep. I was first introduced to this yarn a couple of years ago when my friend (and creator of this yarn) Marly Bird asked if I would like to try it! Out of the 24 vibrant colours to choose from, I went with this beautiful green called Velvet. It has a bit of a soft grey to it which I can’t get enough of. Check out the Morrison Cardigan that I designed with it HERE!
Chic Sheep is a 100% superwash merino wool, meaning you can go ahead and machine wash it! Just do so in cold water on a gentle cycle, and then lay flat to dry. My cardigan was washed in a garment bag just to make sure it didn’t snag on anything in the machine and it came out good as new!
This worsted weight #4 medium yarn comes in 186 yard balls. Friends, when I say this yarn is soft and springy, I am not kidding. I don’t say this lightly when I assure you this yarn is in my Top 5 favourties to work with. You can check out all the colours available on the Yarnspirations website. Perfect for everything from garments, to accessories, and even blankets, I knew it would be a great choice for this crochet hood pattern.
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- Yarn: 350-700 yards Worsted Weight #4 yarn. Sample shown was made with Red Heart Yarn Chic Sheep in Velvet.
- Hook: J (6.0 mm).
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
- Measuring Tape.
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- slst: slip stich
- sc: single crochet
- 15 sc in BLO x 18 rows= 4”x4”
Special Pattern Notes
This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, in a square, then will be folded twice and seamed together.
Ties and Poms are added after.
Beginning chains do not count as a stitch throughout.
Yarns similar in fiber content and weight can be substituted.
You are free to sell what you make from this pattern, but you may not share, copy or reproduce this pattern in part or whole.
Photographs are also copyright protected and may not be used. Please link back to one of my shops if selling your finished items online.
© Pam Dajczak 2019
Ever After Hood Crochet Hood Pattern Instructions
1: Ch (69, 73, 76, 80, 82), sc in 2nd chain from hook and across. (68, 72, 75, 79, 81) sts now and throughout)
2: Ch1, turn, working in the BLO sc across.
Repeat Row 2 until your Hood measures (17”, 18”, 19”, 20”, 20.5”) long. It should roughly be a square. Do not fasten off!
Here’s the fun part!
3. With the rectangle laying face down in front of you, make sure the ribbing is running horizontally. See photo above. The ribbing must run the correct way for the finished Hood to face the correct direction.
4. Next, fold the left side of the square in half so the left and right edges line up. See first photo below. You will then ch1, and sc the two edges together, working along evenly. See photos 2 and 3 below.
5. Once you have crocheted the two edges together, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing up the back of the Hood. Again, with the Hood laying flat in front of you, ribbing running horizontally, fold the top edge down until it meets the bottom edge as shown in the photo below left.
6. You should now see the rolled brim on the left side of the Hood. See middle photo below.
7. With a tapestry needle and the long tail, you will sew up the back of the Hood. See photo below right.
8. With the back of the Hood seamed, fasten off and weave in all ends. See first photo on next page. Flip Hood inside out to hide the seam. You are now working on the Right Side.
9: You will now make the Ties for the Hood. Reattach yarn to the top corner of the Hood and ch10. See photo below right.
10: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, slst back to the corner you started on. First tie made. See photo below.
11: Ch1, working around the bottom of the Hood, sc through both layers of fabric from one corner to the other. See photo below.
12. Once you have sc around to the second corner, ch10, sc in 2nd ch and across. Slst back into the second corner. Second tie made. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
13. Attach pompoms to the end of each tie.
If you enjoyed this crochet hood pattern, be sure to also check out my Faux Fur Hood.
Love that first photo of, I assume your daughter, with the green hood. It just yells, “Oh Mom, do I have too!
Sincerely Pam says
Haha! Yes, she is so expressive!
Thank you so much for posting this!! So excited to make a few!
Wendy wilson says
Is this pattern for the ever after good worked in US or UK terms please?
Sincerely Pam says
Hello! This is worked in US terms.
Cindy Packard says
Absolutely delight and perfect for all ages!
April Justice says
This hood is so special. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year Everyone
God bless each and all
joyce carter says
Beautiful and easy pattern.
Sincerely Pam says