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Crocheted Pixie Hood

A Free Pattern for a Crocheted Hood


Crcheted Pixie Hood - Brown Version

Crocheted Pixie Hood shown in infant size

Photo © Erica Jackofsky

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The All Ages Crocheted Pixie Hood takes a simple shape and turns it into a practical and fashionable accessory. With five sizes available you can keep everyone warm.

Skill Level: Easy


Purple/Cream Version
Main Yarn: Wool Classica by Manos del Uruguay [100% wool; 138 yards; 100 grams; Aran weight]. 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins color #62 – “Cornflower”

Trim Yarn: Aerie by Modea•Dea [100% nylon; 68 yards; 50 grams; Bulky weight]
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skein color #9113 – “Ecru”

Brown Version
Main Yarn: Softee Chunky by Bernat [100% acrylic; 180 yards; 100 grams; Chunky weight]. 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins color – “Soft Taupe”

Trim Yarn: Allure by Patons [100% nylon; 47 yards; 50 grams; Bulky weight]
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skein color #04013 – “Mink”

If you wish to make substitutions, look for an Aran or chunky weight yarn for the main portion of the hood and a chunky to bulky weight option for the trim.

Crochet Hook:
US I/5.5mm hook, adjust hook size as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.

14 single half double crochet (hdc) stitches and 8 rows = 4 square inches using size I/5.5mm hook.
(Stitch gauge is more important than row gauge for this project.)

Finished Measurements:
Ear to ear: 10 (12, 13.5, 15, 16.5) inches.
Crown seam to bottom/neck edge: 6 (7, 9, 12, 14) inches.

To Fit Sizes:
Infant (toddler, child, teen, adult) — photos show infant size.


Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

Pattern Notes
The basic shape of this hood is a rectangle, which is seamed together at the top leaving a short opening at the bottom for the neck and a long open edge to frame the face.

When in doubt, refer to photos. If you print your instructions always make sure to include at least one photo for reference.

This pattern contains instructions for five sizes. It is written for the smallest size (infant) with numbers for the four larger sizes within parenthesis. When only one number appears it applies to all sizes.

Hood Instructions
Using main yarn, ch 29 (36, 41, 47, 53) loosely.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in every ch across, turn – 27 (34, 39, 45, 51) hdc sts total plus turning ch.

Row 2: Ch 2, this counts as first hdc, hdc in next st and each following st across row, turn — 28 (35, 40, 46, 52) hdc sts total.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 6 (7, 9, 12, 14)* inches from chain edge.

*For growing room or if you desire a looser fitting hood (as shown in purple version) work an extra inch.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Fold your crocheted rectangle in half keeping original chain edge at the bottom and the last row you worked on top. Hold your work with the folded edge on the left and open edges to the right.

Join the trim yarn with a slip stitch through doubled fabric in upper right corner.

Keeping the top edges held together, work single crochets across entire top length to form the hood’s shape.

If you find crocheting through the double material to be cumbersome try whipstitching (sewing) the top edge together instead.

The trim is worked along the longest open edge (the side of your previous rows, not the foundation chain) of your piece. This is the portion of the hood that will frame the face.

Row 1: Beginning at the right side of the long open edge and using trim yarn, work 42 (50, 64, 84, 98)* sc evenly spaced across to left edge, turn.

*If you worked an addition inch on Row 2 of Hood Instructions you will need to add an additional 7 sc sts to the numbers above in Trim Row 1.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc across row, turn.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Using main yarn ch 25 (25, 30, 30, 35) sts. This chain forms the first tie. Join ch to bottom edge of hood with a sl st at one corner. Work 1 sc in every ch loop of foundation ch along short/neck edge of hood (the foundation ch was the first line of Hood Instructions). Ch 25 (25, 30, 30, 35) for second tie.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Weave in all yarn ends.

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