I’m sure you guys have seen the adorable kid’s teddy crochet hood trend that has been going around lately. Well, after seeing so many cute hoods as of late, I’m sold! They aren’t just for kids either! You can adjust this hood to fit any size and/or add length to allow it to bunch around your neck for extra warmth! These hoods are so customizable and simple to construct. Not to mention that they are super warm! I was working up a sweat trying to get my photos taken for you guys wearing this. You can skip the ears for a more mature look, or you can keep them to help bring out your inner child like I did. This hood is perfect for your cute fall and winter jackets that don’t come with an attached hood. Its perfect for keeping your ears and the back of your neck cozy as the cold weather starts to creep in. I fastened my teddy crochet hood with a button on the front, so you don’t have to worry about pulling it on over your head and ruining your hair. Just set it on gently and button the front together, or just leave it open, the choice is yours.
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Materials You Will Need
Yarn: I used around half of the larger skein’s of Bernat’s Baby Blanket Yarn in the color Sand for my Teddy Crochet Hood. I got it from Joann fabrics and I used one of their 40% off a single item coupons as well as getting 10% cashback from scanning my receipt in my ibotta app meaning I got this yarn for around $4.50 for the large skein. ALWAYS check for coupons at Joann’s and Micheal’s before checking out!
Crochet Hook: I used a 15mm Clover Brand Hook.
Tapestry Needle: A large eye yarn needle will be needed with the bulkier yarn to weave in your ends.
Scissors: to cut your yarn. The scissors below are the ones I use and keep in my crafting bag. They are super sharp and compact enough to carry with me and my projects!
Button: Any button of your choice just make sure it is large enough that it will hold when looping it through your stitches.
Stitches Used in This Pattern (US TERMS)
I will be using abbreviations (beginners check out my printable abbreviation cheat sheet) in this written pattern so here is a list of the names/abbreviations and brief directions for each:
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Yarn Over (YO) – wrapping yarn around hook
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook, YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and yarn over. Pull through chain/stitch and continue to pull through the loop on your hook.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Double Crochet (DC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
If you love this warm fall accessory then you may want to check out my cozy sweater pattern as well!
Textured Teddy Crochet Hood Pattern
This Teddy Crochet Hood Pattern can be altered to fit any size. I will tell you in what areas you will want to adjust it to make it larger or smaller. I made mine in an adult/teen size for reference.
Foundation Chain: CH 32 (28 for a child, and 26 for a baby, or adjust as you see fit. This foundation CH folded in half is about the depth of your hood)
Row 1: Make a SC and a DC in the second ST from the hook. *Skip the next ST, then make a SC and a DC in the next ST.* repeat between the *’s until you reach the last two stitches of the row. SK the second to last ST and make a SC in the last ST.
Row 2: CH 1 and make a SC and DC in the same stitch. *Skip the next ST, then make a SC and a DC in the next ST.* repeat between the *’s end the last ST with just a SC.
Row 3-4: Repeat row 2. Feel free to add or deduct rows for your perfect fit, if you want to have extra material scrunched around your neck for more coverage, I suggest adding at least 2-3 more rows at this point since this is the part that will cover your neck region.
Row 5: CH 1. SC2tog then sc/dc in the next ST. *Skip the next ST, then make a SC and a DC in the next ST.* repeat between the *’s but end with a SC2tog in the last ST.
6-16 (15 for a child, 14 for a baby): Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired hood height. The number of rows I have listed is just a suggestion..
Shaping your Teddy Crochet Hood
- Fold your project in half, wrong side facing out.
- Now using your yarn needle, whip stitch the edge of your hood (I prefer to sew together the end my starting chain is on for a cleaner front edge being my last row made). If you look at the graphic below you can curve the top corner in as you stitch so the hood has a rounded edge instead of a pointy edge when we flip it right side out.
- Tie off and flip right side out.
- Add a button(s) or other closure device to the bottom front corner of hood.
Teddy Bear Ears for your Teddy Crochet Hood
Row 1: Make 3 SC in the first CH
Row 2: CH 1. 2 SC in the first ST, 1 SC in the next, 2 SC in the last ST.
Row 3: CH 1, SC in each ST across.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.
Tie off leaving a 10 inch tail. Now using the diagram below as a visual weave the yarn back in forth following the dotted line and the pull it a little tight so the edges start to fold in giving your ears a curved look. Tie to the other loose end from your starting chain.
*Repeat for other ear*
Use yarn needle (or fabric glue/hot glue if you please) to attach the ears to the head. I do mine 1-2 inches back from the brim of the hood, and 2-3 inches from the center.
Weave in all ends.
If you’re a bear, I’m a bear.
I know that’s not how the quote goes, but this Textured Teddy Crochet Hood has got me all kinds of excited for colder weather (which I usually hate!). I’m excited for a cooler day that I can bust this baby out! If you need any help at any point on this pattern please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! If you just wanna shoot me an email and say hi that’s alright with me too! I love chatting with you guys and am always willing to help any time I can!
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