Easy Crochet Hood Pattern for Beginners – Winter Shield

When you need an easy crochet pattern to gift or donate this crochet hood pattern for beginners is a win in all terms.

Just crochet a rectangle, join the sides, and add straps. Perfect for the winter days, this cozy hood will keep you warm.

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This pattern is part of the 2024 Scarf and Hat of the Month CAL with The Stitchin Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet. Scroll down for more details for a free PDF download ⬇️

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Are there any special techniques needed to crochet a hood hat?

Crocheting a hood typically requires no special techniques beyond basic crochet knowledge. You’ll likely use familiar stitches like single, half-double, and double crochets.

However, shaping the hood can involve working in rounds and potentially incorporating shaping techniques like increasing or decreasing,

Not in this case. This is a beginner’s friendly hood crochet pattern.

Some patterns for crocheted hoods might involve adding a lining for additional warmth or finishing touches like fringing or pom-poms.

*We will use one specialty stitch that is explained below ( very easy).


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Let’s get to the pattern, shall we? Making a crochet hood





Ice Yarns Atlas, #5,100% Acrylic, 100 gr , 130 m, color light blue, 1 Skein

Subs can be: any weight #5 yarn

Hook:  US Size 7mm 

Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


6 rows X 9 stitches (pattern repeat)


11” width X 27” length

Stitch Key

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Specialty Stitches

Dc3tog : Yo, insert hook in last st, pull up a loop, yo and pull though 2, (2 looops on hook) skip next st, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop and pull through 2  (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in same st, pull up loop, pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through all last 4 loops, ch 1


  • The pattern is worked in rows
  • Ch1 does not count as st at the beginning of each row
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of the row does count as 1st st
  • You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish- I used 1 color
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique and weave your ends in.
  • The Hood  is worked as one rectangle joined and adding straps
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Ch 36+1

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 2nd st from hook, hdc 1 in next  and across to end of row, ch 3 and turn

Row 2: Dc3tog (starting at 1st st from hook , where the ch 3 is), dc3tog in next and across to last st , do not ch 1 and place a dc on last st, ch 1 and turn

Row 3: Hdc in 1st st from hook, hdc 1 in next and across to end of row, ch 3 and turn

Row 4-15: Repeat rows 2+3

Secure yarn, weave in ends and cut yarn.

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Lay the rectangle right side up, fold in half to form a small rectangle, join using the tapestry needle the upper long sides.

Work a Half double crochet around the face part and make a chain strap on each side

Secure yarn, weave in ends, and cut yarn.


Hat of the Month Club CAL

This pattern is part of the 2024 Hat of the Month Cal with The Stitchin Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet

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How do I care for and wash my easy crochet hood?

To clean your crochet hood after you finish it, gently soak it in warm (room temperature) water with soap (not softeners), rinse it and lay it flat to dry.

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