Unisex Winter Hood and Mask: Free Crochet Pattern

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A Pinterest graphic for FREE Crochet Pattern Snow Day Hood & Mask with a photo of mother and child wearing a winter hood style hat

This pattern is being shared as part of Our Crochet Community’s monthly design challenge. Some designer friends and I got together to each launch a hat pattern today. You can find their patterns available here:

Snow Day Hood and Mask

This free pattern is shared, below. However, I know many of you like to print your patterns or save them, digitally, for later use. So, I’ve created a beautifully formatted, large print, ad-free PDF of this pattern for you to use at your convenience. You can purchase for just $3 through either of the button links, below.

Graphic with a photo of a mother and child wearing a hood style winter hat at the right side and the words "Snow Day Hood & Mask" at the left side

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

  • (US size K/10.5) 6.50 mm crochet hook 50 – 150 yards Mary Maxim Marvelous Chunky (size 5) Yarn: 7 oz (198 g), 270 yds (246.9 m) per skein.
    • I used the Waterfront colorway. The amount you’ll need will vary by size. I was able to make the men’s, women’s, and 9-12 mos sizes with one skein. 40 – 80 yards Mary Maxim Titan (size 5) Yarn [30 oz (85 g), 80 yds (73.15 m)].
    • I used the light grey for the women’s hood, medium grey for the 9-12 mos, and dark grey for the men’s.
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for tucking ends measuring tape
  • 1.5”– 2” toggle (2)
  • Printable PDF Pattern for the Snow Day Hood and Mask

Gauge

10 stitches X 8 rows = 4” square working HDC

Sizes/Finished Measurements

Women’s (alternate sizes toddlers – men’s available in the premium PDF)

Free instructions for this hood in infant size is available on the Crochetpreneur blog, here.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • CH: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • SC2TOG: single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • HDC: half-double crochet
  • FPDC: front-post double crochet
  • BPDC: back-post double crochet
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • ST(S): stitch(es)
  • MC: main color used
  • CC: contrasting color

Pattern Notes

  • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
  • You’ll be working the hood in rounds without joining. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
  • Instructions are given for women’s size.
Photo of a woman and a child wearing the crocheted snow hood style hat and long sleeved shirt

How to Make this Winter Hood and Mask

Hood

With 6.50 mm (K) hook and MC

RND 1: Working into a magic circle, CH2 (counts as HDC), work 7 HDC – do not join. 8 STS

RND 2: 2HDC in the top of beginning CH2 (add a stitch marker to first ST), 2HDC in each ST around. Move the stitch marker up to subsequent first stitches on each round. 16 STS

RND 3: *2HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 7 more times. 24 STS

RND 4: *2HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next ST, HDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 7 more times. 32 STS

RND 5: *2HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next ST, HDC in the next ST, HDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 7 more times. 40 STS

Continue this pattern of adding an additional HDC per pattern-repeat until your circle reaches 7.5 inches across. For me, this was 7 rounds. 56 STS

Join with SLST to beginning st of this round.

You’ll be working in rows now.

ROW 1: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 52 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST. 58 STS

ROW 2: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 58 STS

ROW 3: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 54 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST. 60 STS

ROW 4: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 60 STS

ROW 5: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 56 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST. 62 STS

ROW 6: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 62 STS

ROW 7: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 58 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST. 64 STS

ROW 8: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 64 STS

ROW 9: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 60 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST. 66 STS Finish off MC.

Photo of a woman carrying a child both wearing a crocheted chunky winter hood styled hat

Brim

With CC

ROW 1: With right side facing you, attach CC with SLST to the last row worked. CH2 (counts as HDC), HDC in each ST across. 46 (54, 56, 64, 66, 68) STS

ROW 2: CH2 (counts as HDC here and throughout the brim), turn, *FPDC in the next ST, BPDC in the next ST*, repeat from * to * across. HDC in the last ST. 46 (54, 56, 64, 66, 68) STS

ROW 3: CH2, turn, *BPDC in the next ST, FPDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * across. HDC in the last ST. 46 (54, 56, 64, 66, 68) STS

ROW 4: Repeat Row 2.

ROW 5: Repeat Row 3.

ROW 6: Repeat Row 2.

Finish off.

For Braided Ties

Cut 12 strands of CC yarn at 36” each.

Separate into two sets of 6 strands each.

Fold one set of strands in half and pull the looped part through a lower corner of the brim – where the ties would go.

Do not pull all the way through. (I go from the outside>in. This leaves a nicer finish.)

Thread the ends of the strands through the folded loop and pull tight.

With the strands firmly attached to the hood, braid the strands (you’ll have three sets of 4 strands each for the braiding).

When you get toward the bottom, knot the end.

Work a braid on the other side of the hood, matching the length.

For Tassels

Instructional collage of photos for making the tassel for the crocheted winter hood

Cut 2 12” pieces of yarn and set aside.

Using a book that is approximately 5.5” wide, wind yarn around the book 10 20 times.

Slip one of the reserved pieces of yarn under the wound up yarn and to the top of the tassel.

Tie off securely.

Slip the tassel off the book and place the second reserved string about 1.5” down from the top of the tassel.

Cinch tight and tie knot securely.

Cut the loops at the bottom of the tassel.

Trim ends.

Add tassel to the hood by threading the ends into separate holes at the lower edge, front corner of the hood.

Tie the ends together and tuck the remaining ends.

Trim.

Photo of a woman wearing the crocheted winter hood and mask looking at the camera
Photo of a young kid wearing the crocheted winter hood and mask

Make the Removable Face Mask

With MC and size K hook, CH5.

ROW 1: SC in the first CH from the hook and each CH across. 4 STS

ROW 2: CH1, turn, 2SC in the first ST, SC in each remaining ST across. 5 STS

ROW 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2. You’ll end up with a row of 12 STS STRAIGHT SECTION

ROW 10: CH1, turn, SC in each stitch across. 12 STS

ROW 11-20: Repeat Row 6 ten times. 12 STS

END OF STRAIGHT SECTION

ROW 21: CH1, turn, SC2TOG (decrease) across the first two STS, SC in each remaining ST across. 11 STS

ROW 22: Repeat Row 13 seven times, decreasing one ST each row until you end up with a row of 4 stitches.

Finish off and tuck ends.

To Finish the Edges

You’ll be working your way around the outside of the face mask.

With CC and size K hook.

Attach yarn with a SC to the right-hand corner of the mask, on the row with 4 SC.

Instructional graphic on how to finish the edges of the face mask

You’ll be working most of your stitches into the end stitches of each row. Each row is considered one stitch.

ROW 1: SC in each of the STS going up to the straight section.

*SC2TOG (decrease) across the next 2 STS* repeat from * to * until the end of the straight section.

SC in each of the STS down toward the 4SC end. 2SC in the corner ST.

SC in each of the next 2 STS.

2SC in the corner ST.

SC in each of the STS going toward the straight section.

Repeat from * to * across the straight section.

SC in each of the STS down toward the 4SC end.

2SC in the corner ST. SC in each of the next 2 STS.

SC in the same stitch as beginning SC.

Add a toggle to each 4SC end of the mask, on the right side.

Tuck ends.

To Attach the Mask

To attach the mask: Put the hood on.

Insert the toggle from the inside of the hood to hold the mask in place

Sample image of how it looks like to attach the crocheted mask to the hood style hat

Purchase the Snow Day Hood and Mask PDF

Suggested Pricing: a Guide for Crochet Sellers

Permission is given (even encouraged) to sell your handmade products created from this original Made with a Twist pattern. I only ask that you give credit to Pam Grice from Made with a Twist as the designer, when possible, and link back to www.madewithatwist.com and/or @madewithatwist (on social media) when selling and sharing images online.

Suggested Retail Price

Chart for the suggested pricing depending the size and customer type

*Note

  • Marketing to bargain shoppers is not recommended.
  • Increase value for boutique buyers with luxury yarns, packaging, and/or embellishments for boutique shoppers.

More Winter Hoods You’ll Love to Sell or Gift

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©2019 Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc | Made with a Twist | Pamela Grice This pattern and its associated images are copyright protected. The pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter and claim as your own.

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