A viewer asked how to make a big, billowy hood like the one Tauriel wears from the Hobbit movies! Here is what I came up with – different from my red riding hood pattern this will give you a big piece to pull down over your face. The perfect Middle Earth accessory!
[Red Heart Soft in Dark Leaf]
Hook: Size I / US 9 (5.5 mm)
scissors & tapestry needle
optional stitch marker
12 sts & 8 rows = 4 inches hdc
Hood length- 14 inches
Hood width- 19 inches
Cowl length- 5 inches
Cowl circumference- approx. 30 inches
Begin w/ slip knot & ch 25 (+2)
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook all the way down, 3 hdc in last turning ch and work around to hdc down the opp side of your ch. ch 2 & turn.
Notes: Place a stitch marker in your top stitch if you have difficulty placing it. For the remaining rounds we will continue this increase, placing 3 hdc in our top chain, until we reach the desired shape of our hood. Ch 2 counts as your first st & first dc st should be place in 2nd st.
Row 2: Rep row 1 [I repeated this pattern for 14 rows]
Note: At a certain point in your work, it is important to stop increasing as there will be a large number of stitches and your hood will begin to look too floppy.
Row 15: hdc in ea st
Continue this row until you have the necessary size for your hood. [ I crocheted to row 24 ]
Keeping yarn attached to your work, add 2 hdc to last st and hdc along the bottom of your hood placing 1 hdc stitch for each row of your hood.
Pattern Notes: There are lots of different ways you can complete your hood. You can attach it to any crochet project or crochet a cowl/bottom piece.
Ch the necessary amount of length that holds your hood open how you want it [I chained 12] and sl st it to the other side of your hood.
Round 1: Work 1 continual round working 1 hdc in the front loop only
Pattern Notes: If you would like a small neck piece then crochet a few more rounds placing 1 hdc in the front loop only. If you would like your pieces to continue to drape over your shoulders continue on with pattern.
Round 2: *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st* (front loops only)
Round 3: hdc in ea at. Rep round 3 for desired length. [ I crocheted to round 11]
Pattern Notes: If you would like to continue your piece even further to your shoulders like a cape then work another round of increase (Round 2) and then rep round 3 for desired length. There are lots of different variations to finish this hood. Be sure to adjust this pattern to fit with your materials and needed measurements.
sl st to join. Fasten in your ends.
See how I made the hood in the video tutorial below!
I am really satisfied with the look of this hood! It has been snowing/slushing a lot here in Maryland and this hood is really great to protect you from the weather… I wear this indoors as well though.
I definitely feel like an elf or a ranger when I wear it! As I mentioned my hood is created for the character Tauriel from the Hobbit movies. However, there are lots of other characters who wear hoods that this hood could imitate like Merida from Brave!
Of course this hood would look great on its own in any color or added to any projects that is in need of a big, billowy hood. Be sure to send/tag me in pictures on your social media if you make this project or any others!
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