Winter Branches Hood by Cirsium Crochet

Winter Branches Hood

October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in hdc
5.0 mm (H)
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
one size
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My daughter always chooses stylish jackets that have no hood, and when winter winds come whipping, she wishes she had chosen function over style. So, I came up with this lovely hood that tucks well into the neck of her jacket and protects her precious head from the chill.

The first cable section for the main part of the hood is worked in one long strip, easily adjustable to size by adding/subtracting stitch pattern repeats and adding/subtracting rows. A bare winter tree gracefully reaches up the center back of the hood. This gorgeous detail is worked from the bottom up in a join-as-you-go method. Faux fur around the face softens the look and adds a complementary touch.

Yarn: You’ll need 2 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland OR @400-500 yds of your favorite #4/aran/worsted weight yarn. You’ll also need 1 skein of Lion Brand Romance OR @25 yds of your favorite faux fur/#5 bulky yarn.

Materials: H/5.00mm hook, scissors, blunt tip needle for weaving in ends, @ 1 inch button for closure

Sizing: Size is easily adjustable and instructions are given within the pattern for making this larger or smaller. Shown sample fits teenager/small adult.

This pattern uses US terminology. Written and charted.