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Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Parka-less Hood




When I was a kid I had this wonderful warm parka with a fur lined hood. The hood was always my favorite part because it somehow made me feel mysterious and badass as well as keeping me warm.  These days I am sporting an equally warm and significantly more stylish winter coat, but missing that hood has inspired me to create the Parka-less hood. And the beauty of this hood is that it can be worn with any coat!

This pattern is very simple and can be easily altered to be longer or shorter, use different stitches or just add on to make your own. I had made one in a cream color and added a dozen rows of single crochets (following the FL/BL scheme and skipping the fur row). I then folded the extra rows back (RS to RS) tacked it down every 6 or 8 stitches and added a couple of large wooden buttons to one side. Fortunately for me that one sold quickly, though not so fortunate for this blog posting because I didn't get a chance to take a picture!
 So feel free to play around with the pattern and make it your own and then send me a pic! I love to see FO's that come from my patterns and post them here and/or my ravelry listing.

As always, don't duplicate my pattern in any way. If this inspires you to write your own, DIFFERENT,  pattern please have some respect and at least link to this page please. Feel free to sell whatever FOs you make from this pattern because I am a huge supporter of home made goods... plus I couldn't stop you even if I wanted to ;)



Materials;
10.0mm Hook
5.00mm (H) Hook *Used for optional fun fur row
Super Bulky Yarn**, Approximately 250 yards/230 metres.  Alternatively, two strands of worsted weight held together would work - Yardage unknown.
Scissors
Large Yarn Needle
fun fur - pattern uses Lion Brand

**I have mainly used Red Heart Comfort Chunky or Bernat Chunky. The Red Heart brand comes in balls of 212m/233yards and I have enough yarn to do the pattern but not enough to sew up the back or make the pom poms.


Abbreviation List
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single Crochet
Dec = Decrease, aka Single Crochet Two Stitches Together
FL = Front Loop
BL = Back Loop

Gauge: 1inch = 3 stitches and 3 rows
Finished piece should measure approximately 54 inches by 10 inches (before sewing)

Ch 150
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hk. Sc in remaining 148sts. Ch 1, turn .- 149 sts
Row 2: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 141sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 145 sts
Row 3: Working in FL's - Dec twice, sc in next 137sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 141 sts
Row 4: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 133sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 137sts
Row 5: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 129sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 133 sts
Row 6: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 125 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 129 sts
Row 7: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 121 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 125 sts
Row 8: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 117 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 121 sts
Row 9: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 113 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 117 sts
Row 10: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 109 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 113 sts
Row 11: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 105 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 109 sts
Row 12: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 101 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 105 sts
Row 13: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 97 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 101 sts
Row 14: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 93 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 97 sts
Row 15: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 89 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 93 sts
Row 16: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 85 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 89 sts
Row 17: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 81 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 85 sts
Row 18: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 77 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 81 sts
Row 19:  Working in FL's - Dec twice, sc in next 73 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 77 sts
Row 20: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 69 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 73 sts
Row 21: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 65 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 69 sts
Row 22:  Working in BL's -Dec twice, sc in next 61 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 65 sts
Row 23: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 57 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 61 sts
Row 24: Working in BL's - Dec twice, sc in next 53 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 57 sts
Row 25: Working in FL's -  Dec twice, sc in next 49 sts, dec twice. Ch 1, turn. - 53 sts
Finish off and weave in ends.
(Optional) Row 26: join fun fur at beginning of row 25. 3sc in each st across. - 159 sts

On Row 1, mark center stitch (75th stitch). Fold piece in half with right sides together. Leave marked stitch free and whip stitch sides together in next 25 stitches. You should end up with 49 free stitches on either side. Turn right side out.
Make two Pom poms and attach to each end of row 1.