12 Cozy and Cute Free Crochet Hood Patterns (with photos!)

Crochet Hoods make a lovely project for when you are going into that warmer weather, or any time of year really because look how stylish they are! You can have pockets, novelty themed-characters, use multiple fun textures of yarn and more!

Wool yarn would be great here for extra warmth or cotton might make the finished product more breathable if that’s more to your liking. You can also have fun with the colour work here, like making your colour scheme stripy, have the hood a different colour from the cardigan/cowl/scarf part or whatever you like!

I’ve compiled patterns here that are crochet hoods in the form of scarves, cardigans, cowls, etc. All are sure to bring a unique tough to your wardrobe! So let’s jump into this roundup post.

Kodiak Hooded Pocket Scarf

Free Pattern by Two of Wands

This is a super cute and beginner-friendly pattern as the main techniques only include half double crochet and sewing up the seam! Thick yarn and a 10mm hook are used here and if you do the same it will work up very quickly too. There are detailed diagrams included on measurements for the scarf part and hood, so that is helpful! Be sure to give this pattern a go.

Cabled Hooded Cowl

Free Pattern by Yarnspirations

This pattern may look intricate but it is still only intermediate level, so anyone could try it! This hooded cowl could be styled with a jacket or on its own, the choice is yours! I think sparkly or multi-coloured yarn would look especially cool here! There is a little process to download this pattern through Yarnspirations but otherwise working through the project is a breeze.

“Checkmate” Pocket Scarf with Hood

Free Pattern by Passionatecrafter

The gingham design looks really effective here! I’m a big fan of tote bags with this design, so love how it looks crocheted into a cardigan for pockets and hood. The pattern is beginner-friendly as the designer aimed for something to cater for new crocheters who were looking for a quick and simple project. The ‘floret stitch’ is used, which is basically alternating between slip stitches and double crochets, so it is easy to pull off.

Red Riding Hood Scarf with Pockets

Free Pattern by jennyandteddy

How cute is this idea for a red riding hood design! Its a classic story, so this would make a great costume for say a child’s book week or Halloween. This pattern is timely due to how long it works up, but using a bigger hook size and yarn weight helps. Two strands of yarn are also used the whole time, so that will make your finished project nice warm and cosy! The pom pom on the end of the hood is an optional feature, but it does make an adorable touch and seems to help weight down the hood to make it sit better!

Hooded Timber Wolf Scarf

Free Pattern by sweet softies

Perfect example of how good fluffy yarn looks as a scarf, you need to try it! The pockets can be worn down like in the image, or wrapped snuggly around your neck. The ears that may resemble a wolf or even a cat also look adorable. Lion Brand’s Go for Faux yarn was used here, but of course you can use any (surely fluffy yarn though!). The skill level is easy or familiar beginner, and mainly simple stitches like double crochet and slip stitch are used, although the magic ring may need to be learned. The finishing instructions are really helpful for this pattern.

Pumpkin Hooded Cowl

Free Pattern by Briana K Designs

This pumpkin design would fit great in an autumn wardrobe, or maybe around Halloween as a little costume! The pattern caters for all sizes, from 1-3 years to teen/adult. The instructions are very clear, especially when it comes to the stitch count for each size. The cowl is worked up and then little touches like the stem and leaves of the pumpkin are done separately. There is also option for a neck warmer insert, how cool is that.

Forest Girl Hood

Free Pattern by Be A Crafter

Compared to the other patterns I have included, this one is just the hood. So could be worn with your fav jacket and then wear this so your head is still kept warm! The design looks great when multiple colours are used like the red and black here, and that leaves the opportunity to crochet hoods in say sports team colours! The sizing is made to measure, so crocheting this may involve of trying on and off to get the right fit, if you are confident in doing that.

Hooded Scarf

Free Pattern by Wee Yarn

The hood and scarf are worked separately and attached later, along with the tassel which there are very detailed instructions for. As there are quite a few special stitches I would deem this an intermediate pattern, although there are good descriptions for each of them to help you! A diagram is included for forming the hood so there is no problems there. In the end this hooded scarf would make a lovely accessory with jackets that do not have a hood or any outfit!

Hooded Crochet Infinity Scarf

Free Pattern by The Sequin Turtle

As the designer talks about, this hooded scarf works great for keeping your head and neck warm while avoiding annoying misty rain! Instead of bringing out the umbrella and worrying about it turning inside out, this will give just as good if not better coverage, and is stylish! The pattern is written simply and includes lots of photos. The stitch used involving single and double crochets gives an interesting texture!

Dobby’s Hooded Cardigan

Free Pattern by Pink Sheep Design

I love the colours in this hooded cardigan, and it just looks so cosy! It is crocheted using two strands for extra thickness, and you have the option of having stripy colours as seen above or doing your own colour combo (maybe a colour scheme similar to the Harry Styles sweater…?). The cardigan is crocheted in a few separate panels, and then the designer includes a helpful link to a tutorial for sewing them together. The pattern is incredibly size inclusive and explains things well so even beginners could try it!

Through Thick and Thin Hooded Scarf (Scoodie)

WandFree Pattern by Once Upon A Cheerio

First of all, how cute is the name scoodie? And the process of creating this piece just gets better from there. When wool is used the designer notes the texture can be a little scratchy, so a different type might be advised but it is also super warm. The pattern is written clearly with photos at various steps showing the finished flat part and how to join the hood, so I would say it is beginner friendly. If a thicker hook and yarn are used then you will have one whipped up in no time.

Wanderer’s Hooded Scarf

Free Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

The design of this hooded scarf is interesting as the ends do not hang low like other ones, buttons are actually used so that it can be styled in various ways! Like the designer describes three ways of wearing it long, short or as an infinity scarf, like above. The scarf can be crocheted in one go, so great for people who do not particularly enjoy sewing. A video tutorial is also available for those who are more visual learners!