Little Red Riding Hood’s Hood Crochet Pattern for Classroom

Little Red Riding Hood’s Crocheted Hood Crochet Pattern for Classroom Play

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Little Red Riding Hood’s Hood Free Crochet Pattern for Classroom

When my mother asked me to help out by making some hat and headwear costumes for her little students doing a class play on a mash up of fairy tale characters I couldn’t resist saying yes as I have so much fun making character hats.  I couldn’t find a pattern online that wasn’t too complicated or ornate. I just wanted a fast and easy hood to work up since I was doing so many of the costumed pieces in a short amount of time.  So I decided to wing it and I thought it turned out pretty okay so I wrote down the pattern in case anyone ever needs a Little Red Riding Hood hood. You never know right? 😉

This crochet pattern will work on Youth sized (3 -10 yrs), preteen, young adult, and adult women.   You can easily tailor it down in size for younger wearers or add some additional stitches to fit a larger woman or adult male.  Just make sure you increase or decrease stitches in multiples of 2.

Little Red Riding Hood’s Crocheted Hood Crochet Pattern for Classroom Play Notes

Little Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern picture


Project requires:
Red Colored Yarn for Hood – the brighter the better :)
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will be fine)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:

Crochet Hood:
Starting with a foundation chain of 28.
Round 1: Dc in third ch from hook (First 2 ch does not counts as first dc the first dc worked in first st is 1st in round throughout pattern). Work 1 dc in each of the following ch across until end. Ch 2 and turn. (26 dc)
Round 2-39: Dc in first st and each of the following 25 st across until end. Ch 2 and turn. (26 dc)
Round 40: Dc in first st and each of the next 25 st across until end. Ch 1 and turn. (26 dc)
Round 41: Fold your hood in half so that you can make seam for the back of the hood. You should have 20 rows on each side above / below your fold. Ch 1 and slip st through both pieces in first st and each st until the corner. Slip st back into last st, pull yarn through and fasten off

Front Trim and Ties:
Chain 40.  Sl st to bottom right corner of hood front.  This will be your first tie. Ch 2 and work 1 dc in each st around the front part of hood to bottom left corner. Sl st down side of last dc worked before ch 40 for last tie.
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten it off. Now you have one quick and easy Little Red Riding Hood’s crocheted hood. :) In this case it is for Kindergarten class play but it can easily be used for a costume, part of a cosplay outfit or to use as a pattern for a hood to add to other projects.

If you are interested in adding a capelet or cape to the hood, just work a circle type of increase all the bottom back and forth until width of shoulders. Then just work 1 dc in each round until length desired. I may even give this a shot for next year’s class or Halloween even :)

Here are some pictures to show how the Little Red Riding Hood’s crocheted hood looks like worn and from different angles:

Little Red Riding Hood Crochet pattern front view crocheted hood
Little Red Riding Hood Crocheted hood crochet pattern side profile
Little Red Riding Hood's Crochet Hood crochet pattern rear view
Little Red Riding Hood's Crocheted Hood Crochet Pattern side view
Little Red Riding Hood's Crocheted Hood Crochet Pattern looking down at top
Little Red Riding Hood's Crocheted Hood Crochet pattern zoom out view

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Grandma’s Large and Fast Kerchief Crochet Pattern

Grandma’s Large and Fast Kerchief Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Grandma’s Large and Fast Kerchief Free Crochet Pattern

When my mother asked me to help out by making some hat costumes for her little ones doing a class play on a mash up of fairy tale characters I couldn’t say no.  I made this pattern up to whip something up quickly for Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma to wear in the class play.

This Kerchief crochet pattern will work on Youth sized (3 -10 yrs) as a larger cover for the head but normal fit for preteen, young adult, and adult women.  Even though this was created as a costume piece it can definitely be used as a normal head covering and would look amazing in some vibrant colors too.  So here it  is:

Grandma’s Large and Fast Kerchief Crochet Pattern Notes

Grandma's Kerchief Crochet Pattern Picture

Project requires:
Main Colored Yarn for Kerchief
(I use a lot of Red Heart saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will be fine)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
ch-1 sp  – chain 1 space in between stitches
ch-3 sp -chain 3 space in between stitches
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 

Pattern Instructions:
Starting with a foundation chain of 41.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in following st* continue until the end. Ch 4 and turn.
Round 2: Work 1 dc in first ch-1 sp,  *ch 3, work 1 dc in next ch-1 sp* repeat * until end of row. Sl st into the last ch-3 sp created, ch 4 and turn.
Round 3 – 20: Work 1 dc in to the first ch-3 sp, *ch 3, work 1 dc in next ch-3 sp* repeat * until end of row. Sl st into the last ch-3 sp created, ch 4 and turn.  You will notice that in each round your kerchief will be getting one ch-3 sp smaller than previous round. This will give it the nice triangular shape. Repeat round 3 until you finish last round leaving 1 ch-3 sp. In Round 20, dc in last sp as previous rounds. Sl st into the side of ch 3 sp you just created. Ch 1 and turn.
Round 21: Turn piece so you are now working counter clockwise from where you left out.  Place 2 sc in the side of each ch -3 space until you reach the right top corner. Place 2 sc in corner. Chain 41. Work 1 sc in second ch from hook and each of the following 39 st. Sl st back into st you started ch from. Continue working to the left putting 1 sc in each st across to the left corner. Sl st in to corner before making a chain of 41. Like before starting at 2nd ch from hook work 1 sc in each st back down to corner, sl st into st before placing two sc.  Turn piece so you are working last side of the triangle placing 2 sc in the side of each ch-3 sp until you are back at the beginning of round. Sl st to first st in round.
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.  All done!

Want a bit of a color pop to add to your crocheted kerchief?  Try doing that round with ties in a contrasting shade of yarn. :)

Here are some pictures to show how this kerchief looks like worn and from different angles:

Grandma's Kerchief Crochet Pattern Picture Front View

Grandma's Kerchief Crochet Pattern Picture Side View

Grandma's Kerchief Crochet Pattern Picture Downward View

Grandma's Kerchief Crochet Pattern Picture Side Back View

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Gavin’s DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Gavin’s DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
  Gavin’s DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This crochet pattern was designed in honor of and for a little Juvenile Arthritis hero of mine, Gavin.  He is a big dinosaur fan so I figured I would make something special for him.  It turned out to be a pretty easy and quick way to customize a hat for the dinosaur fan in your life. Give is a try. Happy crafting!

Gavin’s DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Gavin's DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Main Colored Yarn for Beanie Hat
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will be fine)
Contrast yarn for bottom contrast trim and dinosaur spikes
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my Easy Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project.  Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to get started on making this a dinoRAWR spiked hat. :)
Taking contrast color yarn, attach to bottom of last round of beanie with a sl st. Ch 1 and work 1 sc in to each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round.
Cut yarn and fasten off.

If you like a wider contrast band or want to make the color contrast pop more, try adding an additional row of sc to the bottom. I sometimes do this when I feel a project needs it but it’s not necessary, just my personal preference. :) 

Dinosaur Spikes (Make 4):
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before making 8 dc into circle. Sl st to top of first st in round.  (8 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2.  Place 3 dc in first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 st, 3 dc in next st and 1 dc in last st. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2. 1 dc in 1st, 3 dc in following st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of last 4 st.  Sl st to top of first st in round. (16 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in first 2 st, 1 dc in each of the following 7 st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of last 5 st.  Sl st to top of first st in round. (20 dc)
Round 5:  Sl st in first two st. Fold your spike in half so that you are now working in a corner. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc through both st lined up in fold and in each to the end. (10 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure your spike to the crocheted hat when finished!
Cut yarn and pull through.  Put to side until finished with all 4 spikes (or desired amount if you want more or less)

Finishing off:
At this point you should have your finished crocheted beanie hat base and your finished dinosaur spikes.  For this hat I arranged them evenly from front forehead to back of head by pinning mine in place first with straight pins to make sure placement was okay.  Yes I have a little bit of OCD with my crocheting.  This is not necessary but it’s a good idea to mark your starting or ending points with pins, stitch markers or even a few short scraps of yarn.
Taking your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle, use tails on spikes to sew them directly on to the beanie hat.  I just did a basic in and out stitch to weave it in securely.  Pull yarn through to inside of hat after spike is attached, perform a double knot (where you pass the yarn through the loop twice before pulling tightly to close). You can do one or two additional knots if you prefer, I often do but it’s because I’m always paranoid of unraveling. I haven’t had that happen since using the double knots though so it will do the job well. :)
One you have all the spikes attached where you want them, fasten off any loose ends, cut additional yarn, weave in and you are all done.

All done. One super special DinoRAWR crocheted hat. This pattern is dedicated to my little Juvenile Arthritis hero Gavin.

Here are some pictures to show how this hat looks worn and from different angles:

Gavin's DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Gavin's DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front on View

Gavin's DinoRAWR Spiked Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern View from behind

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

My mother, who is a teacher, requested that I make her a hat for reading / story time in her classroom for when she reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle.  It’s a classic children’s book that I remember from my own childhood.  So I wanted to make it as close as possible to how the caterpillar on the book cover (see picture below).  I was pretty happy with how it turned out and it was a giant hit in the classroom.

the very hungry caterpillar book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Notes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Bright Red Yarn for Beanie Hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Dark Green Yarn for eyes, nose and trim
Yellow Yarn for outer part of eye
Bright Blue or Dark Purple Yarn for antennae
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for antennae

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two st together (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my Easy Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project.  Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size you want for your project.

Hat Base:
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie!

Starting off we are going to put a simple contrast color band to the bottom of the hat.  For this sl st your Dark Green yarn to a st on the last round. Ch 1, then work 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st in round before finishing off.

Outer Yellow Eyes (Make 2):
Round 1: In Magic Circle, Ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 dc, 4 sc, 3 dc and 3 sc. Sl st to top of first st in row.  (8 sc, 6 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st, 2 dc in next, dc in next, 2 dc in following st, sc in each of the 4 sc in a row from previous round, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in last dc from previous round, 1 sc in each of the last 3 st for round. Sl st in top of first st in row. (8 sc, 10 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 dc st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in last dc, 1 sc in last 3 st. Sl st to top to of first st in row.  (22 sc)
Pull yarn through leaving a long enough tail when cutting so you will have a suitable enough length to secure to hat when sewing on. Put this to side for moment.

Inner Dark Green Eyes (Make 2)
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 2 dc, 3 sc, 2 dc and 2 sc. Sl st to top of first st in row. (6 sc, 4 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 dc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next two st, 1 sc in last 2 st. Sl st to top of first st in row. (6 sc, 8 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to secure on to the center of the yellow eye  back from previous step.  Using large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle, place green eye center on top of yellow eye part and sew it in to place. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. :) I just do a basic in and out stitch to weave it together.  Fasten off.
Now take the tail from the yellow eye part and using the large blunt eye yarn/ tapestry needle, secure the finished eyes on to the hat in your desired position. You can see mine from the photos.

Nose:
Round 1: With dark green yarn in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in top of first st in row. (3 sc, 3 hdc, 1 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 and turn so you can place (1 sc and 1 hdc) into the last hdc st from previous round, in next st (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc), in next st (1 hdc, 1 sc). Sl st into last st. (2 sc, 4 hdc, 1 dc)
Pull yarn through leaving the last 2 st unworked. Before cutting yarn make sure you have enough of a tail length to now sew on to hat using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle. You can see my placement of it from pictures.

Antennae (Make 2):
Switch to “H” hook (5.00 mm) and bright blue yarn.
Round 1: Starting in a magic circle  ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Sl st to top of first st in round. ( 6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, place 2 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3-7:  Ch 1, place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 sc)
This is a good time to put most of your fiberfill stuffing in the antennae. You can add it as you continue. You want them to have enough stuffing to be able to stand upright but not so much that it makes them heavy and weighed down. Then they won’t stand upright at all.
Round 8: Ch 1, sctog first two sc, *sctog next two st together, continue from * around until end of round. Sl st to top of first st in round. (6 sc)
Round 9-12: Ch 1, place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (6 sc)
Cut yarn after pulling it through leaving a long enough tail to secure antennae to top of hat.  Using large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle sew your antennae in to place (you can see my placement in pictures below) securely, fasten off any ends.
All done. :) One Very Hungry (and special) Caterpillar Beanie Hat all ready to wear.

Here are pictures to show how it looks worn and from different directions when completed:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Back View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Left Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Alternate View

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Chibi Ninja Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Chibi Ninja Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Ninja Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

My oldest nephew is getting older and older. This past year he became very active in Karate and has been getting awards for his skills. I call him my Little Ninja so I made him his own crocheted stuffed ninja with a matching hat.  This crochet pattern is for the Chibi Ninja Hat seen in picture above.

If you are looking for the Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll, you can find it here…  Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern.

 

Chibi Ninja Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Chibi Ninja Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Yarn for main color (I used black in picture)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast color of your choice for Ninja’s face/skin tone ( I used a light tan color)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project.  Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

One you fasten off your beanie hat, you are ready to start working on your Chibi Ninja face! :)

Chibi Ninja face area:
Round 1:  Starting with a foundation chain of 19 ch,  make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 16 ch and 2 sc in last st of chain. Turning so you are working on back side of foundation chain to create more of  a circle, work 2 sc in first ch, sc in each  of the 16 ch working back to beginning in circular fashion until last st, place 2 sc in last st.  Sl st to top of first st.
Round 2-4: Continue working in rounds similar to above with 1 sc in each st but 2 sc in each of the four corners around your face to start  forming the rectangle shape . Sl st into first st to complete each round. Continue until you are the final size you want. For my Chibi Ninja in picture for this crochet pattern I made 4 rounds total.Pull yarn through leaving enough tail to sew on face to secure to doll later when cutting. Put Ninja face area to side until needed.

Ninja eyes:
Using black yarn and leaving a bit of a tail for sewing eye in place when done, chain 8. Dc in third ch from hook and each of following 5 ch. (6 dc)
Pull yarn through and cut yarn. Using large blunt eye needle, sew eye into position you want it to be in. I sometimes pin my in place to make sure I have them even or it drives me nuts.  Finish off yarn from eyes behind face.

Finishing off hat:
Now that your Ninja’s face and your hat base is complete, use the yarn tail from your face area to secure it into the finished place with the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle.  I find that if I use the pins to hold it in place I can keep it even and not crooked instead of moving about.  Apparently without them my sewing skills are close to none…   Once you’ve sewn it into place, Finish off yarn behind face.
There you go. Your own Chibi Ninja beanie crocheted hat! :)  It’ s a really fun but quick project.  You can choose to put the eyes in all kinds of positions like:   \ / or / \ or _ _  or even > < with small v’s instead of eye strip used above.

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