Free pattern: Crochet knight hood

As promised I am giving the instructions on how to crochet the knight hood / hat I posted about last week. (he was so proud of his dog picture and having him hold it was the only way he would pose for a photo :) he said "it looks just like a  real dog!")

Yarn: Red heart worsted 4
Hook: USK 10.5 / 6.5mm

Here is a key for all the abbreviations I use.
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
rep = repeat
sk = skip
beg = beginning
rnd = round

Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 2 for first dc, 12 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch. 
(13 stitches counting the ch 2.)

Rnd 2: ch 2 for first dc, 2 dc into every dc, sl st to top of beg ch. 

Rnd 3: ch 2 for first dc, 3 dc into every other dc, sl st to top of beg ch.

Rnd 4: ch 2 for first dc, dc in 1 dc, *2 dc in 1 dc, dc in next 2 dc, rep from *, sl st to top of beg ch. 

Rnd 5: ch 2 for first dc, dc in each dc, sl st to top of beg ch. 

Repeat rnd 5 nine more times (or till edge of hat reaches eyebrows)

(Now you are going to make the face opening by only stitching the back and sides.)

Row A: ch 2 for first dc, dc in each dc for 35 stitches, (flip work around to start next row on top of the stitches you just finished).

Repeat row A five more times back and forth with 36 stitches each row counting the ch2.

At the end of the 5th row don't ch2 and flip work around. Ch 18 & sl st to top of beg ch to begin stitching in rounds again and create the collar.

Collar rnd 1: ch 2 for first dc, dc in each dc and all 18 ch st, sl st to top of beg ch.

Collar rnd 3: repeat collar rnd 1

Collar rnd 4: repeat collar rnd 1

Collar rnd 5: repeat collar rnd 1

Collar rnd 6: ch 2 for first dc, dc in 1 dc, *2 dc in 1 dc, dc in next 2 dc, rep from *, sl st to top of beg ch. 

Repeat rnd 6 three more times, fasten off and thread extra yarn into the hat. 
You're done!
Let me know if you have any questions. :) I'll be posting the full finished costumes soon!


This is too cute! I wish I knew how to crochet...My oldest is a knight and this would be PERFECT! especially to keep his little head toasty, too!
Unknown said…
How fun! I'm definitely going to try this one out!! Thanks for the pattern!

~ Sarah
Delia said…
Yay, yay, yay! I'm pinning this!
Anonymous said…
Thank you so much for posting this, it is awesome!! I am having a little trouble with the pattern though. I can't figure out how to have 13 stitches at the end of the first round. Once I have done 8 dc in the ring, my round has 8 sts. Even if I count the ch 2 (which are not part of the round anymore) I would only get 10 sts. Am I reading the instructions correctly? Thanks so much for your help!

Crochet cow said…
Hello! I love your site. Your patterns are amazing. I have made one of your gnome hats and it is just simply adorable. I wanted to make this knights hats but was confused on the second round. It says to ch 2 then dc 8. That would make 9 dc. How do you end up with 13? I would live for you to clear this up for me. I am excited to start crocheting!
Anonymous said…
Super cute pattern. Quick question: Is the collar missing round 2 or did you just mis-number the rounds?
Ellen_mom_of_3 said…
Just made this for my daughter, worked up in just a day, yay. Thanks for the pattern.
wl8n said…
I just made this for my daughter, it was easy and turned out great! Thanks for the pattern.
Amber K said…
I'm making this for my husband. He works in construction and needed something to keep him warm while he's out in the cold, and this is just perfect! I'm using bulky yarn, so I'm tweaking it. So far it's looking good! Thank you for the pattern!
beekayb said…
On the collar you give directions for round 1 but not round 2 then jump to round 3
Kit said…
Thank you for posting this pattern! I had to modify it a little since my munchkins are younger but they love the knight hoods I've made them. I really appreciate you sharing!
Fred said…
I've made the hood according to your pattern and I love it!
I also then improvised a mini-version for a doll

Thanks very much for sharing it !! I'll most probably make it again for presents. This is ideal for boys!
Unknown said…
Thanks for this wonderful pattern. It is so easy to do and understand. I plan on making about 2 more for my son (age 22) who is into all that renaissance stuff.
Bettina said…
Hi there! I want to try this for the kid of a friend but I have trouble with Rnd 3. It says 3dc in every other stitch. Is it 1dc - 3dc - 1dc - 1dc... or how many go in the other stitch?

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