Vintage Crochet Pattern Child’s Crocheted Hood in Wedge Stitch
Materials required are one and one-half hanks of 4-fold Germantown wool, white, or any preferred color, and a bone crochet-hook of medium size. While intended for a small child, this hood may be very easily enlarged to fit any head.
Chain 4 stitches with white wool, join.
1. Chain 3 for a treble, 19 trebles in ring, join.
2. Draw up a loop, insert hook in 1st stitch, * wool over, draw up a loop, wool over, hook in next stitch, over, draw up a loop, wool over, draw through all the loops on hook, chain 1, insert hook in same stitch, and repeat from * until there are 19 wedge-stitches in the round.
3. Draw up loop, insert hook in 1st space, draw up a loop, over, insert hook in next space, draw up a loop, over, draw through all loops on the needle, chain 1, * insert hook in same space, draw up a loop, over, insert hook in next space, draw up a loop, over, draw through all stitches on needle, chain 1, and repeat, widening by putting 2 stitches in every 3d of previous round.
4. Widen in every 5th stitch.
5. Plain, that is, without widening.
6. Widen every 3d stitch.
7, 8, 9. Plain.
10. Plain to within 7 stitches of the end; break wool and fasten in at other end again.
11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Same as 10th row, leaving the 7 stitches for back of neck.
16. Fasten in, chain 3, and work a treble in every stitch. It is very pretty to use a thread of ice-wool with the Germantown when making the border.
17, 18. A double in each stitch around bottom or neck of hood.
19, 20, 21, 22, 23. A double in each stitch across front, working in both veins of stitch.
Turn back the border, finish with a bow of ribbon at back, a rosette on top, and ribbon ties.
To make the hood larger you have but to continue widening the crown until of proper size, which will make the front proportionally longer and leave the neck wider. Any fancy stitch may be used in the same way, following the general directions given.