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Velvet Fur Hood · Free Crochet Pattern

Hello my fellow crocheters,

If you've seen my recent posts, you'll probably notice that I've been on a total bonnet kick lately!  They're so fun to make -- I just can't stop designing different styles!  I promise this is the last one for a while though, as I have some amigurumi in the works. Anyhow, if you'd like to check them out, I recently made the Rose Bonnet and the Classic Bonnet... and now, I'm here to present to you the Velvet Fur Hood!

It's incredibly soft and fluffilicious!  

This Bonnet Design is...

  • Quick to work up
  • Beginner-friendly 
  • One piece (no sewing)
  • Soft and fluffilicious
  • Perfect for the Winter season and cold weather
  • Available in sizes ranging from newborn to adult (in the pattern PDF)

This hood is so warm and cozy, I really don't want to take it off.  I actually made the Child size for my sample below, so it's tight on my adult head (the hood is meant to be lofty!). Unfortunately, I was unable to get ahold of a child model for this post, so I thought I'd put it on anyway and snap a couple selfies to show how it looks.

This can be a fun matching "Mommy and Me" accessory for the winter season, if you'd like to make one for your mini-me!  I personally love keeping my head cozy and this hood does the trick.  Imagine how cute it'd look on a baby! 

The beautiful yarn that I chose to use for this project is Lion Brand Yarn's Vel-Luxe Yarn for the body of the hat.  It makes the hood SO utterly soft and plush, and gives it a really nice, fabric-like drape.  I also used Lion Brand Go For Faux™ Yarn to add a furry trim, giving it a really beautiful, wintery look.  It's inspired by the amauti (also known as amaut or amautik), which is the parka worn by Inuit women of the eastern area of Northern Canada.

I also have to add -- this bonnet makes a beautiful last-gift for so many occasions!  Baby showers, birthdays, Christmas, holidays...  It’s also suitable as a fast and easy product to stock for craft fairs.

If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other Free Crochet Patterns

You can also PIN it for later on your Crochet board!

Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry or Etsy shop.  It includes ALL SIZES (newborn, baby, toddler, child, and adult), not just the free child size on my blog.  

(Includes all sizes, not just the free child size on my blog!)


Free Crochet Pattern

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The Velvet Fur Hood is the easiest, one-piece no-sew bonnet that you’ll have the pleasure of making!  The body of the hat is made completely in one stitch – the half double crochet.  If desired, you can add a fluffy, faux fur trim to the edge of the hat to make it extra lush!  It’s a sweet, classic bonnet that will make the wearer look absolutely precious.  It’s unisex, simple, minimalistic, vintage, and perfect both boys and girls!  It is the perfect accessory to keep heads warm and is available in newborn, baby, toddler, child, and adult sizes.  Easy to put on and wear, this beanie is practical, comfortable, and very soft if using velvet yarn.  The traditional look of this hood doesn’t go out of fashion and will always trend with the more modern and contemporary pieces.  It makes the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, holidays, and craft fairs!


Newborn, Baby (6-12 months), Toddler, Child, and Adult. Child size is 6” in width and 7” in height. 
(The Child size is FREE on my blog. For all other sizes, please check out my PDF pattern!)

Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half double crochet 
  • Hdc-inc: half double crochet increase (2 hdc in same st)


  • Medium weight 4 yarn (I used LB Vel-Luxe Yarn in the color Silver)
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook 
  • Scissors

Pattern Notes (Read Before Beginning):

  • The bonnet is worked from back of head (in joined rounds) to body of hat (in rows).
  • Starting chains do not count as a stitch. 
  • Click here for the free printable hat sizing/measurements chart.

Part 1: CROWN OF HOOD (worked in joined rounds)

Start with medium weight velvet yarn.

R1: In a MR: ch 2, insert 10 hdc. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (10 hdc) 
R2: Ch 2, hdc-inc around. *Join. (20 hdc)
R3: Ch 2, (hdc, hdc-inc) x 10. *Join. (30 hdc)
R4: Ch 2, (hdc 2, hdc-inc) x 10. *Join. (40 hdc)
R5: Ch 2, (hdc 3, hdc-inc) x 10. *Join. (50 hdc)
R6: Ch 2, (hdc 4, hdc-inc) x 10. *Join. (60 hdc)
R7: Ch 2, (hdc 5, hdc-inc) x 10. *Join. (70 hdc)

Note: At this point, the circle should measure about 6.5 inches across.

Part 2: TRANSITION (worked in unjoined rows)

R8: Ch 2, hdc 67. Leave the last 3 sts unworked. (67 hdc)

Part 3: LENGTH OF HOOD (worked in unjoined rows)

R9-R18: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. (67 hdc) 

Fasten off.

Part 4: STRAPS 

Ch 45, or however long you want your strap to be. Attach chain to the corner of the bonnet where you started your last row (photo references available in PDF pattern). Sc along the bottom edge. Ch 45 for the second strap. Ch 1 more, then turn and sl st across in each of the ch. Sl st along the bottom edge of the hood, going back towards the first strap. Sl st in each of the ch across the first strap. 

Fasten off and weave in the ends. 


Switch to faux fur yarn. Ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off.

Simply weave in all your loose ends, and you are done with this no-sew hood.

Congratulations on finishing your velvet fur hood! 

If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry or Etsy shop.  It includes ALL SIZES (newborn, baby, toddler, child, and adult), not just the free child size on my blog.  

(Includes all sizes, not just the free child size on my blog!)

If you enjoyed this project, you might like my other designs!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, check out my Clothing & Accessories pattern page, or browse my entire free pattern collection.


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Best wishes,