Pattern of the Week: Mosaic Snowflake Hood

I’m a girl who loves a hoodie. I have been known to layer a hoodie under a nice blazer, or wear one as an integral layer to outdoor activity. Hoodies are highly useful here in the Rocky Mountain West, where weather can be unpredictable, and layers are an absolute necessity.

But a hoodie can look—dare I say it—sloppy. If you are leaning toward the traditional, for sure sweatshirt material doesn’t necessarily dress up an oufit. And on those occasions when the hoodie is peeking out from under one of my blazers, that hoodie is more than likely a knit version so as not to completely thwart the presentation.

But once the pages of Interweave Crochet Winter 2019 landed on my desk a few weeks ago, I had the ultimate answer on how to make a hoodie versatile, fashionable, and practical: separate hood from garment! Said hood must be crocheted, and it must be the Mosaic Snowflake Hood project by Joyce Geisler. Take a look at her approach: you simply make a rectangle, fold it, and use slip stitch to create the seam.

The easy style of a hoodie, yet without the sometimes cumbersome attachment to a larger garment? Well, I can give up that layer and work it out in some other way, no problem. I will make that sacrifice just so I can embed this fun accessory into my wardrobe.

The motif allows the wearer to coordinate with the colors most frequently found in one’s closet, or provides an opportunity to pair two colors together that are not so commonly chosen. I am leaning toward a black and gray choice, but also love the idea of a darker orange paired with ivory.

What colors would you choose for the Mosaic Snowflake Hood?

Next question: do you have the required matching sled?

Craft on, crafters –

Pattern Details


FINISHED SIZE About 10” wide and 10” tall, flat excluding ties and pom-pom.

YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Bold (100% wool; 190 yd / 3½ oz): #3022 deep blue superior (A), #3002 dover’s sand (B), 1 ball each.

HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle; 4” x 2” piece of cardboard, 1.

GAUGE 17 sts and 18 rows = 4” in patt.

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