Reworked Ewok Hood

February 28, 2018
A few years ago I crocheted myself (and some friends) an Ewok hood from the awesome Yub Nub Scoodie pattern. At the time, I was completely aware that my hood was far too big for me. I even went down a hook size when I made one for my friend to try and correct it, but I was still stuck with my huge one, which I never wore because...well I could barely see out of it!

Ewok hood

I was having a clear out of my wardrobe in January and I found the Ewok hood and decided if I wasn't going to wear it I had to rework it. So I pulled the whole thing apart to reuse the yarn and got started.

The pattern calls for a 6.5mm hook. I went down to a 5.5mm for the one I made for a friend, but I decided to go down to a 5mm this time to really make sure it was going to be snug. I managed to use the orange wool from the original hood, I still had the brown I used the first time, but I didn't have any chunky cream yarn, so I just used some cream Aran yarn held double to make it thicker.

Reworked Ewok hood

I think I got a bit confused at the start of the rows for this pattern, as it tells you to chain three then crochet across, but doesn't tell you if the chain counts as a stitch or not (I counted that it did but I think that was wrong after reading some comments on the pattern) but I don't think it really matters, as it's just long strips and I was consistent in my possible mistake the entire time. I don't remember what I did the first time around!

I think it looks much better, and I've already worn it to work! I like to think now I've got a few years experience under my belt I would be able to see if something was going to turn out huge BEFORE I finished! I probably should gauge swatch more...

Yarn Used:
  • Hayfield Bonus Chunky:
    • Bright Orange (I think, I don't have the band for it anymore!).
    • Chocolate.
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice:
    • Beige.

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