Are you ready to make the most comfortable, never-want-to-take-off crochet hoodie you ever did crochet? This new project, the Hibernation Hoodie, is one that I will forever and always consider to be a masterpiece hoodie. It is gorgeous, it is cozy, it is comfy, and I want to wear it everywhere and also hibernate in it.
The recommended yarn for this pattern is one of my favorites; Red Heart Hygge. This yarn is a bulky weight, size 5, fuzzy yarn that is absolutely GLORIOUS when worn. Because of the nature of the stitch used in the Hibernation Hoodie, the Waistcoat stitch, it does take a while to crochet and it does use quite a bit of yarn. Do not let that deter you from making this glorious hoodie! You can use other yarns, as noted below. I love the wide, plush collar and the way it overlaps at the chest. Because of the stitch used, this is a sturdy design that will be your favorite for years.
Find the pattern on Ravelry here.
Because of the stitch used, with the yardage needed for this pattern, using the Hygge yarn, it does get pricey. I do highly recommend this yarn because of the feel and the way it works up, but if you opt for a cheaper option (which is totally fine!), you’ll want to stick with a bulky weight (size 5) yarn. Some of my testers used Loops & Threads Barcelona yarn, some used two lightweight (DK) yarn strands together, and some used another brand of yarn altogether, while I used Soft & Sleek Chunky for my second version. The Hygge does make a difference, but the other yarns will work up beautifully as well!
The Hibernation Hoodie is available in SIX adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, 1XL, 2XL, and 3XL.
Please note that as of publication all sizes have completed testing except for the 2XL and the 3XL. Those are currently finishing up testing and once we determine that the sizing is perfect, I will update this post and the listing on Ravelry.
It looks and feels like a high-end, quality store bought garment to me. I KNOW you’ll love it when you’re finished, too!
Hibernation Hoodie Materials:
Size 5/Bulky weight yarn
-approx. 1550 yards for S
-approx. 1725 yards for M
-approx. 1900 yards for L
-approx. 2075 yards for XL
-approx. 2250 yards for 2XL
-approx. 2425 yards for 3XL
Red Heart Hygge in Indigo pictured
Soft & Sleek Chunky in Teal pictured
Crochet hook in size 7mm (pointier the better)
10 sts x 14.5 rows = 4” square
Pattern Notes & Tips:
Pattern written in US terms.
Make sure you stay LOOSE as you work!! It makes going into the stitch easier the following row. Measure periodically to make sure you’re on track.
The waistcoat stitch (wc) is similar to the single crochet, except you go into the post of the stitch from the previous row instead of the top of the stitch. See a tutorial for the Waistcoat (aka Knit) stitch.
This pattern is jam-packed with step-by-step photos to make sure you understand what you’re doing. Honestly though, since this is a variation of the single crochet, it is one of the easiest patterns I have ever designed. If you are a beginner, you can crochet this pattern!
Favorite this pattern on Ravelry, and be sure to share photos of your finished hoodie with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on Instagram, Twitter, and by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Comminity on Facebook when you’re done! ♥