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Hibernation Hoodie Crochet Pattern

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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.

Hibernation Hoodie Crochet Pattern

Hibernation Hoodie

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, Etsy, or in the Heart Hook Home shop.

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!

Beautiful crocheted hoodie

The Hibernation Hoodie is available in SIX adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, 1XL, 2XL, and 3XL. The CHILD sizes of this pattern are available right here on Heart Hook Home for free! Head here to see all of the child sizes.

Hibernation Hoodie for kids

Hibernation Hoodie: crochet pattern

Crochet Hoodie pattern: Hibernation Hoodie

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 here.

Crochet hook in size 7mm (pointier the better)

Hibernation Hoodie


10 sts x 14.5 rows = 4” square

Pattern Notes & Tips:

Pattern written in US terms.

This pattern uses front post/back post crochet stitches. See a written and video tutorial for this stitch here.

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!

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Favorite this pattern on Ravelry, and be sure to share photos of your finished hoodie with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on InstagramTwitter, and by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Comminity on Facebook when you’re done! ♥

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  1. I did not have any problems following the pattern and the sweater was easy to make. My big issue is with the heaviness of the yarn for a baby or toddler. In my option, it is like the weight of lead blanket when done. I can’t imagine putting on any child and I will remake the sweater in a lighter yarn.
    1. Hi Lisa! It would depend more on what his chest measurement is and reference the size chart in the pattern...this would be the most accurate. Alternatively, you could use his normal shirt size and go up one pattern size. Since he is a bit on the taller side, you may want to add some rows to the front and back panels to give a little more length. I hope this helps!
  2. Reading thru the comments seems I'm not the only one stuck on how to sew the shoulders together, looks like the arms would have a really big hole on the back. I wish there was a video tutorial of how to assemble the sweater, that would help immensely!
    1. I had trouble figuring it out too but then I watched her mattress stitch tutorial and reread the instructions and it made sense. Good luck!
    1. Hi Robin! The pattern for the ears are found in the child sizes post here: https://hearthookhome.com/hibernation-hoodie-child-sizes/
  3. I'm having trouble after completed rounds 9 dont understand rounds (45,51,51,57,57) and the rest. Please help ne
  4. I saw a comment that you replied to saying that you are modelling the XL but I am curious as to your height? I am 6"1' and want it nice and baggy but feel like the XL wouldn't be that baggy on me
  5. Hi, I don't understand why on the back the top part is narrower (by doing a few sling stitches at the start and leaving the same number of stitches unworked at the end of the row ), but the front is the same width all the way to the top. Why are they not the same width please?
  6. Was this written as a unisex pattern, or a womens? it appears my man human has a new found interest in hand made items, and after making the child size for his son, he would like one to match - im just unsure of the sizing so i have yet to purchase the pattern. please help!
  7. Ashlea are the finished dimensions of each size included in the adult pattern? I've started making the child's pattern, but want to make one for my brother. I have no idea what size he would be. Dimensions would help and I could compare these to something that he currently wears. Thankyou.
  8. Hello!! I am not able to find pointy hooks anywhere!! Whwre are you getting yours?? I am using. An 8mm hook bc I tend to be a tight crocheter. Can you help me?
  9. I love, love, love this hoodie. I am making one for my granddaughter and grandson. I'm one of those people who often needs to walk away from instructions before I understand. I have walked away from this hoodie like a million times and still can't get the hood part right. It doesn't seem there's a system to this madness of, the hoodie edge (dumdumduuum!) Anybody who has completed this project please tell me how you get from stitch #1 to #37? There has to be an easier way then I'm doing it. Pleeaas! Neat
  10. Do you have a video tutorial? When working on the hood ribbing, you say “turn your working so you’re looking inside” I don’t understand what you mean by that. Thank you
    1. I'm gonna try to help you Maggie because I got this far. It does say that you're looking at the inside. I understood that as the inside when you start across the bottom of the edge and the hoodie is flat. Of course when you're going up the sides it left and right. That's what I understood. Try it and let me know if you figured out how you count the edging so you end up with the right # of stitches when you make a round because I haven't gotten an answer to my question yet.
  11. I have a question regarding the hood portion on the adult hibernation hoodie, I’m not sure I’m doing it correctly. I’ve tried to post a picture on the Facebook page and it wouldn’t let me. Please help! This is for my sister and I don’t want to mess it up!
    1. Hi Penny! You can send a message to the Heart Hook Home facebook page or email me at ashlea@hearthookhome.com and we can try to get it figured out. =)
    1. Hi Becky! Yes, my patterns are available through Etsy as well. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/731904843/hibernation-hoodie-crochet-pattern
    1. yea, I know....I wish they wouldn't use the word free when it is not, just annoys most people to not even check it out ....its just click bait, that's really not necessary for this garment. Its attractive enough on its own without using click bait.
  12. Hi! I'm trying to saw the front and back together but I feel like I'm not understanding exactly WHERE to on each piece (front to back) to join. Do you have a video showing this?
  13. Hi Ashley. I found the wc stitch to be too thick. Do you think moss stitch would work up ok? Btw love the pattern.
    1. Hi Joanne! WC stands for waistcoat stitch...I have a tutorial if you need it which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/waistcoat-crochet-stitch/
  14. Purchased the pattern for the Hybernation Hoodie. Looking for a picture of the front and back before it is seamed together. I am not sure if I have done it correctly. Please help!
  15. Hi! I tried to find this pattern on Revelry both by the link and searching your pattern page and could not find it! I would love to make it and have a perfect yarn in mind! Please help!!
    1. If you click on the link way at the top of this page Find the pattern on Ravelry here. it takes you to the site where you can purchase the pattern the price is $6.00.
  16. Hi Ashely Your patterns and work are wonderful! Thank you as you have helped me work into my “not comfortable zone” making sweaters ! I donhabe a question do you have a chart for your sizing for the different sizes in your patterns? Thank you so much for all you working coming up with patterns and your live on Facebook so much fun ! Lisa
  17. This seems way above my ability level right now, but saving it for later. It's fitting that it calls for Hygge yarn since Hygee is a Norwegian/Danish word that means comfy, cozy, and surrounded by good food, drink, and friends. Perfect!