7.21.2017

Petrichor Hood Reveal

Last week I teased you with some obscure pictures here of a crochet design that was in the works using Scheepjes Stonewashed. I'm back to reveal to you what just rolled off my hook and will be ready for your hook next week.


Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


I'm calling it Petrichor Hood. Petrichor is defined as: a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground. My model is my daughter Lizzie, and she absolutely loves rain. She actually was hoping for rain on her wedding day--which she got! So in honor of my sweet girl--Petrichor Hood it is.



Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I love a hood. It adds a little warmth at the neck without too much bulk, protects from a little rain or cold, and looks darling when hanging over the back like this...


Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I added a tassel to mine for a little fun and whimsy, but a pom (or nothing at all) would look great, too.

I also had to add a little contrast with the buttons. Let me tell you about the buttons.


Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Notice they are umbrellas. Perfect for the Petrichor Hood, I think. My dear friend Jennifer Pionk of A Crocheted Simplicity gave these to me last year when we officially met at the Crochet Guild of America conference. She knows I love buttons--and would you look at the felt they are fastened to? Perfect for this Felted Button gal, I tell ya! Well, these buttons are no ordinary buttons.

Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Yep. You read that correctly. They belonged to the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. 


Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

They needed to become part of this design. Besides, I love the little bit of contrast they add. I don't like to be too matchy-matchy (and red matches everything in my humble opinion), but if you enjoy a safer approach--pick a button that matches your yarn, or a natural wooden button.

Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

The main hood is made with a variation of a crossed dc stitch (US terms)--just an interesting stitch placement. The ribbed neck band is made from sl st. (If you've never tried sl st crocheting, I offered another free pattern recently made with the technique here.) It's all very quick and simple. I think the entire hood only took me 3 hours and I wasn't rushing.

If you would like to have your yarn in hand and hook poised for next week's release of the free pattern you can get some Scheepjes Stonewashed (reviewed and detailed here) in a number of places depending on where you live. (They all do international shipping.)

Wool Warehouse (UK)*
Deramores (UK)*
Knotty House (Canada)*
LoveCrochet (US)*

I used 2.5 balls of Stonewashed in Amazonite (#813). But, remember, there are plenty of colors from pastel to brights to choose from. I also used a teeny bit of Red Jasper (#807) in the tassel.


Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn used in free crochet pattern of Petrichor Hood by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

If you want a heavier hood, you can also make it in Stonewashed XL, an aran/worsted, rather than DK, but it will require more yarn.

Pop back in for the FREE pattern next week. Until then, I'm off to pattern write, play with my kiddos and crochet, of course. Hugs.

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                                                 ~~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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