GAUGE:
6 1/2 half double crochet stitches + 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


BACK

Chain 18 (19, 21, 22).
Row 1: Work a half double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 16 (17, 19, 20) half double crochet at the end of this row.
Row 2: Chain 2 (for turning chain), turn. Work a half double crochet in each half double crochet across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2, 13) in. (24 (26.5, 39, 33) cm) from beginning. Fasten off.
FRONTS (make 2)

Chain 12 (12, 13, 14).
Row 1: Work a half double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 10 (10, 11, 12) half double crochet at the end of this row.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Work a half double crochet in each half double crochet across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece is the same length as the Back. Fasten off.
SLEEVES (make 2)

Chain 15 (17, 18, 20).
Row 1: Work a half double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across – 13 (15, 16, 18) half double crochet at the end of this row.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Work a half double crochet in each half double crochet across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 5 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2) in. (12.5 (14, 16.5, 19) cm) from beginning. Fasten off.
HOOD

Chain 26 (27, 29, 30).
Row 1: Work a half double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across – 24 (25, 27, 28) half double crochet at the end of this row.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Work a half double crochet in each half double crochet across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 19) cm) from beginning. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
FINISHING
Seam shoulders for 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3) in. (6.5 (6.5, 7, 7.5) cm) as shown on diagram; leaving 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in. (10 (14, 15, 16.5) cm) open for Back neck.
Place markers 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2) in. (10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm) down from shoulders on Front and on Back. Sew Sleeves to Back and Front between markers. Fold Hood in half, bringing side edges together. Thread yarn tail into large-eyed needle and sew stitches of last row together for back seam. Sew Hood to neck edge. Sew on buttons. Use spaces between stitches for buttonholes. Weave in ends.