On a cold, crisp winter’s day I love nothing more than wrapping up in soft, warm knitwear. This hood was inspired by my love of cosy warmth, but also my longing during winter’s long dreary days for a touch of whimsy and romance. This heavily cabled hood is snug and warm, whilst also adding a Winter Wonderland feel to an everyday need to keep warm.
The hood features a chunky 14 stitch cables on a ground of stocking stitch that creates a great deal of texture, almost bringing the stitches of the fabric over on top of themselves, this adds a great deal of textural interest and is much easier to achieve than might be imagined.
Child teen, adult
Hood to fit head circumference 40-45 (45-50, 50-55) cm 16-18 (18-20, 20-22) inches
Hood fits loosely with positive ease see schematic for finished measurements.
192 (224, 256)m 210 (245, 280) yards Chunky Bulky yarn
Sample used Bergere de France Cocoon.
Measured over St st on smaller (larger) needles
17 sts and 25 rows (15 sts and 22 rows) in 10cm
4.5mm (US 7) straight
6mm (US 10) straight