Thursday, 14 September 2017


FREE KNITTING PATTERN, - EASY KNITTED HOOD, great for beginners, as it is knit on very large needles (size 12 mm), and knits up very quickly using 4 strands of worsted weight yarn!
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BLOCKING: Basically there are 2 ways of blocking.
1.  Steam blocking: arrange item on a flat surface, hold steam iron     above the surface, (not touching the surface), and
   steam. Allow the item to dry in the shape desired.
2.  Immerse in water, and squeeze water out, or spray with water.    Arrange item on a thick bath towel, shape
    as desired, allow to dry undisturbed.

Worsted weight yarn
 12 mm knitting needles
  Yarn needle and measuring tape or ruler

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Work with 4 strands of worsted weight yarn.
1.  Cast on:
Newborn: 10 stitches
3 - 6 months: 14 stitches
6 - 12 months: 16 stitches
1 - 3 years: 18 stitches

3 - 5 years: 18 stitches
5 - 8 years: 18 stitches
8 - 12 years: 20 stitches
12 - 16 years: 22 stitches
Adult: 24 stitches

2.  Knit every row until the work measures:
Newborn to 3 months: 12 inches
3 - 6 months: 15 inches
6 - 12 months: 18 inches
1 -3 yrs: 20 inches
3 - 5 yrs: 21 inches
5 - 8 yrs: 22 inches
8 - 12 yrs: 24 inches
12 - 16 yrs: 25 inches
Adult: 26 inches

3.  Cast off, fold the work in half, leave a long    
     yarn end, thread into a yarn needle, and sew the back seam of the hood.

4.  Pass a ribbon, or 5 strands of yarn through a row of stitches at the front of the 

Optional:  Add a tassel on the top point of the hood and on the bottom corners.