Friday, 9 October 2009

The Neala Hood

My second pattern! So as soon as I'd finished my Riverbanks, Neala decided she wanted one her self. Which brought out my creative skills again! Well I can't help it lol I do have another pattern in the works but that will have to wait!
So I give you....

The Neala Hood

This is designed to fit a 4/5 year old child, tho I did try it on my 6 year old and it fit him too, so it will fit a few, best thing is to try it on the recipient as you go along!
Download a PDF version of the pattern here

You will need:
100g Sirdar Click Chunky in Bloom

4.5mm 24inch circs (yes I know this is small for the yarn, it give a nice dense fabric and is actually quite a nice feel!)

1 Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Spare circ for grafting

4.5mm Crochet hook (optional)

Gauge er... well I tend to knit loose, so if you are a tight knitter go up a needle size lol

The Pattern:

Cast on 80 stitches, place marker, join in the round, careful not to twist

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 Purl

Row 3 K2tog 3 times, K1 (YO K1) 6 times, K2tog 3 times, K1

Row 4 Knit

Repeat these 4 rows twice more (3 times in total)

Knit until piece measure 5inches from the cast on (from the bottom of a wave if you catch my drift lol)

Cast off 24 stitches and knit to the end of the row

You'll now be working the piece flat

Row 1 K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, purl to last 5 stitches, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 2 K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, knit to last 5 stitches, K1 P1, K1, P1, K1

Repeat these two rows until the piece measures 14inches in total from cast on edge

Place 28 stitches on a spare circ and graft the two sides together using Kitchener stitch

Weave in your ends and you are done!

For the sake of looking neat, on the cast off edge, I did two rows of double crochet (american single) with a 4.5 hook, to stop the edge from curling over and used a couple of stitches to attach it to the sides of the hood but this is entirely optional and purely for aesthetic reasons, if you don't mind the curling edge then leave it!

If there are any problems in the pattern or you have any questions, give me a shout and I'll do my best to sort it out!
Hope you enjoy the pattern!

Naturally this is a free pattern, and you are free to use it for your own personal use, but you are not allowed to sell any finished items, or distribute the pattern without prior permission or crediting the work to my self!

1 comment:

  1. You did a grat job with this hood. Wish you were close to me so I could get good knitting advice from you. Nothing I make ever fits!!