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Home : Patterns : Enchanting Hood

Free Knitting Pattern: Enchanting Hood

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: 90511AD
Rating: ****3.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)


S/M (L/XL)
Finished Head Circumference 23 (26 1/2) in. (58.5 (67.5) cm)
Finished Length 19 (21 1/2) in. (48.5 (54.5) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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This warm hood is like having both a hat and scarf in one!

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Fishermen's Wool®

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Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
ONLY 202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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•  150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
$ 25.98  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm)
2 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread

Enchanting Hood

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®


11 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Brioche Rib with larger needle and 2 strands if yarn held tog.

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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


k1b - K1 st in row below.

Brioche Rib (odd number of sts)
Row 1 (WS):
Sl 1 st as if to k, k to last st, k1.
Row 2 (RS): Sl 1 st as if to k, k1, *k1b, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: Sl 1 st as if to k, k1b, *k1, k1b; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Brioche Rib.

K1, p1 Rib
Row 1:
*K1, p1, rep from * across, end k1.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


1. Hood is worked with 2 strands held tog throughout.
2. A small amount of crocheting is used to make the button loop.


Holding two strands tog and beginning at face edge, with circular needle, cast on 19 (21) sts. Working back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, work in Brioche Rib for 46 (54) rows. Piece should measure about 6 (7 1/4) in. (15 (18.5) cm) from beg. Sl sts to holder and cut yarn.
From RS with circular needle, pick up and k22 (26) sts along right side edge of Crown (working towards sts on holder), cut yarn, sl 19 (21) sts from st holder to circular needle, rejoin yarn and pick up and k22 (26) sts along left side edge of Crown – 63 (73) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Beg with Row 2 of Brioche Rib, work until Hood measures 9 (9 1/2) in. (23 (24) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Decrease Row (WS): [P1, k1] 7 times, [p3tog, k1] 9 (11) times, [p1, k1] 6 (7) times, p1 – 45 (51) sts.
Change to smaller needles, and work in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows.
Change to circular needle.
Increase Row (RS): K1, p1, *(k into front, back and front) of next st, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 – 87 (99) sts.
Next Row (WS): Work Row 1 of Brioche Rib.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 of Brioche Rib until piece measures 6 (7 1/2) in. (15 (19) cm) from neckband. Bind off loosely.

With crochet hook, join yarn with sl st on lower right edge of neckband, chain 8, sl st in same place as join to make a button loop. Make a second button loop just above first. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl p3tog = purl 3 together
RS = right side sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Enchanting Hood Reviewed by Meredith Emmes on 2015-04-14 ****
The brioche rib pattern is wrong as written. It's more of a Shaker or Fishermen's rib but badly written. I used a traditional Fishermen's rib and it turned out great. Really warm hood without wind going down your collar.

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