A sweet pixie hood inspired both by cute patterns from the forties for little girls and more glamorous ones of starlets in headscarves.

The vintage patterns I looked at involved working separate rectangles for hood and scarf, but this one uses a neat cast on method more commonly used for toe up socks to begin the hood and scarf together at the centre back. The scarf is biased which causes it to flare outward at the back neck, gives definition to the hood, and creates pointed ends. All of the stitch patterns used are variations on the same simple but effective technique where slipping stitches leaves strands of yarn across the right side that are later picked up.



22 sts and 28 rows = 4˝ / 10cm in st st


Available in three sizes.

9[9¾, 10½]˝ / 22.75[24.75, 26.5]cm centre back to edge of hood, 11[12, 13]˝ / 28[30.5, 33]cm top of hood to neck, 3½˝ / 9cm scarf width, 40(41, 42)˝ / 101.5[104.25, 106.75]cm scarf length.



Fingering weight yarn: 380yds / 350m.
Blue version shown in Alisha Goes Around Tiding of Magpies Fingering in Mist
Cream version shown in Excelana 4 ply Luxury Wool in Natural Alabaster

Needles and notions

US 5 / 3.75mm 24˝ / 60cm or longer circular.

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