This pattern is also available in Whimsical Little Knits 3.
A sweet pixie hood inspired both by cute patterns from the forties for little girls and more glamorous ones of starlets in headscarves.
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Fingering weight yarn: 380yds / 350m.
22 sts and 28 rows = 4˝ / 10cm in st st
US 5 / 3.75mm 24˝ / 60cm or longer circular.
s[m, l]: 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.
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.
Blue version shown in Alisha Goes Around Tiding of Magpies Fingering (63% merino, 20% silk, 15% nylon, 2% silver; 400yd / 366m, 3.49oz / 99g) in Mist.
Cream version shown in Excelana 4 ply Luxury Wool (100% pure new British Wool, 174yds / 159m, 1.76oz / 50g) in Natural Alabaster.