Knitted hood hats

I discovered this hood hat knitting recipe on Pinterest a while ago and immediately re-pinned it. How cute are these hats? And how simple the recipe is! After returning home from summer holidays, I decided to get out my knitting needles and give this recipe a go. I always get inspired around this time of year to start knitting again. It must be the cooler Autumn days and knowing that winter is on its way! Plus, I have so many friends who have had or are expecting babies… so I figured these little hats would make sweet gifts.

The recipe is so easy. Seriously simple! I have changed it slightly to make the hats smaller (I first did exactly what the recipe called for, and it made a hat that would fit my 3-year-old). If you want a smaller sized hat, you can reduce the number of stitches you cast on to 60, and then only knit for about 7 inches. This seems to be a good size for a 6-12 month old. Also, I’ve been using 5mm (US8) sized needles and Debbie Bliss ‘Cashmerino Aran’ yarn… in case you want to do the same.

x Courtney

p.s. There is something so meditative about knitting! I’ve been knitting every night in bed for about 20 minutes, and it’s such a nice time to let your mind unwind from the activity of your day. Being pregnant, I find it a nice time to think about the baby, focus on the little kicks inside, and dream about life when the baby is born…

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1. Esther in Amsterdam | September 25, 2012 | Reply

So cute! Will have to try those. I’m totally into knitting these days! They look so easy to make… (and how fun to follow a ‘recipe’ for knitting!) xxx

2. Lindsey | September 25, 2012 | Reply

These are so adorable. I really need/want to learn how to knit. Did you teach yourself? I love the idea of unwinding at night like that.

3. elizabeth antonia | September 25, 2012 | Reply

i love them!! i’m going to have to get busy knitting too!!

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5. Emilie in Paris | November 27, 2012 | Reply

Super cute hat, btw!

6. Adina | April 3, 2013 | Reply

Just saw this on your instagram feed. So cute. i’m pregnant and got the “knitting bug” so I will have to try this. Do you also know of a good pattern for a baby cardigan by any chance???

7. Aurelia | August 14, 2013 | Reply

could you tell me in centemeters with aiguilles nº 4(france) all the mesure for 12 months and two years old?
Best regards


8. Diane McCarroll | September 5, 2013 | Reply

I cannot find the pattern help.

Would love to knit these

9. Hazel | January 19, 2016 | Reply

i love these! I also love that you call the pattern a recipe. What are the ingredients? Egg, flour and wool? 😉

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