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…


Comments (11)

Esther in Amsterdam
September 25, 2012

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

September 25, 2012

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.

September 25, 2012

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

November 27, 2012

[…] my goodness, I just had to share this cute photo of darling Casper wearing the little knitted hood hat I knit for him. Isn’t he adorable?  Esther just posted it on her Instagram feed, and it made […]

Emilie in Paris
November 27, 2012

Super cute hat, btw!

April 3, 2013

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???

August 14, 2013

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


Diane McCarroll
September 5, 2013

I cannot find the pattern help.

Would love to knit these

January 19, 2016

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

January 25, 2016

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Jackie Herndon
September 18, 2017

Could you send me the original directions for this cap? How do you make the ties?

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