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Enchanting Hood
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: 90511AD This warm hood is like having both a hat and scarf in one!

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.



150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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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
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

k1b - K1 st in row below.

PATTERN STITCHES 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.


Hood is worked with 2 strands held tog throughout.


A small amount of crocheting is used to make the button loop.


HOOD Crown 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.

Hood 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.

Neckband Change to smaller needles, and work in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows.

Cape 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.

FINISHING 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.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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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