Embroidered Hood by Kim Hamlin

Embroidered Hood

January 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
306 - 513 yards (280 - 469 m)
Fits 10 years-adult
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This pattern is available for free.

Our updated version of the ski-mask or balaclava is easy to wear with button closures on the front. Pull it up higher on your face for extra warmth. Customize it by embroidering flowers, random designs, or even initials! Designed by Kim Hamlin. (Lion Brand Yarn)

Lion Brand Pattern #: L0736

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

(A) Wool-Ease® Chunky (Article #630) 2 balls
(B) Cotton-Ease® (Article #830) 1 ball (for embroidery)
Shown in Walnut & Turquoise

Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Spare knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm) or slightly smaller, for 3-needle bind off
Stitch Holders
Split Ring Stitch Markers
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

Button Flap and Buttonhole Flap are worked first, then stitches are cast on between the Flaps for front edge of the Hood.

Design features three needle bind off technique.

Extensive photo tutorial is provided.

Ed. note: Suitable for both sexes (eliminate the embroidery for males.

Also available in Italian: Passamontagna ricamato