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‘The Hood Life’ Bonnet & Hood – Knitting Pattern


Welcome to The Hood Life! Two designs in one with this downloadable pattern…

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Bonnet & Hood

This intermediate pattern explains how to make both the balaclava style hood, as well as the vintage style bonnet.

Knit up in a couple of hours, both designs are made in a textured purl stitch. The bonnet has long ties so you can wear it loose in a relaxed bohemian style, or tie in a bow. The balaclava style hood has a cosy neck to keep you warm and looks great worn under a jacket.

Both styles are knit back and forth on circular needles, with the hood finishing off in the round while you knit the neck. The back decreases in a lovely style so it looks great from all angles! The hood even looks stylish worn down if it gets too warm.

One size only which fits all the LAD head sizes (and there are quite an array here!)


Chloe wears the Hood in Pewter Brown & Damson and the Bonnet in Olive & Terracotta (these are two of our limited edition colours)

Knitting Help

For knitting tips, how-to’s, and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.

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Make Time

Needle Size

10mm Circular (40cm Cord)

Skill Level


Increase (Kfb), K2Tog, Knit, Rib (Knit & Purl)


To complete this pattern you will need;

  • 200g Super Chunky Yarn in the colour of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs – available in hanks or balls
  • 10mm circular needles (40cm long)
  • (optional) 8mm crochet hook for chain
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

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