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Knitting Kit – ‘The Hood Life’ Bonnet & Hood


The Hood Life gives you two patterns in one – a vintage style bonnet & a cosy balaclava style hood.

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Bonnet & Hood

Welcome to the hood life! This intermediate pattern gives you two hats in one, and can be made in a couple of hours.

Knit in a lovely 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’s 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!)

We crocheted the chains which you can also do (you have an option of adding a crochet hook to your kit) or you can plait the yarn if you’d prefer. You can even sew on a length of ribbon if you wanted.


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

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Weight0.3 kg

Make Time

Needle Size

10mm Circular (40cm Cord)

Skill Level


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


All kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;

  • 200g Super Chunky Yarn in the colour of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs – available in hanks or balls*
  • Knitting pattern (if hard copy selected)
  • (optional) 10mm circular knitting needle (40cm long)
  • (optional) 8mm crochet hook (for chain)
  • (optional) Tapestry Needle

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