With the warmth and coverage of a hat and neck warmer, but with less bulk, this richly textured hood is both practical and attractive. Worked in what the designer calls K-cluster stitch (a cousin to the marguerite stitch but more compact), the fabric has a puffy-rib texture. Starting with a Möbius foundation, the construction is a small cowl with a round crown that closes at the back like a bonnet. The hood can be lowered behind your head when it gets warm but won’t get lost like a hat. And it doesn’t squash your hair into hat head or jam up long hair at the back of the neck.
DESIGNER Doris Chan
FINISHED SIZE 28″ cowl circumference, 9″ cowl depth, 14″ hood height, 4″ crown diameter, 11″ total hood depth.
YARN Filatura Di Crosa Zara 8 (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles, Inc.) (100% extrafine merino; 87 yd [80 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; ): #1468 charcoal grey heather, 3 balls.
HOOK K/10.5 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle.
GAUGE 7 K-cl = 3¾ ” and 8 rnds = 4″.