Hooded Sweater Knitting Patterns
Knitting Patterns for Hooded Sweaters – hoodies, pullovers, cardigans, vests. Most patterns are free.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Vest With Hood
Easy vest knit out of rectangles, with some picked up stitches for the ribbing around armholes. Any yarn weight. Sizes from S to XXXL. Designed by Lanasyovillos. Step by step video included. Available in English and Spanish.
Lazy Day Chic Sweater
This long-sleeved hooded cardigan is nit with a 4 row repeat Double Moss Stitch. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, and 3X. Worsted weight. Designed by Marly Bird for Red Heart.
This unisex long-sleeved hooded pullover is knit with a 4 row repeat variation of the Broken Rib Stitch. Chest: 33½ (37, 40½, 44, 47, 50½, 54, 57½)” Worsted weight. Designed by Yonca Ozbelli for Universal Yarn. Designed as a men’s sweater but could easily work for women.
The In the Hoodie long-sleeved sweater features front kangaroo pockets and a 2 row repeat texture. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Cascade Yarns. Sizes: S (M, L, 1X, 2X).
Hooded cardigan sweater with pockets knit in a two-row repeat garter rib stitch. Designed by Melissa Leapman. Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X).
Twilight New Moon Bella Hooded Cardigan
Nancy Fry’s sweater is modeled after the hoodie worn by Bella in the movie New Moon. Available in Small, Medium and Large. Pictured project by SofieGranholm
Ann E. Smith’s hooded long-sleeved pullover sweater features a large elegant cable on the front. Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2X)
Hooded Vest with Mirror Cable
Alice Tang’s sleeveless cardigan features cable patterns that mirror the opposite side of the vest. Sizes 36-50″ finished bust
Sweatshirt style hooded pullover with pockets designed by Julie Farmer for Red Heart UK. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X
Powder Ridge Hooded Vest
Seed stitch hoodie sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. S/M (L, 1X/2X) The pattern doesn’t give yardage. I’m guessing based on the recommended yarn (Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Bonus Bundle 4 (5, 6) balls) that the yardage is 696 (870, 1044) yards of yarn.
Nadine’s Pullover & Hood
I love the drama of this sweater with separate matching hood by the Red Heart Design Team. The pullover features cables and is worked sideways in one piece from sleeve to sleeve.
Patterns for Purchase
Long-sleeved hooded pullover sweater with pockets is knit in Fisherman’s Rib for easy texture. Sized to fit: XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL/3XL). Designed by Amy Gunderson
Long-sleeved hooded pullover sweater features textured patterns reminiscent of Gansey stitches. Sizes Woman’s S through 2XL.
Morecambe Bay Cardi
Hooded cardigan jacket with fun color blocks.
Wanderlust Hooded Cardigan
Versatile long-sleeved sweater features deep pockets and a hood. Sizes Woman’s S through 2XL.
Peace of Mind Hoodie
Love the texture on this pullover hooded sweater. Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!