Knitting projects for cozy hoods, hooded scarves, and hooded cowls. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/29/22
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Huggle Hooded Cowl
Easy oversized cowl with hood. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Jess Coppom for Make and Do Crew.
Perry Hooded Cowl
Cowl with hood knit with a 6 row repeat of ribbing and cables. Wear it long or short. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
Simple Hooded Scarf
Easy scarf with hood and tapered ends is worked in one piece and seamed to make the hood. Worked in garter stitch for the scarf and stockinette for the hood. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Crossed Lace Snood
Generous cowl that can be worn as a hood knit with an 18 row repeat lace pattern and Finished with a convenient drawstring. Uses one skein 561 yards (513 meters) of recommended Aran weight yarn. Great showcase for gradient yarn. Designed by Red Heart Design Team
Fabienne Hooded Scarf
Scarf with hood knit flat with a 4 row repeat slipped stitch, a modified bamboo stitch pattern. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn. Designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English, Dutch, French, German. English is on second page of pdf.
Cowl with hood knit with an 6-row repeat cable. Fits under most jackets. Designed by Marlaine DesChamps. 2 strands of Aran weight yarn held together.
Hooded Cabled Cowl
Neckwarmer with hood knit with an 8-row repeat cable. Fits under most jackets. Designed by Erin Kate Archer. Worsted weight yarn.
Calash Hooded Scarf
Inspired by the shape of 18th century rain bonnets (or calash), this hooded scarf features an easily memorized and fun cocoon stitch pattern. The scarf is long enough to wrap twice around the neck and tapers at both ends. The crown is shaped with a few short rows to give it a flattering shape. Designed by Heidi Schultz for Knitty. DK weight yarn.
Harriet Hooded Scarf
Cabled scarf in chunky yarn with pointed ends and tassels. Designed by Jo Allport. A kit is also available.
Adult and child size pullover hood with cable trim. Bulky yarn. Sizes Toddler Ages 4 – 6; Ages 7 – 12; Teen/Small Adult; Large Adult. Designed by Gretchen Tracy of Balls to the Walls Knits.
Ice Queen Cowl Hood
An exquisite lace cowl using a simple feather and fan pattern with shaping incorporated into the lace. Two options with on using garter stitch and one using stockinette. Instructions for optional beading. Designed by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. Pictured projects by LeStyleophile and debcelley.
More Free Patterns
Textured hood with cable braid brim in two sizes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed for Cascade Yarns by Adina Logsdon who named it after an Irish fairy fortress.
Hooded Lace Scarf
Jodi Lewanda’s hooded scarf features a lace pattern looks great in multi-color yarn.
Hooded Tweed Cowl
Buttoned hood from Mary Maxim. Free with registration at Mary Maxim – just requires name and email address.
Friend of the Forest Hood
Gretchen Tracy’s hood features a rounded crown and sizing that will fit kids through adults.
Red Heart’s large cowl easily converts into a hood and is a quick cozy knit in super bulky yarn.
Cozy hood is simple garter stitch rectangle cleverly folded and seamed.
Iris Bloom Bonnet
This combination of hood and hat from Balls to the Walls Knits features a diamond latice stitch pattern that looks great in variegated yarn.
Easy Hooded Cowl
Cozy hood by Gina Michele is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
An oversized hood worked in one piece with shaping, moss stitch detail, and rolled brim – no seaming required! Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Lily Kate France.
Hooded Pocket Scarf
Nikki McGonigal’s scarf features a celtic cable pattern, pockets, and a hood.
Comfy Hooded Scarf
Jodi Snyder’s hooded scarf features features alace pattern that zigzags down a textured background.
Vanessa Ewing designed this cozy hood with a lace border for Plymouth Yarn.
Curving Lattice Hooded Scarf
This hooded scarf designed by Jenni Hodges features lace and a tassel.
Patterns for Purchase
Maid Marian Hooded Bandana Cowl
This hooded cowl with cable detail can be worn under or over your outerwear and knits up quickly in a single strand of bulky or worsted weight held double strand. Designed by WomanOnTheWater
Arctic Chill Hood with Double Cowl
This cozy accessory incorporates a generous hood and two cowls, all knitted together. The outer cowl lays smooth (without bunching) so that it can be worn under or over your coat. The exclusive inner cowl can be pulled up high over your face. Worsted weight held double or bulky weight yarn held single. Designed by WomanOnTheWater
Lace and Cable Hooded Scarf
This luxurious lace and cable scarf has a hood built in. The pattern includes both an easy-to-read chart and written row-by-row instructions. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jenny Williams
A wide leaf lace brim on a fitted crown turns this hat into a hood. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kari-Helene Rane
Pixie Hooded Scarf With Pockets
Scarf knit in garter stitch. Designed by Lynnette Hulse. Worsted weight yarn. One of the 20 patterns in Garter Stitch Revival: 20 Creative Knitting Patterns Featuring the Simplest Stitch
Trifecta Hooded Scarf With Pockets
Textured scarf with cables. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lauren Riker of GirlyKnits
Adult and Child Sized Hooded Scarf
The Tuft Hooded Scarf is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Sizes are for 12/18 months, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult
Through the Woods Hood
Kalurah Hudson designed this adult version of the hooded cowl.
I love the way the cables frame the face in this hooded scarf.