Knitting Patterns for Hooded Sweaters – hoodies, pullovers, cardigans, vests. Most patterns are free. Updated 4/20/23
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Spring League Sleeveless Hoodie
Sporty sleeveless tank sweater with classic drawstring hood. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. Worsted weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands.
- Get the free knitting pattern - Web version - scroll to bottom of target page
- Purchase a printable pdf
- Get the kit at Lion Brand
Tierra Stitchy Hoodie
Hooded sweater with beginner friendly construction and textures of different stitch patterns including, stockinette, Irish moss stitch and seed stitch. Super Bulky weight yarn. Sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, XL. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz at Mama In A Stitch.
- Get the free knitting pattern - Web version
- Get printable pdf on Etsy
- Get the kit from Lion Brand yarn
Long-sleeved hooded pullover sweater features textured samper patterns reminiscent of Gansey stitches. Sizes Woman’s S through 2XL. Designed by Lena Skvagerson. DK weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Annie's for free registration
- Buy the video class for this pattern and 2 other patterns for $3.99
Anderson Ranch Pullover
Long-sleeved sweater with hood and v-neck knit in stockinette. Hoodie is knit flat in 4 pieces. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X) Finished Bust About 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)" (96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm). Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald. Worsted weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version - at Joann, no registration needed
- Get the free knitting pattern - PDF - Lion Brand - link is below kit info
Peace of Mind Hoodie
Pullover sweater with a deep v neck and hood. Knit in a 4 row repeat textured open star stitch throughout. Sizes small, medium, large, extra large, 2x large. Worsted yarn. Designed by Scarlet Taylor. This pattern was featured in Season 10 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s
- Get the free knitting pattern with free registration at Annie’s
- Get the Knit and Crochet Now video tutorial for $3.99 (includes instruction for 2 patterns and other techniques)
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.
Viatori Hooded Vest
Fitted sleeveless cardigan with hood and pockets. Available in English and Danish. Designed by Julia Farwell-Clay for Knitty. Aran weight yarn.
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.
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.
Hooded Cable Vest
Vest with hood by Kimberly K. McAlindin features interesting textured stitch and cable details.
More Free Patterns
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
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).
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get Melissa’s The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook on Amazon (Kindle and paperback)
Hooded Magnum Vest
Cabled pullover vest with hood is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Susie Bonell for Cascade Yarns
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- Get the recommended yarn on Amazon
- See more Quick Sweater Knitting Patterns
Tanis Gray’s hooded cardigan sweater features an easy all-over lace pattern. S, M, L, 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
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the JanSport Right Pack backpack Bella carries in the movie
- Watch Twilight New Moon on Amazon
Ann E. Smith’s hooded long-sleeved pullover sweater features a large elegant cable on the front. Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2X)
Teresa Gregorio designed this hoodie pullover sweater with diamond pattern trim. Sizes 28″ – 54″
Sweatshirt style hooded pullover with pockets designed by Julie Farmer for Red Heart UK. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X
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.
Jodi Green’s zippered cardigan features knotwork panels on the sleeves and rope cables. Sizes: Chest: 37 [40, 42, 44, 48] inches
Patterns for Purchase
Hooded cardigan sweater with a comfortable, classic shape enhanced by detailed cables and a broken rib stitch throughout the piece. Sizes Finished bust: 31 ½ (36 ¾, 39 ½, 42 ¼, 44 ¾, 50 ¼, 52 ¾, 55 ½, 58 ¼)" [80 (93.5, 100.5, 107.5, 113.5, 127.5, 134, 141, 148) cm] . Designed by Marly Bird. Fingering weight yarn.
Long cardigan sweater with hood and flattering empire waist cable detail and mid-thigh length. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X): 35 (39.5, 43, 47.5, 52, 56.5, 59)” finished bust measurement. Designed by Triona Murphy. Bulky weight yarn.
Hoodie Shawl Cardigan
Cardigan sweater with hood with unique construction that starts out as a triangle shawl and evolves into a cardigan knit with garter stitch and stockinette. Designed for 3 colors, it can be knit with 2 or more colors. Sizes to fit chest circumference of 86 (97, 107, 117, 127) [137, 147, 157] cm / 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) [54, 58, 62]“. Designed by Susanne Sommer. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Clubhouse Raglan Hoodie
Top down raglan long sleeved pullover with a lightly shaped hood with an i-cord drawstring and front kangaroo pocket in a sophisticated take on the classic hooded sweatshirt. Sizes 3X/4X, 2X, L/XL, M, XS/S. Designed by Alexandra Tavel (Two of Wands). Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
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.