Tundra Hood

This hood began as an image in my mind’s eye evoked while listening to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.  The tableau of well-dressed ladies walking the promenades in a snowy Russian winter called for a bright, cozy hood to keep them warm while leaving plenty of room for their ringlets, high stacks of curls, or braided ropes of hair.

The Tundra Hood is is a quick, easy, one-skein wonder!  The body is stockinette stitch framed with garter stitch; the neck is all in garter stitch.  Add 5 buttons and you have yourself an adorable, snuggly warm hood in no time.  The whole thing begins with a provisional cast-on at the top and is worked downward.  I recommend using a circular needle to make this hood.  If you choose straight needles, you will need a fairly long set of needles.


Materials Needed:

– Tosca by Fleece Artist (94% Wool, 6% Nylon): 1 skein.

– US11 needles. The hood is knit flat, but you may wish to use a circular ~ 24” long for comfort; straight needles will need to be 14” or longer

– 5 buttons approximately 3/4-1” in diameter

– 2 stitch markers

– Several yards of bulky waste yarn

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