Knit or crochet hoodies

Hoodies and hooded jackets are fashionable long-time favorites, but why should they always look sporty and have to be made of sweat material? Knitted or crocheted hoodies are real eye-catchers, super comfortable and can be individually designed.

Hoodies can be knitted or crocheted from all kinds of wool. They look great in coarse patterns for winter, but also made of light wool with a lace pattern! Also try out our gradient yarns for your new favorite hoodie. It is quick to knit, the gradient encourages further knitting and is therefore ideal for beginners who want to see results quickly.

Knit or crochet hooded jackets :

Here you will find instructions for a great knitted hoodie in an effective rib pattern in chunky knit:

This hooded jacket is light but warm. Your pattern is just garter stitch! Perfect for beginners. Knitting the hood is also no problem:

Do you love traditional jackets? Why not knit one with a hood? That looks really cool. Also nice as a present for a daughter or granddaughter. You can vary the traditional look wonderfully. You can also experiment with colors. Traditional jackets don't have to be white or green, just pick your favorite color!

Hooded scarf made of knitting gradient yarn

Of course you can also knit beautiful hooded scarves from gradient yarn . For example, in our shop you will find the free crochet pattern for the hooded scarf "Girl's Dream". The piece, which is suitable for beginners, can be easily reworked in our online shop for gradient yarns , with free instructions, or you can buy it directly as a practical crochet set with everything you need to work.

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Knit or crochet sporty hoodies

Now we come to the really casual hoodies made of wool. This example is made of pastel color gradient yarn and can be wonderfully re-crocheted with Chiemsee yarn! It's not a real hoodie, just a shawl collar. You can also knit the collar further up as a hood.

Model with a super beautiful plait pattern and border for the hood

Fans of complicated patterns can let off steam with the knitted hoodies! The following example is beautiful and so much more filigree and extravagant than a simple sweat-hoodie. Would you like to replicate it? This also works with the Chiemsee yarns.

Knit hood

You don't necessarily need knitting instructions for fashionable hooded jackets and hoodies. You can also simply knit the hood onto a sweater collar. The only important thing is that it is nicely shaped and falls well. There should be no hard edge on the back of the head.

The simplest form of a hood:

You can also knit a hood on a sweater collar without increasing or decreasing stitches. All you have to do is knit the hood directly onto the collar. Don't take the stitches too tight or too wide. The hood should fit tightly, but not wrinkle.

Then you can start knitting. To prevent the edges from puckering at the front, make an edge with knitted stitches. This is roughly the last and the first three to four stitches.

This simple hood then forms a rectangle. Try to make sure it's long enough to cover your head. At the end, you chain off the stitches loosely or you can make a pretty border.

Now the hood is folded in the middle and the upper seam is closed. If you choose such a hood made of a nice, soft yarn, there is no hard edge at the top. If the wool is coarse and thick, these instructions are not recommended. Then you should rather choose a rounded shape.

Here is another tutorial for hood knitting: geht-es-stieg-fuer-stufe_127790


Anyone who knits for babies and toddlers will already be practiced in hooded knitting! So you quickly learn the basic principle of hoods and can vary yourself. There are many ways to fasten the hoodies. You can sew in a zipper. You can attach a nice button placket or you can leave the jacket open, but give it a nice edge. If you like traditional knitting patterns with voluminous braids and diamonds, you can combine them with a hood, so the sweater is really up-to-date, even if it is otherwise cut in a classic way.

Knitted hoodies are a real hit: they make babies, toddlers, young girls, women and men of creation happy!


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