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Knit Red Riding Hood Hat Pattern

knit red riding hood hat pattern with matching color knit mittens

knit red riding hood hat on the mannequin and matching knit mittens

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Straight needles and circular needles, size 9 mm (US 13/UK 0)

<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total 130 grams with yarn pom pom.

Red riding hood hat size:

Adult/Teen: 53-56 (57-58) cm

Gauge: 10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette

knit riding hood hat with braided ties on the mannequin

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

knit bulky red riding hood hat with ties and pom

Knit Riding Hood Hat Pattern

Knitting body of the red riding hood hat:

Using long tail method cast on 40 (44) stitches or any other number divisible by 4.

Row 1: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of row, sel s, turn.

Row 2-12: repeat Row 1.

Now we are going to join to knit in the round. Place marker and star knitting in the round.

Round 1: knit all stitches around. There will be no selvage stitches anymore.

Round 2-18: repeat Round 1 or until piece measures 18-19 cm from the edge.

knit red riding hood hat with ties and yarn pom - side view

Shaping crown of the red hood riding knit hat:

Round 1: [skpo, k6, k2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Round 3: [skpo, k4, k2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Round 4: knit all stitches around.

Round 5: [skpo, k2, k2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Round 6: knit all stitches around.

Round 5: [skpo, k2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Round 6: knit all stitches around.

Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm and thread onto tapestry needle. Draw the tail through remaining stitches and pull taut to close the hat. Weave in ends. Attach your favourite fur or yarn pom pom.

Knitting braided ties of the red riding hood:

Cut 6 strands of yarn each with a length of 85-90 cm. Fold in half (you should have now 12 strands to braid with). Using hook pass through first or last stitch. Make knot and braid leaving last 7-8 cm. Knot and trim ends. Repeat for the second tie.

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cathy 26th January 2021 at 09:24


Knitting Guru 26th January 2021 at 12:39

Thank you 🙂

Debbie 30th January 2021 at 06:21

Such a cute hat! I can’t wait to make this! Thank you so much for the pattern and the very helpful vudeo!!

Knitting Guru 31st January 2021 at 10:55

thank you so much

Debbie 30th January 2021 at 06:35

Please include circular needles in knitting materials 🙂

Knitting Guru 31st January 2021 at 10:44

I did, thank you 🙂

DebbsSeattle 1st February 2021 at 11:59

So cute. Made as written except a yarn substitute to LB Hometown USA in Sioux City Tweed and used a ready made Pom. That skein was 64 yards and I only had 6 inches of waste yarn…used the entire skein entirely. Beanies always seem to want to slip off my head but not this one. This would be perfect for little kids. Thank you for sharing.

Knitting Guru 1st February 2021 at 12:43

horrayyyy DEbbs! One more hat :). Thank you for giving such an informative feedback. I am sure it will be useful for someone else.

Melissa Shupe 9th April 2021 at 08:14

Loved this pattern from first sight! Made one, turned out perfectly. I too suffer from beanies slipping off my head, but not the red riding hood hat. I used a bulky yarn from hobby lobby called Ultraluxe in charcoal. C.O. 40 & very happy w results! Thank you!

Knitting Guru 9th April 2021 at 10:40

Thank you Melissa for your feedback. I am sure this information will be useful for other knitters. Stay warm and healthy!

Harriet A Schipper 28th April 2021 at 08:29

Love the pattern. I am looking for the mitten pattern pictured with the hat. I would like to make a set for my sister who lives where it is cold in the winter (I live in southern California).

Knitting Guru 28th April 2021 at 09:57

Hi Harriet. The mittens pattern is paid, if you want here is a link

Melissa 16th October 2023 at 13:27

I cannot convey how much I adore this hat pattern! Finally, a pattern that doesn’t slip off the head or let winter breezes chill me to the bone. I’ve knit several for myself, my friends, and my family. Even my dad! *of course in a masculine colorway.

CH Knitting 19th October 2023 at 22:21

Hey Melissa, you’re very welcome. I’m super happy to hear that you made so many people enjoy this hat. You’re making me blush 🙂

Gayle 25th January 2024 at 14:53

One year reducing and you say to repeat four times so you’re still supposed to knit together and then immediately do the second kind of decrease? I don’t have enough stitches to do that.

Ann 26th January 2024 at 00:50

you need to repeat everything what is in brackets. Tell me where exactly you have stucked?


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