Ysolda's Roisin is a sweet pixie hood inspired by cute patterns from the forties. Roisin uses a neat cast on method, more commonly used for toe up socks, to begin the hood and scarf together at the center back. The scarf is biased which causes it to flare outward at the back neck, gives definition to the hood, and creates pointed ends. All of the stitch patterns used are variations on the same simple technique where slipping stitches leaves strands of yarn across the right side that are later picked up.
This pattern is a downloadable PDF.
Size: s[m, l]: 9[9¾, 10½]" center back to edge of hood; 11[12, 13]" top of hood to neck
Yarn: fingering weight yarn: 380yds. Shown in Alisha Goes Around Tiding of Magpies Fingering (63% merino, 20% silk, 15% nylon, 2% silver; 400yd/99g) in Mist.
Needles: US 5 24" or longer circular.
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" in st st.