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Red Riding Hooded Towel PDF

We all know the classic tale of Red Riding Hood taking treats to her grandmother by walking through the forest. She sees the wolf and won’t give him any treats. He decides to go to Granny’s house where he swallows Granny whole before trying to convince Red that HE is Granny. Then Red is swallowed and we think that all is lost until a huntsman kills the wolf, cuts him open, and frees Red and Granny.

This hooded towel should remind you of Red Riding Hood and be soft and absorbent too! Started from the center out with “winged” sides, the hood portion can be made deeper or kept more shallow by starting the decreases and binding off earlier.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: Kokomo Yarns Mian, 100 % Cotton, 185 yards, color Hot Date, approximately 4 balls, 650 yards needed

Needle: US 3 (3.25 mm) Signature circulars and double pointed needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5.25 stitches per inch (spi) and 6.5 rows per inch (rpi) OR 21 stitches & 26 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: One size fits most, approximately 9 inch hood and 23 inch body

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the size of the towel as needed.