Hooded Shawl Knitting Pattern (The Belladonna)


In this post, you will see the Belladonna hooded shawl knitting pattern.

This project uses three skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

Scroll down to view the free knitting pattern, or grab the printer-friendly ad-free PDF in my shop here.

Belladonna hooded shawl

Inspired By The Belladonna Plant

Belladonna also known as deadly nightshade is a poisonous plant often linked with witchcraft.

It is said that witches used deadly nightshade in an ointment, and when absorbed into the skin caused hallucinations and the sensation of flying.

This plant was used as a poison, for astral projection, youth, beauty spells and to summon the dead. Spooky!

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Super bulky hooded capelet

Hooded Shawl – The Yarn I Used

I knit the hooded shawl with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

This is 80% Acrylic/20% Wool, very soft yarn, and warm to wear.

You can substitute with other yarn with the same yarn weight – super bulky/super chunky/14 ply.

Related Post: Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)

Hooded shawl knitted
Hooded shawl

Belladonna Hooded Shawl Knitting Pattern

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This hooded shawl is perfect to wear as a capelet for a special occasion.

Easy to throw on over a dress when you need a little something to complete your outfit in the fall/winter months.

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Skill Level – Easy

super bulky knitted hooded

Size Information

One Size/Adult


  • Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 42 inches/107 cm.
  • Width at the widest point = 14 inches/36 cm.

Please note – the length and width of the shawl can be made longer/wider by adding more yarn; for example, add one or two more balls.

Hood Measurements

The hood is to fit an adult and measures 11″/28 cm in depth and 13″/33 cm in height.

Gauge – 9 sts/12 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch.

shawl with hood up

The Supplies You Need…



  • 9mm (US 13) knitting needles.
  • I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 100cm/40″ cable.
  • I did not join in the round to knit the shawl.
  • The shawl is worked back and forth on the needles – knit flat.
  • The long cable was used to accommodate the number of stitches.


  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle/yarn needle.
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
Hooded shawl knitted for halloween


You can grab a free list of US and UK knitting terms here.

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next two stitches together (decrease)
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • St St – Stockinette (stocking) stitch
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • YO – Yarn over
Hooded shawl

Hooded Shawl Pattern

The Shawl

(You will need 2 balls of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick for the shawl, add more yarn for a wider wingspan and longer length).

CO 13 sts

  • Row 1 (RS): K2, (PM, YO, K1) 4 times, PM, K1, (PM, K1, YO) 4 times, PM, K2.
  • Row 2 (WS): K2, P to last 2 sts, K2. (Slipping markers)
  • Row 3: K2, (SM, YO, K to marker) 4 times, SM, K1, (SM, K to marker, YO) 4 times, SM, K2.
  • Row 4: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2. (Slipping markers)

Rep rows 3 and 4 until you have around 170 sts (or your desired length).

Next work the following for the final few rows…

  • Row 1 (WS): Knit
  • Row 2 (RS): K2, (SM, YO, K to marker) 4 times, SM, K1, (SM, K to marker, YO) 4 times, SM, K2.
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: K2, (SM, YO, K to marker) 4 times, SM, K1, (SM, K to marker, YO) 4 times, SM, K2.
  • Cast off.
super bulky knit capelet with hood

The Hood

(You will need 1 ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick for the hood).

The hood is worked from the front to the back.

CO 54 sts

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: Knit
  • Row 5: Knit
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Rows 7-11: Knit
  • Row 12: Purl
  • Row 13: Knit

Cont to work in st st until the piece measures 9 inches from the cast on edge.

Back view of hooded shawl


  • Row 1 (RS): K24, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, K24. (51sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl
  • Row 3: K23, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K23. (49sts)
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Row 5: K20, K2tog, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K20. (45sts)
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Cast off all rem sts, break yarn and leave a tail for seaming up the back of the hood.
  • Fold the back of the hood in half and seam up using your darning/yarn needle and the mattress stitch.
  • Weave in all loose ends.

Making Up

Lie the shawl flat on a flat surface right side up, and lie the hood on top with the right side touching the right side of the shawl (the inside of the hood facing you).

Seam the hood to the neckline of the shawl, along the edges.

Once they are connected, weave in any loose ends.

Hood 2

Finishing and Blocking

You may wish to block your shawl, you can do that as follows:

  • Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.
  • Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, and add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.
  • Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.
  • Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.
  • Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished wingspan measurements and allow to dry completely.

Blocking Tutorial

Hooded capelet knitted

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Happy Knitting!

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