Shawl With Hood Knitting Pattern


In this post, you will see the shawl with hood knitting pattern (Magika Mystika).

This project uses three skeins of cascade 220 and two skeins of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn.

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Shawl with hood knitting pattern

Square Shawl – The Yarn I Used

I knit the square shawl in Cascade 220 x 3 skeins in various shades of purple.

Plus Ring A Rosie Hand Dyed Yarn – Stargazer 4 Ply x 2 skeins, this is 75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina Sparkle.

The cascade 220 yarn was knit with two strands together and the Stargazer 4 Ply was knit with 3 strands together.

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Shawl with hood
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Shawl With Hood Knitting Pattern

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This shawl is designed with a square shape.

When worn the shawl falls around your shoulders to look like a floaty cape.

Knit with two different yarn weights, including hand-dyed yarn with two strands together and three strands together for a slightly heavier look.

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Skill Level – Easy

square shawl with hood

Size Information

One Size/Adult

Shawl Measurements

  • Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 52 inches/132 cm.
  • Width at the widest point = 28 inches/71 cm.

Please note – the length and width of the shawl can be made longer/wider by adding more yarn.

Hood Measurements

The hood is to fit an adult and measures 11 inches/28 cm in depth and 12 inches/30 cm in height.

Gauge – 12 sts/18 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch.

shawl knitted in DK yarn

The Supplies You Need…


  • Yarn A – 3 x Cascade 220 (Mystic Purple – 2450) (600m)
  • Yarn B – 2 x Ring A Rosie Yarns (Stargazer 4ply) (800m)
  • Yarn C – 1 x Cascade 220 (Heather – 2420) (200m)
  • Yarn D – 1 x Cascade 220 (Regal – 7807) (200m)

The Cascade 220 yarn is an Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn weight.

100% Peruvian Highland Wool.

Stargazer from Ring A Rosie is a fingering weight hand-dyed yarn.

75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina Sparkle.


  • 8mm (US 11) 100cm/40″ circular 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


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
Shawl with hood

Shawl Pattern

With Yarn A – You will knit two strands together.

CO 11 sts.

R1: K2, (PM, YO, K1, YO, PM, K1) 4 times, K1.

R2: K2, purl to the last 2 sts, K2.

R3: K2, (SM, YO, K to marker, YO, SM, K1) 4 times, K1.

R4: K2, purl to the last 2 sts, K2.

Rep rows 3 and 4 until you have around 186 sts.

Change to Yarn B (Knit with 3 strands together) and cont to work rows 3 and 4 until you have around 304 sts.

Change to Yarn C (Knit with 2 strands together) and cont to work rows 3 and 4 until you have around 328 sts.

Next WS row – Knit

Cast off.

knitted cape with hood

Hood Pattern

(The hood is worked from the front to the back).

With Yarn D – You will knit two strands together.

CO 70 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 10 inches from the cast on edge.

You may need to change to Yarn A if you run out of yarn for the decrease.


  • Row 1 (RS): K32, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, K32. (67sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl
  • Row 3: K31, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K31. (65sts)
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Row 5: K25, K2tog, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K25. (61sts)
  • 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.
purple shawl with hood

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.
  • The photo on the left is the inside seam of the shawl/hood and the photo on the right is the outside seam (which is hidden).

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

knit shawl with hood

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