Through the Woods Hoodlet

By February 19, 2014 15 Comments

Nearly 5 years ago, I ventured into a bright and new exploration of craft and artistry. I was taught to Crochet by my wonderful Mother in Law. She sat me down one afternoon and showed me the basic stitches. Soon, I was making my very own afghan and before long my first scarf and hat. As much as I loved this newfound art, I found myself wanting.

After selling my crochet designs on Ravelry for just over a year, I started to notice all of the undeniably stunning Knitwear designs that saturated the site. They painted my computer screen like a vast field of Wildflowers, I would breathe them in and feel drunk with their charm. So began my love affair. I longed to master the beautiful stitches and gorgeous cables that were so proliferate in Knitwear.

Long story short….thanks to a very patient and willing friend, a score of youtube videos and a fair share of hair pulling, I found myself designing my first knit pattern. It was a humble but sweet little headband. But it gave me the confidence I needed to brave new exciting territory and spread my creative wings.


Original TtW

8 Knit designs later, I published my most popular pattern. “Through the Woods”. From day one, this has been the pattern that has gained the most attention and holds my highest amount of downloads. It was also presented in Vogue magazine in the Winter 2010 issue, with a few small design adjustments. It’s a timeless, wear-with-ease design that I am really proud of.

Now… getting down to the knitty-gritty. (Pun intended)
I’ve had many, many Knitters request a Child’s version of the hood over the past 4 years. And while I love to accommodate all of you awesome knitters, I just never had time to sit down and figure out the gauge, stitch count, row count, blah, blah, blah. So this pattern has been on the back-burner for a while but has never been out of my thoughts.

Well, it’s only been 4 years but I finally got around to it! This winter season has been a huge success for me as far as just getting new designs published. If you’re a designer you know exactly how time consuming and exhausting pattern design can be. But I feel like this season it all came together, everything just fell into place.
So without further ado, or gilding of the lily….


The Through the Woods Hoodlet. The lovechild of my proudest Knitwear design. And of all my customers who requested a version for little ones. Congratulations! You’re a Parent. *hehehe* 🙂


For this design, I wanted to keep it simple, effortless and easy. But without losing any of the Whimsy. I love how it turned out!


This pattern is and will REMAIN a freebie. As a huge thank-you to every single knitter out there. We share the same passion and the same drive. To create beautiful things. So thank you! And enjoy with all of my love.

If you haven’t yet downloaded the original “Through the Woods” Hood pattern, now is the PERFECT time! To celebrate my Hoodlet release I am offering the $4 pattern on Ravelry for just 99 cents. No coupon code is required. I’ll be offering it at this special low price through the end of February. So get your copy, cast on and make up a Hoodlet too for the best Mommy/Baby gift ever!

Download the FREE Through the Woods Hoodlet


I would also love to hear all of your own personal Knit Journey stories. Please leave a comment and tell me all about your love affair.


Join the discussion 15 Comments

  • ElinMargret says:

    I love so many of your designs! I especially like the Mirkwood hooded shawl/scarf. It’s a beauty, but a little too challenging for me just yet. l hope to be able to develop my skills – and speed – to be able to knit them. Thanks for this child’s hood, perfect for my 8yr old nephew who lives in cold Massachusetts. If l start soon, it may be finished by Christmas!

  • Bonnie E Cameron says:

    I just wrote you. The longest chattier T comment which decided to just go poof! I was writing about your oatterns , etc. it’s rather late now and I MUST get as much sleep,as possible ? We’ll chat again soon..

  • Virginia says:

    I want to add these hoods to a sweater. I’m hoping it all comes together for me.

  • Virginia says:

    Your patterns are fantastic.

  • Janice says:

    Flattery is great does it come in adult sizes

  • Wyan says:

    I too knit for children in very cold places. I think this pattern would be great for those kids. Thank you so much for all your hard work. And thank you for the pattern.

  • claire says:

    What a great pattern! I mostly knit for groups that send items to kids in really cold places. This pattern will be perfect to keep those kids a bit warmer. Thanks for a wonderful pattern — and for your generosity.

  • Jamie says:

    Oh, I LOVE this pattern. I just came across it browsing on Ravelry and thought it was the perfect winter accessory for a child – no fussing with scarves and hats – it’s all in one. I came over to download it (for free? Thank you!), planning on also upsizing a version for myself, and when I saw your original pattern, which, oh-my-goodness, is absolutely lovely, I nearly squealed! I’m off to purchase that one as well, and just wanted to let you know how much we (my daughter and myself) will appreciate your work in creating these beautiful patterns that I can get to work on making up! I’ll also be checking out what else you’ve created!

  • kelley says:

    I think the pattern is sweet and that you are charming and generous. Thank you!

  • Natalia says:

    Thank you for this lovely and useful pattern…exactly what I was looking for to knit for my son 🙂

  • Noreen says:

    Really a sweet pattern. Thanks so much. Now I’m off to take a look at the adult version.

  • Hi! I really enjoyed making your Through The Woods – I cast on for it one Saturday, not long after you released it, and didn’t come up for air until I cast off the next day. It was a fun knit and an FO that I still use regularly. I remember emailing you when I spotted it on the FRONT COVER! of Designer Knitting (the UK version of Vogue) and being really pleased for you. It’s a design you should be proud of – thank you for creating it.

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