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KatyTricot on craftsy.com
Rennes, France

Hi, my name is Ekaterina, but I like Katya for short. I am a yarn lover and avid knitter. I've been knitting for a long time and began creating my own designs for my little daughter who is the ...

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Zaïka Hood

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Zaïka Hood
Zaïka Hood
Zaïka Hood
Zaïka Hood
Zaïka Hood

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl
  • basic increasing and decreasing
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

This cute and fun one-piece rabbit hood is designed to keep out cold and blustery winds. It is an easy, quick knit perfect for a weekend project and for gift giving. A combination of seed stitch and stockinette creates a textural fabric with beautiful stitch definition on super bulky yarn.

Zaka means "little rabbit" in Russian


The brim is knit sideways and then stitches are picked up along one side and knit up to create the body of the hood, shaping back panel as you go. Collar is worked first in the round then back and forth by picking up stitches onto the neck edge. Life stitches at the top are returned to the
needle to work ears after the rest of the hood is complete.


10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette St

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12/18, 18/24 mo, 2/3, 3/5, 6/9 yo
  • Hood Width = 91/4-93/4-93/4-10-101/2 " (23.5-24.5-24.5-25.5-26.5 cm) folded at widest point
  • Hood Height = 77/8-81/2-9-95/8-101/4 " (20-21.5-23-24.5-26 cm) from top to collar band


  • Approximately 120-145-165-195-220 yds (110-130-150-175-200 m)
  • 2-2-3-3-3 skeins of Spot New by Cheval Blanc (approx. 77 yds /70 m = 100gr ) - 55% Acrylic, 45% Wool or any super bulky yarn weight that will knit to gauge
  • Approx 25 gr of any bulky yarn weight for pom-pom

You Will Also Need:

  • US 10.75 (7 mm) needles
  • US 10.75 (7 mm) 32" (80 cm) and 16" (40 cm) circular needle
  • US 11 (8 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 heart shaped button
  • Cable needle

Suggested yarn:

120 yards of Bulky weight