Little Red Riding Hood [Halloween knitting pattern]

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Little Red Riding Hood Halloween knitting pattern
I thought it would fun to do a knit Halloween costume. Little Red Riding Hood was the first thing that came to mind! This is knit in 2 separate pieces and the pattern is great for beginners because it's knit flat.There's no increasing/decreasing and the shape is made through seaming. Also, this pattern is knit on large needles using super bulky yarn so it works up pretty fast. Hope you like it!    
For the Hood
Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma in True Red (2 skeins)
Needles: Size US 13 straight 
fFree Knitting Pattern
(Note- hood is knit flat and then sewn up the back) Cast on 56 sts. Work in Garter Stitch for 3 rows.
Row 4: Purl 3, knit to last 3 stitches, Purl the last 3 stitches.
Row 5: Purl
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until piece measures 12 1/2 inches. Bind off.
To assemble:  

The 3 rows you knitting at the beginning will go around the neck and the Purl 3 part will go around the face.  
1) Fold the piece in half longways, right sides together.
2) Using a yarn needle sew the seam closed where you binded off. Turn the hood right side out.
3) To make the ties: Pick up 4 sts at the front of the hood and Garter Stitch for 10 inches. Bind off and weave in end of yarn. Repeat on the other side.
For the Cape
Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma in True Red (4 skeins)
Needles: Size US 13 straight 
Cast on 80 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 rows. Switch to Stockinette Stitch and knit until piece measures 36 inches from the cast on. Work in K2, P2 Ribbing for 3 rows. Bind off. 

To assemble: Once you finish knitting, you will have a large rectangle. Fold it in half at the shorter ends. Sew a 7 inch seam on each side. This makes the arm holes.
Little Red Riding Hood Halloween knitting pattern
Little Red Riding Hood Halloween knitting pattern
Little Red Riding Hood Halloween knitting pattern
Little Red Riding Hood Halloween knitting pattern
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