Size 10 knitting needles (6mm)
5 x 100gm balls worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
16sts and 26 rows to 10cm (4 inches) over garter st worked with Size 10 needles
31" (77.5cm) x 27" (67.5cm) (excluding the hood)
Cast on 100 stitches on #6 mm needles
Knit 200 rows in garter or seed stitches.
For the hood, cast off 20sts beg of next two rows (60 sts remain). Knit 60 rows in garter or seed st. Cast off. Fold top edge of hood in half and sew edges together. (This makes seam down middle of front side of hood).
Hood (second version): For the hood, cast off 20sts beg of next two rows (60 sts remain). Cast off one st each row casting off st at beginning of even numbered rows and casting off st at end of odd numbered rows (i.e., casting off one st each row along the same edge each time). Continue casting off one st each row until one st remains. Cast off. Fold hood top edge down matching sts along edge where sts were cast off. Sew edges together. (This makes seam along side edge of hood).
You can make a pompom or tassel and sew it on the hood
To create a nice chain stitch edging, knit into the back of the first stitch of each row. Then on the last stitch of each row bring yarn forward and slip the stitch.