Unicorn Hoodie by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Unicorn Hoodie

December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 12.75 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone stitch worked in turned rows
1379 - 1574 yards (1261 - 1439 m)
Finished Chest: 251⁄2 (28, 301⁄2)" (65 [71, 77.5] cm). Sweater is meant to be worn with about 3–5" (7.5– 12.5 cm) of ease through chest.
Errata available: /patterns/show

There is a typo in rows 17, 19, and 20 of the hood section of this pattern. The brief explanation: you should be making 6 hb stitches (not 6 hb2tog stitches as it states in the pattern) between the second and third marked stitches.

For example, Row 17 should read: Ch 2, hb in each of the first 32 (36, 38) sts (replacing first marker in new stitch, hb in each of next 10 sts (ending in st before 2nd marker), hb2tog (replace 2nd marker in this dec st), hb in each of next 6 sts, hb2tog (replace 3rd marker in this dec st), hb in each of next 10 sts, hb in 4thmarked st (replacing marker), hb in each of last 32 (36, 38) sts, turn- 92 (100, 104) sts.

Also: Row 11 of the back should read: Ch 1, scblo in first st, 2 sc blo in next st, sc blo in each of next 4 sts, sc2togblo over next 2 sts, hb in each of next 46 (52, 58) st, turn -54 (60, 66) sts. (The “2 hb in last st” should be omitted!” There should be only one increase and one decrease in row 11, thus leaving the stitch count the same.)

Also: it looks like the times repeated are missing for sizes M and L for row 27 (29, 31) of Back. It should say: Rows 16-27 (18-29, 20-31): Rep last 2 rows 6 times. In other words, all sizes repeat these 2 rows the same amount of times.

People say that a unicorn’s horn has magical healing powers. I’m not claiming that this hoodie will cure ailments, but I do know that it helped me through a pretty rough patch. I developed this design while staying in the hospital with my Prince Charming, who had emergency brain surgery on Thanksgiving morning. I desperately needed something to do with my hands to keep me from loosing my mind with worry. Making something silly and cute (and maybe it was just a little magical) was just what the doctor ordered.

For sizes 4/5 and 6/7: Size H/8 (5 mm) for Hoodie, Ears and Mane. For size 2/3 hoodie: Size H/8 (5 mm) for Hoodie, and size G/6 (4 mm) for Ears and Mane. All sizes: Size D/3 (3.25 mm) for Horn only. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 11” (12”, 14”) 28 (30.5, 35.5) cm separating zipper in matching color.
  • Sewing thread that matches MC and needle.
  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill (for horn).
  • Balloon (optional; to check feature placement on hood).