Once she gave her a little cap of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else. So she was always called Little Red Riding Hood. The fairytale of Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault, translated by AE Johnson. "Little Red Riding Hood ", or "Little Red Ridinghood ", also known as "Little Red Cap" or simply " Red Riding Hood ", is a European fairy tale about The story revolves around a girl called Little Red Riding Hood. In Grimms' and Perrault's Origin Date : 10th Century.