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Bitty Baby Santa Suit

Bitty Baby Santa Suit
Bitty Baby Santa Suit
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Your little one might not be climbing down any chimneys, but he will look cute as a button in this adorable baby Santa costume. The pattern makes an adorable knit hit and cardigan to keep baby toasty warm in the snowy weather. The Bitty Baby Santa Suit is the perfect outfit for Christmas photo opportunities and holiday outings. Your bundle of joy will be the life of the party at family gatherings, and will make whoever sees him smile. Get started on the Bitty Baby Santa Suit today and have it in time for the holiday season.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:
 

  • RED HEART® Anne Geddes Baby™: 1 (1, 2) ball(s) 902 Ladybug A, 1 (1, 1) ball 100 Lily B, 1 (1, 1) ball 112 Night-Night C, 1 (1, 1) ball 226 Bumble D
  • Note: Yarn quantities are sufficient to make both cardigan and hat.
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 3.75mm [US 5]
  • Removable stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
  • 4 buttons
  • 2 black snap fasteners
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Yarn needle

Bitty Baby Santa Suit Chart


GAUGE: 21 sts = 4” (10 cm); 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C, and D = Color A, Color B, Color C, and Color D
k = knit
k2tog = knit next 2 sts together;
p = purl
p2tog = purl next 2 sts together;
st(s) = sttich(es)
yo = yarn over
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

Cardigan directions are for size 6-12 months. Changes for sizes 18 months and 2 years are in parentheses.


Hat directions are for baby size. Changes for toddler size are in parentheses.


Cardigan
Finished Chest: 20 (22, 25)” (51 (56, 63.5) cm), buttoned
Finished Length: 10½ (11½, 13)” (26.5 (29, 33) cm)


Finished Hat Circumference
17 (19)” (43 (48.5) cm)


Special Stitches
M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.
M1P = Make 1 Purl (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and purl strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.


Pattern Stitch
Seed St (worked over and even number of sts)
Row 1 (right side): *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts as they appear.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.


CARDIGAN
BACK

Lower Fur Trim
With B, cast on 52 (58, 66) sts.
Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 14 (16, 18) rows.

Lower Body
Change to A.
Beginning with a wrong side (purl) row, work in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) until piece measures about 2½ (3, 4)” (6.5 (7.5, 10) cm) from beginning, end with a right side row.


Belt
Change to C.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl.
Work in Seed st for 17 rows.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl.


Upper Body
Change to A.
Work in Stockinette st until piece measures 10½ (11½, 13)” (26.5 (29, 33) cm) from beginning.
Bind off.


RIGHT FRONT
Lower Fur Trim

With B, cast on 31 (35, 39) sts.
Work in Garter st for 13 (15, 17) rows.
Next Row (right side): K6 for front band, place marker, knit to end of row.


Lower Body
Change to A.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl to marker, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Purl to marker, slip marker, knit to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 2½ (3, 4)” (6.5 (7.5, 10) cm) from beginning, end with a right side row. Remove front band marker.

Belt
Change to C.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl.
Work in Seed st for 17 rows.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl to last 6 sts, place marker, p6 for front band.


Upper Body
Change to A.
Next Row (right side): Knit to marker, slip marker, knit to end of row.
Next Row: Purl to marker, slip marker, knit to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 8½ (9½, 11)” (21.5 (24, 28) cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Remove front band marker.


Shape Neck
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 9 (10, 11) sts, knit to end of row—22 (25, 28) sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, knit to end of row —20 (23, 26) sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Bind off 1 st, knit to end of row—19 (22, 25) sts.
Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 5) more times—16 (18, 20) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st until piece measures same as back.
Bind off.


Place 4 markers across right front band for button placement, as follows:
Place one marker centered in lower body (A-colored) section. Place three markers in upper body (A-colored) section, placing one ¾” (19 mm) below beginning of neck shaping, another ¾” (19 mm) above belt, and the last centered between the other two.

LEFT FRONT
Lower Fur Trim

With B, cast on 31 (35, 39) sts.
Work in Garter st for 14 (16, 18) rows.


Lower Body
Change to A.
Next Row (wrong side): P6, place marker, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Knit to marker, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Purl to marker, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures same as right front to first button placement marker, end with a right side row. Do not remove the button placement marker.
Buttonhole Row (wrong side): P2, p2tog, yo, p2, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Knit to marker, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Purl to marker, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 2½ (3, 4)” (6.5 (7.5, 10) cm) from beginning, end with a right side row. Remove front band marker.


Belt
Change to C.
Row 1 (wrong side): Cast on 13 (15, 17) sts, purl to end of row – 44 (50, 56) sts.
Row 2: Work in Seed st.
Row 3: Cast on 2 sts, work in Seed st to end of row—46 (52, 58) sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3—48 (54, 60) sts.
Row 6: Work in Seed st.
Row 7: Cast on 1 st, work in Seed st to end of row—49 (55, 61) sts.
Rows 8 and 9: Repeat Rows 6 and 7—50 (56, 62) sts.
Row 10: Work in Seed st.
Row 11: Bind off 1 st, work in Seed st to end of row—49 (55, 61) sts.
Row 12: Work in Seed st.
Rows 13 and 14: Repeat Rows 10 and 11— 48 (54, 60) sts.
Row 15: Bind off 2 sts, work in Seed st to end of row—46 (52, 58) sts.
Row 16: Work in Seed st.
Rows 17 and 18: Repeat Rows 15 and 16— 44 (50, 56) sts.
Row 19: Bind off 13 (15, 17) sts, purl to end of row—31 (35, 39) sts.


Upper Body
Change to A.
Row 1 (right side): Knit to last 6 sts for front band, place marker, knit to end of row.
Row 2: Knit to marker, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 3: Knit to marker, slip marker, knit to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures same as right front to next button placement marker, end with a wrong side row. Do not remove the button placement marker.
Buttonhole Row (right side): Knit to marker, slip marker, k1, k2tog, yo, k3. Repeat from Row 2 two more times (until all 3 buttonholes have been made in upper body section). Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 8½ (9½, 11)” (21.5 (24, 28) cm) from beginning, end with a right side row. Remove front band marker.


Shape Neck
Row 1 (wrong side): Bind off 9 (10, 11) sts, purl to end of row—22 (25, 28) sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, purl to end of row—20 (23, 26) sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Bind off 1 st, purl to end of row—19 (22, 25) sts.
Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 5) more times—16 (18, 20) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st until piece measures same as back.
Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With B, cast on 34 (38, 42) sts.


Fur Cuff
Work in Garter st for 14 (16, 18) rows.


Body of Sleeve
Change to A.
Row 1 (wrong side): Purl.
Increase Row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1—36 (40, 44) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st for 3 rows.
Repeat Increase Row—38 (42, 46) sts.
Repeat last 4 rows 4 (6, 5) more times—46 (54, 56) sts.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl.
Repeat Increase Row—48 (56, 58) sts.
Repeat last 2 rows 0 (1, 3) more times—48 (58, 64) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st until piece measures about 5½ (6¼, 7)” (14 (16, 18) cm) from beginning.
Bind off.


BELT BUCKLE
With D, cast on 15 sts.
Work in Garter st for 7 rows.
Next Row (right side): K5, place remaining 10 sts on holder—5 sts.
Working over 5 sts remaining on needle only, work in Garter st for 18 rows. Place these 5 sts on holder. Cut yarn.
Next Row (right side): Working over first 10 sts placed on holder, rejoin D and bind off next 5 sts (at center of buckle), k5—5 sts.
Working over 5 sts on needle only, work in Garter st for 18 rows.
Next Row (wrong side): K5, cast on 5 sts, knit across 5 sts remaining on holder—15 sts.
Work in Garter st for 7 rows.
Bind off.


Sew shoulder seams.


COLLAR
With right side facing and A, leaving tops of front bands free, pick up and k18 (20, 22) sts across right front neck edge, 20 (22, 26) sts across back neck, 18 (20, 22) across left front neck edge—56 (62, 70) sts.
Work in Garter st until collar measures about 2 (2½, 3)” (5 (6.5, 7.5) cm).
Bind off.


FINISHING CARDIGAN
Place markers on side edges about 4¼ (5¼, 5¾)” (11 (13.5, 14.5) cm) down from shoulder seams (on both back and fronts). Center top of one sleeve between markers on one side and sew in place. Repeat to sew 2nd sleeve to other side. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to right front band at markers. Remove button placement markers. With sewing needle and thread, sew one piece of black snap fastener to underside of belt along top edge of point. Sew one piece of 2nd black snap fastener to underside of belt along lower edge of point. Sew other pieces of black snap fasteners to belt, aligning with underside snap pieces. Sew belt buckle to belt along center and side edges. Weave in ends.

HAT
With B, cast on 84 (92) sts.


Fur Band
Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 16 rows.


Body of Hat
Change to A.
Row 1 (wrong side): [P12 (10), M1P] 6 (8) times, purl to end of row—90 (100) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) until piece measures about 4½ (5)” (11.5 (12.5) cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row.


Shape Top of Hat
Decrease Row 1 (right side): K7, *k2tog, k8; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—81 (90) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 5 rows.
Decrease Row 2: K6, *k2tog, k7; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—72 (80) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 5 rows.
Decrease Row 3: K5, *k2tog, k6; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—63 (70) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 7 rows.
Decrease Row 4: K4, *k2tog, k5; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—54 (60) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 7 rows.
Decrease Row 5: K3, *k2tog, k4; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—45 (50) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 9 rows.
Decrease Row 6: K2, *k2tog, k3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—36 (40) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 9 rows.
Decrease Row 7: K1, *k2tog, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—27 (30) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 9 rows.
Decrease Row 8: *k2tog, k1; repeat from * to end of row—18 (20) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 5 rows.
Decrease Row 9: *K2tog; repeat from * to end of row—9 (10) sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 5 rows.


Size Toddler Only
Next Decrease Row: K4, k2tog, k4—9 sts. Work even in Stockinette st for 5 rows.


Both Sizes
Next Decrease Row: [K3tog] 3 times—3 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Last Row: K3tog.
Bind off. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.


FINISHING HAT
Use long tail to sew side edges of hat together for back seam. Weave in ends.


Pompom
With B, make a 1¾ (2)” (4.5 (5) cm) pompom.
Sew pompom to tip of hat.

 

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Where is the photo? My imagination is not that good. And yes I would have liked to see pants and booties. I guess you could always buy black bottoms and knit black booties. I saved the pattern anyway because it would be nice for the holidays but I am still having a hard time picturing it.

Hello Tricia108, the photo for this pattern has been updated. Our apologies for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

How about the pants and the booties? Would love to see a pattern that completes the entire set.

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