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Baby's Hooded Poncho

Perfect for active little ones, Baby's Hooded Poncho offers her comfort and warmth without holding her back. This darling knit poncho pattern is perfect for play dates in the park or exploring the backyard. With sizing options from six to 24 months, there's no reason why your bundle of joy can't don this darling garment. This miniature knit poncho pattern would make a great baby shower gift or first birthday present.


Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm

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

Gauge22 stitches, 30 rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Bernat Baby Coordinates (120 g/4.25 oz;358 m/392 yds) 
  • Sizes - 6, 12, 18, 24 mos - 2, 3, 3, 3 balls
  • Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 button



22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.




To fit chest measurement
6 mos 17" (43 cm)
12 mos 19" (48 cm)
18 mos 21" (53.5 cm)
24 mos 21.5" (54.5 cm) 



K = knit

P = purl
pat = pattern
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side




With smaller needles, cast on 95 (105-115-125) sts.
Knit 5 rows, noting first row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 105 (115-125-135) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K5. *P5. K5. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th and 6th rows: As 1st row.
7th and 9th rows: Knit.
8th and 10th rows: As 1st row.
These 10 rows form Check Pat.
Cont in Check Pat until work from beg measures 9 (10-11-12) ins [23 (25.5-28-30.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Divide for front opening: Next row: Pat 52 (57-62-67) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: K2. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 11 (12-13-14) ins [28 (30.5-33-35.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.

Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7) sts. Pat to end of row. 46 (51-55-60) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and following alt rows to 41 (46-49-54) sts.

Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 13 (14-15-16) ins [33 (35.5-38-40.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row. Leave all sts on a spare needle. With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row. 52 (57-62-67) sts.

Work Right Side to correspond to Left Side, reversing all shapings.

Joining row: K5. Pat to end of row. Cast on 23 (23-27-27) sts. Pat across next 36 (41-44-49) sts from spare needle. K5. 105 (115-125-135) sts.
Cont even in pat, until work from joining row measures 5 rows less than Front, ending on a 1st or 5th row of pat and dec 10 sts evenly across last row. 95 (105-115-125) sts.
Change to smaller needles and knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

With smaller needles, cast on 89 (89-97-97) sts.
Knit 5 rows (noting first row is WS) and inc 6 (6-8-8) sts evenly across last row. 95 (95-105-105) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Front dec 1 st each end of needle on 5th and following alt rows until there are 75 (75-81-81) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7½-8) ins [16.5 (18-19-20.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape back seam: Cast off 7 sts beg next 8 rows. Cast off rem 19 (19-25-25) sts.

Fold Hood in half at back and sew back seam. Sew shaped edge of Hood to neck opening, beg at front opening edge and matching back seam of Hood to center back neck edge.

Button loop: With smaller needles, cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Fold loop in half and sew in position. Sew button to correspond to loop.

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At divide for front opening, the instructions say to Pat 52 and then do Pat to end of the row after the turn. Is that the check pattern?

Yes, I made that with any problem. I didn't find any mistake.

I like the idea of this pattern for the wee ones. It's like they are wearing an attached blanket to keep them nice and snuggly. The hood will keep their head warm or covered if its raining outside. I will be working up several of these darlings!

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