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Happy Stripes Baby Hoodie
Happy Stripes Baby Hoodie
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Bright solids and alternating stripes combine to form a cozy, colorful knit hoodie pattern your baby will love. The Happy Stripes Baby Hoodie is a classic everyday garment she'll love crawling around in. This warm and cuddle baby sweater is perfect for year-round wear. With sizing options for three to 18 months, the Happy Stripes Baby Hoodie is the quintessential pattern for every baby on the block.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Finished SizeTo fit chest measurement: 3 mos - 16 ins [40.5 cm]; 6 mos - 17 ins [43 cm]; 12 mos - 18 ins [45.5 cm]; 18 mos - 20 ins [51 cm]. Finished chest measurement: 3 mos - 19 ins [48 cm]; 6 mos - 20 ins [51 cm]; 12 mos - 22 ins [56 cm]; 18 mos - 24 ins [61 cm]

Materials List

  • Patons Beehive Baby Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)

    Sizes 3 (6-12-18) mos:

    • Main Color (MC) - Plusher Pink (76421): 1 (1-1-2) ball(s)

    • Contrast A - Rapid Rose: 1 (1-1-2) ball(s)

    • Contrast B - Plumper Peach: 1 (1-1-2) ball(s)

    • Contrast C - Swifter Sea (76201): 1 (1-1-1) ball


  • Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) circular knitting needle 24 ins [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 st holders

Instructions

The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Stripe Pat

With C, work 2 rows stocking st.
With B, work 4 rows stocking st.
With C, work 2 rows stocking st.
With MC, work 4 rows stocking st.
With C, work 2 rows stocking st.
With A, work 4 rows stocking st.
These 18 rows form Stripe pat.

BACK

**With smaller needles and MC, cast on 33 (35-39-43) sts.
Knit 5 rows (garter st) inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 35 (37-41-45) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures 6 (7½-7½-9) ins [15 (19-19-23) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 2 (2-3-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 31 (33-35-39) sts rem.**

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 (5½- 5¾-6) ins [12.5 (14-14.5-15) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shoulders: Cast off 6 (7-7-9) sts beg next 2 rows.

Leave rem 19 (19-21-21) sts on a st holder.

FRONT

Work from ** to ** as for Back.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 2¼ (2¾- 2¾-3) ins [5.5 (7-7-7.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape neck:

Next row: (RS). K11 (12-12-14). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: Purl.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 6 (7-7-9) sts rem.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back before shoulder, ending with a purl row. Cast off.

With RS of work facing, slip next 9 (9-11-11) sts onto a st holder. Join appropriate color to rem sts and knit to end of row.

Next row: Purl.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 6 (7-7-9) sts rem.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back before shoulder, ending with a purl row. Cast off.

SLEEVES

With smaller needles and MC, cast on 21 (21-23- 23) sts. Knit 5 rows, inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 23 (23-25-25) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd row and every following alt row to 31(31-33-33) sts, then every following 4th row to 37 (39-43-45) sts. Cont even for 5 (5½-6½-7¼) ins [11.5 (14-16.5-18.5) cm] total length, ending with a purl row. Place markers at each end of last row.

Work 4 (4-6-6) rows even in pat. Cast off.

FINISHING

Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams.

Hood: With RS facing, C and circular needle, K9 (9-11-11) from right front st holder. Pick up and knit 15 (15-16-16) sts up right front neck edge.

K19 (19-21-21) from back st holder. Pick up and knit 15 (15-16-16) sts down left front neck edge.

Cast on 9 (9-11-11) sts. 67 (67-75-75) sts.

Next row: (WS). P33 (33-37-37). Place marker on next st. Purl to end of row.

Proceed in Stripe Pat as follows:

1st row: Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: Knit.
4th to 7th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows twice.
8th row: As 2nd row.

Rep last 8 rows 3 (3-4-4) times more. 75 (75-85- 85) sts.

Cont even in pat until hood from pick up row measures 8 (8½-8¾-9) ins [20.5 (21.5-23-23) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.

Fold hood in half. Sew top seam.

Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along cast off sts of front and back armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew cast on edge of hood along front neck edge overlapping right side over left side.

Abbreviations

C4B
Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K, then K2 from cable needle.
C4F
Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
Inc1
Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K2tog
Knit next 2 stitches together
PM
Place marker
Psso
Pass slipped stitch over
Sl1
Slip next stitch knitwise
Ssk
Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
RS/WS
Right side/Wrong side
Yo
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I plan to make this in one color but it does not provide a material list if making only in 1 color

This is little hoodie is adorable! I dont have any little ones to knit for, but this pattern is so cute that I want to knit it anyway. I love the pixie style hood. Adding a large pocket on the front of it would really add to it, as well as give a little one another place to explore.

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