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Summer Evening Baby Hoodie

Summer Evening Baby Hoodie

Babies' skin can be so sensitive to changing temperatures. When the sun sets below the horizon in the summer, the chill can be awful for your little one. Knit him a Summer Evening Baby Hoodie to avoid those tears. This cute baby sweater is also perfect for the spring, when the temperature fluctuates so much that it's just not safe to wear tee shirts outside. Free knitting patterns for babies can be so cute, and this is definitely in the top five. You might even find yourself wanting an adult version for your own wardrobe!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Willow Yarns™ Guppie (100% micro acrylic; 100g/284yds) 736372-0008 Undersea - 3 (3, 3) balls
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holders
  • 7" separating zipper



Child’s 0-6 (6-12, 12-24) mos

Chest: 18½ (20½, 22½)" [47 (52, 57) cm]

Length: 9½ (10¼, 11)" [24.1 (26, 28) cm]

Sleeve Length: 5½ (6¼, 7)" [14 (15.9, 17.8) cm]



Knitting abbreviations here.


Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st using size 7 needles. Save time, check your gauge.





CO 56 (62, 68) sts and work in garter st (k every row) for 6 rows (3 ridges), ending with a WS row.

Beg with a k row, change to St st and work until piece measures 9½ (10¼, 11)" [24.1 (26, 28)cm] from beg.


Shoulder Shaping

BO 16 (18, 20) sts at the beg of next 2 rows.

Place remaining 24 (26, 28) sts on holder for back neck.


Summer Evening Baby Hoodie Front and BackLeft Front

CO 28 (31, 34) sts and work in garter st for 6 rows (3 ridges), ending with a WS row.

Beg with a k row, change to St st and work until left front measures 7" (17.8 cm) from beg, ending with RS row.


Neck Shaping

From neck edge, slip 8 (9, 10) sts on to st holder and p to end. Dec 1 st at neck edge on the next and every following alternate row until 16 (18, 20) sts remain. Work even in St st until left front measures 9½ (10¼, 11)" [24.1 (26, 28) cm] from beg, ending with WS row. BO all sts.


Right Front

Work right front same as left front, reversing shaping.


Summer Evening Baby Hoodie SleevesSleeves

CO 34 (36, 38) sts and work in garter st for 6 rows (3 ridges), ending with a WS row.

Beg with a k row, change to St st. Inc 1 st at both sides of the next and every following alternate row until there are 48 (52, 54) sts.

Work even in St st until sleeve measures 5½ (6¼, 7)" [14 (15.9, 17.8) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.



Summer Evening Baby Hoodie HoodJoin shoulder seams. With RS facing, k8 (9, 10) from holder at right front, pick up and k14 (15, 16) sts up right front neck, k24 (26, 28) sts from holder at center back, pick up and k14 (15, 16) sts down left front neck, k8 (9, 10) sts from holder at left front—68 (74, 80) sts.

Beg with WS row, continue in St st until hood measures 2¼ (2¾, 3)" [5.7 (7, 7.6) cm], ending with WS row.


Next Row (RS): K23 (24, 25) sts, M1, k1, M1, k to last 24 (25, 26) sts, M1, k1, M1, knit to end—72 (78, 84) sts.

Continue in St st until hood measures 7¾ (8¼, 8½)" [19.7 (21, 21.6) cm], ending with a WS row. BO all sts



Sew seam at top of hood. Sew sleeves to body, matching center of sleeve to shoulder seam. Sew side and sleeve seams. With RS facing, work sc evenly along right front edge, around hood, and along left front edge. Position and sew zipper into place. Weave in all loose ends.

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Great sweater for a boy or a girl, it looks pretty straight forward with the nicely dropped shoulder and straight sleeves. If you don't like the zipper it would be easy enough to pick up the button bands after knitting the hood.


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