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Easy Baby Hoodie

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Description

Directions are for size 3-6 months. Changes for sizes 12 months, 18 months and 24 months are in

parentheses.

Finished Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28)”

Finished Length: 11 (12, 13, 14)”

SUPPLIES &TOOLS:

  • RED HEART® “Soft Baby Steps®”: 2 (3, 3, 3) balls 9800 Baby Blue
  • Knitting Needles: 4.5mm (US 7), 5mm (US 8)
  • Circular Needle: 4.5mm (US 7), 5mm (US 8), 24”
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle
  • Pompom maker

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch with larger needle. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Special Stitch

Seed Stitch

Row 1 (Right Side): [K1, p1] across

Row 2: [P1, k1] across.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for Seed st.

DIRECTIONS:

BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 44 (48, 52, 56) sts.

Work in Seed St for 4 rows; end with a wrong side row.

Change to larger size needles and work in St st until piece

measures 11(12, 13, 14)”, end with a wrong side row.

Next Row: Bind off 13 (14 15, 16) sts, knit center 18 (20,

22, 24) sts and slip to a stitch holder, bind off remaining sts.

FRONT

Work same as for Back until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11)”

from beginning, end with a wrong side row.

DIVIDE FOR NECK

Left Front

With right side facing k20 (22, 24, 26), k2tog, turn.

Slip remaining sts to holder for right front.

Working on these 21 (23, 25, 27) sts only decrease 1 st at

neck edge every row 8 (9, 10, 11) times – 13 (14, 15, 16) sts.

Work even until piece measures same length as Back to Shoulders.

Bind off.

Right Front

With right side facing attach yarn at neck edge, k2tog,

work across row.

Complete as for Left Front reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES

With smaller needles, cast on 24 (24, 28, 28) sts.

Work in Seed St for 8 rows, end with a wrong side row.

Change to larger needles and St st, inc 1 st each side

every other row 6 (8, 8, 10) times – 36 (40, 44, 48) sts.

Work even until piece measures 6½ (7½, 8½, 10½)” from beginning.

Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

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