Curious Raccoon Costume

This adorable baby costume features a hat with raccoon face and ears, onesie with long sleeves and a striped tail for the most curious of babies.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Size 17 (18)” for baby size 6 (12) m

Shown in size 12 m

Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium (100% Acrylic; 247 yards [225 meters]/127 grams): #4410 Dolphin (MC, 1 (2, 2) skeins), #4012 Ink (CC1, 1 skein) and #4001 Frosting (CC2, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) straight

Notions: Tapestry needle, fiberfill, 0.25-yard black snap tape, matching thread, sewing needle, one sheet each black and white felt

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Rib

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern

Back

With CC1, CO 12 (14) sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit.

Change to MC.

Row 4: K1, inc, k to last st, inc, k1. (14 (16) sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 4-5. (16 (18) sts)

Rows 8-9: Rep Rows 4-5. (18 (20) sts)

Rows 10-11: Rep Rows 4-5. (20 (22) sts)

Rows 12-13: Rep Rows 4-5. (22 (24) sts)

Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 4-5. (24 (26) sts)

Rows 16-17: Rep Rows 4-5. (26 (28) sts)

Rows 18-19: Rep Rows 4-5. (28 (30) sts)

Rows 20-21: Rep Rows 4-5. (30 (32) sts)

Rows 22-23: Rep Rows 4-5. (32 (34) sts)

Rows 24-25: Rep Rows 4-5. (34 (36) sts)

Rows 26-27: Rep Rows 4-5. (36 (38) sts)

Rows 28-29: Rep Rows 4-5. (38 (40) sts)

Rows 30-31: Rep Rows 4-5. (40 (42) sts)

Rows 32-33: Rep Rows 4-5. (42 (44) sts)

Size 12m Only

Work 2 rows in St st as established.

Both Sizes

Work 42 (44) rows even in St st.

Armhole Shaping

Rows 1-2: BO 1 st at beginning of row, work in St st to end. (40 (44) sts)

Work even in St st as established for 16 (18) rows.

Neck Shaping

Row 1: Work across first 12 (13) sts, place next 16 sts on holder, join another ball of yarn and work across next 12 (13) sts. Work both sides at same time.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every row for 5 (6) rows. (7 sts)

Work even in St st for 2 (3) rows.

BO right side in established patt.

Change to CC1.

Knit 3 rows on left side.

BO sts knitwise.

Front

With CC1, CO 10 (12) sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit.

Change to MC.

Row 4: K1, inc, k to last st, inc, k1. (12 (14) sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 4-5. (14 (16) sts)

Rows 8-9: Rep Rows 4-5. (16 (18) sts)

Rows 10-11: Rep Rows 4-5. (18 (20) sts)

Rows 12-13: Rep Rows 4-5. (20 (22) sts)

Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 4-5. (22 (24) sts)

Row 16: CO 5, knit to end. (27 (29) sts)

Row 17: CO 5, purl to end. (32 (34) sts)

Row 18: Rep Row 16. (37 (39) sts)

Row 19: Rep Row 17. (42 (44) sts)

Size 12m Only

Work 2 rows in St st as established.

Both Sizes

Work 42 (44) rows even in St st.

Armhole Shaping:

Rows 1-2: BO 1 st at beginning of row, work in St st to end. (40 (42) sts)

Work even in St st as established for 16 (18) rows.

Neck Shaping

Row 1: Work in St st across first 12 (13) sts, place next 16 sts on holder, join another ball of yarn and work in St st across next 12 (13) sts. Work both sides at same time.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every row for 5 (6) rows. (7 sts)

Work even in St st for 2 (3) rows.

BO in established patt.

Sleeves

With CC1, CO 26 (28) sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit.

Change to MC.

Rows 4-10: Work even in St st.

Row 11: Inc 1 st each side. (28 (30) sts)

Rows 12-18: Work even in St st.

Row 19: Rep Row 11. (30 (32) sts)

Rows 20-26: Work even in St st.

Row 27: Rep Row 11. (32 (34) sts)

Work even in St st for 7 (9) rows.

Cap Shaping

Rows 1-2: BO 1 st at beg, work in St st as established to end. (30 (32) sts)

Working in established St st patt, dec 1 st each end every row 3 times, every 2nd row 5 times, then every row 3 times until 8 (10) sts remain.

Size 12m Only

Work even in St st for 2 rows.

Both Sizes

BO in established patt.

Tail

With MC, CO 18 sts.

Rows 1-8: Work even in St st.

Change to CC1.

Rows 9-14: Work even in St st.

Change to MC.

Rows 15-20: Work even in St st.

Change to CC1.

Rows 21-26: Work even in St st.

Change to MC.

Rows 27-32: Work even in St st.

Change to CC1.

Rows 33-38: Work even in St st.

Row 39: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. (12 sts)

Row 40: Work even in St st.

Row 41: *K2tog; rep from * to end. (6 sts)

Row 42: Work even in St st.

Row 43: *K2tog; rep from * to end. (3 sts)

BO, leaving a long tail.

Finishing

Sew left shoulder seam.

With CC1, pick up and knit 64 (66) sts along neck edge.

Knit 2 rows.

BO knitwise.

Sew snap tape to right shoulder seam, overlapping garter stitch edge. Tack sleeve edge in place.

Sew sleeves and side seams.

Leg edging

With CC1, pick up and knit 32 (34) sts along left leg opening.

Knit 2 rows.

BO knitwise.

Repeat for right leg opening.

Sew tail seam, stuffing lightly with fiberfill as you go. Sew tail in place as shown in photos.

Weave in ends.

Hat

Ribbing

With CC1, CO 46 (56) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 1 (1.25)”.

Change to MC.

Body

Rows 1-16: Work 11 (16) sts in MC, work 24 sts from chart, work 11 (16) sts in MC.

Work even in MC until Hat meas 6 (7)” from beginning.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Finishing

Cut eyes and ears out of felt as shown in photos.  Sew in place.

Sew back and top seams.

Weave in ends.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Leave a Reply