Yours Truly Baby Hoodie

This pint-sized cardigan is sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day – it’s the perfect layering piece! It features a separating zipper, heart colorwork and a hood. Your little one will look absolutely adorable in this must-have hoodie.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Size 18 (19.5, 21)” for baby sizes 6m (12m, 18m)

Shown in size 6m

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Berroco Ultra Wool (100% Superwash Wool; 219 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #3305 Oat (MC, 2 (2, 3, 3) balls), #3350 Chili (CC, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) straight, US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight

Notions: Tapestry needle, one 8 (9, 10)” separating zipper

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Rib

Row 1: *K2, P2; rep from * across.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Worked in St st unless otherwise noted.

The Left Front after the needle change beg working with CC with a purl row which makes the chart exactly the opposite on this side.

Pattern

Back

With MC and smaller needles, CO 48 (52, 56) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 1.5”.

Increase 2 sts evenly across. (50 (54, 58) sts)

Change to larger needles and CC.

Work 1 row even in St st, beg with a knit row.

Change to MC.

Cont even in St st for 54 (59, 65) rows.

Shape Neck

Row 1: Work across 16 (18, 20) sts, with second ball of yarn BO 18 (18, 19) sts, work across last 16 (18, 20) sts. (16 (18, 20) sts each side)

Row 2: Working both sides at the same time, work even in St st.

Rows 3-4: Decrease 1 st at neck edge. (14 (16, 18) sts each side)

Row 5: Work even in St st.

BO all sts.

Right Front

With MC and smaller needles, CO 24 (26, 28) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 1.5”.

Increase 1 st evenly across. (25 (27, 29) sts)

Change to larger needles and CC.

Work 1 row even in St st, beg with a knit row.

Change to MC.

Cont in St st, work even for 17 rows.

Work Rows 18-39 of chart in St st.

Work even in St st with MC for 7 (9, 15) rows.

Shape Neck

Row 1: BO 5 sts, work even in St st across. (20 (22, 24) sts)

Rows 2-7: Dec 1 st at neck edge. (14 (16, 18) sts)

Work even in St st for 7 (10, 10) rows.

BO all sts.

Left Front

Work same as Right Front to change to larger needles and CC.

Work 1 row even in St st, beg with a purl row.

Cont working as Right Front to end.

Sleeve (make 2)

With MC and smaller needles, CO 24 (26, 30) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 1”.

Increase 2 sts evenly across. (26 (28, 32) sts)

Change to larger needles and CC.

Work 1 row even in St st, beg with a knit row.

Change to MC.

Cont in St st, increase 1 st each side every 4th row 3 (0, 0) times, then every 5th row 4 (7, 5) times, then every 6th row 0 (0, 2) times. (40 (42, 46) sts)

Work 4 (5, 6) rows even in St st.

BO all sts.

Hood

With MC and smaller needles, CO 86 (92, 98) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 5 rows.

Change to larger needles and CC.

Work 1 row even in St st, beg with a knit row.

Change to MC.

Cont in St st, work even for 2 (3, 3) rows.

Dec 1 st each end of next row. (84 (90, 96) sts)

Dec 1 st each end of every 3rd row 9 (9, 10) times. (66 (72, 76) sts)

Work even in St st for 3 (4, 5) rows.

BO 24 (27, 28) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (18 (18, 20) sts)

Work even on rem sts for 38 (40, 44) rows.
BO all sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces.

Sew zipper in place along front edges, cutting top of zipper to fit as necessary.

Sew Front to Back at shoulder seams.

Sew back seams of Hood.

Sew Hood around neck edge.

Sew Sleeves and side seams.

Weave in ends.

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