Knit Double Stripe Summer Baby Hoodie




Materials:

Gauge/Sizes:

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins 10 cm with larger needles in stocking st. Sizes: Chest measurement 6 mos: 17 ins 12 mos: 19 ins 18 mos: 21 ins 24 mos: 21½ ins

Pattern:

The instructions are written for smallest size, changes for larger sizes are in ().

BACK With smaller needles and MC, cast on 52 (58-64-70) sts.

Work 5 rows k2, p2 rib noting first row is WS and inc 5 sts evenly across last row. 57 (63-69-75) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st  and contine until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7¾-8½) ins, ending with RS facing for next row. Shape armholes: Cast off 5 (7-8-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 47 (49-53-55) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures 4½ (5-5¼-5½) ins, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off. LEFT FRONT With smaller needles and MC, cast on 26 (28-32-34) sts. Work 5 rows k2, p2 rib, noting first row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 28 (30-33-36 sts. Change to larger needles work stripe pattern as follows: work in stocking stitch 4 rows in MC change to CC and work 6 rows change to MC and work 2 rows change to CC and work 6 rows change to MC and then proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7¾-8½) ins, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armhole: Next row: Cast off 5 (7-8-10) sts. Knit to end of row. 22 (23-25-26) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 2½ (3-3¼-3½) ins, ending with WS facing for next row.

Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7) sts. Purl to end of row. 16 (17-18-19) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows then every following alt row to 11 (12-12-13) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulders, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT Worked as left front but reverse shaping as follows:


With smaller needles and MC, cast on 26 (28-32-34) sts. Work 5 rows k2, p2 rib, noting first row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 28 (30-33-36 sts. Change to larger needles work stripe pattern as follows: work in stocking stitch 4 rows in MC change to CC and work 6 rows change to MC and work 2 rows change to CC and work 6 rows change to MC and then proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7¾-8½) ins, ending with WS facing for next row.

Shape armhole: Next row: Cast off 5 (7-8-10) sts. Purl to end of row. 22 (23-25-26) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 2½ (3-3¼-3½) ins, ending with RS facing for next row.

Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7) sts. Knit to end of row. 16 (17-18-19) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows then every following alt row to 11 (12-12-13) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulders, ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off.

SLEEVES (Make 2): With smaller needles and MC, cast on 36 sts. Work 5 rows k2,p2, rib, noting first row is WS and inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 39 sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 4th row until there are 51 (55-59-61) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 6 (7½-8-9) ins ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row. Work a further 6 (8-10-12) rows even. Cast off.

HOOD: With smaller needles and MC, cast on 94 (94-98-98) sts. Work 5 rows k2, p2rib, noting first row is WS and inc 6 sts evenly across last row. 99 (99-105-105) sts. Change to larger needle and proceed in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and following alt rows until there are 75 (75-81-81) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 7 (7¼-7½-8) ins, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape back seam: Cast off 7 sts beg next 8 rows. Cast off rem 19 (19-25-25) sts.

FINISHING:

Buttonhole Band: With RS of Right Front facing and with smaller needs and MC, pick up and knit 50 (58-62-66) sts evenly between neck edge and lower edge. K2,p2 rib 3 rows. 4th row: (RS). P2.* K2tog. yfwd. rib 9 (11-12-13). Rep from *  3 times more. K2tog. yfwd. rib to end of row. Rib 2 rows. Cast off in rib (WS). Button Band: Work as given for Buttonhole Band, omitting all reference to buttonholes.

Sew shoulder seams. Fold Hood in half at back and sew back seam. Pin and then sew shaped edge of Hood to neck opening, beg at center of button or buttonhole bands and matching back seam of Hood to center back neck edge. Sew in Sleeves placing rows above markers along armhole edges of Fronts and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.


Enjoy!






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