Lion Brand® Pound of Love® Storybook Baby Hoodie

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Pound of Love® Storybook Baby Hoodie

Make the Lion Brand® Pound of Love® Storybook Baby Hoodie for your little one to ensure one of the stories he or she tells is how snuggly warm he or she was during the cooler seasons.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 18 sts + 40 rows (about 4 inch or 10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) to knit this hoodie. Remember to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch (10 cm) square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
  • 2
    Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
  • 3
    Size: Newborn, Child (Multiple Sizes) 3-6 months (12-18 months, 2 years, 4 years) Finished Chest 19-1/2 (21-1/2, 23, 25) inch (49-1/2 (54-1/2, 58-1/2, 63-1/2) cm) Finished Length 9-1/2 (10, 11, 12) inch (24 (25-1/2, 28, 30-1/2) cm)
  • 4
    Stitch Explanation: kfb- knit into front and then back of next st – 1 st increased.
  • 5
    Notes: Sweater is worked in one piece to armholes, then divided for Fronts and Back. Yarn amount is sufficient for more than one sweater. A small amount of crocheting is used for the hood's tassel.
  • 6
    Hoodie Body Cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Continue in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 4 1/2 (5, 5-1/2, 6) inch (11-1/2 (12-1/2, 14, 15) cm) from beg, end with a RS row. Divide for Fronts and Back Next Row (WS): K23 (25, 27, 29) sts and sl to a holder for Left Front, k42 (46, 50, 54) sts and sl to a holder for Back, k remaining 23 (25, 27, 29) sts for Right Front. Right Front Continue in Garter st on Right Front sts only for 3 (3, 3-1/2, 4) inch (7-1/2 (7-1/2, 9, 10) cm more, end with a WS row. Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): k3, yarn over, k 2 sts together (buttonhole), k to end of row. Continue in Garter st for 9 rows then repeat Buttonhole Row. Knit one more row (WS). Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Bind off 12 (13, 16, 17) sts, k to end of row. Knit 2 rows. Bind off. Back Transfer sts for Back from holder back to needle. Join yarn and work even in Garter st until Back measures same as Right Front. Bind off. Left Front Transfer sts for Left Front from holder back to needle. Join yarn and work as for Right Front, reversing shaping and omitting buttonholes.
  • 7
    Sleeve (make 2) Cast on 23 (23, 25, 27) sts. Working in Garter st, kfb in first and last st of every 4th (4th, 5th, 6th) row 11 (11, 12, 13) times – 45 (45, 49, 53) sts after all incs have been worked. Work even in Garter st (without doing anymore incs) until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 8, 10) inch (15 (18, 20-1/2, 25-1/2) cm) from beg. Bind off.
  • 8
    Hood Cast on 68 (72, 77, 81) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 (6-1/2, 7, 8) inch (15 (16-1/2, 18, 20-1/2) cm) from beg. Bind off.
  • 9
    Finishing Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Fold Hood in half and seam bound-off edge for back of Hood. Sew Hood to neck edge. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends. Tassel Wrap yarn around cardboard 20 times. Cut a 20 inch (51 cm) length of yarn and thread into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Trim ends evenly. With crochet hook, chain remaining length of tied strand for about 4 inch (10 cm). Fasten off. Thread chain to inside of Hood and knot to secure.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Pound of Love® Yarn Pastel Blue 104211822
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles U.S. 6/4.0 mm 104239365
  • Crochet Hook Size H-8
  • Lion Brand® Cable Stitch Needle 2 pc. 104239329
  • Lion Brand® Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • 3 Inch (7-1/2 cm) Piece of Cardboard
  • 1/2 Inch (13 mm) Button (2)
  • Sewing Needle and Matching Thread
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