Red Heart® Baby Cloud™ Peek-a-Boo Hoodie

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by Jean Guirguis, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Baby Cloud™ Peek-a-Boo Hoodie

The Red Heart® Baby Cloud™ Peek-a-Boo Hoodie is so cute, folks will be sneaking peeks at your little one all day when he or she is wearing it!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 8 sts + 12 rows (about 4 inch) in Stockinette stich on larger needles to knit this hoodie. Remember to check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given. Download template for special and standard knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. Note: For easier seaming knit the first and last stitch of every row. Pattern and supplies are written for size 3 to 6 months with changes for sizes 12 months, 18 months and 24 months in parentheses. Finished Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28) inch Finished length: 11 (12, 13, 14) inch
  • 2
    Hoodie Back: With smaller needles, cast on 22 (24, 26, 28) sts. Work in Seed st for 2 rows, end with a wrong side row. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) inch, end with a wrong side row. Next Row: Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8), knit center 10 (10, 12, 12) sts, and slip to a stitch holder, bind off remaining sts.
  • 3
    Hoodie Front: Work same as Back until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11) inch from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
  • 4
    Shape Neck Next Row (Right Side): K9 (10, 11, 12) sts, k2tog, join second ball of yarn, k2tog, work across row. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 4 (4, 5, 5) times – 6 (7, 7, 8) sts each side. Work until piece measures same length as Back to Shoulders. Bind off.
  • 5
    Sleeves: With smaller needles, cast on 12 (12, 14, 14) sts. Work in Seed St for 4 rows, end with a wrong side row. Change to larger needles and St st, inc 1 st. each side every right side row 3 (4, 4, 5) times – 18 (20, 22, 24) sts. Work even until piece measures 6-1/2 (7-1/2, 8-1/2, 10-1/2) inch from beginning. Bind off.
  • 6
    Finishing - Sew shoulders.
  • 7
    Hood: With right side facing and smaller circular needle, join yarn at Right Front Neck edge, pick up and knit 9 sts along Front Neck edge to Back Neck, work 10 (10, 12, 12) sts from Back Neck stitch holder, pick up and knit 9 sts along Left Front Neck edge – 28 (28, 30, 30) sts. Work in st st until Hood measures 10 (10-1/2, 11, 11-1/2) inch from pick up row. Bind off. Fold Hood in half along bind-off-edge and sew together.
  • 8
    Edging: With right side facing and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 43 (45, 47, 49) sts around front edge of Hood. Work in Seed St for 2 rows. Bind off. Tack ends of edging to front neck easing in as necessary.
  • 9
    Measure and mark 4-1/2 (5, 5-1/2, 6) inch down from Shoulder seam on Front and Back. Sew top of Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams together sewing through the “Purl bumb" at each side edge. Weave in ends.
  • 10
    Make pom pom and sew to tip of hood.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Baby Clouds™ Yarn Blue Sky 104212148 (2)
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 9 inch Size 10 104236636
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 9 inch Size 11 104239555
  • Lion Brand® Cable Stitch Needle 2 pc. 104239329
  • Lion Brand® Pom Pom Makers 3 pc. 104239363
  • Yarn Needle
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