Red Heart® Buttercup® Huggable Hoodie

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by Grace Alexander, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Buttercup® Huggable Hoodie

Red Heart® Buttercup® yarn is so soft, its no wonder this item is called a Huggable Hoodie!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 sts + 14 rows (about 4 inch) in Stockinette st to knit this hoodie. Remember to check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge. Download template for special and standard knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. Pattern and supplies are written for size 3-6 months with changes for size 12 months, 18 months and 24 months in parentheses. You will need the following number of skeins to complete the project(4, (4, 5, 5). Finished Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28) inch Finished Length: 11 (12, 13, 14) inch
  • 2
    Sweater Back: Cast on 29 (31, 33, 35) sts. Rows 1-2: K1, [p1, k1] across. Change to St st and work until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) inch from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Shape Shoulders Bind off 8 (9, 9, 10) sts, work center 13 (13, 15, 15) sts and slip sts to a stitch holder for Hood, bind off remaining 8 (9, 9, 10) sts.
  • 3
    Front: Work as for Back until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11) inch from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Shape Neck Next Row (Right Side): K12 (13, 14, 15) sts, k2tog, sk2p, k12 (13, 14, 15) sts. Next Row: P11 (12, 13, 14) sts, p2tog, join second ball of yarn, p2tog, p11 (12, 13, 14) sts – 12 (13, 14, 15) sts each side. Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each Neck edge every row 4 (4, 5, 5) times more – 8 (9, 9, 10) sts each side. Work until piece measures same length as Back to Shoulders. Bind off.
  • 4
    Sleeves: Cast on 17 (17, 19, 19) sts. Rows 1-4: K1, [p1, k1] across. Change to work in St st, inc 1 st each side every other row 4 (5, 5, 6) times – 25 (27, 29, 31) sts. Work even until piece measures 6-1/2 (7-1/2, 8-1/2,10-1/2) inch from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Bind off.
  • 5
    Sew Shoulder seams.
  • 6
    Hood: With right side facing and circular needle, join yarn at center Front Neck edge, pick up and knit 8 (9, 9, 9) sts along Right Front Neck edge, 13 (13, 15, 15) sts from Back Neck stitch holder, 8 (9, 9, 9) sts from Left Front Neck – 29 (31, 33, 33) sts. Working back and forth in rows, work in St st until Hood measures 10 (10-1/2, 11, 11-1/2) inch from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Bind off. Fold Hood in half along bind-off edge and sew together.
  • 7
    With right side facing and circular needle, join yarn at center of Front Neck edge, pick up and knit 49 (51, 53, 55) sts around Front edge of Hood. Rows 1-3: Working back and forth in rows, k1, [p1, k1] across. Bind off in pattern.
  • 8
    Measure and mark 5 (5-1/2, 5 -1/2, 6) inch down from Shoulder along each side edge of Front and Back. Sew tops of Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
  • 9
    Using pompom maker, make a pompom and sew on tip of Hood. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Buttercup® Yarn White Coral 104506969
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles 8.0 mm 11 U.S. 104236245
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premier Circular Knitting Needles U.S. 11/8.0 mm 24 inch (60-1/2 cm) 104236683
  • Susan Bates® Stitch Holder 4-1/2 cm (1-3/4 inch) 104236462
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker Small 104239661
  • Yarn Needle
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