Lion Brand® Colorplay Hoodie
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Lion Brand® Colorplay Hoodie

This cozy hoodie is the perfect shower gift for a baby boy or baby girl.

Designed by Lion Brand®

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® AMAZING® (Art. #825) #200 Aurora 3 (3, 4, 5) balls or color of your choice
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles size 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook size H-8 (5 mm)
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Holders
  • Lion Brand® Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
  • 2 buttons (1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter)
  • Sewing Needle and Matching Thread
  • Cardboard (3-inch/7.5 cm piece)
 

Project Instructions

SIZES
6 months (1 yr, 2-3 yrs, 4 yrs)
Finished Chest 19 1/2 (21 1/4, 23, 25) in. (49.5 (54, 58.5, 63.5) cm)
Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 11, 12) in. (24 (25.5, 28, 30.5) cm)
 

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
 

GAUGE
18 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
 

STITCH EXPLANATION
kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
 

BODY
Cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in. (11.5 (12.5, 14, 15) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Divide for Fronts and Back.
Next Row: K23 (25, 27, 29) sts and place these sts on a holder for Left Front; k42 (46, 50, 54) sts and place these sts on a second holder for Back, k rem 23 (25, 27, 29) sts for Right Front.
 

Right Front
Continue in Garter st on Right Front sts only until Right Front measures 7 1/2 (8, 9, 10) in. (19 (20.5, 23, 25.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row (Buttonhole Row): K3, yarn over, knit 2 sts together, k to end of row.
Knit 7 rows, then rep Buttonhole Row.
Next Row: Knit.
 

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Bind off 12 (14, 16, 18) sts, k to end of row. Work even in Garter st over rem 11 sts until Right Front measures 9 1/2 (10, 11, 12) in. (24 (25.5, 28, 30.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.
 

Back
Transfer sts for Back from holder onto 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 onto needle. Join yarn and work even in Garter st until Left Front measures 8 3/4 (9 1/4, 10 1/4, 11 1/4) in. (22 (23.5, 26, 28.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
 

Shape Neck
Next Row (WS): Bind off 12 (14, 16, 18) sts, k to end of row.
Work even in Garter st over rem 11 sts until Left Front measures same as Back. Bind off.
 

SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 25 (25, 27, 29) sts.
Work 3 (4, 5, 6) rows in Garter st.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, kfb of next st, k to last 2 sts, kfb of next st, k1 – 27 (27, 29, 31) sts at end of row. Rep last 4 (5, 6, 7) rows 7 (8, 8, 9) more times – 41 (43, 45, 49) sts when all incs have been completed.
Work even in Garter st until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 8, 10) in. (15 (18, 20.5, 25.5) cm) from beg.
Bind off.
 

HOOD
Cast on 68 (72, 77, 81) sts.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 8) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Bind off.
 

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. With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to Left Front, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.
 

Tassel
Wrap yarn around 3 in. (7.5 cm) cardboard 20 times. Cut a 20 in. (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. With crochet hook, chain remaining length of tied strand for about 4 in. (10 cm). Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a piece of yarn 6 in. (15 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Thread crocheted chain to inside of Hood and knot to secure. Trim Tassel ends evenly.
 

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)
inc = increas(e)(ing)(s)
k = knit
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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Tips

For a baby shower gift, knit the 12 month size.