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Free Knitting Pattern: Kildare Hoodie

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 90163AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

6-8 (9-10, 11-12) years
Finished Chest 32 (34, 35 1/2) in. (81.5 (86.5, 90) cm)
Finished Length
17 (17 1/2, 18 1/2) in. (43 (44.5, 47) 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.


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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Kildare Hoodie

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.

K1, p1 Rib
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


Hoodie is worked back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

With smaller needle, cast on 36 (38, 40) sts.
Working back and forth in rows, work 4 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Change to larger needle.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 9 1/2 (9 1/2, 10 1/2) in. (24 (24, 26.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armholes
Bind off 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10, 10) more times.
Bind off remaining 12 (12, 14) sts.

Cast on and work as for Back until 20 (22, 24) sts rem, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row:
K1, ssk, k6 (7, 8), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 2 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 8 (9, 10) sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl.
Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, continue in St st and raglan armhole shaping as for Back, AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 1 st at each neck edge 3 (3, 4) times.
Bind off remaining 2 sts.

SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needle, cast on 18 sts.
Work 4 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Change to larger needle.
Knit one row, purl one row.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k1.
Continue in St st, rep Inc Row every 10th (8th, 6th) row 2 (3, 4) times - 24 (26, 28) sts total when all inc have been completed.
Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 10 1/2) in (24 (25.5, 26.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Continue in St st, rep Dec Row every other row 2 (3, 5) times, then every 4th row 3 (3, 2) times - 8 sts remain when all dec have been completed.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Bind off.

Sew raglan armhole seams. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
From RS with larger needle, pick up and k 32 (36, 38) sts evenly spaced around neck, leaving 4 sts at center front free.
Purl one row.
Next (Inc) Row (RS): K1 (3, 4), (M1, k6) 5 times, M1, k1 (3, 4) - 38 (42, 44) sts at end of row.
Work even in St st until Hood measures 9 (9 1/2, 10) in. (23 (24, 25.5) cm) from beg.
Bind off.
Fold Hood in half and sew top seam.
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k 43 (45, 49) sts evenly spaced around front edge of Hood.
Work 4 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Bind off. Sew ends of ribbing to center front of neck.
Braid with Pom-pom
Cut 6 strands of yarn each 12 in. (30.5 cm) long. Knot strands tog at one end. Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid. Knot remaining end. Sew one end to Hood at center front neck. Following package directions, make a medium pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to end of braid. Trim ends. Rep to make a braid on opposite side of front neck.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Kildare Hoodie Reviewed by on 2010-08-27 *****
I am loving this pattern! I have three grandsons, ages 5, 7, & 9. I'm making hoodies for each of them. They are quick, easy, and I can make them in various colors. Good way to use up extra yarn.

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