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Free Knitting Pattern: Colorplay Hoodie

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: 90307B
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 6 mos, 12 mos, 2-3 yrs, Child 4

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.

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This hooded baby cardigan makes a great gift for a shower or birthday.

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Aurora Rainforest Wildflowers Mesa Olympia Arcadia Pink Sands Glacier Bay
Vineyard Strawberry Fields Mauna Loa Roses Cobblestone
*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins

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•  825-207 Amazing Yarn: Pink Sands
$ 24.87 3, 4, 5 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
2 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and matching thread
3 in. (7.5 cm) piece of cardboard

Colorplay Hoodie

Lion Brand® Amazing®


18 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 5 reviews)
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Colorplay Hoodie Reviewed by Felicia Willeman on 2014-12-22 *****
I recently completed this sweater in Constellation for my 11-mo-old son. The first time I took him out in it, I received some very nice compliments from complete strangers! The pattern itself is very straight forward, though since I'm a beginning knitter, I struggled with correcting dropped stitches. Otherwise, a very nice project.

The tassel on the hood is the perfect finishing touch!

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