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Free Knitting Pattern: Jonah's Hoodie

Lion Brand® Baby's First®
Pattern #: 90344AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 22 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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

Finished Chest 20 (21 1/2, 23, 25 1/2) in. (51 (54.5, 58.5, 65) 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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Try something different and knit this hooded cardigan for your next shower gift.

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Baby's First®
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*Baby's First (Article #925). 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (120yds/110m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
2 buttons, 5/8 in. (16 mm) diameter
Piece of heavy cardboard, 3 in. (7.5 cm) wide

Jonah's Hoodie

Lion Brand® Baby's First®


12 sts + 26 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 (inc 1 st) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st inc.

Cast on 60 (64, 69, 76) 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 (WS):
K16 (17, 18, 20) sts and place these sts on holder for Left Front; k28 (30, 33, 36) sts and place these sts on holder for Back, k rem 16 (17, 18, 20) sts for 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): K2, yarn over, knit 2 sts together, k to end of row.
Next 7 Rows: Knit.
Next Row: Rep Buttonhole Row.
Next Row: Knit.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 8 (9, 10, 12) sts, k to end of row - 8 sts rem.
Work even in Garter st over rem sts until Right Front measures 9 1/2 (10, 11, 12) in. (24 (25.5, 28, 30.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.


Transfer Back sts from holder to needle. From RS, join yarn and work even in Garter st until Back measures same as Right Front. Bind off.


Transfer Left Front sts from holder to needle. From RS, join yarn and work even in Garter st until Left Front measures 9 (9 1/2, 10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (23 (24, 26.5, 29) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 8 (9, 10, 12) sts, k to end of row - 8 sts rem.
Work even in Garter st over rem sts until Left Front measures same as Back. Bind off.

SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 14 (14, 17, 18) sts.
Work 4 (5, 6, 7) rows in Garter st.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 16 (16, 19, 20) sts at end of row.
Rep last 5 (6, 7, 8) rows 6 (6, 6, 7) more times - 28 (28, 31, 34) sts when all incs complete.
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 45 (48, 51, 54) 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 in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve seams. Fold Hood in half and seam bound-off edge for top of Hood. Sew Hood to neck edge. Sew buttons to Left Front, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


Wrap yarn around 3 in. (7.5 cm) cardboard 20 times. Cut a piece of yarn 20 in. (51 cm) long and thread onto 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. 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: ****4.0 (based on 22 reviews)
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Jonah's Hoodie Reviewed by Grace on 2015-05-05 *****
I loved this pattern! I'm not a very good knitter but this was an easy knit. I added an extra inch or two to the body because I found it too short and I made the armholes bigger to fit the sleeves easier

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