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Home : Patterns : Storybook Baby Hoodie

Free Knitting Pattern: Storybook Baby Hoodie

Lion Brand® Pound of Love®
Pattern #: 90427AD
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12-18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4

3–6 months (12–18 months, 2 years, 4 years)
Finished Chest 19 1/2 (21 1/2, 23, 25) in. (49.5 (54.5, 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.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 27, 2013)
Wrap C yarn around cardboard 20 times.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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This sweet baby hoodie is the perfect cardigan to keep your child snuggly warm.

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Additional Materials
3 in. (7.5 cm) piece of cardboard
2 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and matching thread

Storybook Baby Hoodie

Lion Brand® Pound of Love®


18 sts + 40 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 then back of next st – 1 st increased.


1. Sweater is worked in one piece to armholes, then divided for Fronts and Back.
2. Yarn amount is sufficient for more than one sweater.
3. A small amount of crocheting is used for the hood's tassel.


Cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit. Continue in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 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):
K23 (25, 27, 29) sts and sl to a holder for Left Front, k42 (46, 50, 54) sts and sl to a holder for Back, k remaining 23 (25, 27, 29) sts for Right Front.
Right Front
Continue in Garter st on Right Front sts only for 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 9, 10) cm more, end with a WS row.
Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): k3, yarn over, k 2 sts together (buttonhole), k to end of row. Continue in Garter st for 9 rows then repeat Buttonhole Row. Knit one more row (WS).
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 12 (13, 16, 17) sts, k to end of row. Knit 2 rows. Bind off.
Transfer sts for Back from holder back to 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 back to needle. Join yarn and work as for Right Front, reversing shaping and omitting buttonholes.

SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 23 (23, 25, 27) sts. Working in Garter st, kfb in first and last st of every 4th (4th, 5th, 6th) row 11 (11, 12, 13) times – 45 (45, 49, 53) sts after all incs have been worked. Work even in Garter st (without doing anymore incs) 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. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.
Wrap yarn around cardboard 20 times. Cut a 20 in. (51 cm) length of C and thread into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Trim ends evenly. With crochet hook, chain remaining length of tied strand for about 4 in. (10 cm). Fasten off. Thread chain to inside of Hood and knot to secure.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit Kfb = knit in front and back of st
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 14 reviews)
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Storybook Baby Hoodie Reviewed by Susan Trien on 2013-12-22 ****
I made this as a gift in dark blue color but added a white stripe across the front in garter stitch and also made the hoodie white with blue edging to add contrast. Pattern was easy to follow and the parents loved it.

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