I had the inspiration for this baby hoodie from an adorable little bonnet I saw at my friend Helen’s house. It was so cute, and looked fairly simple, so I decided to attempt to come up with a similar pattern for my niece Kyla’s 1st birthday present. It’s super simple to knit, really adorable, and because it ties at the bottom, it stays on her head for far longer than a regular hat! Plus, it’s really quick – you could probably knit this up in a night or two. I absolutely love working with this yarn ( Lion Brand Yarn’s Baby’s First) – it’s super thick, soft, and creates a really nice finished piece.
- 1 skein, Lion Brand Yarn’s Baby’s First in yellow
- Size 10 knitting needles (I used a long circular needle)
- Darning needle
1. Cast on 62 stitches
2. Work in ribbing (k2, p2) for about 7 rows, or until ribbing is your desired length.
3. For the rest of the piece, repeat these two rows (or switch the order, depending on what row you finished your ribbing. Make sure the first 4 and last 4 stitches are being knit/purled the same as in the ribbing):
- Row 1: p2, k2. p until there are 4 stitches left. k2, p2
- Row 2: k2, p2. k until there are 4 stitches left. p2, k2
4. Bind off, leaving a very long tail, which you will use to seam the back edge of the hoodie.
5. Fold completed piece in half, with the inside facing out. Using a darning needle and your leftover tail yarn, seam up the back edge of the hoodie.
Make sure to go through the first two “v’s” on both edges, so you have a nice, clean seam when you flip the hoodie back the right side out.
6. Make the hoodie pull ties. Cast on 4 stitches onto your same size 10 needle. For every row: k1, p1, k1, p1. Continue until your pull ties have reached your desired length. Bind off, leaving plenty of tail yarn to sew the ties onto the hoodie. Make 2 of these.
7. Using your darning needle and the tail yarn of the pull ties, sew the two ties onto the main piece of the hoodie.
About Diana [knitandbake.com]By day, I have my dream job, photographing musicians and celebrities, shooting ad campaigns, editorial work, and more. I live in New York City with my high-school sweetheart and husband Matt <3 When I need to de-stress from the craziness of everyday life, I love knitting, baking, cooking, making photo books, organizing & making gifts for the people I love. This blog is a collection of my projects and recipes, both original and borrowed. xo, Diana