Let’s Knit A Hooded Jacket For A Baby

This hooded jacket for a baby is quick to knit as you use chunky wool and thick needles. It is also cozy and hardwearing, so let’s give it a go. You can also use up all your scraps and make the jacket multi-colored as seen below if you like, or do it in one color.

This jacket is suitable for babies of 3 months (6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months). It can be done with or without the hood. My good friend knitted the hooded jacket pattern for her granddaughter of two years old, (seen below) and she lives in it. There are also such cute buttons available for this age group and wooden buttons also look great with this chunky knit.

This post may contain affiliate links.

Hooded Jacket For A Baby Knitting Pattern

hooded jacket for a babyYou will Need:

Bergere de France Merinos Alpaga 50g – 4(5,6,7,8) balls

6.5 mm Knitting Needles

4 Chunky Buttons

Tension:

14sts and 18 rows to 10cm in stocking stitch.

Abbreviations:

You can click here for a comprehensive list of abbreviations.

Let’s Go:

Right Front:

Cast on 21 (22, 24, 25, 26) sts and work in garter stitch for 4 rows.

On the next row make a 1 st buttonhole as follows:

K2, k2 tog, yon, (1 buttonhole) and work to end or row.

Continue and work in garter stitch for 5 (5, 3, 3, 5) rows.

Work 7 sts in garter stitch for the border and 14(15, 17, 18, 19) sts in stocking stitch.

Continue and work as set until work measures 8(9.5, 11, 12, 12)cm.

Work another 1 st buttonhole as explained above.

Continue even until work measures 12.5(14.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5) cm.

 

Beginning Of Armholes:

Increase 3 sts on the left edge.

On obtained 24(25, 27, 28, 29) sts continue working 4 sts in garter stitch at armhole edge for the border.

When the work measures 16(18.5, 20, 22, 23) cm make a 1 st buttonhole.

When the work measures 24(27.5, 29, 32, 34) cm make a 1 st  buttonhole.

Continue even until work measures 26(29, 32, 34, 36) cm.

Front Neck Edge And Back:

For front neck edge cast off 9(10,11,12,12) sts and work to end of row.

Work 1 row even on remaining 15(15,16,16,17) sts.

For back neck edge, after the 15(15, 16, 16, 17) sts, cast on 12(14, 15, 17, 17) extra sts.

Leave obtained 27(29, 31, 33, 34) sts on hold on a stitch holder. If you don’t already have a stitch holder, the stitch holders below can be ordered online by simply clicking on the picture.

Left Front:

Cast on 21(22, 24, 25, 26) sts and work in g-st for 4cm.

Continue and work 14(15,17,18,19) sts in st st, and 7 sts in g st for the border.

Continue as set until work measures 12.5(14.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5)cm

Beginning of Armhole:

Increase 3 sts at the right edge and continue working 4 sts in g st at armhole edge for the border.

Continue as set until work measures 26.5(29.5. 32.5, 34.5, 36.5) cm.

Front Neck Edge:

Cast off 9(10, 11,12,12) sts and work to end of row.

Leave remaining 15(15, 16, 16, 17) sts on a stitch holder.

Back:

Place back on the needle the 27(29, 31, 33, 34) sts from the stitch holder of right front and the 15(15, 16, 16, 17) sts of the left front 42(44, 47, 49, 51) sts.

Continue and work 4 sts in g st, 34(36, 39, 41, 43)sts in st st and 4 sts in g st until the work measures 14.5(15.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5) cm.

End Of Armholes:

Cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

Continue and work even in st st on remaining 36(38, 41, 43, 45) sts until work measures 23(26, 39, 31, 33) cm.

Starting on WS of back work in g st for 4 cm and cast off all sts knitwise on WS.

So as you can see this hooded jacket for a baby has been knitted in one long piece, so there are no shoulder seams to sew up.

Right Sleeve:

Picking up sts along the armhole border naturally tightens the top of the sleeve. Insert a needle from left to right in each g st ridge of armhole border. 26(28, 30, 32, 34) loops were obtained onto the needle.

Work in st st and increase 1 st at each end of 1st row – 28(30,32,34,36) sts.

When the work measures 10(12, 15,17,19) cm on WS work in g st for 4 cm and decrease 4 sts evenly across the 3rd row.

Cast off the remaining 24(26, 28, 30, 32) sts knitwise on WS.

Left Sleeve:

Work as for Right Sleeve.

Hood:

Cast on 57(61, 65, 67, 69) sts and work in g st for 16.5(17, 17.5, 18, 18) cm.

Cast off.

Finishing:

Fold the hood in half and sew the back of the hood.

Sew the hood to neck edge border leaving 4 sts free at each end.

Sew up the sleeves and sides of the jacket.

Sew on the buttons.

Secure and weave in all the ends.

Leave a Comment

This Website Does Contain Affiliate Links.
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)