Baby Boy Hooded Sweater

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Baby Boy Hooded Sweater

designed by Lisa Gentry
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Alternating stripes and set-in sleeves make this simple knit a great baby shower gift for any expecting mom or dad!

Sizes

3-6 months
20 1/2"/52 cm
11"/28 cm
9-12 months
22 1/2"/56 cm
12"/30.5 cm
18-24 months
24 1/2"/62 cm
13"/33 cm
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The materials for this project cost $18.73

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 3-6 months
  • 9-12 months
  • 18-24 months
Finished Chest
20 1/2"/52 cm
Finished Length
11"/28 cm

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Light Country Blue, 9709Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Sage, 9705Edit Color
$4.29

Amour Crochet Hook

Size 7/4.5mm
$7.95

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

Split-ring stitch markers or waste yarn. 4 buttons, ½" diameter. Yarn needle

The materials for this project cost $18.73

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Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Chest
3-6 months 20 1/2"/52 cm
9-12 months 22 1/2"/56 cm
18-24 months 24 1/2"/62 cm
Finished Length
3-6 months 11"/28 cm
9-12 months 12"/30.5 cm
18-24 months 13"/33 cm

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes3-6 months9-12 months18-24 months 
Contrast A
Light Country Blue (9709)
111
Contrast B
Sage (9705)
111
One pair each U.S. sizes 7 and 8 (4.5 and 5 mm) straight needles or size to obtain gauge. Split-ring stitch markers or waste yarn. 4 buttons, ½" diameter. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In stockinette stitch using size 8 (5mm) needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

Stripe Pattern (multiple of 2 sts + 1):
Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, *sl 1 pwise, holding yarn in back of work, k1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, *sl 1 pwise, holding yarn in front of work, p1; rep from * across.
Row 3-5: Work in St st beg with a knit row.
Row 6: Knit.
Rows 7-8: Change to A, rep Rows 1-2.
Rows 9-13: Work in St st, beg with a knit row.
Row 14: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-14 for Stripe patt.

BACK
With A and smaller needles, CO 47 (51, 55) sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4 (WS): Purl.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stripe patt until piece measure 7 (7 ½, 8) ” from beg. Place markers for underarms. Continue in Stripe patt until piece measures 11 (12, 13)” from beg, end with a WS row. BO all sts.

RIGHT FRONT
With A and smaller needles, CO 33 (35, 37) sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): K2,*p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4 (WS): Purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stripe patt until piece measures 9 (9 ½, 10) ” from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): BO 6 (7, 8) sts, place marker, work to end —27 (28, 29) sts.
BO at neck edge every 2nd row 5 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts twice and 1 st once --14 (15, 16) sts. Work even until piece measures same as Back. BO all sts.

LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing shaping and working two sets of double buttonholes, 4 sts from front edge and 5 sts apart, when piece measures 6 ¾ (7, 7 ¼)" and 8 ¾ (9, 9 ¼)” from beg as follows:

Buttonhole Row (WS): Maintaining patt work 4 sts, (yo, p2tog), for first buttonhole, work 5 sts, (yo, p2tog) for 2nd buttonhole, work to end.

SLEEVES
With A and smaller needles, CO 27 (29, 33) sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): *P1, K1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4 (WS): Purl
Change to larger needles. Work in Stripe patt, inc 1 st at each edge on next row, then every 8th row 5 (6, 6) times – 39 (43, 47) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 7 ½ (8 ½, 9 ¾)” from beg, end with a WS row. BO all sts loosely.

HOOD
With A and smaller needles, CO 71 (77, 83) sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4 (WS): Purl.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stripe patt until piece measures 5 (5 ½, 6 ½)”, end with a WS row.

Center Shaping:
Row 1 (RS): Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 11 sts, ssk, work to end – 69 (75, 81) sts.
Row 2 and all even rows: Work even.
Row 3: Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 9 sts, ssk, work to end – 67 (73, 79) sts.
Row 5: Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 7 sts, ssk, work to end – 65 (71, 77) sts.
Row 7: Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 5 sts, ssk, work to end – 63 (69, 75) sts.
Row 9: Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 3 sts, ssk, work to end – 61 (67, 73) sts.
Row 11: Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 1 sts, ssk, work to end – 59 (65, 71) sts.
Row 13: Work 28 (31, 34) sts, k2tog, work 5 sts, ssk, work to end – 57 (63, 69) sts.
Row 15: Work 27 (30, 33) sts, k2tog, k3tog, work to end – 55 (61, 67) sts.
Row 17: Work 26 (29, 32) sts, k2tog, k3tog, work to end – 53 (59, 65) sts.
Row 18: Work even.
BO all sts on RS row.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves between markers; sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew back seam of hood. Sew hood around neck edges between the 2 markers. Sew buttons on Right Front.  
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.