Hooded Cape for Baby

Hooded Cape for Baby
Baby Knitting Pattern

 

 

Knitting Patterns - Hooded Cape for Baby

 

These directions are for size 1. Changes for size 2 are in parentheses.

Materials: Bernat Pompadour (1 oz. pull skeins) 5 each White MC and Pink C CC; 1 pair each straight knitting needles No. 1 and 5 or any size needles which will give the stitch gauge given below; 1 steel crochet hook No. 4; Stitch holder.

Gauge: 7 sts = 1". 12 rows or 6 ridges = 1".

Back Lining: Using No. 5 needles and CC, cast on 96 (104) sts. Mark first row for right side of work. Work even in garter st for 6 1/2 (7) inches, ending with wrong side row. Shape Raglan Armhole: Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 6 (8) times. Work even on 84 (88) sts for 8 more rows. Sl sts onto a holder.

Left Front Lining: Using No. 5 needles and CC, cast on 56 (60) sts. Work even in garter st for 6 1/2 (7) inches, ending with wrong side row. Shape Raglan Armhole: At arm edge dec 1 st every other row 6 (8) times. Work even on 50 (52) sts for 8 more rows. Sl sts onto a holder.

Right Front Lining: Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

Sleeves: Using No. 5 needles and CC, cast on 46 (50) sts. Work even in garter st for 7 (8) inches, ending with wrong side row. Shape Raglan Cap: Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 6 (8) times. work even on 34 sts for 8 more rows. Sl sts onto a holder.

Join Body and Sleeves: Using No. 5 needles and CC, with right side facing you, k 50 (52) sts of right front, 34 sts of one sleeve, 84 (88) sts of back, 34 sts of other sleeve and 50 (52) sts of left front - 252 (260) sts. First Dec Row: K 6, K 2 tog 22 (23) times, knit 34, k 2 tog 42 (44) times, k 34, k 2 tog 22 (23) times, k 6 - 166 (170) sts. Yoke: Change to No. 1 needles and continuing in garter st, k 4 rows MC, 4 rows CC and 6 rows MC. Using MC, k 1, p 1 in ribbing for 1 1/4 inches. Shape Neck: Short Rows: Row 1: Work in ribbing to last 12 sts, turn. Repeat this row 7 more times. On next row work ribbing to end of needle, turn. Second Dec Row: Work in ribbing for 13 sts, * p 2 tog, repeat from * 34 (35) times more. Work in ribbing to end of row - 96 (98) sts. Bind off in ribbing.

Hood Lining: Using No. 5 needles and CC, starting at front edge, cast on 96 sts. Work even in garter st for 5 1/2 (6) inches. Bind off. Fold in half and sew back seam. Neck Band: Using No. 1 needles, with right side facing you, pick up 96 (104) sts on lower edge, k 1, p 1 in ribbing for 5 rows. Beading: * k 1, p 1, k 2 tog, y o, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 1, p 1 to end of row. Work in ribbing for 5 more rows. Bind off.

Finishing: Sew sleeves to back and front armholes, matching ridges. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Sew hood to neck. Right Front Border: Using No. 5 needles and MC, with right side facing you and starting at neck shaping, pick up 62 (68) sts on right front. K 1 row. Using CC, k 2 rows. Using MC, bind off. Left Front Border: Work to correspond to right front border.

Outer Jacket: Using MC, work jacket in same manner as lining, reversing colors. Hood: Using No. 5 needles and CC, cast on 96 sts. Join MC and k 2 rows. K 2 rows CC. Break off CC. Using MC, finish to correspond to lining. Weave all edges tog, making garment reversible.

Cord: Using CC, make a ch 40 inches long. Work 1 sl st in each ch st. Run cord through beading and trim with a pompon at each end. Steam.

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