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Home : Patterns : Sunny Side Up Hoodie

Free Knitting Pattern: Sunny Side Up Hoodie

Lion Brand® Cupcake®
Pattern #: 70334AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 18 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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

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.

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*Cupcake® (Article #460). 96% Acrylic, 4% Polyamide (Nylon); package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (140yds/128m) pull skeins

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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

Sunny Side Up Hoodie

Lion Brand® Cupcake®


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


Sweater is worked in one piece to armholes, then divided for Fronts and Back.

Cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Continue in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 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 holder for Left Front, k 42 (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): Sl 1, k2, yarn over, k 2 sts together (buttonhole), k to end of row.
Continue in Garter st for 9 rows then rep 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, increase 1 st each edge every 4 (4, 5, 6) rows 11 (11, 12, 13) times - 45 (45, 49, 53) sts.
Work even in Garter st 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 yarn 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) k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 18 reviews)
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Sunny Side Up Hoodie Reviewed by Feles on 2012-08-26 ***
I made a hoodie for 12-18 months, the baby is 9 months old now. The back is too wide, the sleeves I made for 4-y.o., i.e. longer and wider. And a longer body.

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