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Bellflower Baby Hoodie
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: 90339AD Keep your child cozy and warm with this adorable hooded sweater. Click here to see it in another colorway.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Newborn, Child (Multiple Sizes)
SIZES 6-12 months (12-18 months, 2 years, 3 years) Finished Chest 22 (24, 26, 28) (56 (61, 66, 71) cm) Finished Length 10 (11 1/2, 13, 15 1/2) in. (25.5 (29, 33, 39.5) cm), not including hood
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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

480-101 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Strawberry

Dusty medium pink


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm) long 2 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles. 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st –1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS



HOODIESLEEVE (make 2) Note: Sleeves are knit first then, set aside.

Sleeves will be joined to Body after armhole is shaped.

With smaller double pointed needles, cast on 36 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles –12 sts per needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rep last 2 rnds 2 more times.

Change to larger double pointed needles.

Knit 5 rnds.

Next Rnd: K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 38 sts at end of this rnd.

Rep last 6 rnds 2 (3, 4, 5) more times – 42 (44, 46, 48) sts when all incs have been completed.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Rep last rnd until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in.

(14 (16.5, 19, 21.5 cm) from beg.

Next Rnd:Bind off 3 sts, k to last 3 sts, bind off last 3 sts – 36 (38, 40, 42) sts remain.

Cut yarn and slip sts onto a holder.



BODY With smaller circular needle, cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

Knit 6 rows.

Change to larger circular needle.

Next Row (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 5 (6, 7 1/2, 9) in.

(12.5 (15, 19, 23) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole Next Row (WS): K3, p17 (19, 21, 23), bind off 6 sts for armhole, p36 (40, 44, 48), bind off 6 sts for armhole, p17 (19, 21, 23), k3.

Next Row: K20 (22, 24, 26) for right front, k36 (38, 40, 42) Sleeve from holder, k36 (40, 44, 48) for back, k36 (38, 40, 42) held sts of second Sleeve, k20 (22, 24, 26) for left front – 148 (160, 172, 184) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Shape Yoke Next (Dec) Row (RS): K3, k7 (9, 5, 7), k2tog, (k7, k2tog) 14 (15, 17, 18) times, k7 (8, 6, 7), k3 – 133 (144, 154, 165) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Sizes 12-18 months (2 years, 3 years) only Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 1) more time(s).

All sizes Next (Dec) Row: K3, k6 (8, 5, 6), k2tog, (k6, k2tog) 14 (15, 17, 18) times, k7 (8, 5, 7), k3 – 118 (128, 136, 146) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Sizes 12-18 months (2 years, 3 years) only Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 1) more time(s).

All sizes Next (Dec) Row: K3, k6 (4, 4, 6), k2tog, (k5, k2tog) 14 (16, 17, 18) times, k6 (4, 5, 6), k3 – 103 (111, 118, 127) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (0, 0, 1) more time(s).

Next (Dec) Row: K3, k5 (3, 4, 5), k2tog, (k4, k2tog) 14 (16, 17, 18) times, k6 (4, 4, 6), k3 – 88 (94, 100, 108) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next (Dec) Row (buttonhole): K1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k2 (3, 3, 2), k2tog, (k3, k2tog) 15 (16, 17, 19) times, k3 (3, 4, 3), k3 – 72 (77, 82, 88) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Note: knit the yo of buttonhole.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next (Dec) Row: K3, k2 (2, 3, 2), k2tog, (k2, k2tog) 15 (16, 17, 19) times, k2 (3, 3, 2), k3 – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row (buttonhole): K1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k to end.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row:K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.



Neck and Hood Change to smaller circular needle.

Next 2 Rows: Bind off 3 sts, k to end – 50 (54, 58, 62) sts remain.

Next 4 Rows: Knit.

Change to larger needle.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows until hood measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm) from beg of neck; end with a WS row.

Shape Top of Hood Place marker on needle at center of last row.

Next (Dec) Row (RS): K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k to end – 48 (52, 56, 60) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows 4 more times – 40 (44, 48, 52) sts remain.

Bind off.



FINISHING Fold top edge of hood in half and sew edges together.

Sew underarms.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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