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Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern
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A hooded poncho for the new baby is easy with this baby poncho knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns . The colorful poncho closes with a sweet button at the neck. For 6-24 month babies, you only need 2 balls of yarn.
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins 10 cm with larger needles in stocking st.
Sizes: To fit chest measurement
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
FRONT: With smaller needles, cast on 95 (105-115-125) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
Cont in Check Pat until work from beg measures 9 (10-11-12) ins 23 (25.5-28-30.5) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Divide for front opening: Next row: Pat 52 (57-62-67) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7) sts. Pat to end of row. 46 (51-55-60) sts.
Work Right Side to correspond to Left Side, reversing all shapings.
BACK: Joining row: K5. Pat to end of row. Cast on 23 (23-27-27) sts. Pat across next 36 (41-44-49) sts from spare needle. K5. 105 (115-125-135) sts.
Change to smaller needles and knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
HOOD: With smaller needles, cast on 89 (89-97-97) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Front dec 1 st each end of needle on 5th and following alt rows until there are 75 (75-81-81) sts.
Shape back seam: Cast off 7 sts beg next 8 rows. Cast off rem 19 (19-25-25) sts.
FINISHING: Fold Hood in half at back and sew back seam. Sew shaped edge of Hood to neck opening, beg at front opening edge and matching back seam of Hood to center back neck edge.
Button loop: With smaller needles, cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Fold loop in half and sew in position. Sew button to correspond to loop.
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