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Precious Hooded Cardigan

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This beautiful baby's cardigan from Patons uses slipped stitches to create a textured effect. The pastel colors make this a truly precious gift!

Precious Hooded Cardigan

MATERIALS

  • Patons® Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
  • Main Color (MC) (White)
    • 0-6 months: 2 balls
    • 6-12 months: 3 balls
    • 12-18 months: 3 balls
    • 18-24 months: 4 balls
  • Contrast A: (Blue)
  • Contrast B: (Green)
  • Contrast C: (Yellow)
    • one ball of each

SIZES

Chest measurement

  • 0-6 months: 16 ins [41 cm]
  • 6-12 months: 18 ins [46 cm]
  • 12-18 months: 20 ins [51 cm]
  • 18-24 months: 22 ins [56 cm]

Finished chest

  • 0-6 months: 18½ ins [47 cm]
  • 6-12 months: 20 ins [51 cm]
  • 12-18 months: 22 ins [56 cm]
  • 18-24 months: 24 ins [61 cm]
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 3¼ mm (U.S. 3) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) or size needed to obtain tension.
  • 3 buttons.

 

TENSION
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

ABBREVIATION
Sl1P = slip next st purlways, with yarn at WS of work.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 63 (69- 75-83) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
These 2 rows form (K1. P1) ribbing.
Work a further 3 (3-5-5) rows in ribbing, thus ending with WS facing for next row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (WS). With MC, purl.
2nd row:With A, K1. *Sl1P. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: As 2nd row.
4th row:With MC, knit.
These 4 rows form pat.
Work a further 28 (32-36-40) rows in pat.
Using B in place of A, work 32 (36-40-44) rows in pat.
Using C in place of A, cont in pat until Back from beg measures 10 (11-11¾-12½) ins [25.5 (28- 30-32) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off, placing markers either side of center 25 (27-29-33) sts to mark back neck edge.

Precious Hooded Cardigan Pattern 1

LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 30 (34- 36-40) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
These 2 rows form (K1. P1) ribbing.
Work a further 3 (3-5-5) rows in (K1. P1) ribbing, inc 1 st at center of last row and ending with WS facing for next row. 31 (35-37-41) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Back until 17 (17-21-21) rows less than Back have been worked to shoulder castoff, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8- 8-10) sts at beg of next row. 25 (27-29-31) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and following alt rows 5 times. 19 (21-23-25) sts.
Work 4 (4-8-8) rows even in pat, ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 30 (34- 36-40) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
These 2 rows form (K1. P1) ribbing.
Work a further 3 (3-5-5) rows in (K1. P1) ribbing, inc 1 st at center of last row and ending with WS facing for next row. 31 (35-37-41) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Back until 16 (16-20-20) rows less than Back have been worked to shoulder castoff, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8- 8-10) sts at beg of next row. 25 (27-29-31) sts.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and following alt rows 5 times. 19 (21-23-25) sts.
Work 4 (4-8-8) rows even in pat, ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off.

Precious Hooded Cardigan Pattern 2

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 35 (37- 39-41) sts.
Work 2½ins [6 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, ending with WS facing for next row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Back, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 4th and every following 6th (4th-4th- 6th) row until there are 41 (45-45-49) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

Size 12-18 months only: Inc 1 st at each end of every following 6th row until there are 49 sts.

All Sizes: Work 4 (4-0-2) rows even in pat, thus ending on a 4th row of pat.
Using B in place of A, cont in pat, inc 1 st at each end of 2nd (2nd-6th-4th) and every following 6th row until there are 47 (53-57-57) sts.
Work 6 (0-0-2) rows even in pat, thus ending with a 4th row of pat.

Sizes 0-6, 6-12 and 12-18 months only:
Using C in place of A, cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 6¼ (6¾-7½) ins [16 (17-19) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Size 18-24 months only: Using C in place of A, cont in pat, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of every following 6th row from previous inc until there are 61 sts.
Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 8¼ ins [21 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
All Sizes: Cast off.

Precious Hooded Cardigan Pattern

 

HOOD
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 109 (117-125-133) sts.
Work 5 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, ending with WS facing for next row.
Change to larger needles.
Beg with 1st row of pat and using C in place of A, proceed in pat as given for Back until Hood from beg measures 5 (5½-6¼-7) ins [12.5 (14- 16-18) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Keeping cont of pat, cast off 4 sts beg next 22 (24-26-28) rows.
Cast off rem 21 sts.

 

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Button Band: With smaller needles and MC, cast on 7 sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. P1. K1. P1. K2.
2nd row: K1. (P1. K1) 3 times.
Rep these 2 rows until band, when slightly stretched, fits up front opening edge (left front for girl, or right front for boy) to beg of neck shaping, sewing in place as you work and ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off. Mark positions for 3 buttons on this band with first to come 6 ins [15 cm] up from cast-on edge, last to come ½ inch [1 cm] below beg of neck shaping and rem button evenly spaced between.
Buttonhole Band: Work to match Button Band with the addition of 3 buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
Make buttonhole (RS): (Rib to marker. Cast off 2 sts) 3 times. Rib to end of row and back, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts on previous row.
Fold Hood in half and sew cast-off center back seam. Matching cast-on edge of Hood to edge of front Borders, sew Hood to neck edge.
Place center of cast-off edge of Sleeves to shoulder seams, then sew Sleeves to Back and Fronts. Sew side and sleeve seams, reversing sleeve seam for turn-back cuff. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

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