Hexagonal Hoodie by Tricia Drake
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Hexagonal Hoodie

March 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 17 - 12.75 mm
newborn/car seat size approximately 24" in diameter; larger size approximately 34" in diameter

NEW Kits in stock: https://www.etsy.com/listing/112422905/hexagonal-hooded-b...

Kits and needles available for this and any project from “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way” at www.TrickyKnits.com.

NEW 9/2012 - “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way” wins the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Craft/Hobby/How-To book, awarded by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

NEW 6/2012 - “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way” is a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year.

MARCH 2012 - Colorful Nest “Purl Strand” is unavailable indefinitely. The last order for this yarn in August 2011 was never received from the spinner. Please contact Tricia at tric@trickyknits.com for ideas on current substitutions!

Materials List - 2 skeins of Purl Strand and 2 skeins of Aslan Trends Del Sur

Color variations include Colorful Nest’s Purl Strand in Spring Garden with Aslan Trends Del Sur in #9 Sour Apple.

A new design for a traditional hooded baby blanket - the Hexagonal Hoodie. No more skimpy points of a square doing the work of covering a baby - the generous sides of this hexagon will keep her toasty. The optional hood on this blanket is easy to remove if you want to later. In fact, Tricia suggests you make it a “grow with me” blanket - just pick up stitches and add a row or two every year on Baby’s birthday. He’ll have a rug to take to college!

To purchase an author-signed copy of “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way”, visit TrickyKnits.com.

This item will be available as a kit in several colorways at TrickyKnits after the release of the book March 12.

NEW REVIEW 3/16/11 from Living Crafts Magazine, Spring 2011: “Some of the designs in this book are so unique and so perfect for a new baby that they seem commissioned by Mother Nature herself…”

NEW REVIEW 3/14/11 from Publishers Weekly: …“Drake, founder of TrickyKnits, captures a festive mood in this collection of hand knit baby gifts. Beginning knitters will welcome the explicit directions and speedy results; experienced knitters will enjoy experimenting with chunky knits for tiny newborns…The results appear deliciously complex, yet the designs are relatively straightforward.”