Snug is an almost seamless baby hoodie, knit in a bulky but soft and warm yarn. Wood buttons finish the natural look of it.
The sideways knitted garter stitch makes it very stretchy, so it should fit for quite a while, as a jacket keeping the baby snug in it’s hood.
The vertical rows continue seamless into the arms and hood, making this a nice and simple looking garment.
As for the finishing, the only seams are at the shoulder and back of neck, done with a pretty invisible seaming. Diagram and links to techniques used are included in the pattern.
This pattern does require you to know or learn some techniques like provisional cast on - if you’re unsure please read through pattern and/or links provided in it.
(first time i wrote a detailed pattern, double triple checked and think it’s ok but please let me know if you find any mistakes in it :-)
Errata & updates
14 december 2009
At the part ‘front flaps and hood’ the line You’ll now have a total of 106 sts on your circular needle should be You’ll now have a total of 116 sts on your circular needle
Uploaded a new pdf file where this is corrected.
19 januari 2010
Don’t think i will make the pattern suitable for bigger sizes in the near future, but as you may have seen one of the knitters made notes about it.
It should not be too hard though, using the sizing from another baby cardigan pattern:
Elongate the body part by casting on more stitches at the start, and at the scrap yarn part reserve some more stiches for the armholes, so you’ll get wider sleeves.
Then at the last part where the hood is made, depending at the body circumference, the fronts should be made a little wider by adding some rows, and the hood may have to be somewhat higher by adding extra stitches to the provisional-hood-cast-on.
That should do it.
25 januari 2011 - As I get lots of questions: the booties in the picture are to be found here, knit in the same yarn, with an adjusted pattern of Debbie Bliss