Sweet Lullaby Seamless Hooded Blanket by Elizabeth Elliott
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Sweet Lullaby Seamless Hooded Blanket

May 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
written for 27"x27", but guidelines provided for any size
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This soft, snuggly blanket is perfect to wrap your baby in. Blanket, hood, and border are knit in the round in one piece―no seaming, no picking up stitches. The pattern has both written and charted instructions, and includes guidelines for adapting it to any gauge or size, so you can make one for a doll, for your toddler, or even (if you’re feeling ambitious) for yourself. This also means that getting exact gauge is less important than getting a fabric you like. Pattern uses lifted increases and short row shaping; explanations for these techniques are included.

Yarn: 4 skeins Simply Cotton Worsted (three MC and one CC or 4 MC if you’re doing the border in the same colour). Blanket can also be made with other weights of yarn using the simple guidelines provided with the pattern.

Needles required: (5) 4.5mm/US 7 DPNs or size to obtain gauge, 32” 4.5mm circular or size to obtain gauge. 24” and 40” circular needles are helpful but not required.

curvyjax has suggested using the Emily Ocker cast on, which I found worked very well. Here is a good video tutorial for that cast on.

Oct. 1/10 Just got a photo of my week-old nephew in the prototype, which is the size given in the pattern. Added photo to show size on a newborn, as it looks so small on the older baby.