Woodsprite Hooded Coat
Like most small children, my daughter has a tendency to collect little treasures during our walks. Even in the winter, when there are no dandelions to pick or inchworms to scoop up, she manages to find plenty to fill her pockets – birds’ feathers, leaves with interesting shapes, and small pebbles that somehow stand out from the rest.
I wanted to knit her a coat especially for our winter walks – one that would combine my love for vintage details with her need for a warm sweater.
The result is the Woodsprite Hooded Coat. With pockets to hold pine cones and stones and a pixie hood to keep away the chill, it’s just the thing to wear while searching for treasures in the forest. Cozy worsted weight yarn knits up quickly, and knitterly details like icord edging and a back pleat keep things interesting.
Knit entirely from the top down, the coat starts with a hood that’s knit flat and grafted together later. The classic raglan shape flows into an a-line body, and the sweater is edged with icord to give it a finished look. An optional garter stitch tab positioned just above the back pleat give the coat a polished look.
The 3 and 6 month sizes include instructions for making false pockets, and the pocket instructions for the larger sizes are fully illustrated with photos.The pattern also includes a step-by-step photo tutorial for finishing the pleat.
Finished Chest Measurements: 18¾(19½, 20½, 21¼, 22¼, 24, 25¾, 27½) inches; 47.5(49.5, 52, 54, 56.5, 61, 65.5, 70) cm
Main Color: 335(410, 470, 520, 570, 645, 720, 780) yards Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted in Columbus Circle (100% superwash merino, 400 yards/ 226 grams)
25 yards DK or heavy sport weight yarn in contrastinc color for pocket linings
US size 7 (4.50 mm) 32” (81 cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 6 (4.00 mm) 32” (81 cm) circular needles
US size 7 (4.50 mm) double pointed needles
US size 6 (4.00 mm) double pointed needles
US size 8 (5.00 mm) double pointed needles
Stitch markers (4), plus 4 removable stitch markers
1¼” (28 mm) buttons - 2
1” (24mm) buttons - 2 for optional garter tab
Blue sample is worked in Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio worsted in the Columbus Circle Colorway. Model is wearing a size 4T with positive ease at the chest
Purple Sample is worked in Malabrigo Rios in the Plomo colorway. Model is wearing a size 3T with minimal ease.
Measurement “G” on schematic is the full garment length from neck to hem. It does not include hood depth.