Red Heart Stripes

Pomp and Stripes Hoodie WR2000

Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Sara Louise Harper.

Directions are for child's size 2; changes for child's sizes 4, 6, and 8 are in parentheses.

Finished chest measurement: 27 (30, 32, 34)".
Finished length measurement: 15 (17, 17, 18)".

RED HEART® "Stripes™": 3 (4, 5, 6) balls 940 Passion Stripes A.

RED HEART® "Pomp-a-Doodle™": 2 balls 9930 Plush Plum B.

Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9].
Circular Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] - 24".
Stitch holder, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4"; 22 rows = 4" in St st with A. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

pomp and stripes hoodie

HOODIE
Back
With A, cast on 56 (62, 66, 70) sts. Work in St st until 7½ (9, 8½, 9½)" from beginning, end P row.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 8 sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 40 (46, 50, 54) sts. Work even until armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 7½)", end P row.

Shape Shoulders
Bind off 11 (13, 15, 16) sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 18 (20, 20, 22) sts. Slip remaining sts to a stitch holder.

Front
Work same as for Back until armhole measures 4 (4½, 5, 5)", end P row.

Divide for Neck
K14 (17, 19, 20), join 2nd ball of A and bind off center 12 (12, 12, 14) sts, Knit to end of row.
Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 1 (2, 2, 2) times - 11 (13, 15, 16) sts each side.

Work even until same length as Back to shoulders. Bind off.

Sleeves
With A, cast on 34 sts. Work in St st, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of every 4th row 8 (10, 12, 12) times, then every 6th row once - 52 (56, 60, 60) sts. Work even until 12 (13, 14, 15)" from beginning, end P row. Bind off. Allow cuff to roll slightly.

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams.

Hood
With right side facing and circular needle, leaving center bound-off sts of Front neck free, join A at Front neck edge, pick up and K11 (12, 14, 15) sts up right neck edge, K across 18 (20, 20, 22) sts from Back holder, pick up and K11 (12, 14, 15) sts down left neck edge - 40 (44, 48, 52) sts. Work back and forth in St st until 8½ (9, 9½, 10)" from pick-up row. Bind off.

Fold bound-off row of Hood in half and sew together.

Note: For best results when using Pomp-A-Doodle yarn, work with the yarn between the pom poms and do not pull the pom pom through the stitch on the needle.

Hood Edging
With right side facing, circular needle and A, pick up and K68 (76, 82, 90) sts around edge of Hood. Work back and forth in St st for 8 (8, 10, 10) rows. Join B and K4 rows dec 14 (16, 18, 18) evenly on first row - 54 (60, 64, 72) sts. Bind off loosely.

Sew hood edging to bound-off sts of Front neck edge so that each side meets at center.

Sew in Sleeves, sewing last 2" of Sleeve to bound-off edge of Armhole shaping. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Lower Edge Trim

With wrong side facing, circular needle and B, pick up and K82 (92, 98, 104) sts around entire lower edge. Knit 3 rounds. Bind off. Weave in ends.

pomp and stripes hoodie


ABBREVIATIONS: A, B = yarn A, B; dec = decrease; inc = increase; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.); st(s) = stitch(es).

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