Short Description: This child sized version of the Austin Hoodie is a fun and easy piece for the little ones. Some details have been tweaked with the smaller customer in mind – it’s worked at a tighter gauge for hardier wear, buttonholes have been added to the band, the turned hems have been replaced by simple garter edges, waist shaping has been eliminated, and the hood is topped by an elfin point. Beautiful, saturated colors ensure that this cardigan can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. As always with baby/child garments, please measure the intended recipient to determine size. The intended ease is 2 – 4 inches to accommodate growing bellies/bodies!
Gauge: 25 sts and 34 rows = 4” in Stockinette with larger needles. 26½ sts and 34 rows = 4” in Rib with larger needles. 25 sts and 38 rows = 4” in Woven St with smaller needles and yarn held doubled.
Finished Measurements: 19½ (21½, 23¼, 24¾, 26½, 28)” bust circumference to fit 6m (9m, 12m, 2y, 4y, 6y). Samples measures 19½” (Tart) and 21½” (Cousteau).
Materials Used: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 1 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins.
Needle Size: Body and sleeves—US size 5 circular needles. US size 4 needles for doubled, woven band at bust. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Other Details: Tapestry needle; stitch holders; 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) buttons