Bernat® Tizzy Hug Me Vest (Knit)

What's better than giving a warm, fuzzy hug to your favourite little one? Have fun creating this adorable vest with Bernat® Tizzy, a whimsical, softly-textured yarn that works up quickly and easily, even for beginners.

Skill Level: Easy


Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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  • Bernat® Tizzy (3.5 oz./100 ga.; 52 yds./47m) Yarn: Blue Skies (2 (2, 2) Balls
  • Knitting Needles, Size U.S. 15 (10mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Yarn Needle
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Sizes: To fit baby: 6 (12-18/24) mos.

Gauge: 8 sts and 12 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking st

To fit chest measurement:

6 mos: 17" (43cm)
12 mos: 18" (45.5cm)
18/24 mos: 21" (53.5cm)

Finished measurements:

6 mos: 19" (48cm)
12 mos: 21" (53.5cm)
18/24 mos: 23" (58.5cm)


beg = begin(ing)
cont = continue(ity)
dec = decrease(ing)
inc1 = increase 1 stitch in next stitch by knitting into front and back of stitch
k = knit
k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together
p = purl
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
rs = right side
ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
st(s) = stitch(es)
ws = wrong side



The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Note: Vest is worked in one piece to armholes.

Cast on 28 (32-38) sts.

1st row: (WS). Purl.

2nd row: Inc1 in first st. Knit to last st. Inc1 in last st. 30 (34-40) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 38 (42-48) sts.

Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 4 (5-6)" [10 (12.5-15) cm], ending with a purl row.

Divide for Fronts and Back: Next row: (RS). K8 (9-11). Cast off 2 sts. K18 (20-22). Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row.

Left Front: 1st row: P8 (9-11). Leave rem sts on st holder.

2nd row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.

Work 3 rows even.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next row and every RS row 3 (4-5) times more. Cast off rem 3 (3-4) sts.

Back: With WS facing, join yarn to next 18 (20-22) sts.

Work even in stocking st until piece measures same length as Left Front. Cast off.

Right Front: With WS facing, join yarn to rem 8 (9-11) sts for Right Front.

Purl 1 row.

Next row: ssk. Knit to end of row.

Work 3 rows even.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next row and every RS row 3 (4-5) times more. Cast off rem 3 (3-4) sts.

Sew shoulder seams.