Bernat® Pipsqueak Huggy Bear Cape (Knit)

Keep your darling "huggy bear" toasty warm in this snuggly cape you knit yourself in about 8 hours. Cute cape allows for freedom of movement and the super soft yarn won't hurt baby's tender skin. Bernat® Pipsqueak fuzzy yarn comes in fun shades and is completely machine washable and dryable.

Skill Level:
Easy

 

 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Bernat® Pipsqueak (3.5 oz./100 ga.; 120 yds./109m) Yarn – Baby Blue (2 Balls)
  • Circular Knitting Needle, Size U.S. 8 (5mm) 16" (40.5cm) long or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
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Instructions

Size: One size to fit child 6 - 18 mos.

Gauge: 12 sts and 17 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking stitch

Abbreviations

alt = alternate(ing)
approx = approximate(ly)
beg = beginning
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
p2tog = purl next 2 stitches together
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
rs = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
ws= wrong side

 

Instructions

BODY

Beg at lower edge, cast on 88 sts. Join to work in rnds, placing marker on first st.

Knit 16 rnds even.

Beg yoke shaping: 1st rnd: *K9. K2tog. Rep from * around. 80 sts.

Knit 3 rnds even.

5th rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts.

Knit 3 rnds even.

9th rnd: *K7. K2tog. Rep from * around. 64 sts.

Knit 3 rnds even.

13th rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts.

Knit 3 rnds even.

17th rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 sts.

Knit 3 rnds even.

21st rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.

Knit 3 rnds even.

25th rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 sts.

 

Divide for neck: Beg working in rows: 1st row: K30. K2tog. Turn. 31 sts.

2nd row: Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. 30 sts.

3rd row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 28 sts.

4th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. 26 sts

Rep last 2 rows twice more. 18 sts.

With WS facing, pick up and knit 7 sts down right front neck opening.

 

Hood: 1st row: (RS). Knit 7 sts just picked up along right front neck opening. K18. Pick up and knit 7 sts down left front neck opening. 32 sts.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: K15. (Inc1) twice. Knit to end of row. 34 sts.

5th row: K16. (Inc1) twice. Knit to end of row. 36 sts.

7th row: K17. (Inc1) twice. Knit to end of row. 38 sts.

Cont even in stocking st until Hood from pick up row measures 7” (18 cm), ending with a purl row. Cast off. Sew top Hood seam.

 

EARS (make 2)

Cast on 8 sts.

Knit 4 rows (garter st).

Next row: ssk. K4. K2tog. 6 sts.

Next row: ssk. K2. K2tog. 4 sts.

Next row: ssk. K2tog. 2 sts.

Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sew Ears to either side of Hood as shown in picture.