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bernat® sheepy™ bear-y cute knit hooded baby blanket

Made using Bernat® Sheepy™ yarn, this blanket is practical and fun! It makes this blanket super-plush and warm, while the adorable hood with ears gives it a teddy-like look that babies will love.
Step 1
MEASUREMENTS: Approx 40" x 30" [101.5 cm x 76 cm], excluding hood
GAUGE: 9 sts and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st, take time to check your gauge
SPECIAL STITCH(ES) EXPLANATION(S):
  • Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
  • Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
NOTES: Due to dense pile of yarn, place a stitch marker on the RS of work to help keep track.
Click here for the diagram.
For Canada, click here and for French, click here.
Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
With U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular needle, cast on 80 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is RS.
Next Row: (WS). *K7. Kfb. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K8. 89 sts. 9 sts inc'd.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1: (RS). Knit.
Row 2: (WS). K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows until Blanket from beg measures approx 27¾" [70.5 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next Row: (WS). K7. K2tog. *K10. K2tog. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K8. 82 sts. 7 sts dec'd.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1: (RS). Knit.
Row 2: K30. P22. K30.
Rep last 2 rows twice more.
Next Row: (RS). Knit.
Next Row: (WS). Cast off 26 sts. K30 (including rem st from cast-off) and place on st holder for Hood. Cast off 26 sts.
Hood:
Slip 30 sts from st holder onto working needle.
Row 1: (RS). Knit.
Row 2 and Alt Rows: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows until hood measures 7½" [19 cm], ending on a WS row.
Do not cast off. Fold last row of hood in half. Graft 2 sets of 15 sts tog as shown in grafting diagram.
Right Ear: With RS facing, pick up and knit 5 sts across 2½" [6.5 mm] along right side of Hood as shown in hood diagram.
**Knit 4 rows (garter st).
Next row: ssk. K1. K2tog. 3 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K3tog. Fasten off.**
Left Ear: With RS facing, pick up and knit 5 sts across 2½" [6 mm] along left side of Hood as shown in hood diagram.
Rep from ** to **.

Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Dec = Decrease
Inc = Increase
= Knit
K2(3)tog = Knit Next 2(3) Stitches Together
Kfb = Knit in front and back
= Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)(s)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Ssk = Slip, Slip, Knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong Side

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