Doggone Cute Hoodie

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Your little man will be so cozy in this little hoodie. Featuring three crochet cables and a two-button placket, this is the hoodie pattern you’ll want to have on hand.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Size 24 (26, 28, 30, 32)” to fit chest 22 (24, 26, 28, 30)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 24”

Gauge: 12 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc with larger hook

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Malabrigo Twist (100% Merino Wool; 150 yards [137 meters]/100 grams): TW150 Azul Profundo, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) balls

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm); US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; two 5/8” buttons

Special Stitches

Cable (worked over 6 sts)

Row 1: Fpdc in next 6 sts.

Row 2: Bpdc in next 6 sts.

Row 3: Sk first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 sts, fpdc in first 3 skipped sts.

Row 4: Bpdc in next 6 sts.

Row 5: Fpdc in next 6 sts.

Row 6: Bpdc in next 6 sts.

Rep Rows 1-6 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Ch-2 at beginning of row counts as st unless otherwise noted.

Pattern

Back Ribbing

With smaller hook, ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 8 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp only of each sc across, turn.

Rep Row 2 until piece meas 12 (13, 14, 15, 16)”. Do not fasten off.

Back

Change to larger hook and work across long side of ribbing as follows:

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts evenly across, turn.

Work even in hdc until piece meas 14 (16, 17, 18, 20) sts from beginning.

Front Ribbing

Work same as Back Ribbing.

Front

Change to larger hook and work across long side of ribbing as follows:

Foundation Row: Ch 2, hdc 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts evenly across, turn.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, sk first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 sts, fpdc in first 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, sk first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 sts, fpdc in first 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, sk first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 sts, fpdc in first 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 6 sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts.

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts.

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, bpdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts.

Rep Rows 1-6, working cables over 6 sts as established, until piece meas 9 (10, 10, 11, 12)” from beginning.

Neckline Shaping

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, work cable over 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, work cable over 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, work cable over 6 sts, hdc in next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, turn.

Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 10 (Dec): Sl st in first 3 sts, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) sts, work cable over 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, turn – 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts.

 

Size 24 Only

Row 11: Ch 2, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 13 sts.

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc to end, turn – 12 sts.

Row 13: Rep Row 11 – 11 sts.

Row 14: Rep Row 12 – 10 sts.

Row 15: Rep Row 11 – 9 sts.

 

Sizes 26 (28, 30, 32) Only

Row 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, work cable over 6 sts, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 14 (15, 16, 17) sts.

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to cable, work cable over 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, turn – 13 (14, 15, 16) sts.

Row 13: Ch 2, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 12 (13, 14, 15) sts.

Row 14: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc to end, turn – 11 (12, 13, 14) sts.

Row 15: Rep Row 13 – 10 (11, 12, 13) sts.

Row 16: Rep Row 14 – 9 (10, 11, 12) sts.

 

Size 26 Only

Rows 17-18: Work even in hdc.

Fasten off.

 

Size 28 Only

Row 17: Rep Row 13 – 9 sts.

Row 18: Work even in hdc.

Fasten off.

 

Sizes 30 (32) Only

Row 17: Rep Row 13 – 10 (11) sts.

Row 18: Rep Row 14 – 9 (10) sts.

Fasten off.

Join yarn at opposite edge and repeat neck shaping.

Sleeve

Sleeve Ribbing

Work same as Back Ribbing until piece meas 7 (7, 7, 8, 8)” from beginning.

 

Sleeve

Change to larger hook and work across long side of ribbing as follows:

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc 22 (22, 22, 24, 24) sts evenly across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, work even in hdc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 24 (24, 24, 26, 26) sts.

Rows 4-5: Ch 2, work even in hdc, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 3 – 26 (26, 26, 28, 28) sts.

Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 4-6 – 28 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts.

Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 4-6 – 30 (30, 30, 32, 32) sts.

Rows 13-15: Rep Rows 4-6 – 32 (32, 32, 34, 34) sts.

Rows 16-18: Rep Rows 4-6 – 34 (34, 34, 36, 36) sts.

Rows 19-21: Rep Rows 4-6 – 36 (36, 36, 38, 38) sts.

 

Sizes 28 (30, 32) Only

Rep Rows 4-6, 1 (1, 2) times more – 38 (40, 42) sts.

 

All Sizes

Work even in hdc for 1 (4, 4, 6, 6) row(s).

Fasten off.

Hood

Ch 61 (67, 71, 75, 81).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 60 (66, 70, 74, 80) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 58 (64, 68, 72, 78) sts.

Rows 3-16: Rep Row 2 – 30 (36, 40, 44, 50) sts remaining.

 

Size 24 Only

Fasten off.

 

Size 26 (28, 30, 32) Only

Rep Row 2, 2 (4, 6, 6) times more – 32 (32, 32, 38) sts.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew back seam of hood.

Sew slanted edge of hood to neck edge.

 

Hood Edging

With smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at bottom left of placket.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in corner, sc across 6 sts, sc2tog in last unworked st and side of right placket edge, turn – 8 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc back lp only in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc back lp only in first 7 sts, sc2tog in last st and side of right placket edge, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 around right placket and hood until you reach the bottom of the left edge of hood.

Place buttons on right placket evenly.

Work buttonholes opposite each button as follows:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc back lp only in first 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc back lp only in last 3 sts, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across first 3 sc, sc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog last unworked st and one st from placket edge.

Cont edging until you reach bottom of right placket. Fasten off.

Sew right placket over left placket, matching buttons and buttonholes. Sew first 2 rows of open edge of right placket in place.

 

Sew sleeves and side seams.

Weave in ends. yarn ball

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