Frightfully Adorable Baby Bat Set

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No need to search for the winner of this year’s costume party; this winged baby bat onesie will definitely swoop in for first prize. Your little one will look cute without feeling uncomfortable; plus, snap tape makes it easy to get in and out.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Onesie: 6 (12) months, 17 (18)” chest; Hat: Baby (Toddler), 14 (16)” head circumference

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc with larger hook

Materials

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): 508 Blue Graphite, 3 (3) ball

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

Notions: Yarn needle; stitch markers; ¼ yard of black snap tape

Special Stitches

Ch-3 Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Pattern Notes

Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track.  If only one number is given that number applies to both sizes.

Ch 3 at beginning of a row does not count as a dc.

Pattern

Onesie

Back

With larger hook, ch 13 (17).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and each ch across, turn – 12 (16) sts.

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

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 14 (18) sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4 – 16 (20) sts.

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 3-4 – 18 (22) sts.

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 3-4 – 20 (24) sts.

Rows 11-12: Rep Rows 3-4 – 22 (26) sts.

Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 3-4 – 24 (28) sts.

Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 3-4 – 26 (30) sts.

Rows 17-18: Rep Rows 3-4 – 28 (32) sts.

Rows 19-20: Rep Rows 3-4 – 30 (34) sts.

Row 21: Rep Row 3 – 32 (36) sts.

Work even in sc for 40 (45) rows.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, sc in each st to last 2 sts, leave rem sts unworked, turn – 28 (32) sts.

Rows 2-11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 7 (9) sts, leave rem sts unworked, turn – 7 (9) sts.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to end, turn – 6 (8) sts.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 15: Rep Row 13 – 5 (7) sts.

Work even in sc for 3 (5) rows.

Ribbing

Change to smaller hook, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc2tog last ch and first st of last row, turn – 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 2 sts, sc2tog blo last st and 2nd st of last row, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 across 5 (7) sts of Shoulder.

Fasten off.

Join yarn at opposite side and repeat from Armhole Row 12.

Front

With larger hook, ch 11 (15).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 10 (14) sts.

Row 2: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 12 (16) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3 – 14 (18) sts.

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3 – 16 (20) sts.

Rows 8-9: Rep Rows 2-3 – 18 (22) sts.

Rows 10-11: Rep Rows 2-3 – 20 (24) sts.

Rows 12-13: Rep Rows 2-3 – 22 (26) sts.

Row 14: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across – 27 (31) sts.

Row 15: Rep Row 14 – 32 (36) sts.

Work even in sc for 40 (45) rows.

Armhole Shaping

Work same as Back to Ribbing. Fasten off.

Neckline

With smaller hook, join yarn at neck edge, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc2tog last ch and first st of last row – 2 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first st, sc2tog blo last st and 2nd st of last row, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 around neck edge, working from one shoulder to another.

Fasten off.

Sew side seams.

Sew snap tape to Shoulder seams, overlapping ribbing. Tack Armhole edges.

Sleeve (make 2)

With larger hook, join yarn at underarm seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 32 (34) sts evenly around, turn – 32 (34) sts.

Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 30 (32) sts.

Rnds 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, turn.

Rnds 7-9: Rep Rnds 4-6 – 28 (30) sts.

Rnds 10-12: Rep Rnds 4-6 – 26 (28) sts.

Rnds 13-15: Rep Rnds 4-6 – 24 (26) sts.

Rnds 16-18: Rep Rnds 4-6 – 22 (24) sts.

Rnds 19-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around, turn.

Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 4 – 20 (22) sts.

Work even in sc for 14 (18) rnds, turning at each end.

Ribbing

Change to smaller hook, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc2tog last ch and first st of last rnd – 2 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first st, sc2tog blo last st and 2nd st of last rnd, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 around Sleeve edge.

Fasten off.

Wing (Make 2)

With larger hook, ch 6.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, turn – 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st, turn – 6 sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, turn – 9 sts.

Row 4: Ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2) 3 times, turn – 12 sts.

Row 5: Ch 3, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 15 sts.

Row 6: Ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 18 sts.

Row 7: Ch 3, (dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 21 sts.

Row 8: Ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 24 sts.

Row 9: Ch 3, (dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 27 sts.

Row 10: Ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 30 sts.

Row 11: Ch 3, (dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2) twice, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn – 33 sts.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in next 8 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, tr in next dc, (tr, ch-3 picot, tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 5 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, tr in next dc, (tr, ch-3 picot, tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 8 dc.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew Wing to underarm using photos as guide.

Leg Edging

Join yarn at left side seam of Leg opening.

Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in corners. Fasten off.

Sew snap tape to bottom of Front and Back, using photos as a guide.

Weave in ends.

Hat Pattern

With larger hook, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring, pull tight to close, join with sl st to first sc – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 24 sts.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 30 sts.

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 36 sts.

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 42 sts.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 48 sts.

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 54 sts.

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 60 sts.

Size Toddler Only

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 66 sts.

All Sizes

Work 15 (18) rnds even – 60 (66) sts.

Ribbing

Change to smaller hook, ch 5.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sc2tog last ch and first st of last rnd, turn – 4 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 3 sts, sc2tog blo last st and 2nd st of last rnd, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 around.

Fasten off.

Ear (make 2)

With smaller hook, ch 9.

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

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 10 sts.

Rows 3-4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Rep Row 2 – 12 sts.

Rows 6-9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 10 sts.

Row 11: Rep Row 10 – 8 sts.

Row 12: Rep Row 10 – 6 sts.

Row 13: Rep Row 10 – 4 sts.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, turn – 2 sts.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 st.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew seam in Ribbing.

Sew Ears on Hat using photos as a guide.

Weave in all ends.

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Comments
  • This is so darn cute and my Great Grandson will be 8 months on Halloween. I really have to make this for him. Love it.

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  • Is there a video tutorial available for the pattern? I am not understanding the part about the ribbing.

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  • bridgettes

    is there anywhere we can go for help with this pattern? I am not understanding the ribbing and the neckline??

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  • I am also having trouble understanding the neckline & ribbing. Any better pictures? Baby is adorable (which is why I wanted to make this!) but I cant get a good look at the “neckline”. Thanks 🙂

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  • I to had trouble with the rjbbing so I just used sc & it looks ok, for the neckline & sleeves I did a picot edging as I didn’t understand that either. Also in a couple of places the pattern says “using photos as a guide” except I can’t find the picture instructions

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  • Jordan Ella McCullough

    Hi I also don’t understand the ribbing section… please help

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    • Tech Editor

      Thank you, Jordan for your comment. We’ve asked the designer to jump on and give some insights. Hopefully, she will be able to help clarify the ribbing section.

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  • I am making this for a one year old. Should I use the first number or the parentheses number?

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