Children's Poncho with Hoodie knitting pattern
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Children’s Poncho with Hoodie knitting pattern

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a children’s Poncho with Hood, step by step. I dyed this yarn myself several years ago, and I don’t know why I never found a reason to use it. Well, now the time has come!

This poncho with hoodie is a bottom-up construction knitted in the round: Starting at the hem with a 2 x 2 ribbing edge, followed by a straight section in Stockinette stitch, and then, the decreases begin. 

Then, we’ll start knitting back and forth (flat), to make the neckline and finally, the hoodie (with a 2 x 2 ribbing edge on each side, to prevent the natural curling of the Stockinette stitch.

This pattern is pretty simple, so if you are an experienced knitter, I’m sure you can customize it, by changing the stitch pattern, adding a pocket, etc. If you are an advanced beginner, or a beginner willing to learn, this will be a thrilling challenge ;D

Finished measurements

Circumference at the hem: 16.33 in /41,5 cm

Height (hem to neckline): 11.5 in / 29,5 cm

Hoodie width: 12 in / 30,5 cm

Hoodie height: 9 in / 23 cm

Size

18 months to 3 – 3 1/2 years of age

Gauge

16 stitches and 22 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in Stockinette st.

Materials

205 gr (323 yds / 295 m) of worsted weight wool, Aran or number 4

5,5 mm (US 9), circular needles (cable length: 16 in / 40 cm) 

One stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Rule or measuring tape 

This kit has all the accessories we need for this project, and more! (Of course, it doesn’t include the needles, nor the yarn).

Abbreviations

CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

RS: Right side of the work

WS: Wrong side of the work

k2tog: Knit two stitches together (one stitch decrease)

p2tog: Purl two stitches together

k2togtbl: Knit two stitches together through the back loop

m1L: A left-leaning increase called Make one left (with the tip of the right-hand needle, take the bar between two stitches, from back to front, and knit into the back of it).

m1R: A right-leaning increase called Make one right (with the tip of the right-hand needle, take the bar between two stitches, from front to back, and knit into the front of it).

How to knit a Poncho with hoodie, step by step. So Woolly.

Children’s Poncho with Hood knitting

pattern

CO 136 st. If you are using the Long Tail cast-on method, please leave a tail long enough so as to not run out of yarn (around 105 in / 270 cm).

Place a marker after the last st, and join in the round.

Ribbing

Knit 7 rounds in 2/2 Rib stitch (1 3/8 in or 3,5 cm), as follows:

Rounds 1º – 7º: *K2, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to end.

Straight section

On the next round, change to Stockinette stitch (knit every st of every round), and keep knitting until the piece measures 5 in / 12,8 cm from the CO edge. (21 rounds approx).

Decrease section (to neckline)

1º round (RS): K2, *K9, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (124 st).

2º, 3º, 4º, 5º, 6º, 7º, and 8º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

9º round: K2, *K8, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (112 st).

10º, 11º, 12º, 13º, 14º and 15º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

16º round: K2, *K7, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (100 st).

17º, 18º, 19º, 20º and 21º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

22º round: K2, *K6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (88 st).

23º, 24º, 25º, 26º and 27º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

28º round: K2, *K5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (76 st).

30º, 31º, 32º, and 33º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

34º round: K2, *K4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (64 st).

35º, 36º, 37º, 38º and 39º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

40º round: K2, *K3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, K2. 12 st have been decreased (52 st).

41º, 42º, and 43º rounds: K across (without decreasing).

Cape with Hoodie for children knitting pattern. So Woolly.

Neckline

1º row (RS): K1, k2tog, turn the work (51 st). From now on, the piece will be worked back and forth (flat).

2º row: P to last 2 st, p2tog (50 st).

3º, 5º, 7º, 9º, and 11º rows: K2togtbl, k to last 2 st, k2tog.

4º, 6º, 8º, 10º, and 12º rows: P2tog, p to last 2 st, p2tog.

(30 st left).

12º row: At the end of this row (facing WS), pick up and purl 9 st from the neckline.

13º row: K across. Pick up and knit 9 stitches from the neckline, k to end (48 st).

14º row: P across

Poncho with Hoodie free knitting pattern and video tutorial. So Woolly.

Hoodie

1º row (RS): K 24, m1L, k1, m1R, k to end.

2º and every even row: P across (without increasing).

3º row: K 26, m1L, k1, m1R, k to end.

5º row: P2, k2, p2, K 21, m1L, k1, m1R, k to last 6 st, p2, k2, p2 (54 st).

6º row: K2, p2, k2, p to last 6 st, k2, p2, k2.

Repeat rows 5º and 6º, until the piece measures 9 in / 23 cm from the pick-up and purl row. 

BO in pattern.

Facing RS, fold in half, and sew on both top sides of the hoodie.

And the Poncho with hoodie is finished!

Enjoy the video:

Children’s Poncho with Hoodie knitting

pattern

I hope you like it!

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Hugs and happy knitting,

So Woolly – Carolina

PS: Looking for a Basic Raglan Sweater for the same age? Click here to see the pattern and video tutorial!

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