Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Making Your Very Own Snuggle Bundle


I wanted to make something toasty and snuggly and protective. A beer cozy, but for babies. A Baby Cozy.



US 10.5 24-in. circular. US 11 dpns.
2 skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky
Tapestry needle
stitch markers
4 size 18mm buttons
1 size 20mm button


For snuggle: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches.

For hat: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches.

Snuggle Pattern:

Using circular needle, CO 32 sts. Work 2 rows in garter stitch.

K2, yo, k2, *m1, k2. Repeat from * to end. (47 sts).

Knit 5 rows.

K2, yo, k4, m1, *k3, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (62 sts).

Knit 5 rows.

K2, yo, k6, m1, *k4, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (77 sts).

Knit 5 rows.

K2, yo, k8, m1, *k5, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (92 sts).

Knit 3 rows.

BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next row, knit to end. Do not turn.

Join to begin working in the round. Place marker for round at center back. Work in stockinette until piece measures 17 inches. Work 4 more inches in garter stitch.

Work 2tog, work 21 sts, place marker, work 43 sts, place marker.

Sew together all sts between markers using kitchener stitch (if you have to fudge and move stitches around the markers a little, it's okay--the idea is just to have the snuggle lie flat). Weave in ends. Sew smaller buttons opposite buttonholes; they will move increasingly away from the edge.

Hat Pattern:

Using dpns, CO 4 sts. Work i-cord for one inch. Divide sts onto 4 needles, k f&b into every stitch (8 sts).

Knit 1 rnd.

K f&b into every stitch (16 sts).

*Knit 1 rnd.
(Knit to end of needle, m1 in space between needles) around.

Repeat from * until there are 48 sts.

Work even for 1 inch.

CO 4 sts. Purl 1 row. Turn. Do not join. Purl 1 row.

Next row: p2, yo, p2tog, purl to end.

Work in garter stitch until garter section measures 1 inch. BO loosely.

Weave in ends. Sew larger button opposite buttonhole.

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