Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Bobble Hat & Cardigan for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting Pattern

Bobble Hat & Cardigan for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting Pattern

Designed by our resident fashion designer, Stevie, this matching cardigan and hat set will keep your mini baby doll snug for her shoebox journey and new life beyond.

It was designed to fit the Little Baby Doll from Wilkinsons in the UK. These sweet dolls measure 6 3/4 - 7 inches (17cm) from head to toe.

If you use these, or any of our patterns, we'd love to see photos of what you make.

This pretty cream set was made by one of our members, Charlotte. 


KNITTING PATTERN

Use DK (8 ply, light worsted) yarn on size 8 needles (US size 6, 4mm)

Bobble Hat & Cardigan for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting PatternHAT

Cast on 30 stitches
Knit two rows
Stocking stitch 10 rows ( knit one row, purl the next then repeat )

To shape the top :

Knit 4 stitches then k2 tog repeat to end of row - 25 stitches remaining
Purl the next row
Knit 3 stitches then k2 tog repeat to end of row - 20 stitches remaining
Purl the next row
Knit 2 stitches then k2 tog repeat to end of row - 15 stitches remaining
Purl the next row
Knit 1 stitch then k2 tog repeat to end of row - 10 stitches remaining
Purl the next row
k2 tog along row - 5 stitches remaining
Run a thread through the remaining stitches to gather together and fasten off

Sew up hat and finish with a small pompom
Finger knit the straps so the hat can be tied on

CARDIGAN

Bobble Hat & Cardigan for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting PatternBACK

Cast on 20 stitches
Knit two rows then stocking stitch 4 rows
Row 7 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 8 Purl
Row 9 Knit
Row 10 Purl
Row 11 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 12 Purl
Row 13 Knit
Row 14 Purl
Row 15 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 16 Purl
Row 17 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 18 Purl
Knit last two rows then cast off

FRONT – make 2

Special Instructions
- one front piece needs to be the mirror image of the other
- always knit the first two stitches on the edge where the cardigan will be buttoned up to make a nice border

Cast on 12 stitches
Knit two rows then stocking stitch 6 rows
Row 9 K2 tog at sleeve side only, knit rest of row
Row 10 Purl
Row 11 K2 tog each end
Row 12 Purl
Row 13 K2 tog each end
Row 14 Purl
Row 15 K2 tog each end – 5 stitches remaining
Row 16 Purl
Row 17 Knit
Row 18 Purl
Knit two rows then cast off

SLEEVE – make 2

Cast on 16 stitches
Knit two rows then stocking stitch 6 rows
Row 9 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 10 Purl
Row 11 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 12 Purl and p2tog each end
Row 13 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 14 Purl and p2tog each end
Row 15 Knit and k2tog each end
Row 16 Purl
Knit last two rows then cast off

Sew up cardigan and add three mini buttons

Click here for Stevie's previous knitting pattern for the mini baby doll.

Click here for Clip With Purpose's crochet pattern for a cosy doll blanket.

Click here for Stevie's new sewing pattern for the mini baby doll.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! I just added your link to my post I just wrote about making a crocheted baby doll blanket. What a special gift the combination would make for any little girl!

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    1. Thanks for adding the link, Mary - I just returned the favour. I still have the clothes that were handmade for my dolls.

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  2. How lovely! I wish I could knit. Well, I can knit, it is just hard for me. But I love knitted items--they are so much more dainty than crochet. Pinning this for others to use.

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