Snowman Hooded Blanket Knit Pattern

Snowman Hooded Blanket Pattern

This fun hooded blanket is the perfect place for little ones to snuggle into this winter.  Make it in white, with a scarf in your choice of color, add some buttons, and you’re done!  Your little snowman will be all ready to curl up for a cozy rest.

This free hooded blanket knitting pattern features bulky (5) weight yarn and size 8.0mm (US11) knitting needles.  Circular needles used as straights will make the project easiest.  Pattern features sizes Child 1-5 Years and Child 5-10 Years.

Blanket pictured is crochet version.  Knit version features Stockinette stitch for the body portion, and seed stitch for the scarf.

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Snowman Hooded Blanket Knit Pattern

Measurements

Child 1-5 Years:

28” (71cm) Circumference

48” (121.92cm) Length

Child 5-10 Years:

30” (76.25cm) Circumference

54” (137cm) Length

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 950 yards (approx. 135 yards of color 2 (red), approx. 815 yards of color 1 (cream)) (I used Knit Picks’ Brava Bulky)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 8.0 mm (US11) Straight Needles (circular needles used as straights will help you fit all your sts on) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
  • Additional needle for Three Needle Bind Off
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle
  • 3 Large Buttons (I used 3” buttons on mine)

Gauge

7 sts and 9 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in stockinette stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • M1 (Make 1): On a knit row: Insert left needle front to back, under the strand between st on left needle and st on right needle making a new loop on left needle. Knit this loop through the back.
  • K2tog: Knit the next two sts together
  • P2tog: Purl the next two sts together
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified


Child 1-5 Year Pattern

Cast on 70 sts using color 1 (white) yarn and Straight Needles

Rows 1-5: P2, *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Purl

Repeat rows 6&7 until your project measures approx. 8 inches (20.25cm) in length from the starting edge.

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 35 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your hood right side out.

Using Color 2 Yarn and working along the bottom edge of the hood (edge without ribbing), with the knit side facing and starting from the front corner, evenly pick up and knit 56 sts around the base of the hood onto your straight needles.  When you reach the opposite front corner of the hood, cast on an additional 42 sts.  You should now have a total of 98 sts on your needles.

Row 1: *K1, P1* Repeat across (seed stitch)

Row 2: *P1, K1* Repeat across

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your Color 2 section measures approx. 5 inches (12.75cm) in length.

Row 3: Bind off the first 24 sts, Drop and cut Color 2 Yarn and Pick up Color 1 Yarn, Purl across row (74 total sts)

Row 4: *K4, M1* Repeat 17 more times, K2 (92 total sts)

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Purl

Repeat Rows 6&7 until your project measures approx. 33 inches (83.75cm) from end of Color 2 Yarn.  End after repeat of Row 7.

Decreases:

Row 8: *K2tog, K44* Repeat across (90 total st)

Row 9: *P16, P2tog* Repeat across (85 total sts)

Row 10:  *K2tog, K15* Repeat across (80 total sts)

Row 11: *P14, P2tog* Repeat across (75 total sts)

Row 12:  *K2tog, K13* Repeat across (70 total sts)

Row 13: *P12, P2tog* Repeat across (65 total sts)

Row 14:  *K2tog, K11* Repeat across (60 total sts)

Row 15: *P10, P2tog* Repeat across (55 total sts)

Row 16:  *K2tog, K9* Repeat across (50 total sts)

Row 17: *P8, P2tog* Repeat across (45 total sts)

Row 18:  *K2tog, K7* Repeat across (40 total sts)

Row 19: *P6, P2tog* Repeat across (35 total sts)

Row 20:  *K2tog, K5* Repeat across (30 total sts)

Row 21: *P4, P2tog* Repeat across (25 total sts)

Row 22:  *K2tog, K3* Repeat across (20 total sts)

Row 23: *P2, P2tog* Repeat across (15 total sts)

Row 24:  *K2tog, K1* Repeat across (10 total sts)

Bind off as if to Purl.

Use the Mattress Stitch to seam up the side of the bag all the way up to the hood.  Use your yarn needle to cinch the bottom of the bag.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Child 5-10 Year Pattern

Cast on 84 sts using color 1 (white) yarn and Straight Needles

Rows 1-5: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Purl

Repeat rows 6&7 until your project measures approx. 10 inches (25.5cm) in length from the starting edge.

 Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 42 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your hood right side out.

Using Color 2 Yarn and working along the bottom edge of the hood (edge without ribbing), with the knit side facing and starting from the front corner, evenly pick up and knit 70 sts around the base of the hood onto your straight needles.  When you reach the opposite front corner of the hood, cast on an additional 52 sts.  You should now have a total of 122 sts on your needles.

Row 1: *K1, P1* Repeat across (seed stitch)

Row 2: *P1, K1* Repeat across

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your Color 2 section measures approx. 6 inches (15.25cm) in length.

Row 3: Bind off the first 28 sts, Drop and cut Color 2 Yarn and Pick up Color 1 Yarn, Purl across row (94 total sts)

Row 4: *K8, M1* Repeat ten more times, K6 (105 total sts)

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Purl

Repeat Rows 6&7 until your project measures approx. 38 inches (96.5cm) from end of Color 2 Yarn.  End after repeat of Row 7.

Decreases:

Row 8:  *K2tog, K19* Repeat across (100 total sts)

Row 9: *P18, P2tog* Repeat across (95 total sts)

Row 10:  *K2tog, K17* Repeat across (90 total sts)

Row 11: *P16, P2tog* Repeat across (85 total sts)

Row 12:  *K2tog, K15* Repeat across (80 total sts)

Row 13: *P14, P2tog* Repeat across (75 total sts)

Row 14:  *K2tog, K13* Repeat across (70 total sts)

Row 15: *P12, P2tog* Repeat across (65 total sts)

Row 16:  *K2tog, K11* Repeat across (60 total sts)

Row 17: *P10, P2tog* Repeat across (55 total sts)

Row 18:  *K2tog, K9* Repeat across (50 total sts)

Row 19: *P8, P2tog* Repeat across (45 total sts)

Row 20:  *K2tog, K7* Repeat across (40 total sts)

Row 21: *P6, P2tog* Repeat across (35 total sts)

Row 22:  *K2tog, K5* Repeat across (30 total sts)

Row 23: *P4, P2tog* Repeat across (25 total sts)

Row 24:  *K2tog, K3* Repeat across (20 total sts)

Row 25: *P2, P2tog* Repeat across (15 total sts)

Row 26:  *K2tog, K1* Repeat across (10 total sts)

Bind off as if to Purl.

Use the Mattress Stitch to seam up the side of the bag all the way up to the hood.  Use your yarn needle to cinch the bottom of the bag.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

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This cute hooded blanket pattern is perfect for little ones to snuggle inside of during cold winter months.!  Both a knit and a crochet version available.

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