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Pea Pod Baby Sweater and Hat

April 4, 2011

I just found out a short time ago that a food blogger I know, Maria, who writes “Two Peas and Their Pod” is having her first baby.  I knew I would get to visit her in Utah on spring break, so how could I resist knitting her a little baby gift?  No way!  I love this cute little baby sweater from the Knitter’s Book of Yarn and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make it.


I sewed a little hat to match from this pattern on Ravelry.  I’ve made it before in different colors and I thought in greens it would look adorable and keeping with the “pea pod” theme:


I knit the sweater in a “pea green” color – how appropriate – and it’s good because it’s gender neutral.  I used Berroco Vintage, which is a great blend that is machine washable and very soft.


I sewed a little label into the sweater.  I got these cute little labels at this Etsy shop.

There is errata for this pattern, which I didn’t learn about until after I had knit for a while.  For the smallest size, you need to cast on 36 stitches instead of 38.  It didn’t seem to make much difference for me – I just took in the back seams a little when I assembled the sweater.


Pattern: Baby Soft Cardigan
Pattern for Hat: Berry Baby Hat
Needle for Sweater: US#9
Needles for Hat: US#8
Yarn: Berroco Vintage Fennel & Douglas Fir
Ravelry Pages: Sweater, Hat


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