I’ll confess something to you. I’m a fan of seams. I really am. I like the way seamed garments look, I enjoy the process of sewing the pieces together, and I like knitting things in smaller pieces. Most of the patterns I make will probably involve seaming to some extent. BUT! I do know that sometimes, you have to step outside of your comfort zone and keep other people in mind with designing things. Herein comes the 100% seamless baby button hoodie.
This little guy is knit from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit separately and then everything is brought together for the raglan decreases and the button placket. The hood is then shaped in one piece, and the top is finished off with a three needle bind off. The only finishing involved is a few grafted stitches for the underarms, weaving in a couple of ends, and sewing on the buttons. Easy, peasy. I have rated it “intermediate” because if you’ve never joined a body and sleeves before, it can be a little finicky and in my mind is just a little beyond the beginner phase of things. Also, the way the instructions are written for the button placket might be a little confusing for a beginner. But it is certainly not at all difficult, and I am always here to offer a helping hand for those who are in over their head in baby sweater madness.
So there it is. It is a hoodie, it has buttons, it is seamless. It is for babies. You could make it and add kitty ears and you wouldn’t have to deal with any of the finishing that you have to do with the pattern for Le Chat Noir. Just an idea.
Knit long and prosper, friends.