Baby and children's knitting pattern for hoodie with kangaroo pocket.
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$9 CAD

A kid couldn’t have a more wearable pullover than a kangaroo pocket hoodie! Everyone from babies to big kids will love this relaxed sweater, with space to warm hands and hold treasures, and colourful stripes to add fun. A contrast rectangle on the back, rolled contrast cuffs and applied I-cord take this hoodie from plain to perfect.



The hoodie is worked bottom up, in pieces and seamed. It has modified set-in sleeve with a short sleeve cap. Shoulders are joined using three needle bind off. A decorative detail is worked on the back using intarsia. Stitches are picked up around the neckline for the hood, with is joined using three-needle bind off. Applied I-cord around the hood opening completes the hoodie.

What's Included

This knitting pattern includes written directions, detailed yardage requirements for each intarsia bobbin/section, front and back images, a schematic with measurements, and thoughtful details.

Sizes + Finished Measurements

To fit: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 2)(4, 6, 8) yrs.
Finished chest circumference: 20 ½ (23 ¾, 25 ¾, 28 ½)(30 ¼, 31 ¼, 33 ¼)” / 52 (60.5, 65.5, 72.5)(77, 79.5, 84.5) cm.
Back Length: 10 ½ (12, 13 ½, 15)(16 ¼, 17 ¾, 19 ¾)” / 26.5 (30.5, 34.5, 38)(41.5, 45, 50) cm.
Sleeve Seam: 6 ½ (7 ½, 8 ½, 10 ½)(11 ½, 12, 13)” / 16.5 (19, 21.5, 26.5)(29, 30.5, 33) cm.
Designed for a roomy fit with 1 to 7″ (2.5 to 17.5 cm) positive ease, with more ease for larger sizes.


Fingering weight or sock yarn;
Self-Striping 355 (455, 540, 640)(720, 805, 950) yd / 325 (415, 490, 585)(660, 735, 870) m;
Solid Colour 340 (415, 480, 580)(655, 705, 775) yd / 310 (380, 440, 530)(600, 645, 710) m.

Blue hoodie shown in River City Yarns Hat Trick (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 510 m / 550 yd per 150 g).

Substitution Notes

Any self-patterning sock weight or fingering yarn paired with a coordinating solid-coloured yarn may be used. Choose a yarn with easy care instructions. Superwash wool and sock yarns (whether wool or cotton blends) will work wonderfully. The self-patterning yarn may be substituted with a solid colour, a variegated yarn or a gradient yarn.


30 sts and 42 rows = 4″ (10 cm) over St st using larger needles, blocked.

Needles + Notions

2.5 & 3 mm (US 1 ½ & 2 ½) Needles;
3 mm (US 2 ½) Circular Needle, 16″ (40 cm) long (for hood and pocket);
3 mm (US 2 ½) Double-Pointed Needles;
Stitch Holders or Scrap Yarn;
Yarn Needle.


Increases/decreases, three-needle bind-off, basic modified set-in sleeve sweater construction, worked flat, bottom up, seaming, picking up stitches, applied i-cord.

Related Tutorials

Applied I-Cord
Blocking Hack
Kangaroo Pocket Seam
Mattress Graft
Raised Increases Photo Tutorial
Raised Increases Video Tutorial
Ruby on Board
Ruby Pocket Part I
Ruby Pocket Part II
Ruby Pocket Part III
SSK & SSP Decreases

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