Hebden Gilet Jacket
The Hebden Gilet Jacket is an easy-to-wear extra layer for your toddler or youngster, helping to maintain their core temperature as the temperatures start to fall.
The gilet can be quickly slipped on over a T-shirt or top when they are playing outside and provides extra warmth without restricting their arm movements. It can be worn open or snapped shut with large feature press-studs.
The jacket is worked in a soft merino wool yarn and the pattern includes six sizes to suit kiddies aged 2–12 years.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
Techniques: Knitting, purling, decreases, slipped stitches, working with two colours, working with two ends of yarn held together, joining seams either by grafting or with a 3-needle Bind-Off.
To fit ages: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) yrs.
Chest Size: 52 (56, 60, 64, 70, 76) cm / 20 (22, 23.5, 25, 27.5, 30) ins
Width: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50) cm / 12 (13, 15, 16.5, 18, 20) ins
Length: 35 (40, 46, 50, 53, 57) cm / 14 (16, 18, 20, 21, 22.5) ins
Lang Merino 120 DK yarn, 100% wool, 90m/98 yds:50gm ball in colours:
Main Colour/MC: #152.0270 Charcoal x 5 (7, 9, 10, 12, 14) balls.
Contrast Colour/CC: #152.0004 Black x 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls.
Actual amount used for 4-yr-old size as shown:
MC: 310gm/10.5 oz, 558m/605 yds + CC: 25gm/1 oz, 45m/48 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a double knitting/DK wool yarn with a recommended gauge of about 17 sts:10cm/4 ins with 4.5-5.5mm/US #7-9 needles, when working with a single strand of yarn.
Please note that the gilet jacket is worked with two ends of yarn held together for extra warmth. For more information, please see my blogpost series on working with doubled yarns.
Needles: Size 5.5 mm/US #9 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
Gauge: 16 sts/24 rows10cm/4 ins in Imitation Lattice Pattern using 5.5mm/US #9 needles & 2 ends of yarn held together.
. Row counter, markers and stitch holders.
. For finishing: Rustless pins, water mister and tapestry needle.
. Sew-on snaps: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) x Size 10 Sew-on snaps plus matching thread and sewing needle.
. Buttons: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) x 1.75cm, ¾ ins buttons.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
18 Nov 2016: Keep them warm this winter
07 Jan 2021: Seeing Double #1 – a new blogpost series on working with two ends of yarn
15 Jul 2023: Hebden Gilet Jacket update
Current Version: 07JUL2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023