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Infant Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Pattern (size 6M)

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The smallest size of the Painted Canyon Cardigan pattern is this, the 6 month size. This beginner friendly infant hoodie crochet pattern is adorable and will match nicely with the bigger kids’ sizes and the adult sizes as well!

free Infant hoodie Crochet pattern

Infant Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Pattern

If you’re looking for a beginner friendly crochet pattern for babies, this is it: the 6 month size of the Painted Canyon Cardigan collection. How adorable is he?! Oh my goodness! A HUGE thank you to my fabulous pattern tester Leesha for both testing this pattern and for allowing me to share such adorable photos of her boy. ♥

Wanting the whole family to match? This same concept is what I’ve used to create sizes that go up to 28W!

Get the preemie and newborn sleep sacks here.
Get the infant size 6 month infant here.
Get the infant size 12/18 month here.
Get the child size 2/3T here.
Get the child size 4/5T here.
Get the child size 6/8 here.
Get the child size 10/12 here.
Get the ADULT sizes of this pattern (0 – 28W) here.

Want all of the child sizes together? Grab all of the child sizes in one printable file here!

If you are brand new to crocheting cardigans, you’ll want to watch this series of videos. This is a Crochet Along in August, 2020 that walks you through the entire process. If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

free infant hoodie crochet pattern


Worsted weight (size 4) yarn
-approx. 350 yards for infant hoodie
Stitch markers
Crochet hook in size J/6mm


Make sure you CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

11 hdc and 10 rows = 4” square

Pattern Notes:

Fhdc = Foundation Half Double Crochet

Fphdc/Bphdc = Front Post (or Back Post) Half Double Crochet

Buttonholes are unnecessary. Any ⅜” buttons will fit through any opening on the edging should you choose to add them.

If you would like to make yours into a unicorn, head over to find the unicorn horn and ears patterns here.

child size chart of the Painted Canyon Cardigan

There is a VIDEO series for this pattern!

Infant Hoodie Crochet Pattern:

Row 1: Fhdc-52. Alternately you could… Ch-53, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. (52)

Rows 2 – 16: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (52)


Mark 14 stitches in from each side with stitch markers.


Row 17: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 14 sts only. (14)

Rows 18 – 28: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (14) DO NOT fasten off. Leave attached for starting hood.


Attach yarn in same st as stitch marker.
Row 17: Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 25 sts. (26)

Rows 18 – 28: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (26) Fasten off leaving ~20” tail for sewing later.


Attach yarn in same st as stitch marker.
Row 17: Ch-1, hdc in same st and remaining 13 sts. (14)

Rows 18 – 28: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (14) Fasten off leaving ~20” tail for sewing later.


Fold front sides in and line up top edges to sew shoulders. Starting at the outside, use the long tails from “right panel” and “center panel” to sew using the Mattress Stitch.

Sew shoulders for 7 stitches per side. You should have 7 stitches left on each “front” and 12 along the “neck” for a total of 26 stitches.


Where still attached from “left panel”.
Row 1: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 7 sts. Hdc2tog (using the last two sewn sts from shoulder seam). Hdc in 12 “neck” sts, hdc2tog (using the last two sewn sts from shoulder steam). Hdc in last 7 sts. (28)

Rows 2 – 15: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (28)

Mark two centermost stitches. Move markers up each row or just line up decreases by eye.
Rows 16 through 20: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to marker. Hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold right sides together and sew the top of hood using Mattress Stitch.


Attach yarn in bottom right corner.
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc in each row end up to hood, hdc in peak of hood and down the other side, making sure to place one hdc per row end. (97)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st * repeat between * * around. Bphdc around second to last st, hdc in last. (97)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fphdc around second to last st, hdc in last. (97)

Row 4: repeat row 2 (97)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to end. Do not fasten off. (97)

Bottom edge: Turn work clockwise. 3sc in corner st, sc in each row end/st around entire bottom. 3sc in last /corner st. Fasten off with invisible join.


Looking at the outside, attach yarn in bottom of armhole.
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc 24x evenly around opening. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (24)

Rows 2 – 3: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in each st around. Join to top of first st with sl st. (24)

Row 4: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st with sl st. (23)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in each st around. Join to top of first st with sl st. (23)

Row 6: Ch-1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first st with sl st. (22)

Row 7: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in each st around. Join to top of first st with sl st. (22)

Row 8: repeat row 4 (21)

Row 9: repeat row 5 (21)

Row 10: repeat row 6 (20)

Row 11: repeat row 7 (20)

Row 12: repeat row 4 (19)

Rows 13 – 14: repeat row 5 (19)

Row 15: Ch-1, turn. * fphdc around first st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fphdc around last, join to top of first fphdc with sl st. (19)

Row 16: Ch-1, turn. * bphdc around first st, fphdc around next * repeat between * * around. Bphdc around last, join to top of first bphdc with sl st. (19)

Row 17: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with Invisible Join. (19)

6 Month Size Crochet Hoodie Free Crochet Pattern

Other sizes of this pattern:

Toddler Hoodie Free Crochet Pattern (size 2/3T)

Child Size Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern (size 4/5T)

Child Size Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern (sizes 6 – 8)

Child Size Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern (size 10/12)

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  1. My Mom wants to make the bunting bag with buttons. I tried getting it but no luck. How much to have it sent to me?
  2. Thank you so much for your patterns. I am so enjoying them. Patterns are great to follow and feeling really blessed.
  3. For the Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Pattern (6 months) is it still 10 rows for a collar? I want to just have a collar and not the hood.
    1. You would just move onto the edging if you dont want a hood. Edging is only 4 rows of FP and BP and then final row is SC around. You would just do this and omit the hood section.
  4. HI! THank you so much for this pattern. I just started it and am confused about the arm hole split part. I'm working on a 6 month old size and it says I'll have 52 stitches across for the first row up until I split and mark 14 stitches in on each side. I completed row 17 and moved to row 18-28. So I have 14 on left and 14 on right but then it says for the center panel that I should end with 26 stitches. I don't understand. If I do 14, 14, and 26 I will have 54, not 52 stitches. Should I add 2 stitches. Sorry for the confusion. Thank you for your help!
    1. Ive made this a few times and saw your question and wanted to chime in. No you dont add 2 stitches. I think the confusion is coming from the fact you are working in the stitch 2X . once for the shoulder piece, and again later when you start the centre piece . After doing 1 shoulder (18-28) at 14 sts across, you join yarn back into your 14th st and go across 26 for the centre. Your 26th sts is also the 1st sts of the next 14 for the second shoulder - hope that makes sense
  5. Hl lindo el Cardigan soy principiante y deseo realizar el de 6 meses, pero no he podido dar con la serie de los videos para poder guiarme, agradezco si me colaboran. Díos bendiga las manos del creador del patrón.
  6. Thank you for this great pattern! I am especially thankful that you included a very easy to follow video companion series. I haven’t done clothing like this before and this made it very fun and easy!
  7. If I wanted to turn the 6 month cardigan pattern to a 3 month, would I use a smaller hook? If so, what size? Thanks so much!
  8. I have made three of these little hoodies In three different sizes. They keep getting easier and so cute. Thank you for sharing the pattern
  9. Hi, i am about to start the 6 month hoodie in a solid colour with multi coloured edging (using up some stash). Could you advise roughly how much yarn will be needed for the edging so i can ensure i have enough to finish? Many thanks, Charlie
  10. I am confused as how to fold and sew the 6 month old hoodie once you get to the part where your supposed to sew the shoulders. Will you help me? Thank you!!
    1. Hi Kimberly! I have a companion video for this pattern and at the 20:45 minute mark is where I sew the shoulders. That video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=061ASkM1GB8&t=312s
  11. Great pattern. Super easy and quick to work up. Can't decrease to 19 on the sleeve though as the ribbing doesn't work up with the odd number. Just went to the 20 stitches
  12. Thank you so much. I've just finished the 6 mo one and really happy with how it turned out. An easy and quick pattern. Thank you!!
  13. Thank you for the pattern! I just finished the 6 month hoodie. I will say that the row where you start the hood is very confusing. Anytime I see hdc2tog I think two stitches become one. However that row begins with 26 stitches but ends in 28 stitches. It's just a little confusing. Especially for someone who is admittedly a visual learner. I just winged it.
  14. I am in love with this pattern! Thanks so much for making such easy to follow instructions. I used RH Amore yarn and it turned out beautifully. I’ll be making another..and another...
    1. Wow. Rude much? Click the link and scroll down. You are welcome. *Heart Hook Home, thank you for being so generous with your talent and time.
    2. Hi Dagi! That pattern can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/newborn-sleep-sack-free-crochet-pattern/
  15. Thank you so much for the fabulous pattern. I ended up making two. The pattern was very easy to follow. I made a couple changes when making the second sweater including a change to the ribbing and adding of buttonholes. I have featured your pattern in my sweater set blog post https://whatsnanamaking.com/just-for-baby/. Also looking to join your Facebook group. Happy crocheting!!
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  17. Love this sweater. It is adorable. Made it for my granddaughter. How do you recommend making buttonholes or a button up version? Thank you
    1. Hi Karen! You can easily sew on buttons and they will slip between the stitches of the edging. Hope this helps!
    1. Hi Joyce! I try to make all my patterns beginner friendly, so I would say yes. If you have any troubles, I am available to help!
  18. Hello! I am hoping you are still looking at comments on this, I am confused when I finish in the bottom part and start to go into the armholes as to where I'm doing h d see to the end, am I going around the armhole, oh my going across, I'm doing the 12 month size for my niece as a Christmas present
    1. Hi Jasmine! I have a companion video that can help...it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=061ASkM1GB8
  19. Hello and Good Day :) I am currently making the 6 month old size with an H (5mm) to get a newborn size and I’m horrible with right and left so I get mixed up. Do the increases on rows 24,25,&26 happen by the arm holes or by the chest opening?
  20. I'm wondering why the first part does not state which part of the hoodie it is and why there is no measurement (in the list) for the under arm to waist edge.
    1. Hi Carol! This hoodie is worked horizontally, from the bottom up...so the 1st part will be your bottom edge up to the armholes. That should measure approximately 6" from under arm to waist edge.
  21. Is that a Build-a-Bear teddy bear? If not, could you tell me how tall it is? My son has a couple of B-a-B bears and recently asked me to make blankies for them -- I think he'd LOVE a hoodie. Thanks!
  22. Hello Ashlea! Thank you so muc h for the free pattern, love it! I'm making the six month pattern and I'm stuck on row 17. I marked the 2 center stiches from the 32 total stitches from row 16 making hdc2tog and I endup with 31 stitches. I also tried making hdc2tog on the 2 stitches and end up with 30. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions?
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  24. Thought I'd show you my finished cardigan. I closed the bottom with grey, to make it a sleep sack. Then, later, it can be cut open to be worn as a long cardigan. Problem is, there is no way for me to add it..suggestions?
    1. Hi Norma! You could add a photo of it in the Heart Hook Home Crochet group on Facebook, or email it to me. Here are those links! Thank you! ashlea@hearthookhome.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeartHookHome/
  25. Hello, I'd like to use mandala yarn for a 6m pattern... do I go up in a hook size? How would you recommend making this work? Also, I've been trying to join your Facebook group and am unable to join.
    1. Oh no! I'll check for your name. You could use the Mandala for the pattern, but it will turn out much smaller. Maybe do the 12 month pattern with an I/5.5mm hook? That would help it be more true to 6 month size.
  26. Loved the way the Unicorn Hoodie 6/8 turned out, will be making for my grandbabies (3, 2, and 6 mth), are these sizes a little shorter than the 6/8?
    1. Hi Dena! I compiled all of the kids' sizes into one file here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/child-size-hooded-cardigan Thank you
  27. Absolutely love your pattern. I have made two so far. I would love a 0-3 month size! Do you think you'll ever make that size?
    1. Hi Ashley! I probably will not make a smaller size, but I did make a 0 - 3 month by using a Mandala (you could use any baby/lightweight yarn) and going down a hook size. Hope that helps!
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  29. Hi am stuck in the start Of the hood and had to put my work down what does lapel means. Where do I start that from can I see a visual please please lol thank you
  30. Hi! I'm trying to make this, but can not wrap my head around this "SEW SHOULDERS: Fold front sides in and line up the edges of the top to sew the shoulder. Starting at the outside, sew front to back for 7 sts on each side. This will leave 7 unsewn stitches on both fronts and 12 unsewn stitches along the neck for a total of 26 stitches." Is there anyway to send me an image or a small video to confirm how to do it?
  31. Just want to thank you so much for all your time and kindness for sharing your patterns. I love this one specially because it looks pretty simple and maybe I can get two of them done before December, my cousin is having twins a boy and a girl. Than I want to try and make myself one. Lol God Bless you and have a Blessed day..
    1. Ah Jerri I'm so glad! Congrats! We are having twins added to the family in December (more likely November) as well! I'm so stinkin' excited!!
  32. Oh my goodness...talk have out done YOURSELVES!! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all of these wonderful sizes in one pattern...I've also bought the painted canyon pattern for adults....Xmas gifts all the way around!!!
    1. Ha! Hey Kari!! I'm so glad you love them all! We are working on a 12 month now and then I think we'll be about done. Whew!! ♥