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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

18 inch Doll Knitted Sweater and Hat Patterns

My daughter has had the American Girl doll Samantha for quite a number of years now, along with some of her accessories and clothing. I even made a few little dresses for Samantha to match the dresses I made for Elizabeth. Very cute! But here's something she never had, up until now...

Hand Knit Sweater and Hat for 18 inch doll...a hand knit sweater and hat! Are those the cutest little things you ever saw? And guess what size needle these were knitted on...size 1! Yes, that's right, O N E, one! Oh my! And every stitch is perfect. Of course I would expect nothing less from my husband's Aunt M who knits every day of her life and has made some of the most beautiful knitted and quilted items you can imagine. This is an original pattern, and Aunt M gave it to me to offer right here on Hooked On Needles. Not only is she talented, she's generous as well!

Hand Knit Sweater and Hat for 18 inch dollShe also sent me two sets for my girls to use for Samantha. This one is made with Bernat baby yarn in blue jacquard so it produces the striped pattern as you knit. Aunt M said that the sweater on the doll in the picture above which she sent me was made without considering the stripes on the left and right fronts of the sweater. But for this sweater that she mailed to me, she paid attention to where in the color pattern of the yarn each section started so that they would match up across the front. And she did the same with the sleeves. I think that makes such a difference when attention is paid to little details like that.

Hand Knit Sweater and Hat for 18 inch dollI love close-up pictures of anything. Here you can see the detail of the stitches and the patterns that the yarn creates on its own.

Hand Knit Sweater and Hat for 18 inch dollAnd here's the little pink set she sent me. Isn't that darling? So girlie!

Hand Knit Sweater and Hat for 18 inch dollOn this close-up, you can see the seed stitch edge down the middle and the Knit 1 Purl 1 ribbing around the neckline, and all the perfect stockinette stitches on the body of the sweater.

If you would like the pattern for this hat and sweater, just send me an email and I'll forward the pattern. Please don't request the pattern in a comment. I just run into too many people who have their accounts set to no-reply. If you send an email, I will be able to simply reply and attach the pattern files. You can find my email address right over there on the sidebar by scrolling down to just past the cheerful red and white Sew Darn Crafty button. It says "Email me at" HookedOnNeedles {at} gmail {dot} com.

Thanks to Aunt M for sharing such a beautiful little doll clothes set!

Happy Stitching!

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  • All three of my girls have American Girl Dolls but they are now tucked away, waiting for a day they can share them with a daughter. these sweaters are just beautiful and fit perfectly!!

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At May 12, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

  • Hi Mary,
    This is a beautiful cardigan & hat.
    I have looked for your email address but can't seem to find it...(even with my glasses on).
    Hope it is ok, but would you please be able to email it to me?

    Kind Regard many thanks and big hugs & kisses to Aunt M


    By Blogger 0002mcl, At January 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM  

  • i also looked for your email and couldn't find it.can you send me the doll sweater and hat pattern on here. thanks lynda lso536@att.net

    By Blogger Unknown, At August 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM  

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