Summer Vest

from Tot Toppers

Summer Vest Pattern


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Knitting: Summer Vest
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Pattern Details:

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Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • picking up stitches
  • basic increasing & decreasing
  • cable cast on

Pattern Description:

This classic design is worked seamlessly and accented with a front placket, making it easy to slip over a little one's head. Fabric is knit intentionally loose for breathability during warm weather. Use bulkier yarn at gauge for a cozy cool weather vest. Play around with colors, stripes and buttons to personalize this simply adorable piece.


16 sts and 22 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest: 19(21, 23, 25)27, 29, 31 inches
  • Size: 6-12 months(12-18 months, 2 ,4)[6, 8, 10]


  • 125(150, 175, 200)[235, 295, 350] yards MC and 35(40, 40, 40)45, 50, 50 yards CC worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 8(5 mm) 16" or 24" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, Size 9(5.5 mm) 16" or 24" circular needles, stitch marker
  • Notions: Two 1-inch buttons

About Designer

About Designer

Kate Oates on

Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can ...

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