Sweet Hilda

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Sweet Hilda Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, Bind off
  • Basic Increases & Decreases
  • Seaming
  • Grafting

Pattern Description:

A classic, fairytale-inspired, hooded poncho, to delight little girls. Knit flat in one piece with bramble stitch borders, it features a stockinette stitch body, armholes and cuffs to keep out the chill, and an optional pocket on the front to warm little hands.

The simple lines and small details are designed to showcase handpainted yarns, making this an
enjoyable and gratifying garment to knit and be treasured for years to come.

Sweet Hilda is dedicated to my grandmother, who taught me to knit at the age of four, and who opened up the large world of fiber arts to me.


20 sts & 24 rows in Stockinette stitch = 4" (10cm) with US 7 (4.5mm) needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
24 sts & 24 rows in bramble stitch = 4" (10cm) with US 7 (4.5mm) needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
Note: It is more important to meet gauge requirements in stockinette than bramble stitch. Once
blocked, the bramble stitches can be quite accommodating.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: 6-12 months [2-4years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years, 8-10 years, 10-12 years, 12-14 years]
  • From wrist to wrist, across back shoulders, with arms slightly bent, not including 4-6" (10-15cm) cuffs: 26 [32, 37, 42, 46, 51, 55] / (66 [81.5, 94, 106.5, 117, 129.5, 139.5]cm)


  • Colour (Body & Hood) - 1000 [1235, 1400, 1650, 1900, 2200, 2500] yards
  • Contrast Colour (Borders) - 230 [240, 260, 280, 305, 330, 370] yards
  • US 7(4.5mm) straight or circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 4 (3.5mm) straight needles for cuffs, OR 3 sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge; In the Round: Four double pointed needles or 16" (50cm) circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 Stitch marker
  • 3 Stitch holders
  • Size G (US 6) (4mm) crochet hook
  • One or two buttons, 1-1.5" (2.5-3.5cm) in diameter
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220

About Designer

About Designer

TheWittyKnitter on craftsy.com

I was 4 when my grandmother taught me to knit. I have since enjoyed all sorts of needle work; crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting. However, my love is knitting and designing seamless and classic garments for children :)

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