Baby Cozy

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Knitting | 13 comments

e3d37-100_5679Something toasty and snuggly and protective. A beer cozy, but for babies. A Baby Cozy.


US 10.5 24-in. circular. US 11 dpns.
2 skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky
Tapestry needle
stitch markers
4 size 18mm buttons

1 size 20mm button




For snuggle: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches.

For hat: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches.

Snuggle Pattern:

Using circular needle, CO 32 sts. Work 2 rows in garter stitch.

K2, yo, k2, *m1, k2. Repeat from * to end. (47 sts).

Knit 5 rows.

K2, yo, k4, m1, *k3, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (62 sts).

Knit 5 rows.

K2, yo, k6, m1, *k4, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (77 sts).

Knit 5 rows.

K2, yo, k8, m1, *k5, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (92 sts).

Knit 3 rows.

BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next row, knit to end. Do not turn.

Join to begin working in the round. Place marker for round at center back. Work in stockinette until piece measures 17 inches. Work 4 more inches in garter stitch.

Work 2tog, work 21 sts, place marker, work 43 sts, place marker.

Sew together all sts between markers using kitchener stitch (if you have to fudge and move stitches around the markers a little, it’s okay–the idea is just to have the snuggle lie flat). Weave in ends. Sew smaller buttons opposite buttonholes; they will move increasingly away from the edge.

Hat Pattern:

Using dpns, CO 4 sts. Work i-cord for one inch. Divide sts onto 4 needles, k f&b into every stitch (8 sts).

Knit 1 rnd.

K f&b into every stitch (16 sts).

*Knit 1 rnd.
(Knit to end of needle, m1 in space between needles) around.

Repeat from * until there are 48 sts.

Work even for 1 inch.

CO 4 sts. Purl 1 row. Turn. Do not join. Purl 1 row.

Next row: p2, yo, p2tog, purl to end.

Work in garter stitch until garter section measures 1 inch. BO loosely.

Weave in ends. Sew larger button opposite buttonhole.


  1. I want to try this love it. Thank you

  2. Beautiful – I have to make this for my granddaughter

  3. hi nickki, i have your book, what to knit when your expecting, ive noticed in he book it shown this pattern with buttons on the bottom of the sleep sack, but in this pattern, your not showing them. would like to know the reason for that?


    • Hi Cathy,

      Yeah, the book version has the buttons at the bottom, but the free online version doesn’t–the one online was the original version, and my publisher asked me to tweak the patterns that had been previously published but would be in the book, so that they weren’t exactly the same!

  4. I am knitting the Baby Cozy and I’m not sure what this line means-
    “Work 2tog, work 21 sts, place marker, work 43 sts, place marker.” At this point there should be 87 sts and I don’t see how this works.

    • After that, you’ll work to the end–you’ll decrease a stitch, so you’re down to an even number of stitches!

  5. I have your book “What to Knit when you’re expecting”, and even though I’m a beginner knitter, I’m excited to begin many of these projects before my 5th baby is born. I’m really excited by the thought of the baby cosy, but my babies are always quite big and so I wanted to use the 3 – 6 month size… Many of your patterns in the book use brackets to show an increase in stitches for the medium and large sized patterns, but even tho’ the “size” section indicates that 3 – 6, 6 – 12 months were possible, there isn’t any alternatives to the pattern for the baby cosy. Could you guide me in any way? Thanks!

    • Hi Kim,

      Yeah, the baby cozy is given in just one size (that’s an error on the pattern page). However, it’s sized to fit up to 6 months, so you should be fine! If you’re worried, work another round or two of increases when working the garter yoke, and then just make it a little longer before binding off.

  6. Hi I have just started knitting this from the pattern in the book what to knit when you’re expecting. I am stuck at the end of the collar. U have done the final 5 rows of garter and cast of 4 then knitted to end. How do I then join in book it says join knit 68 sts the place marker but then what. Thanks

    • Hmm…I guess I’m not sure what you’re asking! To join in the round, you just place that marker and then knit!

  7. Hi Kim

    I’ve just finished knitting the cozy and hat from your book. The Cozy is perfectly sized for 6 months but the hat is way too small. I see you comment above about the error with sizes.

    Is the hat sized for newborn? How much bigger should I make it for 6 month size?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Sorry folks! I guess my daughter had a tiny head 😉

      Try casting on 3-5 extra stitches. It’s such a large gauge, so that should be plenty.

  8. Thankyou aw lovely baby knits !

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