Hobbit Vest with pocketses

December 01, 2020











I easily made my deadline of Thanksgiving day. I love my little Hobbit wearing his new Hobbit Vest. I also love that vests keep a little one's core warm on a crisp day but still allow for plenty of action room. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Yarn was a perfect fit for both color and texture. The Hobbit Vest was designed by one of my favorite children's knitwear designers, Lisa Chemery of Frogginette Designs and comes in size 3 mos. to 10 year. I made the size 6 for my big 3 year old grandson, and while it's a little large, I know it will last the entire season. Everyone is happy as it’s easy to put on, easy to wear, and the pockets are a big hit. When we first put it on him we thought we might want to stick a pipe between his teeth. Hello Professor! 

As an aside, these leather buttons have been in my button box since forever. I have a feeling they were taken from a car coat of mine when I was a teenager. They are in good shape considering the age for heaven's sake and I'm very happy to see them in use after all these decades.


A few pattern changes:

I did not make buttonholes and instead sewed the buttons to the bands because I knew it would always be worn closed.

My texture stitch was simplified to:
R1 (RS) K
R2 P

R3 K
R4 K1, P1 to end

Everything else was done as per pattern. Very happy! 

Find Hobbit Vest with Pocketses here. My Ravelry page is here and has all my yarny details. You can purchase Brooklyn Tweed Shelter here, and it's on sale through Dec. 4. The sale will support West Coast wildfire victims.

The hat is the Sunset Slouch and came in a beautiful kit from Hudson and West. The kits are always selling out but I did see some in stock at Monarch Knitting.

Thank you for stopping by. Please make a comment by either clicking here, or if on the website, you can scroll down. xo Kristen


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10 comments

  1. This little fellow is really a beautiful child. I have loved watching him grow up on your blog.

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    1. Thank you! It’s hard to believe he’s already three and Annie is twenty!!!

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  2. So adorable as always! Love the stitch pattern for myself or a little boy (don't have one of those in the family but maybe for a gift!). Chloe

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    1. Thank you! That stitch is an easy replacement for the seed stitch for me. I’m a thrower, I knit English style so it can be slow going.

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  3. Kristin,
    I love seeing your knitting, but even
    More seeing pictures of your adorable grandson!!!!
    Thanks for always taking the time to share
    Your beautiful knitting.
    Lori

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I hope you and your family are feeling safe and well, and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

      Best, Kristen

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  4. What a great pattern! love the pocketses.

    I'm sure those buttons were from a car coat; I may have had the same one.

    And Carter is getting so big! How wonderful for you that he lives so close by.

    Wishing you a blessed holiday season.

    all the best,
    Carol

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  5. What a great pattern! love the pocketses.

    I'm sure those buttons were from a car coat; I may have had the same one.

    And Carter is getting so big! How wonderful for you that he lives so close by.

    Wishing you a blessed holiday season.

    all the best,
    Carol

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    1. Yes, I agree that I am one lucky grandma to have my grandson live close by and I can see him a few times a week.

      And as for car coats, I don’t know if I hear the term car coat anymore, do you? But those buttons, I cannot imagine them on anything but an old coat!

      Thank you for the Christmas blessings. The same to you!

      Kristen

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  6. I made a vest out of some beautiful soft bulky Scandinavian yarn (now discontinued) that begged for leather car coat buttons (which I had) but my dainty little niece opted for some delicate flower shaped almost translucent buttons instead. Although also beautiful, it was not the same! Buttons are so important. Love Carter's vest's ones. Chloe

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