I know that in California we have chilly evenings by the end of October. So I thought our little ones could use a coat to start off the season.
I know what you are thinking... A coat is hard right? Well not this one. I have read through this pattern a few times and I think it looks easy. The skirt we did back in May & June was much more difficult.
For those of you who haven't learned to knit, now is a great time! This project has an extremely simple knitted scarf attached to the collar. Or better yet change it up! Crochet your scarf, make one out of fleece, buy one to sew on, or leave it off entirely.
To me, sleeves and linings are the most intimidating pieces of a pattern. I am very happy that this coat does not have a lining and the raglan sleeves look to be forgiving. The top part of the sleeve becomes part of the neck so you will have more room while sewing. The diagram below will give you an idea of how a raglan sleeve looks. Ignore the red dotted line. See how the sleeve attaches to the neck instead of a circle in the side?
Above Image from independantliving.org
The last part of the pattern I want to mention are the buttons and eye hooks. I think my daughter might have trouble getting this jacket off with the hooks. I will probably go with snaps all the way up and skip the hooks. I am interested to see what you all come up with!
I forgot to tell you what the prize is for the winner this month! I think this might be useful!