Winter is coming. This carseat poncho allows your little one to stay covered and warm while following safety regulations while traveling. I knitted this poncho for the new born of my friend. That why it could double as a carseat basket cover. If you only want to knit for toddle who is using convertible car seat or booster, you could shorten the length to about 17″-19″ and you only need 4 balls of yarn.

This poncho could double as a carseat basket cover. The neck opening allow you to hold the handle of the basket.

Or, once your kid getting older. Then the poncho could allow him/her stay safe with buckle up. And easily take off while travelling.

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Material
DK/Light Worsted weighted yarn (I’m using Bernat Softee Baby yarn – Little Mouse, about 4 1/2 balls)
4.5mm knitting needle (US 7) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle
Stitch holder
Markers

Gauge:
4”*4’ = 36.5 sts * 28 rows

Abbreviation

Finish Size
21.5” in width
23.5” length to shoulder

Pattern Note
“Knotted edge” is my first option to deal with the edge stitch. The method is simple, just knit the first and last stitch of ever row. The knot help me line up the rows. See my post of Knitting Tips – Edge stitch for more tips about the edge stitch.



PATTERN

2*2 Rib Stitch Pattern
Row 1: *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2: k1, p1, k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1
Repeat rows 1 &2

Back
With cn, co 166 sts (I’m using Tubular 2×2 Rib cast on method – Learn to Knit – Cast On)
Row 1-18, start with 2*2 rib stitch
Row 19, k2, p2, *k8, p2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 20, k1, p1, k2, *p8, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1
Row 21-22, repeat row 19-20
Row 23, k2, p2, *C8F, p2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 24, repeat row 20
Row 25-36, repeat row 19-20
Row 37-170, repeat row 23-36

Front
Work as given for back until row 152 is finished (measures 22″ from co edge)
Shape neck
Next row, patt 73, turn and work on these sts (73 sts)
Next row, dec 4 sts at neck edge, patt to end(69 sts)
Next row and all RS row, patt to the end
Next WS row, dec 3 sts at neck edge, patt to end(66 sts)
Next WS row, dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end(64 sts)
Next WS row, dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end(62 sts)
Next WS row, dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end(60 sts)
Next WS row, dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end(59 sts)
Next WS row, dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end(58 sts)
Next WS row, dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end(57 sts)
Next WS row, patt to end
Co center 20 sts, patt to end
ext row and all WS row, patt to end(73sts)
Next RS row, dec 4 sts at neck edge, patt to end(69 sts)
Next RS row, dec 3 sts at neck edge, patt to end(66 sts)
Next RS row, dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end(64 sts)
Next RS row, dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end(62 sts)
Next RS row, dec 3 st at neck edge, patt to end(60 sts)
Next RS row, dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end(59 sts)
Next RS row, dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end(58 sts)
Next RS row, dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end(57 sts)

Hood
Join shoulder seams
With RS facing, pick 26 sts from right front neck, patt 52 sts from back, 26 sts from left front neck (104 sts)
Next row (WS), k1, p1, k1, p8, *k2, p8, repeat from* to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1, this row form the pattern
Next row (RS), patt to end
Next row (WS), patt to end
Next row (RS), k2, p1, C8B, *p2, C8F, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2
Next row (WS), patt to end
Next row (RS), patt to end
Next row, inc row(WS), k1, p1, k1, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k2, m1, p8, k2, p8, m1, k2, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k1, p1, k1 (106 sts)
**Next row (RS), Patt to end
Next row (WS), patt to end
Repeat last 2 row 2 times
Next row (RS), patt to end
Next row, inc row (WS), k1, p1, k1, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k3, m1, p8, k2, p8, m1, k3, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k1, p1, k1 (108 sts)
Repeat from ** till hood measures about 8” in length (120 sts), ending with a RS row
Next row, dec row(WS), k1, p1, k1, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k8, skp, p8, k2, p8, k2tog, k8, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k1, p1, k1 (118 sts)
Next row (RS), patt to end
Next row, dec row(WS), k1, p1, k1, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k7, skp, p8, k2, p8, k2tog, k7, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k1, p1, k1 (116 sts)
Next row (RS), patt to end·
Next row, dec row(WS), k1, p1, k1, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k6, skp, p8, k2, p8, k2tog, k6, p8, [k2, p8] 3 times, k1, p1, k1 (114 sts)

Shape the hood top (divide the 114 sts into 3 part, pm, left 48, middle 18, right 48)
Next row (RS), patt 65, skp (the last st of middle and the first st of left), turn (left 47, middle 18, right 48)
Next row (WS), slip the first st, patt 16, p2tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right ), turn(left 47, middle 18, right 47)
Next row (RS), slip the first st, patt 16, skp (the last st of middle and the first st of left), turn (left 46, middle 18, right 47)
Next row (WS), slip the first st, patt 16, p2tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right ), turn(left 46, middle 18, right 46)
Next row (RS), slip the first st, patt 16, sk2p (the last st of middle and the first st of left), turn (left 45, middle 18, right 46)
Next row (WS), slip the first st, patt 16, p2tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right ), turn(left 45, middle 18, right 45)
Next row (RS), slip the first st, patt 16, sk2p (the last st of middle and the first 2 sts of left), turn (left 43, middle 18, right 45)
Next row (WS), slip the first st, patt 16, p3tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right ), turn(left 43, middle 18, right 43)
Repeat last 8 rows, untill 18 sts left on cn

Side Border
With RS facing, pick 306 sts on each side of the border, work 2*2 rib stitch for 10 rows, BO

Border of Hood
With RS facing, pick 61 sts from right side of hood, 18 sts from top of hood, 61 sts from left side of hood, 20 sts from front neck (160 sts), work 2*2 rib stitch in rnd for 10 rows. BO

FINISH
Weave in ends.

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