Baby Rib Hugger


Rib Hugger Vest


A perfect little vest to keep a babies chest warm, while leaving the arms free to move. Cute and practical. Wear it over a grow suit. With lots of stretch it will grow and fit for many months.

A big thank you to the generous testers. Leslie Larsen and Alison Bowden. The purple one in the photo was knit by Leslie.

  • Yarn: Nako Bambino Marvel 8ply 50gms 130m
  • Tension: 22sts x 33 rows over 10cms
  • Needles: 4mm 40cm circular needles
  • Notions: stitch marker,  2 x 10mm buttons, wool needle
  • Size: newborn: chest 40cm length 27cm


K – knit, P – purl, k2tog – knit two together 

Notes: vest is worked from the bottom up in the round.


Cast on 88sts and join in the round. Place stitch marker
Work in (k2,P2) rib until vest measures 18cms from cast on edge.
Divide for front and back
(Work 42sts in rib , cast off 2) repeat ( )

Front, working in rows, 
Keeping rib pattern correct, work until front from division measures 7 cms.
Cast off front

Back, re join yarn
Work as for Front until back also measures 7 cms

(K2,p2) twice, k2, cast off 22sts, (k2,p2) twice, k2.  (10sts for each strap)

First Strap
Work straps in rib for 5 cms
With right side facing create button hole. Next row, k2,p2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2
Work 2 rows of rib.
Cast off.

Second strap
Rejoin yarn for second strap, work as for 1st strap.
Sew buttons on front.

Weave in ends


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