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Baby Yoda Pattern | Dog Sweater

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Show your love for The Mandalorian’s The Child with this Baby Yoda Pattern Dog Sweater.

Knit with 6mm (US 10) knitting needles and bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn, the dog sweater, and novelty hat is a great pattern for any advanced beginner knitters as well as the more experienced.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab an inexpensive printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

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Knitted Yoda Dog Sweater And Hat

Equal parts adorable and magical, Baby Yoda is no doubt the best character in the Star Wars show, The Mandalorian.

This dog sweater and hat outfit will turn your pup into a little alien that will delight your family and friends.

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The hat is a novelty, so without wearing that your dog will have a warm and cozy ribbed sweater for those autumn walks.

baby yoda dog sweater

More Dog Sweaters

For more dog sweater knitting patterns you may be interested in this post, which features a roundup of 10 fall dog sweaters.

You may also like these free patterns for dog sweaters:

ribbed knit dog sweater

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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Baby Yoda Pattern | Dog Sweater

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Notes

The main body of the dog sweater is knit flat, then joined in the round to complete the neck.

The hat chin ties require basic crochet knowledge.

  • This dog sweater and bonnet knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
  • The pattern is written for all sizes starting with the small size – with changes for different sizes listed in all necessary places.
  • To follow the pattern more easily, circle or highlight all numbers pertaining to your dog’s size before beginning.
  • The small size is listed first, then the medium and large in ().
  • Please note – there is a small amount of crocheting needed for the hat chin ties.

Copyright Info

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  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Skill Level – Easy

Gauge

  • Dog sweater – 16 sts and 20 rows to 4×4 inches/10 x 10 cm in st st.
  • Hat – 12 sts and 18 rows to 4×4 inches/10 x 10 cm in st st.

Size / Measurements >

  • The instructions are for small, medium, and large dogs.
  • The sizes are easily adjustable for the length of the body and the width of the chest.
  • S/M/L
  • Length excluding collar – Small – 11.5” / Medium – 15.5” / Large – 18.5”
  • Chest at widest part – Small – 8” / Medium – 10” / Large – 12”
Knitted dog sweater

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • Any Bulky/Chunky/12 Ply yarn.
  • I used Alize Lanagold Classic 100g/240m/262yds (brown melange 240) for the dog sweater and leftover Hayfield chunky in green and in beige for the hat.
  • For the sweater, you need around…
  • Small – 100g (240m/262yds).
  • Medium – 150g(360m/393yds).
  • Large – 200g (480m/524yds).
  • You need around 50g/100g for the hat, outer ears, and chin ties.
  • You need around 30g for the inside ear color.

Yarn Notes

  • I used up leftovers from my yarn stash for this project.
  • The sweater could be knit in a thicker Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn that is near to the Bulky/Chunky/12 Ply weight.

Needles

Hook

Notions

dog sweater and bonnet

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Cont – Continue
  • Dec – Decrease (you can K2tog or cast off)
  • Inc – Increase (you can KFB) 
  • Foll – Following
  • K – Knit
  • KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase – Tutorial
  • K2tog – Knit the next two stitches together – Tutorial
  • P – Purl
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • St, st – Stockinette stitch – Tutorial
  • 2 x 2 Ribbing – K2, P2  Tutorial

Stitch Pattern Notes

2 x 2 ribbing = K2, P2 – It is obtained by alternating knit and purl stitches in one row and “knitting by pattern” in every next row.

This means that we make a knit stitch when the previous row stitch looks like V and make a purl stitch when the previous looks like a bump.

Cast On: even number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (RS): (k2, p2) till the end of the row.
  • Row 2 (WS): (k2, p2) till the end of the row.

Repeat these two rows.

This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the right and wrong sides, are identical.

Crochet Abbreviations (US terms)

  • CH – Chain
knitted dog jumper

Dog Sweater Pattern

The Back Piece

Knit flat – Back and forth on the needles.

In the main colored yarn for the sweater (brown).

  • Cast on 44 (64/84) sts.
  • Work in 2×2 ribbing for 2 rows.
  • Increase 1 st at each end of every other row 5 (5/6) times, forming new patterns in ribbing as you work.
  • Continue to work in 2×2 ribbing – (for size medium only – increase 1 st at each end of this first row).
  • Continue to work in 2×2 ribbing until the piece measures 11.5 (15.5/18.5) inches or any desired length to the neck of your dog.
  • Decrease 1 st at each end of the last row – (For the medium size decrease 2 sts at each end of the last row and for the large size decrease 2 sts at each end of the last row).

Working The Neck

  • Now you will join your work in the round to continue the ribbing for the neck.
  • Work in 2 x 2 ribbing (K2, P2) on 52 (72/92) sts for 4 (5-6) inches or longer if you wish depending on the length of your dog’s neck.
  • Cast off loosely in rib.

The Underside/Chest

  • Cast on 20 (24/28) sts and work in K2/P2 ribbing for 2 (3/4) inches.
  • Increase 1 (0/2) sts at the end of the last row of ribbing.
  • Continue to work in 2 x 2 ribbing until the piece measures 5.5 (6.5/7.5) inches.
  • Decrease 1 st at the beg and end of every other row 5 (5/6) times, then every row until you have 2 sts left (all sizes).
  • Cast off.

Making Up

  • Sew the underside/chest to the main piece, fitting the point of the underside to the opening underneath the neck.
  • Seam for 3 (3.5/4) inches and leave a 2(2.5/3)inch gap for the leg holes on either side.
  • Mattress Stitch Tutorial.
  • Sew up the rem length after the leg holes have been measured out.
  • Weave in any loose ends.
knitted dog sweater

The Sleeves

  • In the same colored yarn or a contrasting color, you may wish to add the sleeves.
  • Pick up and knit 40 sts.
  • Join in the round and work K2, P2 ribbing.
  • Cont to knit in 2 x 2 ribbing for 2 inches (you may want to make this longer).
  • Cast off in rib.
  • Secure and weave in any loose ends.
  • Repeat for the second sleeve.
Baby Yoda hat with ears

The Baby Yoda Hat Pattern

  • You will need 6mm (US 10) needles – the hat is worked flat – knit back and forth.
  • You will also need around 50/100g of Bulky/Chunky/12 Ply green yarn and 30-50g of a beige-colored yarn for the inside of the ears.
  • The hat is made in 7 pieces, there is the hat, 2 outside earpieces, 2 inside earpieces, and 2 chin ties.
  • There are three sizes-small, medium, and large.

The Hat Pattern

  • Cast on 40 (42/44) sts.
  • Row 1 – Knit.
  • Row 2 – Purl.
  • Cont to work in st, st for 5 (5/5.5 inches).

Decrease

  • Row 1 – *K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row.
  • Row 2 – Purl.
  • Row 3 – *K2tog – rep to the end of the row.
  • Row 4 – Purl.
  • Next row – Cast off.
  • Weave in any loose ends.
  • Don’t pull those stitches up or seam them – leave the cast-off edge, as this will fit over the back of your dog’s head.

The Chin Ties – Make 2

  • With your hook and green yarn – chain 60 (62/64).
  • Tie off and secure.

The Outer Ears – Make 2

  • In green yarn cast on 6 (8/10) sts.
  • Row 1 – Knit.
  • Row 2 – Purl.
  • Cont to work in st, st for 16 (18/20) rows.

Decrease

  • Row 1 – K2tog at each end of the row.
    Row 2 – Purl.
  • Cont to rep rows 1 and 2 until you have 2 sts left.
  • Cast off.

The Inner Ears – Make 2

  • In beige yarn cast on 6 (8/10) sts.
  • Row 1 – Knit.
  • Row 2 – Purl.
  • Cont to work in st, st for 10 (12/14) rows.

Decrease

  • Row 1 – K2tog at each end of the row.
  • Row 2 – Purl.
  • Cont to rep rows 1 and 2 until you have 2 sts left.
  • Cast off.

Making Up The Baby Yoda Hat

How To Make Yp The Baby Yoda Bonnet And Ears

  1. Step 1 – Chin Ties

    Stitch the chin ties to either side of the front corner points of the hat.
    Weave in any loose ends.baby yoda hat on yarn ball

  2. Step 2 – Seaming The Ears

    Seam the inner ear to the outer ear – with the outsides (right sides) facing you.
    Stitch the edges using the mattress stitch – the inner ear should fit into the point of the outside ear – so that the outside point can be closed over it.
    Where the outer ear starts to decrease – the inner ear point will fit into this and then you can seam the outer ear over the top to close it up.
    Weave in any loose ends at the top section of the ear.
    Rep with the second ear.ears for dog hat

  3. Step 3 – Attaching The Ears To The Hat

    Then fold the bottom of the ear in half and see where you want to place it on the hat.
    stitching the ear

  4. Step 4 – Stitch The Ears To the Hat

    I placed the hat onto a polystyrene ball but you can use a large ball of yarn.
    This makes it easier to see where the ears are going to go.
    Stitch the ear into place – on one side then stitch the other ear to the other side.
    Weave in any loose ends.stitching the ear to the hat

  5. Step 5 – Make Sure The Ears Look Even

    Make sure the ears look even on either side.
    Make any adjustments if you need to before you weave in the loose ends.
    ears on the hat

  6. Step 6 – Check And Weave In Loose Ends

    Once you are happy, weave the loose ends in and the hat will be ready to wear!the front view of the hat

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