Free Doll Coat and Hat Knitting Patterns
When the weather gets wintry, a sophisticated doll needs something that is both stylish and warm. The knee-length coat features an attached scarf. The A-line shape gives it an elegant look. The beret-style hat completes the ensemble. This is the perfect outfit for a cold night out on the town.
The coat is knitted as one piece, without seams. The coat is worked top-down, with raglan sleeves.
I think this design looks best in a solid-color yarn.
Skills Required/Technique Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing and decreasing,
-working in the round on double pointed needles
-Picking up stitches
Materials: 100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g, color 187 Red Fox – 1 ball.
Needles: 2.75mm/US #2 circular and a set of 4-5” long double pointed needles of the same size
-Stitch holders or 2 pieces 10” long of contrasting color waste yarn for stitch holder
-two sew-on snaps size 1/0
-two sew on buttons 4-5 mm diameter
-sewing needle and thread of color matching the yarn for attaching snaps and buttons
Gauge for stockinette stitch:
26 sts x 32 rows = 4" (10cm)
The coat will fit 14” dolls, such as Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts.
dpn – double pointed needles
K – knit
P – purl
St – stitch
Sts - stitches
pu&k - pick up and knit
ssk - slip, slip, knit (left slanting decrease)
as est. - as established, work as the previous row
co – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
m1 - make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: make a backward loop over the right-hand
needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
bb – button band
Stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat 2 rows.
Stockinette in rounds:
All rounds knit.
Garter stitch in rows: all rows knit
Garter stitch in rounds:
knit the first round, purl the next round.
Repeat 2 rounds.
Even number of stitches
Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: * P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.
The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: slip the first stitch knitwise and purl the last one.
Raglan increases: Increase for raglan by making 1 st (m1) on each side of marked stitch in every right side (RS) row.
Button Band (bb) is worked in seed stitch on 5 stitches in the beginning and in the end of each row.
The coat is worked top-down back-and-forth with raglan sleeves and button band on the front. The sleeves are worked on dpn in the round. The scarf collar is worked first separately, then it’s attached to the neckline as-you-go. Alternatively, you can first work the scarf and then sew the middle part of it to the neckline.
Using 2.75mm/US #2 circular needles, CO 35 sts. Work 2 rows in garter stitch, distribute stitches in the following way:
1 selvedge - 5 bb - 1 front - 1 raglan (place a stitch marker) - 6 sleeve - 1 raglan (place the second stitch marker) - 5 back - 1 raglan (place the third stitch marker) - 6 sleeve - 1 raglan (place the forth stitch marker) - 1 front - 5 bb - 1 selvedge
Row 3 (RS) and all RS rows: 1 selvedge, 5 sts in seed stitch (bb), work in stockinette (knit) till the last 6 sts: 5 sts in seed st, 1 selvedge. At the same time, make raglan increases before and after each marked raglan stitch as described above.
Row 4 (WS) and all WS rows: 1 edge, 5 sts in seed st (bb), work in stockinette (purl) till the last 6 sts : 5 sts in seed st, 1 edge.
Work as established 14 more rows. DO not forget to make raglan increases in every RS row. Total = 99 sts.
Divide for sleeves and bodice:
Row 19 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, k 10 (front), transfer the next 22 sts on a piece of waste yarn (sleeve), co 3, k 23 (back), transfer the next 22 sts on a piece of waste yarn (sleeve), co 3, k 10, 5 bb, 1 edge = 61 sts
Row 20 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, p 49, 5 bb, 1 edge
Work rows 21 and 22 as established.
Row 23 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (p 1, k 7) x 6 times, p1, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 24 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (k 1, p 7) x 6 times, k1, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 25 and 26 as established.
Row 27 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (p 1, m 1, k 7) x 6 times, m 1, p 1, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 28 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (k 2, p7) x 6 times, k2, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 29 and 30 as established.
Row 31 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (m1, p 2, k7) x 6 times, p2, m1, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 32 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, k3, (p 7, k3) x 6 times, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 33 and 34 as established.
Row 35(RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (p3, m1, k7) x 6 times, m1, p3, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 36 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (k 4, p 7) x 6 times, k 4, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 37, 38 as established.
Row 39 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (m1, p 4, k 7) x 6 times, p 4, m 1, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 40 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (k 5, p 7) x 6 times, k 5, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 41, 42 as established.
Row 43 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (p 5, m1, k7)x 6 times, m 1, p 5, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 44 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (k 6, p 7) x 6 times, k 6, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 45, 46 as established
Row 47 (RS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (m 1, p 6, k 7) x 6 times, p6, m1, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Row 48 (WS): 1 edge, 5 bb, (k 7, p 7) x 6 times, k 7, 5 bb, 1 edge.
Work rows 49-52 as established.
Work rows 53 – 56 in garter stitch (all rows knit). Alternatively, you can work these 4 rows in seed stitch. Bind off.
Transfer 22 stitches from the waste yarn on dpn, distributing them evenly. Pu&k 3 sts underarm. = 25 sts
The first underarm stitch will be the first stitch of the round. You can place a marker on it, or just be careful not to miss the
beginning of the round.
Work in stockinette (all rounds knit) 20 rounds. Work 4 more rounds in garter stitch:
Round 21: purl,
Round 22: knit,
Round 23: purl,
Round 24: knit.
Alternatively, you can work these 4 rows in seed stitch. Bind off
Cast on 6 sts on dpn
Work in seed stitch about 7". Then start to attach the scarf to the coat, for this, pick up one stitch at a time from the neckline, skipping the button band and starting with the front stitch, and work it together with the last stitch of the scarf.
You'll have 25 stitches worked together around the neckline and 50 rows of the scarf. Work another part of the scarf about 7" long.
Weave in the ends. Sew 2-3 sew-on snaps on the button band and a couple of decorative buttons.
On dpn, co 60 sts, distribute evenly, join and continue to work in-the-round.
Work 6 rounds in 1x 1 rib.
Row 7: (k5, m1) repeat 12 times.
Work rounds 8-13 in stockinette (knit)
Rounds 14-15: in reversed stockinette -purl
Rounds 16-18: knit,
Rounds 19-20: purl
Rounds 21-22: knit
Round 23: (k4, k2tog) - repeat 12 times,
Rounds 24-25: purl
Round 26-27: knit
Round 28: (k3, k2tog) 12 times
Rounds 29-30: purl
Rounds 31-39: knit
Round 40: (k2tog, k8, ssk)- 4 times
Round 41: k2tog, k6, ssk - 4 times
Round 42: k2tog k 4, ssk 4 times
Round 43: k2tog, k2, ssk 4 times
Cut yarn, leaving a 5" (12 cm) tail. Pull through all the remaining sts and secure.