Latte baby coat - knitting pattern

Perfect for an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter, this cozy little coat is knit seamlessly from the top down for the hoodless version and with just one seam at the top of the hood for the hooded version (a seamless hood solution is suggested). The body is worked flat, the sleeves are worked in the round. Stitches are picked up along each side edge and hood to work woven basket stitch band in one piece. Optional pockets can be added.

Skills Required: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting on dpns, picking up stitches, yarn over, working a twisted stitch pattern.

Sizes available: 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 2T-3T, 3T-4T)

Finished garment has chest circumferences of 20 (22, 23, 24, 25.5, 26) inches or 51 (56, 58, 61, 64, 66) cm.


  • knitting pattern (pdf file)
  • US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements
  • Sizes 0-3mo to 3T/4T
  • Suitable for an intermediate knitter

Materials you need at home:


  • No-hood version: approximate yardage needed: 250 (275, 300, 350, 375, 400) yds or 230 (250, 275, 320, 340, 365) m of heavy worsted to chunky yarn. or
  • Hooded version: 300 (325, 375, 450, 470, 490) or 275 (300, 340, 410, 430, 450) m of heavy worsted to chunky yarn. .


  • 14 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch using smaller needles
  • 16 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in woven basket stitch using bigger needles


  • US 10 / 6mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge.
  • US 10 / 6mm double-pointed needles (for sleeves), or size needed to get stockinette stitch gauge.
  • US 10.5 / 6.5mm circular needles or size needed to get woven basket stitch gauge. Note: For the 2T-3T and 3T-4T sizes, hooded version, I recommend using circular needles at least 40-inch (100cm) long to accommodate all the stitches when working hood + front bands.

  • 4 stitch markers

  • tapestry needle

  • 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn

  • four 3/4-inch (2 cm) diameter buttons (or more if desired)

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Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.

I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.

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