Coffee Bean Hoodie- FINISHED

I finished Ella’s Coffee Bean Hoodie the day before she was born, but we were in the middle of a Nor’ Easter and it was much too dark for photo taking.  So here it is in all its glory:

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It’s kinda hard to get a good shot of the hood while it’s laying flat.  When I blocked it, I stuck a small bowl inside of it.

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I ended up having to use light blue buttons from my stash because there wasn’t any time to go button shopping.  I needed six matching buttons that weren’t too busy and didn’t compete with all the pink.  These blue ones and a light green set were the only ones that complimented the sweater.  The pale green buttons got a little lost but the blue popped just enough, so I went with those.  I can always change them out later.

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As you can see, I added a crocheted slip stitch to the inside edge after the sweater was done blocking.  It neatens up the edge and hides the color changes.  I used the crocheted slip stitches on the button band, up around the hood, and back down the other band. 

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Above is an inside out shot of the hood bind off.  It lays flat and looks nice and neat.

All I have left to do is take some gauge and finished size measurements and add them to the Ravelry page.  Hopefully I can show you an “action” shot in about 3 months when Ella grows a bit.

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Coffee Bean Hoodie- FINISHED

  1. Very pretty! And I love the blue buttons. It gives it a nice touch.

  2. I actually really like the blue buttons – you should keep those on there, they somehow look just right with the pink :)

  3. Perfection! You’re a great finisher! It looks very professional…and the buttons are perfect…I wouldn’t swap them out!

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