Knitting pattern for American Girl dolls and other 18 inch dolls with same body measurements.
This is the pattern for the coat only.
This is a truly unisex coat that will fit perfectly both girl and boy dolls. The simple construction and streamlined shaping make this design so neutral that if will perfectly fit both genders.
The A-line shaped coat is worked flat, with set-in sleeves and an oversized hood that will accommodate even the biggest hair. The hemline and the hood edges are trimmed in an I-cord like edging that also serves as a small decorative element.
The body of the coat is worked sideways with the hood stitches picked up later along the neckline.
Intermediate difficulty level
- any DK yarn that knits at 5.5 sts x 11 rs = 1" (2.5cm) over garter stitch
Use any size needles to achieve the needed gauge.
You may try a slightly finer yarn and/or smaller needles to make a slightly tighter fitting and shorter coat.
For the coat look for yarn that has wool in it, wool has a memory and will keep the shape of the coat and the definition of the stitch pattern stable. The sample is made from Fishermen's Wool by Lion Brand Yarns, this yarn behaves extremely well in this pattern. But that does not mean you can not use acrylic yarn. The Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable self-striping yarn will produce beautiful vertical color stripes on his coat.
Instructions for the headband with earmuffs are not included, but are available as part of a separate the trench coat accessories pattern :
The full combined pattern that includes the Trench Coat and its all its accessories is also available.
The pattern for Trench coat accessories only is available also separately.