Rolled Hem Pullover for Ken

Ken #8 wearing a beige knit rolled hem pullover
Ken #8 (Broad Body)

Pattern Details

This pattern will show you how to knit a rolled hem pullover for Ken dolls and other fashion dolls with similar bodies. The one-size pattern was designed to fit the broad body type fashionista Ken dolls, and it also fits well on the smaller original bodies and Disney Store princes.

Li Shang doll wearing a beige knit rolled hem pullover
Li Shang (Disney Store)

The broad body type fashionista Ken doll has a 6.75” chest, 6” waist, and 2.5” bicep, and the pullover is designed to stretch across the chest and shoulders with a tiny bit of negative ease to show off his shape. It will fit a bit more loosely on the other types of Ken dolls, as shown in the photos.

Ken #10 wearing a beige knit pullover sweater, front and rear view
Ken #10 (Original Body)

The sweater opens at the back of the neck for easy dressing over the head, and it closes in the back using snaps or velcro.

This pattern is made up of mostly knit stitches, and there are no more purl stitches after row 5. You will need to know how to knit, purl, knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), and knit in the round. This is a great project for using up leftover yarns and scraps.

The pattern is available for purchase and download through Ravelry. Please visit the following link for more information:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rolled-hem-pullover-for-ken

 

Ken #10 wearing a beige knit rolled hem pullover.
Ken #10 (Original Body)

 

Classic Work Sock Pullover for Ken

Knitted grey doll sweater with cream and rose trim.
Fashionista Ken – Broad

Pattern Details

This is a knitting pattern for a fitted pullover designed to fit the broad body type fashionista Ken dolls and other dolls with similar proportions. The broad body type fashionista Ken doll has a 6.75” chest, 6” waist, and 2.5” bicep, and the pullover is designed to stretch across the chest and shoulders with a bit of negative ease to show off his shape.

The sweater also fits smaller Ken bodies, but it will be a little bit too big in the arms, and a lot too big in the belly. I will release a pattern update with extended sizes eventually, but for now the larger bodies are my primary focus.

This is a straightforward classic raglan pullover, styled after vintage wool work sock or “sock monkey” sweaters. Any light fingering yarn will work for this pattern. The sweaters in the pattern photos were knit using Loops & Threads brand “Woolike” yarn in Beige, Cool Gray, and Rose.

The pullover opens at the back of the neck for easy dressing. The overlapping back seam will keep the back of the sweater looking neat for photographs. The pattern calls for 1 or 2 snap fasteners, velcro, or your choice of closure.

The pattern is available for purchase and download through Ravelry. Please visit the following link for more information:   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/work-sock-pullover-for-ken

Classic Wool Work Socks for Ken

a pair of knit socks next to a pair of Ken's feet

Pattern Details

This is a pattern for classic wool work socks designed to fit Ken and similar 11.5” fashion dolls. There is no heel shaping involved, so you can easily share the socks between dolls with slightly different feet.

These socks are worked in the round from the toe up, using the “magic cast-on” method (see below) to create a seamless toe with a nicely rounded shape.

This pattern is also available as a free download from my Ravelry store: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/classic-work-socks-for-ken

Gauge: 12 stitches and 14 rows per inch in stockinette stitch.

Disney Store Li Shang's feet in knit socks
Disney Store Li Shang

Tools & Supplies

Needles: Size 00 (1.75mm) DPNs

Yarn: Any light fingering weight yarn in 3 colours for the classic work sock look. The socks in the pattern photos were knit using Loops & Threads brand “Woolike” yarn in Beige, Cool Gray, and Red.

The colours are referred to throughout the pattern as follows: cuff and toe colour (A), main sock body colour (B), and stripe colour (C).

Techniques & Abbreviations

k: Knit

p: Purl

M1R: Make one right

M1L: Make one left

Working in the round: These socks are knit in the round on DPNs

Magic cast-on: Seamless cast-on technique for socks. If you are not already familiar with the magic cast-on technique, you can find a tutorial from knitty magazine at the following link: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html

Disney Store Li Shang's feet in knit socks
Disney Store Li Shang

 

Pattern Instructions

Toe:

Round 1: Starting with colour A (cuff and toe colour), cast on 8 stitches on 2 needles using the magic cast-on technique and knit the first round. You should have 4 stitches on each needle.

Round 2: Needle 1, *K1, M1L, K to last stitch on needle, M1R, K1. Repeat from * on Needle 2.

Round 3: K all stitches.

Round 4: Needle 1, *K1, M1L, K to last stitch on needle, M1R, K1. Repeat from * on Needle 2.

Round 5: K all stitches.

Round 6: K all stitches.

 

Body:

Switch yarns to colour B (main sock body colour), and knit 28 rounds.

 

Cuff:

Switch yarns to colour A (cuff and toe colour) and work in k1, p1 rib for 4 rounds.

Switch yarns to colour C (stripe colour) and continue k1, p1 rib for 2 rounds.

Switch yarns to colour A (cuff and toe colour) and continue in k1, p1 rib for 2 rounds.

Bind off loosely, following the rib pattern. Weave in ends and block.

Cozy Knit Hat for Ken

Ken #13 wearing a knit hat in ace pride colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern Details

This pattern is for a cozy winter hat with a rounded top and ribbed brim designed to fit Ken and similar 11.5” fashion dolls.

These hats will fit Ken dolls with molded plastic hairstyles like buns and braids – they are just big enough to accommodate plastic hair without looking too bulky. They also fit easily over rooted hair.

This pattern is also available as a free download in my ravelry store: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-knit-hat-for-ken

Gauge: 10 stitches and 14 rows per inch with size 1 (2.25 mm) needles.

Tools & Supplies:

Needles: Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Yarn: Any light fingering weight yarn. The hats in the pattern photos were knit using Loops & Threads brand ‘Woolike’ yarn in various colours.

1 – Stitch marker

Techniques & Abbreviations:

k: Knit

p: Purl

k2tog: Knit 2 stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)

Knitting in the round: This pattern is knit in the round on DPNs

Ken #13 doll wearing a grey knitted hat and cowl
Ken #13

Pattern Instructions

Brim

Using size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs, cast on 34 stitches. Join in the round, ensuring that the stitches remain untwisted. Work 4 rows of k1, p1 rib stitch as follows:

Round 1: *k1, p1.

Round 2: *k1, p1.

Round 3: *k1, p1.

Round 4: *k1, p1.

 

Body

Rounds 5-19: *k.

 

Decrease Rounds

Round 20: *ktog.

Round 21: *k.

Round 22: k1, *ktog.

You should have 9 stitches left on the needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail of the yarn onto a yarn needle and slip the remaining 9 stitches purlwise through the needle. Pull the ring of remaining stitches gently and firmly closed, and stitch it securely in place to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Barbie wearing a knit hat
Barbie

To add a pompom:

To make a pompom, begin by wrapping a bit of yarn around two fingertips held together. Keep wrapping until the bundle is about 1cm thick. Cut the yarn and wrap the tail around the center of the bundle, tying it tightly in place. It should look like a number 8 tied around the middle.

Snip through the loops at each end of the ‘8’ with scissors and fluff out all the strands, trimming the ends into a round ball. Lightly roll the pompom between your palms and use your fingers to fray the ends of the yarn a bit to help blend everything together.

Once you are happy with how it looks, use a sharp sewing needle and with matching yarn or sewing thread, sew through the core of the pompom several times and then stitch it to the crown of your hat.

 

Cozy Knit Cowl for Ken

 

Pattern Details

This pattern will teach you how to knit a cozy winter cowl to fit Ken and similar 11.5” fashion dolls.

The cowl is knit in the round on DPNs. The simple stockinette design is easy to customize with colourwork and motifs, and it is a great way to use up leftover yarn.

Gauge: 9 stitches and 13 rows per inch with size 1 (2.25 mm) needles.

This pattern is also available as a free download in my Ravelry store: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-knit-cowl-for-ken

Tools & Supplies

Needles: Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Yarn: Any light fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the photos is Loops & Threads brand ‘Woolike’ yarn in various colours.

1 – Stitch marker

Techniques & Abbreviations

k: Knit

p: Purl

Knitted cast-on: (or your preferred method)

Knitting in the round: This pattern is knit in the round

Pattern Instructions

Using a knitted cast-on technique, cast on 34 stitches and join in the round.

Round 1-3: *k1, p1. Repeat from * to end of round.

Round 4-17: Knit all stitches.

Round 18-20: *k1, p1. Repeat from * to end of round.

Bind off loosely in rib, or use your favourite stretchy bind off technique. Weave in ends and block.