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Fun Stripes Sweater and Hat

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This cardigan and hat set from Patons is absolutely adorable. The thick and thin colorful stripes make it unique from the everyday sweater!

Fun Stripes Sweater and Hat

MATERIALS

  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
    • Size 6 12 18 24 mos

CARDIGAN

  • Main color (MC) (Pink or Blue)
    • 2 2 3 3 balls
  • Contrast A (aqua or Orange)
    • 1 1 1 1 ball
  • Contrast B (Purple or Yellow)
    • 1 1 1 1 ball

HAT

  • Main color (MC)
    • 1 1 1 1 ball
  • Contrast A
    • 1 1 1 1 ball
  • Contrast B
    • 1 1 1 1 ball

Knitting Needles: Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) or size needed to obtain tension. 4 (4-5-5) buttons. 1 st holder.

Pattern [pdf]

SIZES

  • Chest measurement
    • 6 mos 16 ins [41 cm]
    • 12 mos 18 ins [45 cm]
    • 18 mos 20 ins [51 cm]
    • 24 mos 22 ins [56 cm]
  • Finished chest
    • 6 mos 21½ ins [54.5 cm]
    • 12 mos 23½ ins [59.5 cm]
    • 18 mos 26 ins [66 cm]
    • 24 mos 28 ins [71 cm]

TENSION
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

CARDIGAN


BACK

With MC and smaller needles cast on 57 (65-69-77) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing for 1 inch [2.5 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 2 (0-2-0) st(s) evenly across last row. 59 (65-71-77) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 3½ (4¼-5¾-7) ins [9 (11-14.5-18) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cast off 5 sts beg next 2 rows. 49 (55-61-67) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 8 (9¾-11½-13) ins [20.5 (25-29-33) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 15 (16-19-22) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 19 (23-23-23) sts on a st holder.

Fun Stripe Pattern

LEFT FRONT
**With MC and smaller needles cast on 29 (29-33-37) sts.
Work 1 inch [2.5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back ending on a 2nd row and inc 0 (2-2-2) sts evenly across last row. 29 (31-35-39) sts.**
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). With B, knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd and 4th rows: With MC, as 1st and 2nd rows.
5th and 6th rows: With A, as 1st and 2nd rows.
7th and 8th rows: With MC, as 1st and 2nd rows.
These 8 rows form pat.
Continue in pat until work from beg measures 3½ (4¼-5¾-7) ins [9 (11-14.5-18) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 sts beg next row. 24 (26-30-34) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6½ (8¼-9¾-11¼) ins [16.5 (21-25-28.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

Neck shaping: Next row: Pat to last 4 (4-5-6) sts (neck edge). Turn.
Leave rem sts on a safety pin.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt row(s) 1 (2-2-2) times. 15 (16-19-22) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Fun Stripes Pattern

RIGHT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
***1st row: (RS). With B, knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice.
7th to 12th rows: With MC, as 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.
13th to 18th rows: With A, as 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.
19th to 24th rows: With MC, as 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.
These 24 rows form pat.***
Continuein pat until work from beg measures 3½ (4¼-5¾-7) ins [9 (11-14.5-18) cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 sts beg next row. 24 (26-30-34) sts.
Continue even in pat until work from beg measures 6½ (8¼-9¾-11¼) ins [16.5 (21-25-28.5) cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Pat to last 4 (4-5-6) sts (neck edge). Turn.
Leave rem sts onto safety pin.
Work 1 row even.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows then on following alt row(s) 1 (2-2-2) time(s). 15 (16-19-22) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off.

RIGHT SLEEVE
With MC and smaller needles cast on 29 (33-37-41) sts.
Work 1 inch [2.5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 sts evenly across last row. 32 (36-40-44) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every alt row to 52 (52-48-50) sts, then every 4th row until there are 56 (60-64-66) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 6 (7¼-8¾-9½) ins [15 (18.5-22-24) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Place markers ¾ in [2 cm] down from cast off edge at each side of Sleeve.

Fun Stripe Pattern

LEFT SLEEVE
Left Sleeve Pattern
1st row: (RS). With B, knit.
2nd row: With B, purl.
3rd to 12th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows 5 times.
13th row: With MC, knit.
14th row: With MC, purl.
15th to 24th rows: As 13th and 14th rows 5 times.
25th row: With A, knit.
26th row: With A, purl.
27th to 36th rows: As 25th and 26th rows 5 times.
37th row: With MC, knit.
38th row: With MC, purl.
39th to 48th rows: As 37th and 38th rows 5 times.
These 48 rows form Left Sleeve Pat.
Work as given for Right Sleeve, noting that Left Sleeve Pat will be worked after ribbing.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry. Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, K4 (4-5-6) from right front safety pin.
Pick up and knit 10 (11-11-12) sts up right front neck edge. K19 (23-23-23) from back st holder.
Pick up and knit 10 (11-11-12) sts down left front neck edge. K4 (4-5-6) from left front safety pin. 47 (53-55-59) sts.
Beg and ending on a 2nd row work 1 inch [2.5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Button Band: With MC and smaller needles, cast on 9 sts.

1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Rep last 2 rows until band, when slightly stretched, fits up left front for Her or right front for Him, sewing in place as you work and ending with right side facing for next row. Cast off in ribbing.
Mark positions for 4 (4-5-5) buttons on this band having bottom button ½ inch [1 cm] up from cast on edge and top button ½ inch [1 cm] below cast off edge of neckband and rem buttons spaced evenly between.
Buttonhole Band: Work as given for Button Band working buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
Her Version only: 1st row: (RS). Rib 3 sts. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
His Version only: 1st row: (RS). Rib 4 sts. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
Both Versions: 2nd row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Sew in Sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts at ar mholes of Fronts and Back to for m square ar mholes. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

HAT
With MC and smaller needles cast on 79 (83-87-91) sts and work 2 ins [5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back of Cardigan, ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 (4-0-1) st(s) evenly across last row. 82 (87-87-92) sts.
Change to larger needles and work f rom *** to *** as given for Right Front of Cardigan.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 5½ (6½-7-7½) ins [14 (16.5-18-19) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Keeping cont of pat, proceed as follows:
Shape top: 1st row: K1. *K2tog. K14 (15-15-16). Rep from * to last st. K1. 77 (82-82-87) sts.
2nd row: P1. *P13 (14-14-15). P2tog. Rep from * to last st. P1. 72 (77-77-82) sts.
3rd row: K1. *K2tog. K12 (13-13-14). Rep from * to last st. K1. 67 (72-72-77) sts.
4th row: P1. *P11 (12-12-13). P2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 62 (67-67-72) sts.
Cont in pat, dec 5 sts each row, as before, until there are 12 (12-17-17) sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts. Fasten securely.
Sew back seam reversing seam for turn back.

Ties with earflaps: (make 2).
With larger needles and MC cast on 6 (6-8-8) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 2 (2-3-3) times.
2nd row: K1. (P1. K1) 2 (2-3-3) times. K1.
Rep last 2 rows for 10 (10-11-11) ins [25.5 (25.5-28-28) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Earflap shaping: 1st row: Inc 1 st in first st knitways. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st knitways. K1. 8 (8-10-10) sts.
2nd row: P1. Rib to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 20 (20-22-22) sts.
Cont even in ribbing for 8 rows.
Cast off in ribbing.
Place markers on last row of ribbing of Hat 2 ins [5 cm] at each side of centre back seam. Sew earflaps to inside of Hat along last row of ribbing beg at markers. Sew pom-pon to top of Hat.
Make pom-pom: Wind 4 strands of MC, 1 strand of A, and 1 strand of B around 3 fingers approx 15 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in centre. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape.

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