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Lacy Cardigan and Hat Set

By: Tagil Perlmutter for Petite Purls

This Lacy Cardigan and Hat Set is perfect for Easter or Mother's Day brunch.  You can easily alter the pattern to fit a child of any age or gender.  The matching hat looks adorable with this cute lacy cardigan! 

Lacy Cardigan and Hat Set

Materials:

  • Cornelia (my own brand) [100% Corn yarn; 147 yards/135 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram ball];
  • Off-white [MC]; 3[4, 4, 5, 5] balls
  • Grass Green [CC]; 1 ball for all sizes
  • For Hat:
  • Off-white [MC]; 1 ball
  • Grass Green [CC]; small amount
  • Alternate yarn: South West Trading Company A-MAIZing [142 yards/130 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram ball]
  • US #7/4.5 mm 32 inch circular needle
  • Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook for button loops
  • For Hat:
  • US #7/4.5 mm 16 inch circular needle
  • 2 size 7 dpn needles for hat top I-cord
  • Pattern 1
  • Pattern 2

 

Sizes:

  • 0-6 months [6-12month, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years]
  • Shown in size 5-6 years


Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 19.75 [22, 24, 26.5, 28.25] inches
  • Length: 10.5[12.4, 14, 16, 18.5] inches


Notions:  3 Stitch holders, 2 buttons, stitch marker
Gauge:  20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches square
Pattern Notes:  Raglan shaping is worked 2 sts from the end of the row to make a pretty raglan edge. Cardigan is worked from the bottom in one piece to armholes.
 


Instructions:
CARDIGAN
Body

  1. Using the longer circular needle and CC cast on 101[111, 121, 131, 141] sts.
     
  2. Knit 4 rows (Garter st).
     
  3. Change to MC and begin lace pattern.
     
  4. Row 1 (RS): K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skp.
     
  5. Row 2: Purl across.
     
  6. Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 3 times.
     
  7. Row 9: K1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, * yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
     
  8. Row 10: Purl across.
     
  9. Rows 11-16: Repeat Rows 9 and 10, 3 times.
     
  10. Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
     
  11. Repeat Rows 1-8 one more time.

All Sizes

  1. Work in St st until Body measures 5[6, 7, 8.5, 10] inches from cast on edge.
     
  2. Divide for Back and Fronts
     
  3. Next Row: K22[24, 26, 28, 31] sts. Slip these sts onto a stitch holder for right front, bind off 8[8, 10, 10, 10] sts, k40[46, 48, 54, 58], slip last 41[47, 49, 55, 59] sts onto a stitch holder for back, bind off 8[8, 10, 10, 10] sts, k21[23, 25, 27, 30].

Left Front

  1. Row 1: Purl across.
     
  2. Row 2 (Raglan Shaping): K2, skp, knit across: 21[23, 25, 27, 30] sts.
     
  3. Row 3: Purl across.
     
  4. Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 10[11, 12, 13, 15] times, then repeat Row 2 once more: 10[11, 12, 13, 14]sts

Corn CardiNeck Shaping

  1. Row 1: Bind off 4[4, 4, 5, 6] sts, purl across: 6[7, 8, 8, 8] sts.
     
  2. Row 2: K2, skp, knit across: 5[6,7,7,7] sts.
     
  3. Row 3: Bind off 1 st at neck edge, purl across: 4[5, 6, 6, 6] sts.
     
  4. Row 4: K2, skp, knit across: 3[4, 5, 5,5] sts.
     
  5. Row 5: Bind off 1 st at neck edge, purl across: 2[3, 4, 4, 4] sts.
     
  6. Row 6: K2tog 1[1, 2, 2, 2] times, knit across.
     
  7. Cut yarn and pull through remaining st(s).

Back

  1. With WS facing, slip 41[47, 49, 55, 59] sts from stitch holder to needle and rejoin yarn.
     
  2. Row 1: Purl across.
     
  3. Row 2 (Raglan Shaping): K2, skp, knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 39[45, 47, 53, 57] sts.
     
  4. Row 3: Purl across.
     
  5. Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 13[14, 15, 16, 18] times; slip remaining 13[17,17, 21, 21] sts onto a stitch holder.

Right Front

  1. With WS facing, slip the 22[24, 26, 28, 31] sts on back stitch holder to needle and rejoin yarn.
     
  2. Row 1: Purl across.
     
  3. Row 2 (Raglan Shaping): Knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 21[23, 25, 27, 30] sts.
     
  4. Row 3: Purl across.
     
  5. Repeat these 2 rows 10[11, 12, 13, 15] times more: 11[12, 13, 14, 15] sts.

Neck Shaping

  1. Row 1: Bind off 4[4, 4, 5, 6] sts, knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 6[7, 8, 8, 8] sts.
     
  2. Row 2: Purl across.
     
  3. Row 3: Bind off 1 st, skp, knit across: 4[5,6,6,6] sts.
     
  4. Row 4: Purl across.
     
  5. Row5: Bind off 1 st, skp, knit across: 3[4,5,5,5] sts
     
  6. Row 6: P2tog 1[2,2,2,2] times, purl across.
     
  7. Cut yarn and pull through remaining st(s).

Corn CardiSleeves (make 2)

  1. With CC, cast on 31[31, 41, 51, 51] sts.
     
  2. Knit 4 rows (Garter st).
     
  3. Change to MC and begin lace pattern.
     
  4. Row 1 (RS): K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skp.
     
  5. Row 2: Purl across.
     
  6. Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 3 times.
     
  7. Row 9: K1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, * yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
     
  8. Row 10: Purl across.
     
  9. Rows 11-16: Repeat Rows 9 and 10, 3 times.
     
  10. Sizes 1-2 year, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
     
  11. Repeat Rows 1-8 one more time.

All Sizes

  1. Increase Row: Kfb, knit across to last st, kfb: 33[33, 43, 53, 53] sts.
     
  2. Working in St st, continue to inc 1 st at each edge in same manner, every 4 [4, 6, 10, 10] rows until there are 43[49, 53, 57, 63] sts.
     
  3. Work even until Sleeve measures 6[8, 9.5, 11.5, 13] inches from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Raglan Shaping

  1. Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 4[4, 5, 5, 5] sts at beginning of next 2 rows, work across: 35[41, 43, 47, 53] sts.
     
  2. Row 3: K2, skp, knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 33[39, 41, 45, 51] sts.
     
  3. Row 4: Purl across.
     
  4. Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 13[14, 15, 16, 18] times more: 7[11, 11, 13, 15] sts.
     
  5. Slip remaining sts onto stitch holder.

Corn CardiRight Front Border

  1. With RS facing and CC, pick up 47[54, 62, 72, 84] sts evenly spaced across Right Front
     
  2. Knit 4 rows (Garter st).
     
  3. Bind off all sts knitwise.

Left Front Border

  1. Work same as Right Front Border.
     
  2. Sew raglan seams.

Neckband

  1. With RS facing and MC, pick up 10[10, 10, 11, 13] sts evenly spaced along left neck edge, k7[11, 11, 13, 15] from right Sleeve st holder, k13[17,17, 21, 21] from back st holder, k7[11, 11, 13, 15] from left Sleeve st holder, pick up 10[10, 10, 11, 13] sts evenly spaced along right neck edge: 47[59, 59, 69, 77] sts.
     
  2. Knit 4[4, 4, 6, 6] rows (Garter st) inc 8[6, 6, 6 8] sts evenly spaced across last row: 55[65, 65, 75, 85] sts.
     
  3. Begin lace pattern; RS of neckband is WS of the cardigan.
     
  4. Row 1: K2, k2tog, k3, yo, [k1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo] 3[5, 5, 6, 7] times, k1, yo, k3, skp, k2.
     
  5. Row 2: K2 purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
     
  6. Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 4 times.
     
  7. Row 9: With CC knit across inc 10[10, 12, 14, 16] sts evenly spaced.
     
  8. Row 10: Knit across.
     
  9. Bind off all sts knitwise loosely.

FINISHING

  1. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Button Loop

  1. Place markers on Left Front Band where you want your buttons to be.
     
  2. With crochet hook join CC to Right Front Band adjacent to marked button position, chain 6 (or adjust number of chains to the size of your button), slip st in same st as joining to form the loop, fasten off. Repeat for remaining loop.
     
  3. Sew buttons to Left Front Band opposite button loops.
     
  4. Blocking garment focusing on the lace areas. Stretching the lace areas a little will improve the look of lace. Please note: corn yarn is extremely sensitive to heat – do not iron this yarn!

Hat

  1. With CC and shorter circular needles, cast on 61[71, 71, 81, 91] sts. Place marker, being careful not to twist, join to begin working in the round. Knit Garter st in rounds as follows:
     
  2. Rnd 1: Knit around.
     
  3. Rnd 2: Purl around.
     
  4. Rnd 3: Knit around.
     
  5. Rnd 4: Purl around.
     
  6. Change to MC.
     
  7. Rnd 5: K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skp.
     
  8. Rnd 6: Knit around.
     
  9. Rnds 7-12: Repeat Rnds 5 and 6, 3 times.
     
  10. Rnd 13: K1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog psso, k3, yo, k1, * yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
     
  11. Rnd 14: Knit around.
     
  12. Rnds 15-20: Repeat Rnds 13 and 14, 3 times.
     
  13. Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
     
  14. Repeat Rows 5-12 one more time.
     
  15. Work in St st until Hat measures 4[4.25, 4.5, 4.75, 5] inches from cast on edge.
     
  16. Next Rnd: K2tog, knit around: 60[70, 70, 80, 90] sts.

Crown Shaping

  1. Corn CardiRnd 1: [K8, k2tog] around: 54[63, 63, 72, 81] sts.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Knit around.
     
  3. Rnd 3: [K7, k2tog] around: 48[56, 56, 64, 72] sts.
     
  4. Rnd 4: Knit around.
     
  5. Rnd 5: [K6, k2tog] around: 42[49, 49, 56, 63] sts.
     
  6. Rnd 6: Knit around.
     
  7. Rnd 7: [K5, k2tog] around: 36[42, 42, 48, 54] sts.
     
  8. Rnd 8: Knit around.
     
  9. Rnd 9: [K4, k2tog] around: 30[35, 35, 40, 45] sts.
     
  10. Rnd 10: Knit around.
     
  11. Rnd 11: [K3, k2tog] around: 24[28, 28, 32, 36] sts.
     
  12. Rnd 12: Knit around.
     
  13. Sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 month Only
     
  14. Rnd 13: K2tog around: 12[14] sts.
     
  15. Rnd 14: Knit around.
     
  16. Rnd 15: K2tog around: 6[7] sts.
     
  17. Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
     
  18. Rnd 13: [K2, k2tog] around: [21, 24, 27] sts.
     
  19. Rnd 14: Knit around.
     
  20. Rnd 15: [K1, k2tog] around: [14, 16, 18] sts.
     
  21. Rnd 16: Knit around.
     
  22. Rnd 17: K2tog around: [7, 8, 9] sts.
     
  23. Rnd 18: Knit around.

All Sizes – Top Cord

  1. Move stitches to dpn needle and continue as follows
     
  2. Rnd 1: K2tog 3 times k3tog 0[0, 0, 0, 1] time, k0[1, 1, 2, 0]: 3[4, 4, 5, 4] sts.
     
  3. Slip all sts to one dpn.
     
  4. Next 2 Rows: Slide sts to opposite end of needle, knit across (i-cord).
     
  5. Bind off all sts.

    Lacy Cardigan and Hat Set
     
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