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Baby Bright Sweater & Hat
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 1187AD
Eye-catching colors and simple stitching are key to this spectacular look for your baby.

Shown in Cherry Red, Mango, and Buttercup.

Star pattern not included.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 23 (243/4, 26, 27) inches Length 101/2 (111/2, 121/2, 14)inches Hat 6-12 (18-24) months. Circumference Approximately 13 (14)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-113 Microspun Yarn: Cherry Red

Vibrant bright red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.58
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3)
Note: A

910-186 Microspun Yarn: Mango

Bright tangerine orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2)
Note: B

910-158 Microspun Yarn: Buttercup

Bright yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2)
Note: C

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70

Additional Materials
One pair each sizes 4 (3.5 mm) 5 5/8" buttons (JHB #45149 Peoria Orange & #45153 Peoria Yellow shown)
GAUGE:
23 sts + 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with larger needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Body Stripe Pattern: 2 (2, 2, 3) rows A, 2 (2, 3, 3) rows B, 4 (5, 6, 6) rows C, 2 (2, 3, 4) rows B, 3 (3, 4, 5) rows C, 1 (1, 1, 2) row(s) A, 1 (1, 1, 2) row(s) B, 1 (1, 1, 2) row(s) C, 3 (3, 3, 4) rows A, 4 (4, 5, 5) rows C, 4 (5, 6, 6) rows B, 1 (1, 2, 2) row(s) A, 2 (3, 4, 4) rows B, 2 rows C, 7 rows A, 1 row C, 1 row A, 1 row C, 3 rows B, 2 (3, 3, 4) rows A, 5 (6, 6, 7) rows C, 1 row A, 2 rows C, 2 rows B, 1 row C, 1 row A, 1 row B, 2 rows A, 5 (7, 6, 7) rows B, 2 (3, 4, 4) rows A.

Sleeve Stripe Pattern 0 (0, 0, 2) rows C, 0 (0, 0, 1) row A, 0 (0, 0, 2) rows C, 0 (0, 0, 2) rows B, 0 (0, 0, 1) row C, 0 (0, 0, 1) row A, 0 (0, 0, 1) row B, 0 (0, 0, 2) rows A, 0 (0, 0, 8) rows B, 0 (0, 0, 4) rows A.

2 (0, 3, 0) rows B, 2 (2, 2, 3) rows A, 2 (2, 3, 3) rows B, 4 (5, 6, 6) rows C, 2 (2, 3, 4) rows B, 3 (3, 4, 5) rows C, 1 (1, 1, 2) row(s) A, 1 (1, 1, 2) row(s) B, 1 (1, 1, 2) row(s) C, 3 (3, 3, 4) rows A, 4 (4, 5, 5) rows C, 4 (5, 6, 6) rows B, 1 (1, 2, 2) row(s) A, 2 (3, 4, 4) rows B, 2 rows C, 3 (5, 3, 3) rows A.

Hat Stripe Pattern 2 rows A, 2 rows B, 5 rows C, 2 rows B, 3 rows C, 1 row A, 1 row B, 1 row C, 3 (4) rows A, 4 (5) rows C, 5 rows B, 1 row A, 3 rows B, 2 rows C, 3 (5) rows A.

NOTES:
Yarn amounts include both sweater and hat.

Circle all numbers that pertain to your size.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With smaller needles and A, cast on 62 (66, 71, 73) sts and work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib.

Changing to larger needles and St st (k on RS, p on WS), work 69 (77, 85, 95) rows of Body Stripe Pat – piece measures approximately 10 1/2 (11 1/2, 121/2, 14)” from beg.

Bind off all sts.
LEFT FRONT

With smaller needles and A, cast on 31 (34, 36, 37) sts and work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib.

Changing to larger needles and St st, work in Body Stripe Pat until 51 (59, 67, 77) rows have been worked and piece measures approx 8 (9, 10, 11 1/2)” from beg, end with a RS row.

Neck Shaping Next row (WS): Cont to work in Body Stripe Pat, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5) sts at beg of row and cont to bind off and dec from neck edge every other row 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 2 (3, 3, 3) times – 20 (21, 23, 24) shoulder sts.

When piece measures same length as back, bind off all sts.



RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.



SLEEVES

With smaller needles and A, cast on 42 (43, 44, 45) sts and work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib.

Changing to larger needles and St st beg Sleeve Stripe Pat and inc 1 st each side every 4th row 4 (4, 4, 0) times, then every 6th row 2 (3, 4, 10) times– 54 (57, 60, 65) sts.

Cont to work even in Sleeve Stripe Pat until all 37 (40, 49, 77) rows have been worked – piece measures approx 6 (6 1/2, 7 3/4, 111/2)” from beg.

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Front Band: With smaller needles, RS facing and A, starting at bottom Right Front pick up 47 (51, 55, 60) sts evenly along Right Front, 23 (24, 24, 24) sts around Right Front neck, 24 (26, 27, 27) sts along Back neck, 23 (24, 24, 24) sts around Left Front neck, 47 (51, 55, 60) sts along Left Front – 164 (176, 185, 195) sts total.

Work first (WS) row in k1, p1 rib.

Next (buttonhole) row (RS): Rib 119 (127, 132, 138), yo, k2tog, * rib 8 (9, 10, 11) yo, k2tog, rep from * 3 times more, rib to end.

Resume k1, p1 rib on next row, then work 2 more rows even.

Bind off all sts loosely in rib.

Place markers on front and back 4 3/4 (5, 51/4, 53/4)” down from shoulders and sew sleeves between markers.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Sew buttons on band opposite buttonholes.
HAT

With smaller needles and A, cast on 74 (80) sts and work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib.

Changing to larger needles and St st, work in Hat Stripe Pat until 24 (26) rows have been worked.

Cont in stripe, Shape top as foll: Dec Row 1 (RS): K 2(0), *k2tog, k 7 (8); rep from * to end.

Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 2: K 2 (0),*k2tog, k 6 (7); rep from * to end.

Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 3: K 2 (0),*k2tog, k 5 (6); rep from * to end.

Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 4: K 2 (0),*k2tog, k 4 (5); rep from * to end.

Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 5: K 2 (0),*k2tog, k 3 (4); rep from * to end.

Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 6: K 2 (0), *k2tog, k 2 (3); rep from * to end.

Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 7: K 2 (0), *k2tog, k 1 (2); rep from * to end.

2nd SIZE ONLY: Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 8 (RS): *K2tog, k 1; rep from * to end.

BOTH SIZES: Dec Row 9 (WS): *P2tog, rep from * to end – 9 (8) sts.

Break off yarn, thread end through rem sts, pull up and secure.

Join seam.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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