Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Tiny Jester Set-Knit: Intermediate
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
Pattern Number: 30035AD
Show off your little cuties in this fun striped sweater and jaunty jester hat.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest Measurement 19 1/2 (22 1/2,28) Hat Finished Circumference 15 1/2 (18)inches Hat S (M/L)
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.



700-107 Cotton-Ease yarn: Candy Blue (discontinued) Light medium blue
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Note: MC

700-158 Cotton-Ease yarn: Pineapple Bright yellow
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Note: (A)

700-100 Cotton-Ease yarn: Vanilla (discontinued) Clear, crisp white
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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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17 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles. 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.

Additional images for hat explanation are included in the downloadable pattern.

TRI-COLOR PATTERN Rows 1-4: With A, knit.

Rows 5 and 6: With MC, knit.

Rows 7-10: With B, knit.

Row 11: *With MC, k 3; with A, k 3; rep from * across.

Row 12: *With A, p 3; with MC, p 3; rep from * across.

Row 13: *With B, k 3; with MC, k 3; rep from * across.

Row 14: *With MC, p 3; with B, p 3; rep from * across.

Rows 15-18: With A, knit.

Work Rows 1-18 for complete pattern.


BACKWith smaller needles and MC, cast on 41 (47, 59) sts.

Work 4 rows in K1, P1 Rib, ending with k 1; inc 1 st at end of last Rib row – 42 (48, 60) sts.

Next row (RS) Change to larger needles and beg Row 1 of Tri-Color Pattern, working through Row 18.

Continue in MC only in St st until Back measures 10 (11, 13)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Bind off 10 (12, 17) sts for Right Shoulder; k 22 (24, 26) sts and place on holder for back of neck; k 10 (12, 17) remaining sts.

Place marker at end of this row for placement of buttons.

Work 4 rows even in St st for button tab.

Bind off.
FRONTWork same as Back until piece measures 9 (10, 12)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck K 12 (14, 19) sts; attach new yarn, k 18 (20, 22) sts and place on holder for front neck; k remaining sts.

Working both sides at the same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times.

Work even until Front measures 10 (11, 13)" from beg, ending after a RS row.

Bind off 10 (12, 17) sts of Right Shoulder.

P 10 (12, 17) sts of Left Shoulder.

Work 2 buttonholes as follows: 6 months K 2, (k2tog, yo, k 2) 2 times.

12 months K 2, k2tog, yo, k 4, yo, k2tog, k 2.

24 months K 4 (k2tog, yo, k 4) 2 times, k 1.

Purl next row.

Bind off as if to knit
SLEEVEWith smaller needles and MC cast on 23 (27, 31) sts.

Work 4 rows Rib as for Back, inc 1 st at end of last Rib row – 24 (28, 32) sts.

Change to larger needles and work 4 rows even in St st.

Inc 1 st each end of next row and every following 5th row 2 (3, 4) times more – 30 (36, 42) sts.

When Sleeve measures 3 (4, 4 3/4)" from beg, ending with a WS row, beg Tri-Color Pattern, inc 1 st each end on Rows 3, 6 and 9 – 36 (42, 48) sts.

Work remaining pattern as written.

When pattern is complete, cont in MC only in St st until Sleeve measures 7 (8, 9)" from beg; AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st each end on 2nd MC row – 38 (44, 50) sts.

Bind off.
FINISHINGWith RS facing sew Front to Back at right shoulder.

With RS facing, beg at left neck edge, using smaller needle and MC, pick up and k 51 (59, 63) sts, evenly spaced, around neck edge, including sts on holders.

Work 2 rows in K1, P1 Rib.

Next row (WS) Rib to last 4 sts; k2tog, yo, rib remaining sts.

Rib 1 row more.

Bind off in rib.

On left shoulder, overlap Front onto Back so that buttonholes line up along marked row of back.

Tack in place at armhole edge.

For Sleeve placement, on Front and Back, mark 4 1/2 (5 1/4, 6)" down from right shoulder seam and from marker on left shoulder.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams matching colors.

Sew on buttons.

HAT – Make 2 piecesWith smaller needles cast on 31 (37) sts.

Work in Rib as for back, inc 1 st at beg and end of last Rib row – 33 (39) sts.

Change to larger needle and Tri-Color Pattern.

Work as written with following exceptions on Rows 11 – 14On Row 11: end with MC, k 3.

On Row 12: beg with MC, p 3.

On Row 13: end with B, k 3.

On Row 14:beg with B, p 3.

Complete pattern through Row 18.

Continue in MC only in St st.

When Hat measures 6 (7)" from beg, bind off.

FINISHINGWith RS of Hat pieces together, sew invisibly along sides and across top.

Turn to RS.

Tassels – Make 2 Using a piece of cardboard 2 1/2" wide, wrap MC around 20 times.

Draw a piece of yarn, approximately 8" long, through one end; tighten and tie knot.

Cut opposite end to free yarn from cardboard.

Wrap another strand around, 5 times, 1/2" from the knot and secure.

Trim ends.

Sew one Tassel to each upper corner of Hat.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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