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Baby Love Romper and Hat
Lion Brand® Pound of Love®
Pattern Number: 60242 Knit this adorable romper and hat set with only one ball of Pound of Love.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6
Finished Romper Chest 25 1/2 (28, 30 1/2) in. [65 (71, 77.5) cm] Finished Romper Length 19 3/4 (21 3/4, 23 3/4) in. [50 (55, 60.5) cm] Hat Sizes Infant (Child) Finished Hat Circumference 16 (17 3/4) in. [40.5 (45) cm]
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

550-099 Pound of Love Yarn: Antique White

Soft cream


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
5 buttons 3/4 in. [19 mm] diameter Sewing needle and thread 4 in. [10 cm] piece of cardboard
GAUGE:
18 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in Seed st with 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
K1, p1 Rib Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.

Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.

Repeat Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.



Seed Stitch

(multiple of 2 sts) Row 1 (RS): *K 1, p 1; repeat from * to last st.

Row 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.

Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEFT HALF OF ROMPER With smaller needles, cast on 54 (56, 58) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 1 1/2 in.

[4 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Change to larger needles and continue in Seed st, at the same time, inc 1 st at beg and end of every 4th row 5 (8, 11) times, then every 6th row 3 (2, 1) time(s) - 70 (76, 82) sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 (8 3/4, 9 3/4) in.

[20.5 (22, 25) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Crotch Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at beg and end of every other row 2 times, then every 4th row once - 56 (62, 68) sts.

Work even until piece measures 10 (10 3/4, 11 3/4) in.

[25.5 (27.5, 30) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Button Placket Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row - 53 (59, 65) sts.

Work even until piece measures 15 (16 1/2, 18 1/4) in.

[38 (42, 46.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Divide for Armhole Next Row (RS): Work 25 (27, 30) sts and sl to a holder for Left Back, bind off 6 (8, 8) sts, work rem 22 (24, 27) sts.


Left Front Working on the rem 22 (24, 27) sts only, work even until piece measures 17 3/4 (19 3/4, 21 3/4) in.

[45 (50, 55) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Neck Bind off 3 (4, 6) sts at beg of next row, 2 sts at beg of next WS row, then dec 1 st at beg of next WS row 2 times - 15 (16, 17) sts.

Work even until piece measures 19 3/4 (21 3/4, 23 3/4) in.

[50 (55, 60.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.



Left Back Transfer sts for Left Back to needle.

Attach yarn and work even until piece measures 19 3/4 (21 3/4, 23 3/4) in.

[50 (55, 60.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.






RIGHT HALF OF ROMPER With smaller needles cast on 54 (56, 58) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 1 1/2 in.

[4 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Change to larger needles and continue in Seed st, and at the same time, inc 1 st at beg and end of every 4th row 5 (8, 11) times, then every 6th row 3 (2, 1) times - 70 (76, 82) sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 (8 3/4, 9 3/4) in.

[20.5 (22, 25) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Crotch Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at beg and end of every other row 2 times, then every 4th row once - 56 (62, 68) sts.

Work even until piece measures 10 (10 3/4, 11 3/4) in.

[25.5 (27.5, 30) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Button Placket Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row - 53 (59, 65) sts.

Work even until piece measures 15 (16 1/2, 18 1/4) in.

[38 (42, 46.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Divide for Armhole Next Row (RS): Work 22 (24, 27) sts and sl to a holder for Right Front, bind off 6 (8, 8) sts, work rem 25 (27, 30) sts.


Right Back Working on the rem 25 (27, 30) sts only, work even until piece measures 19 3/4 (21 3/4, 23 3/4) in.

[50 (55, 60.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.



Right Front Transfer sts for Right Front to needle.

Attach yarn and work even until piece measures 17 3/4 (19 3/4, 21 3/4) in.

[45 (50, 55) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape neck Bind off 3 (4, 6) sts at beg of next RS row, 2 sts at beg of next RS row, then dec 1 st at beg of next RS row 2 times - 15 (16, 17) sts.

Work even until piece measures 19 3/4 (21 3/4, 23 3/4) in.

[50 (55, 60.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.




SLEEVE (make 2) With smaller needles, cast on 36 (38, 40) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 1 1/4 in.

[3 cm], end with a WS row.

Change to larger needles and continue in Seed st, and at the same time, inc 1 st at beg and end of every 8th row 0 (2, 5) times, then every 10th row 4 (3, 1) time(s) - 44 (48, 52) sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in.

[20.5 (21.5, 23) cm].

Bind off.



Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew back seam from center neck to crotch and then from crotch to beg of button placket shaping.

Sew inner leg seams.

Sew Sleeves to Body.

Sew Sleeve seams.



Neckband

From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 62 (66, 74) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 rows.



Buttonband

From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 54 (62, 70) sts evenly spaced along Right Front (for boy) or Left Front (for girl).

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 rows.



Place markers on buttonband for buttons with the first button 1/2 in.

[1.5 cm] below top edge and 4 more buttons evenly spaced along band.



Buttonhole Band

From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 54 (62, 70) sts evenly spaced along Left Front (for boy) or Right Front (for girl).

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 row.



Next Row (buttonhole row):

Continue in rib, working a (k2tog, yarn over) buttonhole to correspond placement of each marker on buttonband.

Work 2 more rows of k1, p1 Rib.

Bind off in rib.



Overlap buttonhole band over button band and stitch in place at bottom of placket.

Sew buttons in place on button band.

Weave in ends.



HAT

With smaller needles, cast on 74 (82) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 5 rows.

Change to larger needles and continue in Seed st until piece measures 3 1/2 (4) in.

[9 (10) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Crown Row 1:

K1, *p2tog, work 14 (16) sts in Seed st, k2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 - 66 (74) sts.

Rows 2-4: Work even in Seed st.

Row 5: P1, *k2tog, work 12 (14) sts in Seed st, p2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 - 58 (66) sts.

Rows 6-8: Work even in Seed st.

Row 9: K1, *p2tog, work 10 (12) sts in Seed st, k2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 - 50 (58) sts.

Rows 10-12: Work even in Seed st.

Row 13: P1, *k2tog, work 8 (10) sts in Seed st, p2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 - 42 (50) sts.

Rows 14-16:Work even in Seed st.



Continue working in established pattern, dec 8 sts every 4th row until 10 sts rem.

Cut yarn and draw tail through rem sts.

Pull tightly to secure.

Sew center back seam.



FINISHING Tassel

Wrap yarn around a 4 in.

[10 cm] piece of cardboard.

Cut a 20 in.

[50.75 cm] length of yarn and thread into large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all yarn strands at one end of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely.

Cut yarn loops at opposite end of cardboard.

Wrap a 1 yd [1 m] length of yarn tightly around tassel about 3/4 in.

[2 cm] below top to form Tassel neck.

Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Sew Tassel to top of Hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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