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Emma Hat and Cardigan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 80411AD This hat and sweater set is great for any little girl.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 19 1/2 (22, 24) in. (49.5 (56, 61) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29.5) 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

840-138 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Pink Poodle

Bright medium pink


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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter 6 in. (15 cm) piece of cardboard (for Tassel)
GAUGE:
15 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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 (odd number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across.


Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.


Rep Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS
SWEATER
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 37 (41, 45) sts.


Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).


Change to larger needles and work in Garter st (k every row) until Back measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

(24 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg.

Bind off.


Pocket Lining (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 11 sts.

Work in Garter st for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Transfer sts to a holder.
LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 23 (25, 27) sts.


Work in k1, p1 Rib.


Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until Left Front measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times, k6 (7, 8).


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, k1, (p1, k1) 5 times, k6 (7, 8).


Rep last 2 rows once more.


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 11 sts, k to end.


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 11 sts of one Pocket Lining, k to end of row.

Work even until Left Front measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (21.5, 24) cm), end with a RS row.


Neck Shaping
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 (6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 18 (19, 20) sts.


Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times - 12 (13, 14) sts.

Work even until Left Front measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

(24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg.

Bind off.

Mark placement for 4 buttons: with first button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) below neck shaping, and 2 evenly spaced between.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on RS rows as follows:
Buttonhole Row (RS): K2, k 2 sts together, yarn over, k to end of row.
SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 23 (25, 27) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib.


Change to larger needles and work in Garter st, increasing 1 st each end of every 8th row 6 times - 35 (37, 39) sts.

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

(20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.


Neckband
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 19 (20, 21) sts along Right Front neck edge, 15 (17, 17) sts across Back neck, and 19 (20, 21) along Left Front neck edge - 53 (57, 59) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.


Left Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 4 sts along side of neckband, pick up and k 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along bottom ribbing.

Bind off.


Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 4 sts along bottom ribbing, pick up and k 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along side of neckband.

Bind off.


Sew Pocket Linings to WS of Fronts.

Sew Sleeves to body.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.



HAT
With larger needles, cast on 60 (66, 70) sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in.

(16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.


Next Row: K2tog across row - 30 (33, 35) sts.


Next Row: Knit.


Next Row: K2tog across, end k 0 (1, 1) - 15 (17, 18) sts.


Cut yarn leaving 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail.

Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.



FINISHING
Tassel
Wrap a strand around cardboard 21 times.

Cut a length of yarn, and thread doubled into large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.


Cut another length of yarn and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck.

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

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Sew Hat seam.

Sew Tassel to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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