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Striped Pullover and Pixie Hat
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 20333

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Pullover Infant 6 (12, 24) months Hat Circumference 17 1/4 inches
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

920-176 Babysoft Yarn: Spring Green

Bright sea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2)
Note: (A/MC) Hat alone uses 1 ball each color of yarn.

920-153 Babysoft Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49
Note: (B/CC)

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Size 6 (4 mm) 16-inch circular needles Size 6 (4 mm) 29-inch circular needles 10 inches piece of cardboard or foam board
GAUGE:
22 sts + 44 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit 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:
Stripe Pattern
Knit rows in the following sequence:
Rows 1-2 Knit.
Row 3-4 CC.
Rows 5-8 MC.
Rows 9-10 CC.
Rows 11-16 Knit.
Rows 17-18 CC.
Rows 19-24 Knit.
Rows 25-26 CC.
Rows 27-34 MC.

Rep Rows 25-34 for stripe pattern.

NOTES:
Sweater is knit sideways.

Depending on size, garment may appear slightly different from photo.

Circle all numbers pertaining to your size for ease in working.


INSTRUCTIONS



PULLOVER

Front Tab
With CC, cast on 11 (11, 13) sts.

Knit 5 rows.

Place on holder.



Right Sleeve
With CC, cast on 31 (31, 35) sts.

Knit 1 row.

Beg Stripe pattern.

At same time, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 9 (8, 14) times, every 8th row 3 (5, 3) times - 55 (57, 69) sts.



Body
Cast on 33 (43, 48) sts at beg of next two rows - 121 (143, 165) sts.

Work even until 30 (42, 48) rows from body cast-on, end WS.



Front Neck Shaping
K 58 (66, 77), leave rem sts 63 (77, 88) unworked.

Knit one row.

K to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rep these two rows 5 times - 52 (60, 71) sts.

Work even 9 rows.

K 41 (49, 58) in pattern color, k 11 (11, 13) CC.

K 11 (11, 13) CC, k 41 (49, 58) in pattern color.

Center Ridge With CC, k two rows.

Continuing in Stripe Pattern in reverse order (mirror image) from center ridge, k 41 (49, 58) in pattern color, k 11 (11, 13) CC.

Bind off 11 (11, 13) with CC, k 41 (49, 58) in pattern color.

K 41 (49, 58) in pattern color, k 11 (11, 13) Front Tab sts from holder.

Work even 9 rows.

K to last st, inc 1.

Knit 1 row.

Rep these two rows 5 times - 58 (66, 77) sts.

Slip sts to right side of needle and place on hold.



Back Neck Shaping
RS facing, rejoin yarn at neck.

Bind off 4 (7, 7) sts, knit to end of row - 59 (70, 81) sts.

Knit one row.

K2tog, knit to end of row - 58 (69, 80) sts.

Knit one row.

K2t0g, knit to end of row - 57 (68, 79) sts.

Work even for 21 rows.

Center Ridge With CC, k 2 rows.

Cont in Stripe Pattern in reverse order from center ridge.

Knit 22 rows, inc 1 st at end of last row.

Stripe pattern should match Front stitches and number of rows for Front and Back should be equal.



Join Front and Back
Slip Front stitches back to left side of needle.

Cont in pattern, k 58 (66, 77) Front stitches, cast on 4 (7, 7), knit 58 (69, 80) Back sts.

Work even until Left Front is same length from neck shaping as Right Front.



Left Sleeve
Bind off 33 (43, 48) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 55 (57, 69) sts.

Dec 1 st each side next and every 8th row 3 (5, 3) times, every 6th row 9 (8, 14) times, maintain correct narrowing stripe pattern to cuff.



Finishing
Tuck Front Tab to inside and tack down along short edge.

With CC and shorter needle, pick up 1 st in each st or ridge around neck.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.

With CC, pick up 1 st in each ridge along Front bottom edge.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.

Rep for Back bottom edge.

Sew side and underarm seams.



PIXIE HAT

With B, cast on 96 sts.

(With B, k 8 rows; with A, k 2 rows.) twice.

With B, k 5 rows.
Dec row *K2tog, k 4; rep from * to end - 80 sts.

K 2 rows.

With A, k 2 rows.

With B, k 5 rows.
Dec row *K2tog, k 3; rep from * to end - 64 sts.

K 2 rows.

With A, k 2 rows.

With B, k 5 rows.
Dec row *K2tog, k 2; rep from * to end - 48 sts.

K 2 rows.

With A, k 2 rows.

With B, k 5 rows.
Dec row *K2tog, k 1; rep from * to end - 32 sts.

K 2 rows.

With A, k 2 rows.

With B, k 5 rows.
Dec row *K2tog; rep from * to end - 16 sts.

K 2 rows.

With A, k 2 rows.

With B, k 5 rows.
Dec row *K2tog; rep from * to end - 8 sts.

K 2 rows.

With A, k 2 rows.

With B, k 2 rows.
Break off yarn leaving 18 inches end.

Thread through remaining stitches with large-eyed, blunt needle and draw tight.

Sew back seam.

Tassel
Wrap yarn around 10 inches cardboard 25 times.

Cut a piece of yarn 18 inches long and thread doubled onto 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 a piece of yarn 12 inches long and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/4" below top knot to form Tassel neck.

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

Trim Tassel ends evenly and attach to tip of hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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