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Baby Sweater and Hat


Baby Sweater and Hat

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain; cont – continue; dc – double crochet; cd2tog – dc 2 together; dec – decrease; ea – each; hdc – half double crochet; inc – increase; Rep – repeat; rnd – round; sc – single crochet; sl st – slip stitch; tch – turning chain; tog - together

NOTE: Directions are for size 6 months. Changes for size 12 months are in parentheses.

Size 6 Months 12 Months
Body Chest 18" 19"
Garment Chest 20" 22-1/2"
Finished Length to Shoulders 11-1/2" 12-1/2"

MATERIALS

  • Size B and D Boye ® Crochet Hooks or size required to crochet to gauge
  • Five Buttons
  • Baby Weight Yarn – 1-3/4 oz., (50 gr.), 153 yd. skein – 2 to 3 skeins

GAUGE

Pattern st on large hook: 7 sts – 1"; 3 rows = 1"

STITCHES

Rib st: Row 1: Ch 2, *dc in dc, make raise dc in next st by inserting hook under body of dc from previous row from right to left and working a dc; repeat from *, end dc in last st. Row 2: Work as for row 1 but working raised dc on back of work to continue ridge started on row 1.
Pattern st: *Dc on 4 dc, ch 2, dc in last dc just worked, skip 3 sts; repeat from *, end dc on 4 dc.

SWEATER BACK

With smaller hook, ch 65(75). Insert hook in 3rd ch from beginning, and work 63(73) dc across. Work in Rib st for 4 rows, increase 4(3) sts evenly in last row – 67(76) sts. With larger hook, work across as follows: Ch 2, 0(1) dc, work in Pattern st on 67(74) sts, 0(1) dc. Work as established until 11-1/2"(12-1/2") from beginning. Fasten off.

SWEATER RIGHT FRONT

With smaller hook, ch 33(37). Insert hook in 3rd ch from beginning, and work 31(35) dc across. Work in Rib st for 4 rows, increase 2(3) sts in last row – 33(38) sts. With larger hook, work across as follows:
Size 6 months:
Row 1: Ch 2, work in Pattern st on 32 sts, dc in last st.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc on dc, work in Pattern st to end of row.
Size 12 months:
Row 1: Ch 2, dc on dc,work in Pattern st on 32 sts, ch 2, dc on last dc just worked, skip 3 sts, dc on 2 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc on 2 dc, ch 2 dc in last dc just worked, skip 3 sts, work in Pattern st on 32 sts, dc in last dc. Work as established until 9-1/2"(10-1/2").
Shape Neck:
Right side facing, work on 24(26) sts, turn. Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 2 times – 22(24) sts. Work even until same length as back to shoulders. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT

Work as for right front, reversing pattern placement until 9-1/2"(10-1/2") from beginning.

SHAPE NECK

Right side facing, sl st first 9(12) sts, then complete as for right side. Fasten off.

SLEEVES

With smaller hook, ch 37(39). Insert hook in 3rd ch from beginning, and work 35(37) dc across. Work in Rib st for 4 rows, increase 18(16) st evenly in last row – 53 sts. With larger hook, work in Pattern st for remainder of sleeve. AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side every 3"(2)" 1(3) times working new sts in dc – 55(59) sts. Work even until 7-1/2"(8)" from beginning. Fasten off.

NECK BAND

Sew shoulder seams. Attach yarn at edge of right front neck. With smaller hook, ch 3 (count as 1 dc) and work 60(70) dc around neck – 61(71) sts. Work in Rib st for 2 rows. Do not fasten off.

LEFT FRONT BAND

Ch 2, work 59(67) dc down left front. Work in Rib st for 3 rows. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT BAND

Attach yarn at lower edge of right front. With smaller hook work ch 2, work 1 row dc – 59(67) dc turn, ch 2 and work 1 row Rib st on edge. Next Row: Ch 3 (count as 1 st dc), raised dc on dc, [skip 1 st, ch 1, Rib st on 13(15)] 3 times, skip 1 st, ch 1, Rib st on 11(13) sts, skip 1, ch 1, Rib st on 2 sts. Work one more row Rib st. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Measure 4-1/2"(4-1/2") on each side of shoulder seam and place markers on armhole edge. Set in sleeves between markers, stretching slightly to fit. Sew underarm and side seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

HAT

With smaller hook, ch 93(99). Insert hook in 3rd ch from beginning, and work 91(95) dc across. Work in Rib st for 4 rows, increase 4(7) sts evenly in last row – 95(102) sts. Work in Pattern st for 13(16) rows. Then evenly decrease 14(15) sts across next 4 rows working decreases on dc sts use in Pattern st – 39(42) sts. Fasten off. Weave yarn in and out of remaining sts and draw tightly. Sew back of hat.

STRAPS

At 3"(3-1/2") on each side of back seam, make a strap as follows: Fold rib up to outside. Attach yarn at edge of hat. With larger hook, ch 61. Then, work in sl st on these sts. Fasten off.



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