Bernat Softee Baby Top Down Cutie Set

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by Bernat Design Team

Bernat Softee Baby Top Down Cutie Set

From the top down, the newest bundle of joy in your life will be the most stylish kid at the playground when they'’re in these adorable Bernat Softee Baby Top Down Cuties. Your favorite babies will go ga-ga over the softness of the matching cardigan and hat. As a busy parent, you'll love how the ensemble is machine washable! The cardigan and hat also make a perfect baby gift.

Use a gauge of 21 sts and 40 rows (4") in garter stitch to knit a cardigan that measures 16 to 17 (17 to 18, 18 to 19, 19 to 20)" for a chest measurement & 20-1/2 (22, 22-1/2, 23-1/2)" and a hat that will fit most 6 month to 12 month olds or most 18 month to 24 month olds. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you fewer stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.To complete the cardigan, you will need 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins of Prince Pebbles for the Cardigan and 1 skein of Prince Pebbles for the Hat.
  • 2
    Cardigan:
    Note: Body is worked in one piece from the neck edge down.
    Body:
    With pair of needles, cast on 52 (56-56-64) sts.
    1st row: (RS). K11 (12-12-13). Place marker. K8 (8-8-10). Place marker. K14 (16-16-18). Place marker. K8 (8-8-10). Place marker. K11 (12-12-13).
    2nd row: Knit.
    3rd row: K2. yo. K2tog – buttonhole made. *Knit to 1 st before marker. yo. K1. Slip marker. K1. yo. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of row.
    4th row: Knit.
    5th row: *Knit to 1 st before marker. yo. K1. Slip marker. K1. yo. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 16 (16-17-15) times more, at the same time working buttonholes at beg of every following 12th (14th-14th-16th) row from first buttonhole row 3 times more, changing to circular needle when necessary to accommodate extra sts. 196 (200-208-200) sts.
    Next 3 rows: Knit.
    Next row: (RS). *Knit to 1 st before marker. yo. K1. Slip marker. K1. yo. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of row. Rep last 4 rows 0 (1-1-3) times more. 204 (216-224-232) sts.
  • 3
    Divide for Sleeves:
    Next row: (WS). K30 (32-33-34) for Left Front. K46 (48-50-52) and slip these 46 (48-50-52) sts to st holder for Left Sleeve. Cast on 2 sts. K52 (56-58-60) sts for Back. K46 (48-50-52) and slip these 46 (48-50-52) sts to st holder for Right Sleeve. Cast on 2 sts. K30 (32-33-34) for Right Front. 116 (124-128-132) sts.
    Cont even in garter st (knit every row) until work from divide measures 6-1/2 (7-7-1/2 -8)", ending with a RS row.
    Cast off.
  • 4
    Right Sleeve:
    1st row: (RS). With circular needle, cast on 1 st. K46 (48-50-52) from Right Sleeve st holder. Do not join.
    **2nd row: Cast on 1 st. Knit to end of row. K48 (50-52-54) sts.
    Cont in garter st, dec 1 st each end of next and every following 10th (10th-10th-12th) row to 36 (38-40-42) sts.
    Cont even in garter st until Sleeve measures 6-1/2 (7-7-1/2-8)" ending with a RS row.
    Cast off.**
  • 5
    Left Sleeve:
    1st row: (RS). With circular needle, cast on 1 st. K46 (48-50-52) from Left Sleeve st holder. Do not join. Work from ** to ** as given for Right Sleeve.
  • 6
    Finishing:
    Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.
    Sew buttons to Left Front to correspond with buttonholes.
  • 7
    Hat:
    With pair of larger needles, cast on 73 (81) sts.
    Work in garter st (knit every row) noting 1st row is RS until work from beg measures 4-1/2 (5)", ending with a WS row.
    Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1. *K2tog. K7 (8). Rep from * to end of row. 65 (73) sts.
    2nd and alt rows: Knit.
    3rd row: K1. *K2tog. K6 (7). Rep from * to end of row. 55 (65) sts.
    5th row: K1. *K2tog. K5 (6). Rep from * to end of row. 49 (57) sts.
    7th row: K1. *K2tog. K4 (5). Rep from * to end of row. 41 (49) sts.
    9th row: K1. *K2tog. K3 (4). Rep from * to end of row. 33 (41) sts.
    11th row: K1. *K2tog. K2 (3). Rep from * to end of row. 25 (33) sts.
    13th row: K1. *K2tog. K1 (2). Rep from * to end of row. 17 (25) sts.
    15th row: K1. *K2tog. K0 (1). Rep from * to end of row. 9 (17) sts.
  • 8
    Size 18/24 mos only: 16th row: Knit.
    17th row: K1. *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 9 sts.
  • 9
    Both sizes: Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and gather tightly. Fasten securely. Sew seam.
  • 10
    Pom Pom: Wind yarn around 3 fingers approx 80 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew Pom Pom to top of Hat.
  • 11
    If needed, download the template for project pattern.
    Abbreviations:
    Alt = Alternate(ing)
    Approx = Approximately
    Beg = Beginning
    Cont = Continue(ity)
    Dec = Decreasing
    K = Knit
    K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
    P = Purl
    Pat = Pattern
    Rep = Repeat
    RS = Right Side
    St = Stitch(es)
    WS = Wrong Side
    Yo = Yarn over

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Bernat Softee Baby Yarn Prince Pebbles (see step 1 for number of skeins)
  • •Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 24 inch No. 6/Size 4.00 mm, Single Point Knitting Needles 9 inch No. 6/4.00 mm
  • •Four Coordinating Buttons & Clover Cable Stitch Holders
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