Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Emma Hat and Cardigan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Emma Hat and Cardigan

Great for any little girl!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 15 sts + 32 rows (4 inch) in Garter st (k every row) to knit a cardigan that measures for 6-9 months, 12 months and 2-3 years. This translates approximately to 19-1/2 (22, 24) inch in Finished Chest and 9-1/2 (10-1/2, 11-1/2) inch in Finished Length. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    You will need 3 skeins of Pink Poodle yarn to make this cardigan in sizes 6-9 months and 12 months; 4 skeins of Pink Poodle yarn to make this cardigan in size 2-3 years. 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 a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    Download the template for abbreviations and stitches not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches and abbreviations:
    Pattern Stitch: 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.
  • 2
    Cardigan:
    Back: With smaller needles, cast on 37 (41, 45) sts.
    Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 inch.
    Change to larger needles and work in Garter st (k every row) until Back measures 9-1/2 (10-1/2, 11-1/2) inch from beg. Bind off.
  • 3
    Pocket Lining (make 2):
    With larger needles, cast on 11 sts. Work in Garter st for 2 inch. 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 inch from beg, end with a WS row.
  • 4
    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) inch, end with a RS row.
  • 5
    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) inch from beg. Bind off. Mark placement for 4 buttons: with first button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 inch below neck shaping, and 2 evenly spaced between.
  • 6
    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.
  • 7
    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) inch from beg. Bind off.
  • 8
    Finishing:
    Sew shoulder seams.
  • 9
    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 inch. Bind off.
  • 10
    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.
  • 11
    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.
  • 12
    Hat:
    With larger needles, cast on 60 (66, 70) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures 6-1/2 inch 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 inch tail. Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.
  • 13
    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 inch 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.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn Pink Poodle 100368177
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 8/5.0 mm 104239381
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 9/5.5 mm 104239389
  • Lion Brand Stitch Holder 3 pc. 104239311
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • La Petite Buttons 7/8 inch Pink 3 pc. 104235650
  • 6 inch Piece of Cardboard
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