Cardigan, Hat, and Mitts

Sirdar Baby Care D.K. (this is really a sport yarn)
Hook: 4.00 mm
Gauge: 4.25 sts to 1 inch
Sweater is a Drop Shoulder made in one piece to the underarms.
Finished Chest about 22 inches.
4 buttons, 1/2 inch diameter.
Stitches used: Single Crochet, Crossed Double Crochet.

Pattern Stitch:
2 row pattern -one row crossed dc, 1 row sc.
Worked over an even number of stitches.

CARDIGAN
Pattern: Right Front Shaping:

Back:

Left Front Shaping:

Sleeve:
Sleeve starts 5 1/2 inches wide, ends 8 1/2 inches wide, is 6 inches long.

Next 4 rows form the increase pattern:
  1. Dc in first stitch (with the chain 3), Crossed Dc across to last stitch, 2 dc in last stitch, chain 1, turn.
  2. Sc across, chain 3, turn.
  3. Dc in second stitch, work crossed dc in first stitch (with the chain 3), crossed dc across, dc in last stitch (with 1 dc of the crossed dc), chain 1, turn.
  4. Sc across, chain 3, turn.

Finishing:

Front Band:

  1. With right side facing, join yarn with slip stitch in bottom stitch of right front, chain 1 and sc all in first stitch, sc up right front (2 sc in end of each dc row, 1 sc in end of each sc row [but a smooth front is more important]), sc in each sc across back, sc down left front, chain 1, turn.
  2. Sc in each sc all around, chain 1, turn.
  3. Buttonhole row -SC AROUND -buttonholes for boys or unisex are on left front; for girls on right front. Buttonholes are created by chain 1, skip 1 stitch on previous row.
    Bottom buttonhole is the 3rd stitch from the bottom, top buttonhole is in 3rd stitch below start of front shaping. 2nd and 3rd buttonholes are evenly spaced between 1st and 4th buttonhole. Chain 1, turn.
  4. Sc around, chain 1, turn.
  5. Sc around, 3 sc in last stitch of front, sc in unused loops of starting chain around bottom, 2 sc in last sc. fasten off.

Final finishing:
Place and sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
Weave in all loose ends.

HAT
Circumference should be 15 1/2 inches
Chain 66, slip stitch join, chain 1 turn.
EARFLAP
Working in the unused loops of the starting row, count 11 stitches from the slip stitch join and place marker. Count 11 stitches from the slip stitch join in the opposite direction and place marker.

Join yarn with slip stitch (no chain) at marker.

  1. 5 hdc in stitch 2nd from joining of yarn.
    Slip stitch join 2nd stitch after the hdc. NO chain, turn counterclockwise.
  2. 1 hdc in slip stitch join, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc. Skip 1 stitch, slip stitch, slip stitch in next 2 stitches. No chain, turn counterclockwise.
  3. 1 hdc in slip stitch join, 2 hdc, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, slip stitch, slip stitch in next 2 stitches. No chain, turn counterclockwise.
  4. 1 hdc in slip stitch join, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2. Fasten off.
  5. Repeat at second marker for second earflap.

    STRAP (left flap for boys, right strap for girls)
    Join yarn 1 stitch before center of flap. Chain 15.

    1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain back to hat. Sc in next 2 stitches of flap. No chain. Turn.
    2. Sc out (chain 1, skip 1) at 2 inches and 2 1/2 inches from flap. Chain 1, Turn.
    3. Sc back to ear flap, slip stitch in next stitch of flap and fasten off. Weave in ends.
    THUMBLESS MITTENS

    With a 3.5 mm hook, chain 6.
    Sc in 2nd chain from hook and next 4 chain. Chain 1, turn.
    Working in Back Loop Only, do 20 rows of ribbing.
    Chain 1, turn, and slip stitch ends together. Chain 1, turn.
    (Numbers refer to rows)

    1. (sc, sc, 2sc)six times, sc, sc. Slip stitch to start of row. Chain 1, turn.
    2. (eyelet row)*sc, sc, sc, [chain 1, skip 1]*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc in next 4 stitches,[chain 1, skip 1], repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc in last stitch. Chain 1, turn.
    3. Work even in Back Loop/Front Loop Single crochet for 3 1/2 inches, ending with working an outside row. Chain 1, turn.
    4. Decrease Row -place marker between 13th and 14th stitch.
      Work in pattern to 3rd stitch before marker, decrease, decrease next 2 stitches after marker.
      Work to last 4 stitches. 2 decreases.
    5. Work even in pattern. Chain 1, turn.
    6. Repeat decrease row.
    7. Slip stitch end of mitten together.
    8. Make second mitten to match.

    Make 2 tie strings each 18 inches long for mitten wrists, and 1 tie 36 inches long to tie the mittens together.

    Leave long start tail, chain for 18 inches with 3.5 mm hook. Leave long end tail. Make second tie.
    Repeat above instructions for a 36 inch tie.

    Thread the 18" ties through the eyelet holes in the wrists of the mittens.

    Pom-Pom Maker:(the commercial disks are nice but this does the job a bit faster)

    1. Take a piece of cardboard 2" wide and about 6" long.
    2. Cut a 3" notch centered in one end.
    3. Cut 18" length of yarn. Fold double. Place in notch so you can hold both ends with one hand.
    4. Wrap supply yarn 75 times around cardboard over the notch, then cut yarn.
    5. Take one end of the doubled yarn and wrap it around the yarn, then pull it tight and tie it.
    6. Take one tail of the mitten tie, thread it on a needle, and sew it to the yarn wrapping around the pom-pom.
    7. Cut the pom-pom yarn free from the cardboard. Make 3 more pom-poms to finish the mittens and1 extra for the top of the hat.

    Instead of pom-poms, tassles could be used:

    1. Cardboard is 6" long and 3" wide.
    2. Notch is cut near one side instead of in the middle.
    3. Cut 18" length of yarn. Fold double. Place in notch so you can hold both ends with one hand.
    4. Wrap supply yarn 75 times around cardboard over the notch, then cut yarn.
    5. Take one end of the doubled yarn and wrap it around the yarn, then pull it tight and tie it.
    6. The mitten tie is tied to the top of the tassel instead of around the yarn wrapping.
    7. Cut only the bottom of the tassel.(an extra 4" chain is needed to tie the tassel to the top of the hat.
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