Saturday, January 17, 2009

SUZIE’S TEXTURED BABY SWEATER AND HAT (C)



Thanks go to Virginia for testing this pattern. Using her suggestions there are a minimum of ends to weave in. That is always a good thing.

I hope you will enjoy crocheting this little sweater and hat.

EDITED 1/18/09

SIZE: 6-9 months

MATERIALS:Worsted Weight Yarn approximately 7 ounces
Crochet hook size: I (5.50 mm)
Yarn needle
Two ½ inch buttons
Needle and thread to attach buttons

GAUGE: 7 sc = 2 inches, 8 rows sc = 2 inches

NOTES:
1. Read through all instructions before beginning.
2. When joining with a slip stitch, pull the stitch tight until it almost disappears.
3. Single crochet decrease = sc dec: Pull up a loop in the next 2 stitches, yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook at once.
4. Turning chain does not count as a stitch.
5. Set in photo was crocheted using LB Pound of Love.

6. Bernat Softee Baby and an E hook worked up to a newborn size.
7. If it matters to you, reverse the buttonholes to the opposite side for a boy. Or make buttonholes in both bands and sew the buttons on the side to match where you want the holes.
INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting at the yoke, chain 39 loosely

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and next 5 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 14 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in last 6 chs. (46 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 7 sts. (54 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 8 sts. (62 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 20 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 9 sts. (70 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 22 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 10 sts. (78 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 11 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 24 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 11 sts. (86 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 26 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 12 sts. (94 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 13 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 28 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 13 sts. (102 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 20 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 30 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 20 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 14 sts. (110 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 15 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 22 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 32 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 22 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 15 sts. (118 sc)

Row 11 (dividing row): Ch 1, turn, sc in 17 sts, skip next 24 sts for armhole, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts, skip 24 sts for second armhole, sc in last 17 sts. (71 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *dc next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across. (71 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. (71 sts)

Rows 14-28: Repeat rows 12 and 13. End with row 12. Sweater should measure approximately 9 inches from neckline. (71 sts) DO NOT fasten off.


BUTTONHOLE BAND

Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, do not turn, working in end of rows work 27 sc spaced evenly across front. (27 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc (buttonhole), sc in next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc (buttonhole), sc in remaining sc. (25 sc, 2 ch 1 spaces)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and in each ch 1 space across. Do not fasten off. (27 sc)

Slipstitch in the 3 rows of buttonhole band. Ch 1, sc in 19 sts of beginning chain, 2 sc in next st, sc in remaining 18 chains. (39 neckline sts)

Now proceed to the button band.

BUTTON BAND


Row 1: With right side facing and working in end of rows, work 27 sc spaced evenly across front. (27 sc)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. Do not fasten off. (27 sc)


COLLAR
Row 1:
Turn, slipstitch in the 4 rows of button band. Working in the 39 neckline sts, ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across row. (39 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Dc in first st, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * across row. (39 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across row. (39 sts)

Rows 4-9: Repeat row 2 and 3, end with row 3. Collar should measure approximately 3 inches. (39 sts)
SLEEVE
Round 1: With right side facing, having body toward you, join yarn with a sc at underarm, sc in same stitch and in 24 yoke sts, 2 sc underarm. Join with slipstitch in first sc. (28 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, dc in same st, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sc in last st. Join with slipstitch in first dc. (28 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, dc in sc, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (28 sts)


Rounds 4-16: Repeat round 3 until sleeve is approximately 6 inches from underarm. Do not fasten off.

Round 17 (decrease round): Ch 1, turn only if necessary to be working on right side, *sc decrease over next 2 sts (counts as a sc). Repeat from * around. (14 sc)

Rounds 18-20: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in same st as join and in each sc around. (14 sc)

Fasten off.
FINISHINGWeave in ends and sew buttons on button band under buttonholes.HAT
Round 1:
Ch 4, join to form ring. Ch 2, (here and throughout ch 2 doesn’t count as first dc), 12 dc in ring. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End by working 2 dc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (36 dc)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End by working a dc in last 2 sts. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. End by working dc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc. (48 sts)

Rounds 6-13: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. End by working dc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc. (48 sts)

Hat, measured flat, should be approximately 5.5 inches. (48 sts)

Rounds 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc. (48 sts)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.




Comments:
this looks great. I will need a gift in the summer for a new baby, this might just fit the bill. Thanks
 
so cute and so pink!!!!!
I love it!
 
love this pattern so easy to do and such a cute one . I really do apprecaite the time you take to make and share your original patterns with us. You are a blessing.
 
I'm expecting my first great grandchild in the next few days, if it is a girl I will most certainly make this jacket and hat for her, it is truly beautiful, well done.

Patricia
 
I thinks this looks very cute, but I'm still in the learning phase. I have never seen the pieces crocheted and laid out before sewing it altogether. Would you consider doing that for some of us who are still afraid to take the next step. Thanks
 
There are no pieces to sew together, it is all crocheted. The body and collar are crocheted in one piece and then the sleeves are crocheted on.
 
I made this sweater & hat pattern yesterday after work, and it is so gorgeous I had to thank you for posting it. I make baby clothing & afghans for a charity organization, and this is so easy and looks great!
 
Hi Sue,I was in the process of crocheting a boys baby sweater for a friend when I decided the proportions were wrong and I absolutely hated it so I had to frog it!! I was limited as far as time and desperate. I begged my group (Barefoot Crocheters) for an easy pattern for a boy. Would you believe that four people from the group sent me the url to this pattern!! I knew it had to be good if four people gave the same pattern! By doing the top of the sweater white and the bottom blue it made a gorgeous sweater!! I sent pictures of it to all my friends and family which was a mistake because my sister absolutely loved it and asked me to make another set for a friend of hers. If you would like to see a picture of it I can send it to you if you would like just email me. Thank you again for such a great pattern.
 
I actually followed your instructions and the sweater is so far is lovely..This is my first baby piece of crochet and I am so excited thanks for postin this pattern
 
I fell in love with this sweater set! I was in the process of creating one for my friend but she stopped me before I could put the sleeves in because she said that her granddaughter was on the "chubby" size and that it was too small! I noticed that you said that larger sizes were coming, is that soon? If not where in your pattern would I do the increasing so that the sweater could fit a 12 month or 18 month sized baby?
Thanks in advance,
Leslie-K
 
I haven't got around to the larger size. Keep watching and eventually I will get there.

In the meantime, better select a pattern with the size you want, so your work isn't wasted.
 
I love this pattern! I am going to make the beanie for my 12month old niece as soon as you post it. Looking forward to it :)
 
HI. Thanks for the patterns. I'm a crochet beginner, but the hat doesn't look too hard. I printed out the instructions, and started making it, but I'm getting a round circle, as opposed to a hat shape. What am I doing wrong?
 
Starting with round 5 the sides of the cap start to take shape.
 
Thank you for this pattern! :) I made one in pink Vanna's Choice Baby yarn. :) It turned out great! ;) I went up one hook size to "J" so it would be a bit bigger in size, which is what I wanted. ;) I have yet to make the hat yet though. One skein of the yarn made the sweater. :)

I plan on making a bunch more of these for baby showers etc. ;)
~Rachel~
 
I crocheted this pattern in a light orchid for my new granddaughter. It came out so pretty ! I love it ! It was so easy too. Thanks so much.
~~ Pat ~~
 
I was looking for baby patterns that used worsted weight yarn, as I have a lot to be used up. The sweater looks really pretty. I started it, and then got a little confused at row 11. Do I just fasten off after the 17 sc sts, and then join after the skipped 24 sts? Thanks Char
 
No you don't fasten off. Only fasten off when told to.
 
This year will be my 10 month old daughter's first chistmas. i am making her this hat and i know she will look like a doll in it. and i am so glad i finally found this pattern, i have been looking FOR HOURS!!!!! thank you so much

-Brennah
 
I found your pattern online when I was looking for some ideas for Redeemed Remnants, which was birthed after being given a number of large bags of left over yarn remnants. This sweater and hat were perfect for someone learning to do more than crochet straight lines. :) Thank you so much for posting your patterns which are easy to read.

I've played with different sized crochet hooks and yarn to make them different sizes. If you ever get around to re-sizing these for children, or some booties to match, I would be very happy! :)) Your sweaters and hats will soon be worn by widows and orphans in Russia. Blessings...Debbie
 
I am 17 years old and I have been crocheting for pretty much my whole life, I recently was able to put my frustrations of all the abbreviations away and finally read a pattern.
I have a 6 month old baby sister whom I have been wanting to make a cardigan although this pattern is much to small for her. This pattern is so easy, not a lot to sew together.
I am defiantly going to use this pattern for the sales for my senior project(:
Thanks for posting this!
 
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