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DANNY SWEATER AND HAT PATTERN


Note: Instructions are given for the smallest size with instructions for the larger sizes in ( ) round brackets. Metric measurements are given in [ ] square brackets.

Tension/Gauge in stocking stitch: 18 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches [10 cm] on a US 7 [4.5mm] needle or whichever size is needed to obtain the required tension.

Measurements:
To fit 6 (12, 24) months.
Chest size 17 (19, 22) inches [43 (48, 56) cm]
Finished chest size 19 (22,26) inches [48 (56, 66) cm]
Length 10.5 (11.5, 13.5) inches [26½ (29, 34) cm]

Materials Required: 6 colours of an aran weight yarn, 80 metres or 88 yards of each colour.
One pair of US6 [4 mm] needles and one pair of US7 [4.5 mm] needles or the size needed to obtain tension.
For the hat, one circular US6 by 16 inch [40 cm by 4 mm] needle, and one set of US6 [4 mm] double pointed needles.
Three buttons.

Colour A is for Edging
Stripe sequence:
Colour B, Knit 6 rows
Colour C, Knit 6 rows
Colour D, Knit 6 rows
Colour E, Knit 6 rows
Colour F, Knit 6 rows
Repeat.

Special Instructions for Buttonholes:
Make a buttonhole as follows:
Bring the yarn to the front. Slip the next stitch purlwise. Put yarn to the back. Cast off three stitches as follows:
* Slip the next stitch onto the right needle. Pass the second stitch over the slipped stitch and drop it off the needle.* Repeat * to * twice more.
Slip the last stitch from the right needle to the left needle. Turn the work. Move the yarn to the back. Cast on four stitches as follows:
* Insert the right needle between the first and second stitches on the left needle, pass the yarn round the right needle and draw up a loop, and place it on the left needle.* Repeat from * to * three more times. Turn the work and pass the yarn to the back. Slip the first stitch from the left needle to the right needle, and pass the last cast on stitch over it and drop it off the needle.

Back:
Using A, cast on 46 (52, 60) stitches on the smaller needles. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1½ inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles and work stripe pattern in stocking stitch, starting with a knit row (right side). Continue even until you have completed 9 (10, 12) stripes plus the border, and the back measures 10.5 (11.5, 13.5) inches.
[26½ (29, 34) cm] Mark center 20 (22,26) stitches for neck, and end with a wrong side row.

Shoulder placket. (Left shoulder) Cast off 33 (37, 43) stitches knitwise. Knit across remaining 13 (15, 17) sts. Purl back 13 (15,17) sts. Knit one row. Purl one row. Turn and cast off knitwise.

Front:
Work as for back until front measures 8¾ (9¼, 10½) inches [22 (23½, 26½) cm] from start (end by working a right side row).

Start neck shaping
Work first 18 (21, 25) stitches (right shoulder). Place in holder. Cast off center 10 stitches (base of neck). Complete this row (left shoulder)
* On neck edge decrease 1 stitch every row 5 (6, 8) times. 13 (15, 17) stitches remaining. Work even until you have completed 9 (10,12) stripes plus the border, and the front measures 10.5 (11.5, 13.5) inches, ending on a wrong side row. *

Shoulder placket (left shoulder).
Using the last colour used, knit one row, purl one row, then knit 2 (3, 4) make a buttonhole, knit 2, make a buttonhole, kit to end. Purl back. Turn and cast off knit-wise.

Pick up right shoulder stitches from holder. Attach yarn at neck edge and repeat from * to *, reversing positions of neck edge and armhole edge. Turn and cast of knit-wise.

Sleeve. (Make two)
Cast on 24 (26,28) stitches , colour A, on smaller needle. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1½ inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles, and work stripe pattern in stocking stitch. Increase one stitch at start of 1st and second row. Then increase 1 stitch at each side every 1 (2nd, 3rd) row 6 (9, 12) times, and increase 1 stitch at each side every 2nd (3rd, 4th) row 4 (2, 1) times. (46 (50, 56) stitches) Work even until sleeve measures 6 (7, 8½) inches [15 (18, 21½) cm] from start.

Start sleeve cap shaping
On the next two rows cast off 7 (8, 4) stitches. (32 (34, 48) stitches). On the next two rows, cast off 8 (8, 5) stitches. For the largest size only, cast off 5 stitches on the next 2 rows, and cast of 4 stitches on the following two rows. (16 (18,20) stitches remaining) Cast off remaining 16 (18, 20) stitches.

Neckband:
Sew right shoulder.
Use the smaller needle. On neck edge , using colour A, pick up and knit 4 stitches from the button band of the placket, 7 (9, 13) stitches from the shoulder down the neck shaping, 10 stitches from front of neck, 7 (9, 13) stitches from other neck shaping, 20 (22, 26) stitches from the back and 4 stitches from the placket. 52 (58, 70) stitches.

Work in colour A, and garter stitch for 8 rows, but on row 4, knit 2, make a buttonhole, knit to end. Continue until 8 rows of garter stitch total. Cast off.

Finishing.
Sew sleeves into armholes . Sew remaining seams. Sew on buttons.

HAT:
Using circular needle and colour A cast on and join into a round 64 (72, 80) stitches. Knit 6 (8, 9) rounds of colour A, then 6 rounds each of colour B, C, D, and E. Change to double pointed needles and colour F.
*Knit 2 together, Knit 6*. Repeat * to * for one round. 56 (63, 70) stitches.
Knit one round.
*Knit 2 together, Knit 5*. Repeat * to * for one round. 48 (54, 60) stitches.
Knit one round.
*Knit 2 together, Knit 4*. Repeat * to * for one round. 40 (45, 50) stitches.
Knit one round.
*Knit 2 together, Knit 3*. Repeat * to * for one round. 32 (36, 40) stitches.
Knit one round.
*Knit 2 together, Knit 2*. Repeat for one round. 24 (27, 30) stitches.
Knit one round.
*Knit 2 together, Knit 1*. Repeat * to * for one round. 16 (18, 20) stitches.
Knit one round.
Knit 2 together. Repeat for one round. 8 (9, 10) stitches.
Knit one round.
Knit 2 together 4 (4,5) times.
Change to colour B.
Start I-cord.
Put the 4 (4, 5) stitches on a double pointed needle.
*Knit the stitches onto another double pointed needle. Slide to the other end of the double pointed needle.*
Repeat * to * until the I-cord is 6 inches [15 cm] long.
Pass yarn through remaining stitches and tie off.
Tie I-cord in a knot close to the hat.

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Pattern created by Roger Manship.