Additional Materials:

Premier Yarns DK Colors: Unicorn 2 (2; 3) Balls, 3.5mm Knitting Needles, 4mm Circular Needle, Tapestry Needle, Small Pom-Pom Maker, 5 Buttons

About this Project

Wrap her up in the rainbow! Your mini-me will be cute and comfy in this adorable cardigan with matching pom-pom hat. Knit the bright and colorful design using Premier Yarns DK Colors in Unicorn.

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GAUGE:

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 in Stockinette Stitch

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Cardigan Chest: 21 (23, 25)

Hat Circumference: 16 (17)

SIZES

Cardigan: 18m (2yr, 4yr)

Hat: Baby (Toddler)

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    PATTERN NOTES

    The cardigan in worked in one piece from the neck down. The hat is worked as a flat piece, then seamed. If worked from the ball as is hat will have very long stripes, if desired you can cut yarn and shorten stripes to closer match the cardigan stripe length.

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    CARDIGAN

    Using smaller needles, cast on 82 (90, 90) sts.

    Knit 7 rows.

    Yoke

    Change to larger circular needle.

    Row 1 (RS): K9 (11, 12), yo, k1, pm, k1, yo, k17 (17, 15), yo, k1, pm, k1, yo, k22 (26, 28), yo, k1, pm, k1, yo, k17 (17, 15), yo, k1, pm, k1, yo, k9 (11, 12) 90 (98, 98) sts.

    Row 2 (and all WS rows): Purl.

    Row 3: * Knit to 1 st before marker, yo, k1, sl marker, k1, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end 8 sts increased.

    Row 4: Purl.

    Rep Rows 3 and 4, 15 (16, 18) more times 218 (234, 250) sts. Break yarn.

    Divide Body and Sleeves

    Next row: Please first 27 (30, 33) sts to first marker on holder for Left Front. Rejoin yarn and k53 (55, 57) sts to second marker for Left Sleeve and turn work. Put remaining 138 (149, 160) sts on holder and continue with Left Sleeve sts only.

    Left Sleeve

    Row 1 (WS): Purl.

    Row 2 Decrease Row (RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 2 sts decreased.

    Continuing in Stockinette St, rep Decrease Row every 4th row 7 (8, 9) more times 37 sts.

    Work even in Stockinette St until sleeve measures 4 (5, 6) from division, ending with a WS row.

    Change to smaller needles.

    Knit 8 rows.

    Bind off loosely.

    Right Sleeve

    Skip 58 (64, 70) Back sts, leaving them on a holder. Re-join yarn to Right Sleeve sts, k53 (55, 57) sts to marker and turn work. Leave remaining 27 (30, 33) sts on holder for Right Front. Continue on Right Sleeve sts only.

    Work same as for Left Sleeve.

    Sew sleeve seams, leaving a long tail at underarm end of seam.

    Lower Body

    Re-join yarn to Left Front sts on holder, ready to work a RS row. K27 (30, 33) sts from holder for Left Front, k58 (64, 70) sts from holder for Back, k27 (30, 33) sts from holder for Right Front 112 (124, 136) sts.

    Work even in Stockinette St until body measures 5 (6, 6) from division, ending with a WS row.

    Change to smaller needles.

    Knit 8 rows.

    Bind off loosely.

    FINISHING

    Use tails from sleeve seams to close up any gaps at armholes.

    Button Band

    Using smaller needles, starting at lower corner of right front, pick up and knit 65 (69, 75) sts evenly along right front edge.

    Knit 7 rows.

    Bind off.

    Buttonhole Band

    Using smaller needles, starting at neck edge of left front, pick up and knit 65 (69, 75) sts evenly along left front edge.

    Knit 3 rows.

    Next row Buttonhole Row (RS): K3, * yo, k2tog, k5; rep from * 3 more times, yo, k2tog, knit to end.

    Knit 3 rows.

    Bind off.

    Weave in ends. Sew buttons to button band opposite buttonholes. Block to finished measurements.

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    HAT

    With smaller needles, cast on 89 (98) sts.

    Knit 7 rows.

    Change to larger needle.

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Continue in Stockinette St until piece measures 4 (5), ending with a WS row.

    Shape Crown

    Row 1 (RS): K28 (31), k2tog, pm, k27 (30), k2tog, pm, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 86 (95) sts.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3: * Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * once more, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 3 sts decreased.

    Rep Rows 2 and 3, 26 (29) more times 5 sts.

    Bind off.

    FINISHING

    Sew seam of hat from brim to tip. Use pom pom maker to make small pom pom and sew securely to tip of hat. Weave in ends.

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    Abbreviations

    k knit

    k2tog knit 2 stitches together

    pm place marker

    rep repeat(ing)

    RS Right Side

    sl slip

    ssk slip, slip, knit

    st(s) stitch(es)

    WS Wrong Side

    yo yarn over