Keeping It Simple Baby Jacket & Hat

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Keeping It Simple Baby Jacket & Hat

designed by Darlene Dale
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Adorable jacket and hat with flower detail will make your baby one stylish little munchkin.

3-6 mos
20" [51 cm]/ 9.5" [24 cm]
16" [40.5 cm]
12 mos
22" [56 cm]/ 10.5" [26.5 cm]
17" [43 cm]
18 mos
24" [61 cm]/ 13" [33 cm]
18" [45.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $34.15

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Size:

  • 3-6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
Jacket measurements (chest/length):
20" [51 cm]/ 9.5" [24 cm]
Head Circumference (stretches slightly):
16" [40.5 cm]

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Abbreviations

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Jacket measurements (chest/length):
3-6 mos 20" [51 cm]/ 9.5" [24 cm]
12 mos 22" [56 cm]/ 10.5" [26.5 cm]
18 mos 24" [61 cm]/ 13" [33 cm]
Head Circumference (stretches slightly):
3-6 mos 16" [40.5 cm]
12 mos 17" [43 cm]
18 mos 18" [45.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Simply Soft
Sizes3-6 mos12 mos18 mos 
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Size U.S 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles. Size U.S 5 (3.75 mm) 20" [51 cm] or 24" [61 cm] long circulat needle. Two size U.S 6 (4.25 mm) double-point needled (for l-cord). 4 split ring markers. Yarn needle. 4(4,5) buttons, 3/4" [18 mm] diameter (for jacket). One button, 1 3/8" [3.5 cm] diameter (for hat).

GAUGE

In St st, 22 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

JACKET 
BACK
CO 55 (63, 69) sts. Work in Garter st for 5 rows. 
Starting on RS with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 5 ½ (6, 7 ½)” from beg, ending with a WS row. Place marker at each end of last row to mark for armholes. Cont in St st until piece measures 9 ½ (10 ½, 13)"/24 (26.5, 33)cm from beg, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

 

RIGHT FRONT
CO 27 (31, 34) st. Work in Garter st for 5 rows.
Starting on RS with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 5 ½ (6, 7 ½)” from beg, ending with a WS row. Place marker at beg of last WS row for armhole.

Shape neck
For sizes 3-6 (12) months only:
Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 8 (6) times, then every other row 3 (5) times—16 (20) sts. Work even until piece measures 9 ½ (10 ½)”/24 (26.5)cm from beg, ending with a WS row. BO.
For size 18 months only: 
Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 11 times, then every 4th row once--22 sts. 
Work even until piece measures 13"/33cm from beg, ending with a WS row. BO.

 

LEFT FRONT
Work same as Right Front, reversing neck shaping.

 

SLEEVES 
CO 28 (34, 40) sts. Work in Garter st for 5 rows.
Starting on RS with a knit row, work in St st working inc rows as follows: 
For size 3-6 (12) months only:
Inc 1 st at each end every 4th row 8 (9) times—44 (52) sts.
For size 18 months only:
Inc 1 st each end every other row 7 times, then every 4th row 5 times—64 sts.
For all sizes:
Work even until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 8 ½)”/15 (18, 21.5)cm from beg, ending with a WS row. BO.
 

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves between armhole markers. Sew Sleeve and side seams.

Jacket Ribbing 
Mark 4 (4, 5) buttonholes evenly spaced on Right Front. With RS facing, beg at Right Front lower edge, pickup and k16 (30, 38) sts evenly along Right Front to neck shaping, 17 (23, 25) sts along Right Front neck edge, 23 (23, 25) sts on Back neck, 17 (23, 25) along Left Front neck edge to end of neck shaping, then 16 (30, 38) sts along Left Front edge—89 (129, 151) sts. Rows 1-3: Work in Garter st. 
Row 4: *K to 1 st before buttonhole marker, BO 2 sts; repeat from * across all markers, k to end of row. 
Row 5: K and CO 2 sts over each set of BO sts. 
Rows 6-12: Work in Garter st. BO.
Sew buttons on Left Front opposite buttonholes.

Weave in all ends. Block.
 

HAT 
CO 82 (90, 95) sts. Work in Garter st for 9 rows. 
Starting on RS with knit row, work in St st until piece measures 3 ½ (4 ¼, 5 ¼)”/9 (11, 13.5)cm from beg, ending with a WS row.

Crown
Row 1 (RS): *K8, k2tog; repeat from across, ending k2 (0, 5)—74 (81, 86) sts.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K7, k2tog; repeat from * across, ending k2 (0, 5)—66 (72, 77) sts.
Row 5: *K6, k2tog; repeat from * across, ending k2 (0, 5)—58 (63, 68) sts.
Row 7: *K5, k2tog; repeat from * across, ending k2 (0, 5)—50 (54, 59) sts. 
Row 9: *K4, k2tog; repeat across, ending k2 (0, 5)—42 (45, 50) sts.
Row 11: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * across, ending k2 (0, 5)—34 (36, 41) sts.
Row 13: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * across, ending k2 (0, 5)—26 (27, 32) sts.
Row 15: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * across, ending k2 (0, 5)—18 (18, 23) sts.
Row 17: K2tog across—9 (9, 11) sts.
Row 18: Purl.
End off, leaving a long enough tail to sew back seam. Thread tail in yarn needle and pull tightly through remaining sts. Fasten securely on WS.

 

FINISHING
Sew back seam of Hat. 
Weave in all ends. Block.

I-cord Flower 
CO 4 sts onto one dpn. *K4 sts (do not turn work), slide sts to right end of 
needle and pull yarn tightly; repeat from * until I-cord measures approx. 20”/51cm. BO.
Arrange the cord into 5 loops as shown on Hat forming a flower. Sew in place on Hat with a large button in center of flower.