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5 year old's cardigan and matching hat for you to knit

Child's cardigan and hat

ABBREVIATIONS:
RS : right side
WS : wrong side
Endst. : first and last stitch of a row. You may knit/purl them or slip them, just as you wish.
P : purl
K : knit
C2f : cross 2 stitches in front by knitting the second stitch on the left hand needle in front of the first stitch, then knit the first stitch.
C2b : cross 2 stitches in back by knitting the second stitch on the left hand needle behind the first stitch, then knit the first stitch
S1 : slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front.
S2 : slip 2 stitches purlwise with yarn in front.
CARDIGAN:
300g OPAL Sock & Sweater Yarn
1 pair knittingneedles 2,0 mm
1 pair knitting needles 2.5 mm
1 crochethook 2.5 mm
BACK
Cast on 94 sts using 2,5 mm needles and knit 2 rows. Continue in pattern as follows: Row 1 (WS): endst., S1, P5 , S1, P5, * S2 , P4 * , repeat from * to * 12 times, S1, P5, S1, P1, endst.
Row 2 (RS): endst., C2f, K4, C2f, K76, C2f, 4R, C2f, endst.
Row 3 (WS): endst., P1, S1, P5, S1, * P4, S2 *, repeat from * to * 12 times, P5, S1, P5, S1, 1 endst.
Row 4 (RS): endst., C2b, K4, C2b, K76, C2b, K4, C2b, 1 endst.
Continue in pattern (row 1-4) until back measures 20 cm.
Shape armholes:
Keep working in pattern. Cast off 6 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 7 times 1 st. at each end
In every following 2nd row as follows: knit the 3rd and 4th stitch together at the beginning of the row - at the end of the row knit the 4th and 3rd stitch together before the endst. 68 st. remain.
Continue in pattern until armhole measures 12,5 cm.
Shape shoulders and back neck:
Cast of the mid 28 sts. Work each side of shoulder (20 st.) seperately.
Cast of 4 st. in the 2nd row. Work 4 more rows. Cast of remaining stitches of shoulder.
LEFT FRONT
Cast on 46 st. and knit 2 rows. Continue in pattern as follows:
Row 1 (WS): endst., S1, P5, * S2, P4 *, repeat from * to * 5x, S1, P5, S1, P1, endst.
Row 2 (RS): endst., C2f, K4, C2f, K34, C2f, endst.
Row 3 (WS): endst., P1, S1, P5, * S2, P4 *, repeat from * to * 5x, P5, S1, P1, endst.
Row 4 (RS): endst. C2b, K4, C2b, K34, C2b, K34, C2b, endst.
Continue in pattern (row 1-4) until work measures 20 cm.
Shape armholes:
Start armhole at same hight as back. Work decreases as in back , but start decreases for neck at 6,5 cm. Decrease 4st at neckedge, then in every following alternate rows decrease 1 x 3 st., 1 x 2 st. and 8 x 1 st. At the same hight as back, cast off remaining shoulderstitches.
RIGHT FRONT:
Knit to match the left front, reversing shapings.
SLEEVES:
Cast on 64 st. and knit 3 rows. Continue in pattern as follows:
Row 1 (WS): endst., P6, S1, * P5, S1 *, repeat from * to * 8x, P7, endst.
Row 2 (RS): endst., K6, *C2f, K4 *, repeat from * to * 8x, C2f, K6, endst.
Row 3 (WS): endst., P7, S1, *P5, S1 *, repeat from * to * 8x, P6, endst.
Row 4 (RS): endst., K6, C2b, * K4, C2b *, repeat from * to * 8x, K6, endst.
Continue in pattern (row 1-4) until work measures 23 cm.
Shape top:
Cast off 6 st. at beginning of next 2 rows (52 st.)
Decrease 2 x 1 stitch in every 4th following (48 st.) and then 18 x in every 2nd row row as follows:
Knit the 3rd and 4th stitch together at the beginning of the row - at the end of the row knit the 4th and 3rd stitch together before the endst.. After 12 cm sleevetop, cast of the remaining 12 stitches.
MAKING UP:
Pieces are blocked, misted and left to dry. Join shoulder seams and side seams.
Neck:
With right side facing, using needle 2,0 pick up and knit 96 st. down neckedge. Knit 3 rows in garter stitch. Continue to knit stocking stitch for ca. 1 cm and cast off all stitches. Fold the stockingstitch part to the inside and sew in place.
Waistband:
With right side facing, using needle 2,0 pick up and knit 170 st. from bottom of vest. Knit 3 rows in garter stitch. Continue to knit sticking stitch for ca 1,5 cm, cast off all stitches. Fold the stockingstich part to the inside and sew in place.
Buttonbands (without buttons!):
Pick up and knit 85 st. at both sides of the fronts and knit 5 rows in garter stitch, then continue to knit for ca 1,5 cm and cast off all stitches. Fold the stockingstich part to the inside and sew in place.
If you like you may crochet one row around the inside edges on the inside as the sides of the cardigan may swing open and therewith are displaying a neater edge. Attach the sleevetops in the armholes of the body. Then close the sleeve seams.

HAT (51 cm circ.):
Note: the cardigan pattern (300g) will yield enough left over to knit the hat as well
100g OPAL Sock & Sweater Yarn
1 pair knitting needles 2.5 mm
1 crochethook 2.5 mm
Cuff:
Cast on 25 st. using needle nr. 2,5. Work in pattern as follows:
ROW 1 (WS): endst., K2. S1, P1, * K2, S1, P1 *, repeat from * to * 4x, K2, endst.
ROW 2 (RS): endst., K2, C2f, * K2, C2f *, repeat from * to * 4x, K2, endst.
ROW 3 (WS): endst., K2, P1, S1, * K2, P1, S1 *, repeat from * to * 4x, K2, endst.
ROW 4 (RS): endst., K2, C2b, * K2, C2b *, repeat from * to * 4x, K2, endst.
Continue in pattern until 47 cm. Cast of all stitches.
Top:
Along one of the long sides pick up and knit 122 stitches. Continue as follows:
ROW 1 (WS): endst. S1, P1, K26, * S1, P1, S1, P1, K26 * ,repeat from * to * 3x, S1, P1, endst.
ROW 2 (RS): endst., C2f, * K26, C2f, C2f * repeat from * to * 3x, K26, C2f, endst
ROW 3 (WS): endst, P1, S1, K26, * P1, S1, P1, S1, K26 * ,repeat from * to * 3x, C2, endst.
ROW 4 (RS): endst. C2b, K26, *C2b, C2b, K26 *, repeat from.* to * 3x, C2b, endst.
Repeat row 1-4.
Decreases:
After 5 rows of pattern, decreases for the top are worked by knitting 2 st. together before and after the crossed stitches (8 decreases per row) The decreases are worked in every 4th. row until only 18 stitches remain. Pull the yarn through these 18 st. Close the seam.
One or two rows of crochet around the hatcuff make a nice finishing touch.

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