DROPS Baby / 10 / 7

Beach Baby by DROPS Design

Short sleeved dress and hat in Safran

Size: 6/9 – 12/18 months - 2 – 3/4 years
Size in cm: 62/68 – 74/80 -86/92 – 98/104

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
150-150-200-200 g colour 17, white
DROPS circular needle and double pointed needle size 3 mm
DROPS white buttons, eg. Hares, 4 pcs

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Knitting tension: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (back and forth): Knit all rows
Pattern: See diagrams M.1-M.3. The diagram shows the pattern from the right side.
Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front band on the yoke from RS as follows: cast off 3rd st from edge and make a yo over cast off st on the return row. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 6/9 months: 22, 25, 28 and 31 cm
Size 12/18 months: 31, 34.5, 38 and 41 cm
Size 2 years: 33, 37, 40.5 and 44 cm
Size 3/4 years: 36, 39.5, 44 and 48 cm
Decreasing tips (apply to armhole and neck): All dec are done from the RS.
Dec as follows before 4 garter sts: K2 tog
Dec as follows after 4 garter sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso

DRESS:

The dress is knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 189-199-209-219 sts (incl 4 edge sts each side = mid front, knitted in garter sts throughout) on needle size 3 mm. Knit M.1 and continue in M.2. When piece measures 22-31-33-35 cm knit M.3, at the same time dec 79-69-65-61 sts evenly on the first row (do not dec over edge sts each side) = 110-130-144-158 sts. After M.3 finish the piece in socking sts – edge sts in garter sts and remember buttonholes on right front band, see above. When piece measures 25-34-37-40 cm insert 2 marking threads, 28-33-37-40 sts in from each side = 54-64-70-78 sts between marking threads = back piece. Continue with 4 rows in garter st over 6 sts each side of both marking threads (the remaining sts in stocking sts) = 12 garter sts each side. On next row cast off the middle 4 of these 12 sts for armhole and complete each piece separately.
Left front piece: = 26-31-35-38 sts. Continue in stocking sts with 4 sts in garter sts towards mid front and towards armhole. Cast off for armhole at side on every other row: 1 st 2-2-2-2 times = 24-29-33-36 sts (continue with 4 sts in garter sts towards armhole). When piece measures 31-41-44-48 cm knit 4 rows in garter sts over 12-13-14-15 sts mid front (remaining sts in stocking sts). On next row cast off 8-9-10-11 sts mid front for neck, continue with 4 sts in garter sts towards mid front and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 1 st 4 times = 12-16-19-21 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 37-47-51-55 cm.
Right front piece: Like left front piece, but mirrored. Remember buttonholes on front band.
Back piece: = 50-60-66-74 sts. Cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece = 45-56-62-70 sts. When piece measures 35-45-49-53 cm knit 4 rows garter sts over the middle 30-32-32-36 sts (remaining sts in stocking sts). On next row cast off the middle 22-24-24-28 sts for neck = 12-16-19-21 sts left on each shoulder. Continue with 4 sts in garter sts each side until piece measures 37-47-51-55 cm and cast off.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams and sew on buttons.

HAT:

Size: 6/12 months – 2/4 years
To fit head circumference: 42-46 cm

Cast on 90-100 sts on small circular needle size 3 mm. Knit 4 rows garter sts and continue in M.2. Knit 5-6 vertical repeats of M.2 and now insert a marking thread in the first st in each horizontal repeat = 9-10 marking threads. Knit 1 more vertical repeat of M.2 and dec on the rows marked with an arrow in the diagram. Dec as follows: slip the st before the st with MT as if to knit, knit tog st with MT and the next st, psso. Repeat this dec in all horizontal repeats by the 3 arrows in diagram, i.e. a total dec of 54-60 sts = 36-40 sts left on needle. After the last round of M.2 knit 1 round in stocking sts, at the same time knitting all sts tog 2 by 2 = 18-20 sts left. Cut the thread and pull through remaining sts. Sew tight.

Diagram

= K
= P
= make a yo
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso.
= indicate dec in hat pattern

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