DROPS Baby / 6 / 14

Tiny Mountaineer by DROPS Design

Cardigan, trousers and hat in Camelia or BabyMerino with stars and squares.

Sizes: 0/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 - 5/6 years)

Yarn: DROPS CAMELIA from Garnstudio
For entire set:
250-250-300 (300-300-350) g. Col. No. 03, brown
150-150-150 (200-200-200) g. Col. No. 36, yellow
50-50-50- (100-100-100) g. Col. No. 08, natural
For cardigan:
150-150-150 (200-200-250) g. Col. No. 03, brown
50-50-100 (100-100-100) g. Col. No. 36, yellow
50-50-50 (50-100-100) g. Col. No. 08, natural
For trousers:
150-150-150 (200-200-200) g. Col. No. 03, brown
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. No. 36, yellow
For hat:
50-50-100 (100-100-100) g. Col. No. 36, yellow
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. No. 08, natural
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. No. 03, brown

Or use:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
For entire set:
250-250-300 (300-300-350) g. Col. No. 18, brown
150-150-150 (200-200-200) g. Col. No. 36, orange
50-50-50- (100-100-100) g. Col. No. 02, off white
For cardigan:
150-150-150 (200-200-250) g. Col. No. 18, brown
50-50-100 (100-100-100) g. Col. No. 36, orange
50-50-50 (50-100-100) g. Col. No. 02, off white
For trousers:
150-150-150 (200-200-200) g. Col. No. 18, brown
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. No. 36, orange
For hat:
50-50-100 (100-100-100) g. Col. No. 36, orange
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. No. 02, off white
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. No. 18, brown

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3 mm circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 2.5 mm Crochet hook
DROPS Inka metal buttons (no. 531) 6-6-7 (7-8-8)

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows on larger needle in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
CARDIGAN:
Finished measurements: 54-60-66 (74-80-86) cm
Pattern: See charts. (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.

Rib: *knit 1, purl 1*. Repeat from * - *.

Body: Knit the cardigan in the round on circular needles with steeks cut up for armholes and center front. Cast on 136-152-168 (184-200-216) sts (the first 5 sts are the steek sts - these sts should not be knit into the pattern) on smaller circular needles with brown, join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows stockinette st, then with right side facing, change to yellow/orange, knit 1 row, purl 1 row (for the folding-edge - measure the work from here). Knit Pattern 1, keeping the first 5 sts for the center front steek not in pattern. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 2.
When the work measures 23-22-26 (25-27-26) cm, knit the next row as follows: 5 steek sts, 33-37-41 (45-49-53) sts for the front, inc 5 sts for armhole steek, 64-72-80 (88-96-104) sts for the back, inc 5 sts for armhole steek, 34-38-42 (46-50-54) sts for the front, (the increased sts are for the steeks and should not be knit into the pattern).
When the work measures 29-29-33 (33-37-37) cm, bind off for the neck on the front, bind off: 8-9-10 (12-13-14) sts before the marker, 5 steek sts, 9-10-11 (13-14-15) sts after the steek sts. Knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off at the neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 1 time.
When the work measures approx. 31-31-36 (36-41- 41) cm (adjust to obtain a whole square of Pattern 2), knit Pattern 3 and at the same time bind off the center 18-20-22 (26-28-30) sts for the back neck. Bind off at each back neck edge: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time. After Pattern 3 knit 1 row yellow/orange and bind off, the work measures approx. 33-33-38 (38-43-43) cm.

Sleeves: Cast on 40-44-44 (48-48-52) sts on smaller double pointed needles with brown, join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows stockinette st, change to yellow/orange, knit 1 row stockinette st (right side facing), purl 1 row (for the folding-edge - measure the work from here). Knit Pattern 1. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit stockinette st with brown. At the same time inc 1 st each side of marker: 4-4-7 (7-14-15) times:
Sizes 0/3 mos. + 2 years: every 8th row
Size 6/9 mos.: every 9th row
Size 12/18 mos.: every 7th row
Size 3/4 years: alternately every 4th and 5th row
Size 5/6 years: every 5th row
= 48-52-58 (62-76-82) sts. At the same time, when the work measures 12-15-17 (19-22-26) cm, knit Pattern 3, then knit 1 row yellow. The work measures approx. 14-17-19 (21-24-28) cm. Change to brown, knit 2 cm reverse stockinette st for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread down into the center of the steek sts on each side and in the center front. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1st seam = 1/2 stitch from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 stitch from the 1st seam. Cut up for armholes and in the center front.
Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 73-73-85 (93-105-113) sts (divisible by 4 sts + 1 st) with brown on smaller needle along the left front and knit Pattern 3, purl 1 row (for the folding-edge), change to brown, knit 5 rows stockinette st, bind off and fold the edge over double against the wrong side and sew. Now work a row of double crochet (dc) with yellow/orange down along the folding-edge of the placket. Repeat along the right front, but replace 3 dc with 3 chain sts for buttonholes evenly distributed - 6-6-7 (7-8-8) times.
Pick up approx. 70-110 sts around the neck on smaller needle with brown and knit 4 rows stockinette st, purl 1 row (for the folding edge), 3 rows stockinette st, bind off and fold over double against the wrong side and sew.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately 1 st in the last row of knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and 1 st on the body after the machine seam. Turn the cardigan inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body by hand. Sew on buttons.




TROUSER

Size:
Entire length = 38-42-47 (52-58-64) cm
Leg length = 18-22-25 (27-35-41) cm

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3 mm circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows on larger needle in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See charts. (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.

Border: Knit 3 cm stockinette st, purl 1 row (for the folding edge), knit 3 cm stockinette st.

Left leg: Cast on 68-76-76 (84-84-84) sts on smaller double pointed needles with yellow/orange; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 5 rows stockinette st, purl 1 row (for the folding edge - measure the work from here), then knit Pattern 1. Change to larger double pointed needles and brown and knit stockinette st. At the same time inc 1 st each side of marker 4-3-3 (3-3-3) times every 2-3-4 (5-7-9) cm = 76-82-82 (90-90-90) sts. When the work measures 17-21-24 (26-34-40) cm, divide it at the marker for the inside of the leg and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Inc 1 st on each side for seam = 78-84-84 (92-92-92) sts. When the work measures 18-22-25 (27-35-41) cm bind off 4-6-3 (4-4-4) sts on each side = 70-72-78 (84-84-84) sts. Put the work aside.

Right leg: Knit like the left.

Trouser: Put the right and left leg together on the same larger circular needles; join and place a marker at the joins = 140-144-156 (168-168-168) sts. Knit 3 rows and then inc 1 st on each side of the marker in the center back (two sts in from the marker) every other row 6 times, then every 4th row 2 times. At the same time dec 1 st on each side of the marker at the center front (1 st in from the marker) every other row 6 times, then every 4th row 2 times = 140-144-156 (168-168-168) sts.
When the work measures 35-39-44 (49-55-61) cm, dec 20-24-30 (28-28-28) sts evenly distributed across the row = 120-120-126 (140-140-140) sts. Change to smaller needles and knit border, bind off all sts. The work measures approx. 38-42-47 (52-58-64) cm.
Sew together the inside of each leg up to the bound off sts and then sew together the opening between the legs from the center front to the center of the back on the trouser. Fold all edges double against the wrong side and sew. Pull an appropriate length of elastic through the seam.




HAT

Circumference: 40-40-46 (46-53-53) cm

DROPS 3 mm double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See charts . (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.

Hat: Cast on 96-96-112 (112-128-128) sts on double pointed needles with yellow/orange; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 26 rows stockinette st, purl 1 row, knit Pattern 1, then Pattern 4, then Pattern 3. Measure the work from here. Now knit the rest in reverse stockinette st. When the work measures 15-16-17 (18-19-20) cm put 8 markers evenly distributed on the row. Decrease by knitting 2 sts together after each marker (= 8 decreases per row). Repeat decreasing until 16 sts remain. Pull a doubled strand of yarn through the remaining sts. Make a pompon of brown, yellow/orange and natural / off white (approx. 5 cm in diameter) and attach it to the top.

Diagram

= brown
= natural / off white
= yellow / orange

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