Knit a pretty cap and shrug in one for a little charmer
Two strands of Chunky are knitted together throughout. The hood is quite big and will fit for a long time.
rep – repeat; k – knit; gs – garter stitch (1st row: k. 2nd row: k. Rep 1st and 2nd row.); ch st – chain stitch; dc – double crochet (US single crochet); RSF – right side front; inc – increase
Approximate fit 12 – 18 months; (2-4) years
ELLE FAMILY KNIT CHUNKY (50) 2 balls Coral, 1 ball Just pink, 10 mm knitting needles, 10 mm crochet hook, 2 buttons
Knit in a single colour or combine any two colours you like. Crochet the edge with fluffy yarn.
With 10 mm knitting needles cast on 15(17) sts. Work in gs for 43(50) cm. Cast off. Fold in half and sew up seam at back.
With 10 mm knitting needles cast on 5 sts and with right side of cap facing, pick up and knit 1 st in each stitch around bottom edge of beanie to end of row, cast on 5 sts. Work 1 row.
Foll row: k to 6th last st, cast off 1 st, k2, cast off 1 st, k2.
Foll row: k2, cast on 1 st, k2, cast on 1 st, k to end.
Foll row: k.
Foll row: k row and inc in more or less every 3rd st along the row (just to make it wider across the shoulders). Work 3 rows in gs. Cast off.
With Coral, 10 mm crochet hook and RSF insert yarn into 1st st of bottom and 1 dc in each st to other end. Foll row: 1 dc in every dc.
Foll row: 1 dc in 1st dc, 3 ch sts, 1 dc in same dc, *1 dc in next dc, (1 dc, 3 ch st, 1 dc) in next dc, rep from * to end and 1 dc in every row along short side. Cast off.
Around edge of hood
With RSF and 10 mm crochet hook, insert yarn into 1st st of front edge, 1 dc in every st across neck, 1 dc in every 2nd row around cap and 1 dc in every st across other side of neck. Complete edge as for bottom edge.
Sew on buttons to correspond with button holes.