Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Daisy Baby Pants and Hat

Welcome to our new arrivals - the Daisy Baby Pants and Matching Beanie Hat.

Worked in a modified version of the classic Daisy Stitch; the result is a beautifully textured fabric that is warm as well as pretty.


Add to this a matching Beanie and you have a set any little girl will look great in over the Winter months.

I made these using Stylecraft Special Aran (worsted weight, 10ply, grade 4) in "Fondant" and "Lavender", two of my favourite Stylecraft Special colours!  

These pants fit 0-3 months but can easily be adapted to larger sizes simply by adding to the initial waistband stitch count, working the required number of rows to the crotch, then dividing the stitches in half for the legs.  

The waistband tie cord is done by working sc into the back bump of the initial chain, making a very neat "ribbon" cord that is even, with a definite "V" on both edges.


“Daisy” Baby Pants and Hat
    
Pants:  To fit 0-3 months; Waist  14” – 16”; Overall length 13”; waist to crotch 6.5”; leg length 6.5”; Leg Circumference 8”; Hips 17” Circumference.  Hat: to fit 0-3 months; length 5.5”; Hat circumference 12”-14”.


Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Materials:  1.5 skeins worsted weight yarn; I used Stylecraft Special Aran (10ply) in shades “Fondant” and “Lavender”.  4.5mm hook, 5mm hook and 5.5mm hook; yarn needle.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; bphdc = back post half double crochet; fpdc = front post double crochet; bpdc = back post double crochet; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch; yo = yarn over; rep = repeat; beg = beginning

Gauge:  7 daisy clusters and 8 rows of clusters = 4” with 5.5mm hook


Pattern uses a modified version of the “daisy” stitch; instructions given below.

Pattern:

With 5mm hook, make 56 hdc foundation chain.  Alternatively, chain 57, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and to end (56)

Join to beginning without twisting.  Ch3, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg ch3. 

Repeat previous row twice more. (56)

Change to 5.5mm hook

Row 1: ch3; working back down the ch3 you just made, insert hook into 2nd ch, draw loop through, insert hook into 1st ch, draw loop through, insert hook into st at base of 3ch, draw loop through, insert hook into next st, pull yarn through, (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 5 loops, ch 1.  *insert hook into ch1 you just made, pull yarn through, insert hook into same st as last st of the daisy you just made, pull yarn through, insert yarn into next st, pull yarn through, insert yarn into next st, pull yarn through,  yo,  pull yarn through all 5 loops, ch 1.* rep from * to * to end, sl st to top of beg ch3.  (28 daisy clusters)

Row 2: sl st to eye of 1st daisy , ch3; insert hook into 2nd ch, draw loop through, insert hook into 1st ch, draw loop through, insert hook into base of 3ch (eye of the daisy from prev row), draw loop through, insert hook into horizontal loop between daisies, pull yarn through, (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 5 loops, ch 1. *insert hook into ch1 you just made, pull yarn through, insert hook into same st as last st of daisy, (horizontal st bet 2 daisies from row below), pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of daisy from row below, pull yarn through, insert hook into horizontal st between daisies, pull yarn through, (5 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through all 5 loops, ch 1.* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Row 3: do not sl st to eye for this row, ch3, insert hook into 2nd ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into 1st ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of ch 3, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of daisy from row below, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops; ch1; *insert hook into ch1, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of daisy, pull yarn through, insert hook into horizontal st between daisy eyes, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of next daisy, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1.*  Rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Rep rows 2 and 3 until work measures 6"

Next Row:  sl st to eye of next daisy; ch3, work in pattern as before for 14 daisies ending with ch1, work 1 dc in same st as finishing the daisy, ch1 again, reach across to the beginning of this row, 1 dc in st to the right of beg ch3, sl st to beg ch3.

Next Row: do not sl st to eye for this row, ch3, insert hook into 2nd ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into 1st ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of ch 3, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of daisy from row below, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops; ch1; *insert hook into ch1, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of daisy, pull yarn through, insert hook into horizontal st between daisy eyes, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of next daisy, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1*.  Rep from * to * for a total of 14 daisies; insert hook into ch1, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of daisy below, pull yarn through, insert hook into top of dc, pull yarn through, insert hook into top of dc on opposite side, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch1, sl st to beg ch3 (15 daisies).

Next row: sl st to eye of next daisy; ch3, work in pattern as before ending with ch1; sl st to beg ch3.

Repeat the previous 2 rows, working in pattern as before until leg measures 5.5" from crotch.

Change back to 5mm hook

Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in each st around. sl st to beg ch2 (29 hdc and ch2)

Next Row:  ch3, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st*, rep from * to * to end,  ending with fpdc; sl st to beg ch3. 

Repeat previous row once more.  Fasten off.

With pants waist facing towards you and leg end away from you, attach yarn to centre front of crotch.  In the stitch to the left of the one in which the other leg ends at the divide, ch3, work 14 daisies around, finishing last daisy with the usual ch1, then ch1 again, Reach across the crotch to the other side, work 1 dc into the same st as the other leg finished up, then sl st to beg ch3 of this row.

Continue in pattern as for other leg. (15 daisies)

Sew up crotch.

Tie Cord – With a 5mm hook, ch 130; sc in 2nd ch from hook and to end.  (If you can, work into the back bump of each chain as this gives a nice even edge to both sides.)


Hat

Row 1: With 4.5mm hook, make a magic ring, work 8 hdc into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: 3ch, 2 dc in same stitch as 3ch, then 2 dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg dc (16)

Row 3: 3ch, 2dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next st; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dc (24)

Row 4: 3ch, 2dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dc (32)

Row 5: 3ch, 2dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 3 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dc (40)

Row 6:  ch3; working back down the ch3 you just made, insert hook into 2nd ch, draw loop through, insert hook into 1st ch, draw loop through, insert hook into st at base of 3ch, draw loop through, insert hook into next st, pull yarn through, (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 5 loops, ch 1.  *insert hook into ch1 you just made, pull yarn through, insert hook into same st as last st of the daisy you just made, pull yarn through, insert yarn into next st, pull yarn through, insert yarn into next st, pull yarn through,  yo, pull yarn through all 5 loops, ch 1.* rep from * to * to end, sl st to top of beg ch3.  (21 daisy clusters)

Row 7:  sl st to eye of daisy from last row - ch3, insert hook into 2nd ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into 1st chain, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of ch3, pull yarn through, insert hook into top of next st, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops; ch1; *insert hook into eye of daisy you just worked, pull yarn through, insert hook into st at base of daisy, pull yarn through, insert hook top of next st, pull yarn through, insert hook into top of next st, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops, ch1*  rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Row 8: Do not sl st to eye for this row; ch3, insert hook into 2nd ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into 1st ch, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of ch 3, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of daisy from row below, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops; ch1; *insert hook into ch1, pull yarn through, insert hook into base of daisy, pull yarn through, insert hook into horizontal st between daisy eyes, pull yarn through, insert hook into eye of next daisy, pull yarn through, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1*.  Rep from * to * to end of row, sl st to beg ch3.

Rep previous two rows, until hat measures 3.5", change to Colour B on last st of row.

Continue in pattern for 2 more rows, change back to Colour A  on last st of row.

Next Row:  Ch2, hdc around. Sl st to beg ch2.

Next Row:  Ch2, *fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st*; rep from * to * around, sl st to beg ch2.

Repeat previous row once more.  Fasten off.

©AG Handmades 2014





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