Coat & Bonnet
Coat and Hat Size 3-5 years
Needles--Bone American Standard No. 3 and 5.
4 - 3½ four ounce skeins --
Gauge--6 sts to 1 inch.
Back--With No. 5 needles, cast on 136 sts.
K 2, P 2, for 2 rows.
P 2, K 2, for 2 rows.
Repeat these 4 rows for l½ inches.
Now P 12, *K 2, P 6, K 2, P 24, repeat from * 2 more times, ending row K 2, P 6, K 2, P 12.
Next Row K 12, *P 2, K 6, P 2, K 24, repeat from *2 more times, ending row P 2, K 6, P 2, K 12.
Repeat these 2 rows working first cable on 4th row of pattern, on each K 6 rib, then every 6th row. (To work cable, slip first 3 sts on double pointed needle, Fold back of work, K next 3 sts, K 3 sts from double pointed needle).
Work first dec. row on first cable row.
First decrease: K 2 tog, K 10, * P 2, K 6, P 2, K 11, K2 tog, K 11, repeat from * 2 more times, ending P 2, K 6, P 2, K 10, K 2 tog.
Work 5 rows even.
Second decrease: K 11, * P 2, K 6, P 2, K 10, K2 tog, K 11 repeat from * 2 more times, ending P 2, K 6, P 2; K 11.
Work 5 rows even. Third decrease: K 2 tog, K 9, * P 2, K 6, P 2, K 10, K 2 tog, K 10, repeat from * 2 more times, ending P 2, K 6, P 2, K 9, K 2 tog.
Continue to dec in this manner, decreasing in three center gores every 6th row and in two end gores * every 12th row, until 75 sts remain (Dec 4 sts less for size 5, 79 sts).
Work even until piece measures 12½ inches from beg (13½ inches, size 5).
Now discontinue pattern and K 1 Row,
P 1 Row.
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
K 2 sts tog at beg of every row 8 times (57 sts).
Work even until piece measures 5 inches (5½ inches, size 5), measuring straight up from where 5 sts were bound off.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 8 rows.
Bind off remaining 25 sts.
Left Front--With No. 5 needles, cast on 76 sts.
Work border same as back for 1½ inches.
Now work 8 sts in border pattern, P 12, K 2, P 6, K 2, P 24, K 2, P 6, K 2, P 12.
Next Row, K 12, P 2, K 6, P 2, K 24, P 2, K 6, P 2, K 12, working last 8 sts in border pattern.
Twist cables on 4th Row and dec on same Row as follows: K 2 tog, K 10, P 2, K 6, P 2, K 111 K 2 tog K 11, P 2, K6, P 2, K 11, K 2 tog, (K last st of K 12 gore tog with first st of border pattern), finish border.
Continue same as back, (decreasing in K 12 gores every 12th Row, and in center gore every 6th Row, twisting cables every 6th Row) until piece measures 12 ½inches from beg. (45 sts).
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next Row at underarm and work yoke as for back.
K 2 tog at beg of each Row at underarm 6 times.
Work even until piece measures 4 inches (4 ½ inches, size 5), measuring straight up from where 5 sts were bound off.
Bind off 12 sts at beg of next Row at neck edge. K 2 tog at beg of every Row at neck edge, 6 times.
When piece measures 5 inches from where the 5 sts were bound off, bind off 4 sts at beg of every Row at armhole edge, 4 times.
Right Front--Work to correspond to left front, work 5 buttonholes l ½ inches apart as follows: Work to within last 8 sts, K 2, bind off 3, K 3.
On next Row cast on 3 sts over those bound off.
Place pin ½ inch from neck.
Left Front, and 4 more pins placed 1½ inches apart. Work buttonholes where pins are placed.
Sleeve---With No. 3 needles, cast on 36 sts (40 sts, size 5). Work border same as on back for 1½ inches.
Change to No. 5 needles and K 1 Row,
P 1 Row.
When piece measures 2 inches from beg, inc 1 st each side and continue to inc 1 st each side every inch until piece measures 9 inches from beg (52 sts).
Work 1 inch even or desired length to underarm.
Now bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each side every 4th row until 30 sts remain. (3¼ inches straight up from where 4 sts were bound off).
Dec 1 st at beg and end of every row 6 times.
Bind off remaining 18 sts.
Collar, Sew shoulder seams tog.
With No. 5 needles, skip 5 sts, pick up 54 sts to within 5 sts at other end of row. K 2, P 2, for 6 sts, P to within last 6 sts, K 2, P 2, to end of Row.
Next Row, K 2, P 2, K 1, inc in next st, K to within last 7 sts, inc 1 st, K 2, P 2, K 2.
Continue in this manner, increasing the 6th st at beg of row and the 7th st from end of row on every K row until piece measures 2 inches.
Work border pattern for 6 rows.
Bind off loosely. Sew fronts and back tog, sew sleeves tog and insert into armholes with seams meeting at underarm, and easing in fullness at top of sleeve.
With No. 5 needles, cast on 8 sts, P back.
Row 2--Inc in each st (16 sts) P back.
Row 3 and all uneven rows P.
Row 4--*Inc 1 st, K 1 st, repeat from *across Row (24 sts), P back.
Row 6---*Inc 1 st, K 2 sts, repeat from *across Row. Continue in this manner, having 1 more st between each inc, until you have 12 sts between each inc (112 sts).
Work even for 1 inch.
Now bind off 13 sts at beg of the next 2 rows (back of cap), *work 1 inch even, now dec 1 st at each end and 7 sts spaced at equal distances apart, repeat from *once.
Brim~K 1 Row on the P side of cap.
Now P back and K next Row (this will be right side of brim), increasing every 4th st across Row.
P 1 Row,
K 1 Row.
At beg of next Purled Row, *P 4 sts, slip these 4 P sts on separate needle, P to end of Row.
Next K Row, K 4, slip these 4 sts on another separate needle, K across Row, repeat from *until you have 32 sts on each separate needle, meanwhile make 3 more increased rows on every 6th Row, having 1 more st between each inc. P back and P the 32 sts from the separate needle, now K back and K 32 sts from other needle.
K 1 Row on P side of work (to turn), now K 1 Row, P 1 Row, next K Row, dec every 7th st, P back.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of every Row until you have 32 sts bound off on each side, meanwhile make 3 more decreased rows on every 6th Row same as you increased, bind off.
Finishing--Sew crown tog. S c around sides and back -f cap. Cut a piece of crinoline to fit brim, insert inside of brim and sew tog. Sew ribbons and turn back.
Taken From Juvenile Styles 1943