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Coat & Bonnet        Convert this to crochet

 

Coat and Hat  Size 3-5 years

Needles--Bone American Standard No. 3 and 5.  

Materials--Knitting Worsted,   

4 - 3½  four ounce skeins --

Gauge--6 sts to 1 inch.  

COAT

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.

BONNET

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