Inspired by her namesake niece, designer Kathy Merrick was reminded of the colors of the Highlands around Beauly, in spring when making this toddler’s dress. The smart bonnet can be worn with the striped edge flat or folded back.
Finished Size: Dress: 22 (24, 26, 28)” chest circumference; 13½ (14¼, 16¼, 17)” length from shoulder for ages 6–9 months (12 months, 18 months, 24 months). Garment is very loose fitting. Garment shown is 26″. Hat 8 (8¼)” from center back to front; 6½ (6½)” from top of head to back of neck to fit ages 6–12 months (12–24 months). Hat shown measures 8″.
Yarn: Rowan 4-ply Cotton (100% cotton; 186 yd [178 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; ): #131 fresh (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3) balls; #146 violetta (A); #142 mandarine (B); #121 ripple (C); #112 opaque (D); #137 cooking apple (E); #130 ardour (F), 1 ball each. Yarns distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Hook: Size E/9 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Three ½” buttons.
Gauge: 18 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in hdc.
Skill Level: Easy.
Notes: On inc rows for dress yoke, do not inc in first and last st. For inc Rows 3 and 7 only, do not work in tch of previous row, the last hdc of the row is the last st. Dress and bonnet are worked entirely in hdc. Dress is worked
from the top down.
Hdc3tog: [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all lps on hook.