Helmet and Mittens for Girl or Boy
SIZES: 4 (6) yrs.
MATERIALS: SPINNERIN Moth-Proofed WHIRL-KNIT 3 2-oz. Skeins
1 Pr each of Knitting Needles Nos. 6 and 10
1 Bone Crochet Hook No. 6
GAUGE: 3½ sts = 1 in; 11 rows = 2 ins
Important: Accurate gauge is absolutely essential.
PATTERN: Ribbing of K2, P2 and Stockinette St.
HELMET: Starting at lower edge of back with No. 10 needles, cast on 72 (80) sts. Knit 4 rows. Change to stockinette st and work 2 rows. 1st Dec Row: K5 (6), K2 tog, *K10 (11), K2 tog; repeat from * 4 times, K5 (7). Work 3 rows. 2nd Dec Row: K5 (6), K2 tog, *K9 (10), K2 tog; repeat from * ending with K4 (6). Repeat this dec row every 4th row twice (48 (56) sts). Work even until desired length to Neck Ribbing: Change to No. 6 needles and work in ribbing of K2, P2 for 1½ ins. Change to No. 10 needles and stockinette st and work 2 (3) ins or required length to Face Opening: Starting with a knit row K17 (20), bind off next 14 (16) sts, K17 (20). Work back and forth on last 17 (20) sts for 12 (14) rows, ending with a purl row. Break off and slip these sts to end of needle. Attach yarn to other side and starting with a purl row, work to correspond, ending with a knit row. Cast on 14 (16) sts at end of needle, then knit across the last 17 (20) sts. Work even on 48 (56) sts until 1½ (2) ins above face opening, ending with a purl row. Shape Crown: K5 (4), *K2 tog, K5 (7); repeat from * 4 times, K2 tog, K6 (5) (6 sts dec in row). Repeat this dec every knit row 4 (5) times more 18 (20) sts, always having 1 st less between dec on every dec row. K2 tog across next knit row. Break off yarn leaving a 12-in end. Draw end through remaining 9 (10) sts and fasten tightly. With same yarn, seam back of helmet. On right side, work 1 row of SC around face opening.
MITTENS: With No. 10 needles, cast on 28 (32) sts and K4 rows. Change to stockinette st and work 2 rows. Next Row: *K2 tog, K5 (6); repeat from * 3 times. Work 3 rows. Next Row: *K2 tog, K4 (5); repeat from * 3 times (20 (24) sts). Purl back. Change to No. 6 needles and work in ribbing of K2, P2 for 1 in. Change to No. 10 needles and stockinette st and work 2 rows. Start Thumb Increases: K10 (12), slip marker on needle, inc 1 st (insert right-hand needle under horizontal thread between last and next st, slip this thread onto left-hand needle and knit in back of it), K1, inc 1 st, slip another marker on needle and knit to end of row. Purl back. 2nd Inc Row: Work to marker, inc 1 st, K3, inc 1 st, knit to end of row. Repeat thumb inc once more, having 2 sts more between inc. Work 3 rows even after last inc row. Divide sts for Thumb Opening: K10 (12) and slip these sts on a thread. K7, slip remaining 9 (11) sts on another thread.
Thumb: Cast on 1 st, purl across the 8 sts, cast on 1 st at end of this purl row (9 sts). Work even on these 9 sts for 4 (6) rows end on a purl row. Next Row: K2 tog across row. Break off yarn leaving an end long enough to sew with. Draw end through remaining sts and fasten off tightly. Seam thumb.Hand: With knit side facing, slip the first 10 (12) sts on needle, attach yarn in 10th (12th) st, pick up and K3 sts at base of thumb, then knit across the 9 (11) sts from 2nd thread. Turn and work back and forth on these 22 (26) sts for 2 ins or until mitten will reach tip of pinky finger. Dec for Tip: K1, K2 tog, K6 (8), K2 tog, K1, K2 tog, K5 (7), K2 tog, K1. Repeat this dec every row 3 (4) times more (6 sts). Break off and finish same as for thumb. Seam hand. Work second mitten in same manner.
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