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Free Knitting Pattern: Hayride Cardi and Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: 90272AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 20 (22, 25) in. (51 (56, 63.5) cm) buttoned
Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29) cm)
Hat Circumference 16 (17 1/2 , 19 1/2) in. (40.5 (44.5, 49.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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This cozy hat and cardigan set will keep your little one nice and warm during the colder months.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-147: Hometown USA Yarn: Minneapolis Purple
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Twists: 100% Acrylic, 
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Twists: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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•  135-147 Hometown USA Yarn: Minneapolis Purple
$ 8.46 (3, 3) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter

Hayride Cardi and Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


9 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (knit every row) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


K1, p1 Rib (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


Cast on 23 (25, 27) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg.
Work in Garter st until Back measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Cast on 7 sts. Work in Garter st for 2 in. (5 cm). Transfer sts to holder.

Cast on 13 (15, 17) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg; end with a WS row.
Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K3 (4, 5), p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k3 (4, 5).
Next Row: K3 (4, 5), k1, (p1, k1) 3 times, k3 (4, 5).
Next Row: K3 (4, 5), bind off 7 sts, k3 (4, 5).
Next Row: K3 (4, 5), knit 7 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k3 (4, 5).
Work even until Left Front measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2) in. (19 (21.5, 24) cm) from beg; end with a RS row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 3 (4, 6) sts, k to end of row – 10 (11, 11) sts.
Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 2 times – 8 (9, 9) sts. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg. Bind off.
Mark placement for 4 buttons: first button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) below beg of neck shaping, and 2 evenly spaced between.

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on RS rows as follows:
Buttonhole Row (RS): K1, yo, k2tog, k to end.

SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 13 (15, 17) sts. Work 4 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Work in Garter st, increasing 1 st each end of every 6th row 4 times – 21 (23, 25) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Sew shoulder seams.
From RS pick up and k9 (10, 10) sts along Right Front neck edge, 9 (11, 11) sts across Back neck, and 9 (10, 10) sts along Left Front neck edge – 27 (31, 31) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off.
Left Front Edging
From RS pick up and k2 sts along side of neckband, 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 2 sts along side of lower ribbing. Bind off.
Right Front Edging
From RS pick up and k2 sts along side of lower ribbing, 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 2 sts along side of neckband. Bind off.
Sew Pocket Linings to WS of Fronts. Sew Sleeves to body. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Cast on 36 (40, 44) sts.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep last row until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg. Work in Garter st until Hat measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in. (16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 18 (20, 22) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 9 (10, 11) sts. Cut yarn leaving an 18 in. (45.5 cm) tail. Thread tail onto large-eyed needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly pull tightly to gather together. Knot securely.

Sew seam. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 8 reviews)
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Hayride Cardi and Hat on 2013-02-12 ***
I found that in order to reach the measurements listed I had to increase the number of stitches from what was written down. I was kind of disappointed in that aspect but overall I loved the cardigan. And it really does knit up fast.

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