Pattern is worked with 2 balls MC.
Stripe Pattern Work in sc, changing colors as follows: 1 row A, 5 rows MC, 1 row B, beg new ball MC, 5 rows MC.
BACKWith MC and smaller hook, ch 24. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 23 sc. Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Change to larger hook and continue in sc inc 1 st each end every other row 4 times – 31 sc. Work even until leg measures 2˝ inches from beg. Break off yarn. Work Left Leg to match.
Join Legs Ch 1, turn; sc across Left Leg; sc across Right Leg – 62 sc. Shape Crotch: Row 1 Work 29 sc, (sc2tog) twice, work 29 sc. Row 2 Work 28 sc, (sc2tog) twice, work 28 sc. Row 3 Work 27 sc, (2sctog) twice, work 27 sc – 56 sc. Work even until back measures 4 inches from beg, ending with a WS row. Work Stripe Pattern 3˝ times (ending 1 row B), then cont in MC only. AT SAME TIME, shape Body by dec 1 st each end, every 10th row, 4 times – 48 sc. Work until Back measures 11˝ inches from beg, Shape Armholes Slip st over 3 sts, work across to last 3 sts. Ch 1, turn; dec 1 st at beg and end of every row 5 times – 32 sc. Work even until Armhole measures 3 inches.
Shape Neck Work 10 sc; ch 1, turn; sc2tog, work rem of row. At Neck edge, dec 1 st every row 3 more times – 6 sc. Work even until piece measures 3 inches from beg of Neck Shaping. Shape Shoulder Tabs Dec 1 sc at beg and end of every other row 2 times. Fasten off. Skip center 12 sc. Join MC with a slip st in next st. Shape other side in same way.
FRONTWork same as Back until Neck Shaping is complete, then work 1˝ inches even. Buttonholes Work 2 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, work 2 sc. Next row Work 1 row even. Shape shoulder tabs as for back.
FINISHINGWith RS tog, sew Front to Back at side seams and Crotch.
Ruffle With A, larger hook, and holding top of garment toward you; work 1 sc in each sc of first Stripe Pattern row – 110 sc.
Rnd 1 Work even, place marker for beg of rnd. Rnd 2 *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 165 sc. Rnd 3 *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 220 sc. Rnds 4-9 Work even. Rnd 10 Work 1 rnd sc from left to right. Fasten off. Join MC at underarm seam and work 1 rnd sc around entire upper opening; then work 1 rnd from left to right. Attach buttons.
HATWith MC, ch 73.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 72 sc. Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each sc. Rows 3-16 Work Stripe Pattern, ending 1 row A, 1 row MC.
Shape Cap Work in MC only.
Row 1 Ch 1, turn. *Sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog; rep from * across.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * across.
Cont working 1 less sc between dec each row until 9 sts rem. Then work 1 sc, (sc2tog) 4 times – 5 sc. Work 1 sc, (sc2tog) twice – 3 sc. Sc3tog. Leave 18 inches end and draw through rem sts, tighten and sew seam.
Rib With MC and smaller hook, ch 6.
Row 1 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 5 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Sc tbl in each st across. Rep Row 2 until rib measures 18 inches stretched. Fasten off and sew to bottom of hat, easing in fullness. Sew seam.
Ruffle With larger hook, join A at seam and work 72 sc evenly spaced around bottom of rib. Work 2 rnds sc, inc 36 sts evenly spaced each rnd – 144 sts. Work even in rnds of sc for 1˝ inches; work 1 rnd sc from left to right. Fasten off.