Baby's Gone a Hunting Vest and Hat WR1757

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Designed by Karla Hastings

Skill Level: Intermediate

Directions are for 6 months; changes for 12, 18 and 24 months are in parentheses.
Chest: 17 (21, 22, 25)".
Length: 7½ (8½, 9, 10½)".
Hat Circumference: 16 (18)"

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 2 skeins 971 Camouflage A, 1 skein 312 Black B for Hat.

Crochet Hook: 4.25 mm (US G-6).
Stitch marker.
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 16 sc = 4"; 18 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Note: Vest is worked from the center of Back to center of Right Front. Stitches are then picked up along opposite edge of foundation chain and worked to center of Left Front.

babys gone a hunting vest and hat

VEST
RIGHT BACK
With A ch 27 (31, 33, 39).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn – 26 (30, 32, 38) sts.
Repeat Row 2 until 6 (8, 10, 12) rows have been worked.

Shape Neck
Next Row: Ch 1, work in sc across, ch 5, turn.
Next Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and st across, turn – 30 (34, 36, 42) sts.
Work until 5 (7, 7, 9) rows have been worked for shoulder.

Shape Armhole
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 16 (16, 18, 20) sc, turn. Leave remaining sts unworked for armhole.
Row 2: Sc2tog for armhole, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 13 (13, 15, 17) sc, sc2tog, turn.
Row 4: Sctog, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 11 (11, 13, 15) sc, sc2tog, turn – 12 (12, 14, 16) sc.
Work for 7 rows.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in 11 (11, 13, 15) sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn – 13 (13, 15, 17) sc.
Row 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in 13 (13, 15, 17) sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn – 15 (15, 18, 19) sc.
Row 16: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, turn – 16 (16, 18, 20) sc.

FRONT
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in 16 (16, 20) sc, ch 15 (19, 19, 23), turn.
Row 18: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and st across, turn - 30 (34, 36, 42) sts.
Work in sc until 5 (7, 7, 9) rows have been worked for shoulder.

Shape Neck
Row 1: Ch 1, sc to last 5 sts, slip st in next st, turn.
Row 2: Skip slip st, sc2tog, sc to end of row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc to 5 (7, 3, 3) sts before sctog, slip st in next st, turn.
Row 4: Skip slip st, sc2tog, sc to end of row, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc to last 5 (7, 3, 3) sts before sctog, slip st in next st, turn.
Row 6: Sc2tog, sc to end of row, turn - 12 (12, 22, 28) sc.

For 18 and 24 months Only:
Row 7: Ch 1, sc to last (3, 3) sts before sctog, slip st in next st, turn.
Row 8: Sc2tog, sc to end of row, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc to last (3, 3) sts before sctog, slip st in next st, turn.
Row 10: Sc2tog, sc to end of row, turn (14, 20) sts.

For 24 months Only:
Row 11: Ch 1, sc to last (3) sts before sctog, slip st in next st, turn.
Row 12: Sc2tog, sc to end of row, turn - (16) sc.

For All Sizes:
Work 3 rows in sc on 12 (12, 14, 16) sc. Fasten off.

LEFT BACK
Working along opposite side of foundation chain at center of Back, work 26 (30, 32, 38) scs. Work as for Right Side reversing shaping.

FINISHING
Sew Shoulders together.

Armband: With right side facing, join yarn at center of underarm, work sc evenly around armhole, join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Repeat for second armhole.

Edging
Mark for 3 buttons on Right Front.
Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn in any st and work in sc evenly around lower edge, Front edges and neck edge, working 3 sc in corners and ch 2 opposite where marked for buttons on Left Front for buttonholes, slip st to first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, working 3 sc in corners and 2 sc in each ch-2 space, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

HAT
With A, ch 4, slip st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in ring. Place a marker for beginning of round.
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 18 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 24 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 30 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 36 sc.
Round 7: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 42 sc.
Round 8: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 48 sc.
Round 9: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 54 sc.
Round 10: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 60 sc.
Round 11: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 66 sc.

For Larger Size Only:
Round 12: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts] around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 72 sc.

For All Sizes:
Next Round: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, slip st in first sc to join, turn - 66 (72) sts.
Repeat last Round until 10 rounds have been worked.

Visor
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 9 (10) sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 9 (10) sc, turn - 22 (24) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next sc 1 (0) time, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] across to last 3 (2) sts, sc in next sc 1 (0) time, sc2tog.
Rows 3-4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. Fasten off.

Edging: With right side facing, join B in next st on Hat after last st on first row of Visor and ch 1, sc in each st around to st before first st of first row of Visor. Fasten off.

Ear Flap
With right side facing, skip 4 sc from edge of Visor. Join A in next st.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sc, turn.
Rows 2-8: Repeat Row 1.
Rows 9-11: Sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. Fasten off.

Count 16 sts from opposite side of Visor and join yarn. Work as for first Ear Flap.

Edging: Join B in any st and ch 1, sc in each st and row around edges of Hat, Visor and Ear Flaps.

FINISHING
With B, make 2 twisted cords, each 11" long. Attach to one end to point of each Ear Flap. Fold Ear Flaps up and tie cords together on top of Hat. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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