SIZES
To fit chest
6mos      16 ins   [40.5 cm]
12 mos   18 ins   [ 45.5 cm]
18 mos   20 ins   [ 51 cm]

Finished chest
6mos      16 ins   [45.5 cm]
12 mos   18 ins   [ 52 cm]
18 mos   20 ins   [ 57 cm]

MATERIALS
Bernat Softee Baby (120g/4.25 oz)
Main Color (MC): 1 (2-2) ball(s) Contrast A: 1 ball

Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 3 (4-4) buttons.

GAUGE
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
With MC cast on 53 (61-67) sts.
1st row: (RS) . K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
These 4 rows form moss st pat.

Cont in moss st pat until Back from beg measures 91⁄2 (101⁄2-12) ins [24 (26.5- 30.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shoulder shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next 4 rows, then 5 (6-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Cast off rem 19 (21-23) sts.

Right Front: With MC cast on 25 (29- 33) sts and proceed in moss st pat as given for Back until 11 (11-13) rows less than Back have been worked before beg of shoulder shaping, thus ending with WS facing for next row.

Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 3 (4-5) sts. Pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows, then on following 2 (2-3) alt rows. 17 (20-22) sts.
Work 3 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 5 (6-8) sts.

Left Front: With MC cast on 31 (35-39) sts and proceed in moss st pat as given for Back until 12 (12-14) rows less than Back have been worked before beg of shoulder shaping, thus ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 9 (10- 11) sts. Pat to end of row.
Work 1 row even in pat. Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows, then on following 2 (2-3) alt rows. 17 (20-22) sts. Work 3 rows even, thus ending with WS facing for next row.

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 5 (6-8) sts.

SLEEVES
With MC cast on 31 (33-35) sts and proceed in moss st pat as given for Back, inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 2nd (4th-4th) row to 35 (47-43) sts, then every following 4th (6th- 6th) row until there are 49 (53-57) sts, taking inc sts into moss st pat. Cont even in pat until sleeve from beg measures 51⁄4 (61⁄2-8) ins [13 (16.5-20.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

HOOD
With MC cast on 95 (103-111) sts and work 8 rows in moss st pat as given for Back. Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next 10 rows. 75 (83-91) sts. Cont even in pat until Hood from beg measures 5 (51⁄2-6) ins [12.5 (14-15) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Place marker at each end of last row. Cast off 4 sts beg every row until 3 sts rem. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Place markers on Front and Back side edges 41⁄4 (43⁄4-51⁄4) ins [11 (12-13) cm] down from shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams. Fold hood in half and sew cast off edges from markers. Sew hood in position around neck edge beg at the edge of the Right Front and ending 6 sts from Left edge . With A, work blanket st around sleeve, bottom, front and hood edges as illustrated.

Buttonloops [Make 3 (4-4)]: With A cast on 14 sts. Cast off knitways.
Sew buttonloops to inside edge of Right Front having bottom button 4 ins [10 cm] up from bottom edge and top button at beg of neck shaping and rem button(s) evenly spaced. Sew on buttons 9 sts in from opposite edge to correspond to buttonloops