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Baby hat

Baby hat

This sweet, beginner-friendly hat worked in super-soft alpaca yarn is the perfect gift for a precious newborn baby.

A handmade present is always special, but the scrummy texture of this mini beanie hat gives it the upper hand. The unique texture is achieved by working only into the front loops of some of the double crochet stitches. It's an easy technique to work and you can use the stitch pattern elsewhere to add texture to your crochet fabrics.

YOU WILL NEED

■ Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petites (100% royal alpaca, 35g/91m), 1 ball of Spanish Leather (1702)

■ A 2.25mm (US B/1) hook

Cable Raglan Baby Sweater

Cable Raglan Baby Sweater

SIZES

To fit age: 0-6 mths [6-12mths:1-2yrs:2-3yrs:4-5yrs:6-7yrs]

To fit chest: 41 [46:51:56:61:66]cm 16[18:20:22:24:26]in)

Actual measurement: 45[51:55:60:65:71]cm (17.75[20:21.75:23.75:25.5:28]in)

Length to shoulder: 25[28:32:38:42:48]cm (9.75[11:12.5:15:16.5:19]in)

Sleeve length: 15[17:20:24:29:33]cm (6[6.5:8:9.5:11.5:13]in)

Baby kimono

Baby kimono

This fine cashmere jacket doesn't cost the world - it is so small.

Size: 62, 68 and 74.

Instructions are given for first size. Figures in parentheses refer to larger sizes. When only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

Materials: Baruffa "Cashmere" (100% cashmere, approx. 108 m/25 g): 100 (100-150) g in Grigio Chiaro, col 013, and 25 g in Verdazzurro Opaco, col 009; size 4 mm needles; spool knitter.

Seed Stitch: K1, p1; on foll rows, knit all purl sts, purl all knit sts.

Child’s cabled sweater

Child’s cabled sweater

Sweater for baby

SIZES

To fit age: 0-6mths[6-12mths:1-2yrs:2-3yrs:4-5yrs:6-7yrs]

To fit chest: 41[46:51:56:61:66]cm (16[18:20:22:24:26]in)

Actual measurement: 45[51:55:60:65:70]cm (17.75[20:21.75:23.75:25.5:27.5]in)

Length to shoulder: 24[28:32:38:42:48]cm (9.5[11:12.5:15:16.5:19]in)

Child's jacket

Hand knitted baby jacket

Hand knitted baby jacket

SIZES

To fit age: 0-6mths[6-12mths:l-2yrs:3-4yrs:5-6yrs]

Actual size: 43[52:58:65:72]cm (17[20.5:22.75:25.5:28.25]in)

Length: 26[28:32:34:38]cm (10.25[11:12.5:13.25:14.75]in)

Sleeve length: 16[18:20:24:28]cm (6.25[7:7.75:9.5:11]in)