Monday, 30 October 2017

Barbie Santa dress and hat



I made this Santa dress and hat last Christmas but didn't get round to writing up the pattern.  Its so quick and easy to knit up, with only one back seam.  I used a scrap of Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake yarn I had left and about 25 g of red dk yarn I had in my stash.   There's a back opening for easy fit and I had a lovely black button with a silver edge which is great as a buckle for the belt.  You could use any black or red button or maybe stitch with silver thread.  

Please let me know if you find any mistakes in the pattern so I can amend it. 


To fit 12 in Barbie (latest model)

You will need:  Approx 25g of double knitting yarn in red and 10g white snowflake (I used Sirdar Snuggly snowflake dk) or eyelash yarn, small amount of black dk
Needle size 9, 2 Small red buttons for back opening, button for belt
Tension 24 sts and 28 rows over 4 in, on no 9 needles and stocking stitch
Abbreviations: k: knit, p: purl, ss: stocking stitch (one row plain, one row purl), garter stitch: every row knit, inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, slst: slip stitch. tog: together, m1: make one by picking up loop between sts and knit into back, yf: yarn forward

Using no 9 needles and white yarn, cast on 60sts
Work 4 rows garter stitch (every row knit) fasten off white
Change to red
Work 20 rows stocking stitch 
Change to black
Dec row: k2tog across row (30sts)
k2, (k2tog, k4) 4 times, k2tog, k2 (25sts)
Work 2 rows garter stich
Change to red
Cast on 2st knit to end
k2, purl to last 2sts, k2, 
Knit
K2, purl, k2
Repeat last 2 rows
(buttonhole row) k12, m1,k1, m1, k3, m1,k1, m1, k8, yf, k2tog (31sts) row 7
Work 3 rows stocking stitch keeping garter st borders
Armhole shaping:
Row 1: k8, cast off 2, k13, cast off 2, k6
Row 2: k2, p4, cast on 7sts, p13, cast on 7sts, p6, k2
Row 3: k6, *k2tog, k7, k2tog,** k4, k2tog, k3, repeat from * to ** k2,yf, k2tog
Row 4: k2, purl, k2
Change to white yarn
Work 2 rows garter stitch.    Cast off  

sew back seam to garter st border, overlap back borders and slst in place. sew on buttons to match buttonholes. sew button on front of belt.  fasten off all ends

Hat
Using no 9 needles and white yarn cast on 30sts,
Work 4 rows garter stitch fasten off yarn (leave a length for sewing)
Change to red
Work 4 rows stocking stitch
row 1: k2, (k2tog, k5) 4 times
row 2: purl
row 3: k2, (k2tog, k4) 4 times
row 4: purl
row 5: k2, (k2tog, k3) 4 times
row 6: purl
row 7: k2, (k2tog, k2) 4 times
row 8: purl
row 9: k2, (k2tog, k1) 4 times (10 sts)
row 10: p2 tog across row (5sts)
Break off yarn leaving and thread yarn through remaining 5sts
Secure with a stitch and use yarn to sew up seam
Using white yarn, crochet a few stitches in top of hat for pompom