The pattern stitch is so stretchy that this one size will fit children from about ages 4-12…really. I can actually wear this same hat that my daughter wore at age 7. The pattern stitch is also hightly textured, with these lines and square spaces. I call it the “waffle stitch”. The lines and spaces reminded me of monkey bars, and I was going for names that reminded me of the fun and sweetness of childhood.
The Bernat Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) yarn is a soft, slightly fuzzy, worsted weight, machine-washable, wool blend. Great for warmth and great for kids! The colors are really great! Lots of terrific shades to choose from! You’ll need 5 skeins to make the whole set. I don’t remember exactly how many skeins I used for each piece, but you could pretty safely estimate that 2 skeins would be enough for either the hat or the mittens, and 3 would definitely be enough for the scarf.
This pattern stitch uses post stitches. So you’ll need to know how to do post stitches. I did a tutorial on post stitches awhile back on the blog, post is here.
What do you think? In which color would you make it? This pattern is one of the 7 patterns in my new e-book, Banana Moon Studio Book One: Girls. It is available for $13.99 on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, and on my website.