Butterfly Blessings Baby Cardigan & Hat by Bridget A

Butterfly Blessings Baby Cardigan & Hat

April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (HDC) US
3.5 mm (E)
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Newborn, 3 months, 6-12 months
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Butterfly Blessings Cardigan and Hat are the perfect gift for a baby girl. The butterfly stitch provides a see-through pattern on the front and back of the cardigan and the band of the hat. For summer weather, the versions pictured are made with cotton yarn but an acrylic or wool would give you a spring/autumn version. Instructions give you a choice of three sleeve lengths – sleeveless, short sleeve, or long sleeve.

The variegated yarn adds visual interest from a distance – the butterflies come into their own when a solid-coloured shirt or singlet is placed under the cardigan to make them pop. This set can also be done in a solid colour yarn.