Hannah's Birthday Bolero
For Hannah's 2nd Birthday, I knit her a sweater (well, she got it that fall since sweater #1 didn't fit over her head)...then another one for her 3rd Birthday...and I had to keep in step by making her one for her 4th Birthday as well.
Since I had already made her a dress and t-shirt recently, I didn't want to go too crazy. After she picked out her party dress at H&M, I knew exactly what I needed to make...a shrug!!
Ribbed Lace Bolero. What I liked the best about the pattern is that you can customize it based on your own measurements. It is originally an adult sized pattern, but with a few mods, I was able to make it work for an almost 4 year old!!
It took me about half a skein of Cotton-Ease in the Almond colorway. I wanted a nice neutral color so Hannah could wear it all summer with other dresses and tops.
For my version, I cast on 70 stitches and did about 2-inches of ribbing on each side (approx 12 rows). The total length is about 9-inches and when I seamed the sleeves, I went in about 3-inches. Hannah wears between a 3 and 4, and it fits perfectly!
I don't know about you, but I think she is pleased with the end result...and so am I!!!