Belt & Crown
To fit 16[17, 18, 19, 20] {21, 22, 23, 24, 25} inch head or waist circumference

Leg Warmers
1-3[4-7, 8-10] years

Size Shown
Crown, 17-inch (to fit 18-inch head); Belt, 18-inch (to fit 19-inch waist); Legwarmers, 1-3 years

Finished Measurements
Belt & Crown
15 [16, 17, 18, 19] {20, 21, 22, 23, 24} inches
Leg Warmers
Slouchy: 8[9, 10] inches circumference, 7[9, 11] inches height
Ankle: 6½[7½, 8½] inches circumference, 6[7½, 9] inches height

Spud & Chloë® Sweater [55% Wool, 45% Cotton; 160 yards/146 meters per 3.53 ounce/100 gram hank];
#7505 Firefly [MC}; 2 hanks
#7509 Firecracker [CC]; 1 hank
#7504 Lake [CC2]; 1 hank

Recommended needle sizes
For belt or crown: US 8 (5 mm) 16 inch circular (a 24 inch circular may be used for the largest sizes)
For legwarmers: US 8 (5 mm) 40 inch circular (or 2 circulars)

Stitch marker
Removable stitch marker or safety pin
Tapestry needle

16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in St st
Gauge is critical for this design.

Pattern Notes
Because every child is shaped differently, I have given measurements rather than ages for the belt and crown. If you cannot measure the child you are knitting for, you may wish to consult Craft Yarn Council’s sizing standards. Please note that my model, Grace, is 3 years old but has a 19-inch waist circumference and 18-inch head, rather significantly different than the measurements given for her age.

The belt and crown are made in the same manner. In order for the belt to be thicker, more stitches are cast on and more decreases worked. I like the point of the crown to point up, but it looks good both ways. The belt should point down to follow the natural shape of your child’s belly.
Two options are given for the leg warmers: an easy slouchy version, which can be made on dpns if you prefer, and an intermediate ankle-length version with shaping, which works best with magic loop or two circulars.

Skills Required
knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, magic loop