Skills required: cast on, knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round, working twisted stitches (optional, link to video tutorial provided), working I-cord and attached I-cord (explanations provided), yarn over.
Construction: This bonnet is knit seamlessly and features an easy textured stitch. The front of the bonnet is knit flat; the crown is knit in the round. An attached I-cord and I-cord ties are worked on the neck portion.
This lovely bonnet is designed to be gender-neutral and practical, and the worsted weight yarn it calls for makes it a very quick knit.
Perfect for those last minute baby shower gifts or for a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification :)
This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect.
The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 4.50 Euros. It is also part of the Little Bundle of Knits ebook.
Newborn (Baby, Toddler) i.e. approximately: 0-3mo (3-12mo, 12-24mo)
For head circumference up to: 16 (18, 19) inches or 40.5 (45.5, 48) cm.
Approximately 80 (90, 120) yds or 73 (82, 110) meters of worsted weight yarn.
- US 8 or 5mm straight or circular needles or size needed to match textured stitch gauge.
- US 6 or 4mm straight or circular needles (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for ribbing.
- 1 set of US 8 or 5mm dpns for crown of hat or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge.
- Two US 6 or 4mm dpns (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for I-cord.
- tapestry needle
- 1 marker
22 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in textured stitch, after blocking
18 sts x 26 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking