Animal Bonnet by Jenny Gordy
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Animal Bonnet

Knitting
October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
84 - 186 yards (77 - 170 m)
Head Circumference 15" (16", 17", 18", 19", 20)"
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This animal bonnet will add a whimsical touch to a child’s wardrobe or spark imagination as a costume in the dress up box. The pattern includes instructions to make a fox, lamb, or fawn depending upon how the ears are sewn to the hat.

  • The bonnet is knit flat to begin, and then the stitches are joined and worked in the round for the crown shaping.
  • The ties are made from an I-cord applied to the neck edge.
  • Ears are knit separately in the round on dpns and sewn to the top of the hat after the hat is complete.
  • Samples shown are size 1-2yr and size 3-4yr

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced Beginner

MATERIALS
Approximately 84 (104, 123, 147, 167, 186) yards of dk weight yarn

  • Fox: 1 skein of Purl Soho Flax Down (43% Baby Alpaca, 42% Extra Fine Merino, 15% Linen; 219 yds/ 100g), in color Kiln Red
  • Lamb: 1 skein of Purl Soho Cashmere Merino Bloom (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool and 25% Cashmere; 218 yds/100 g), in color Salt + Pepper
  • Fawn: 1 skein of Woolfolk Sno (100% Orvis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool; 223 yds/ 50 g), in color 1 + 7

SIZES
0-3m (3-6m, 6-12m, 1-2yr, 3-4yr, 5-6yr)