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Darling Baby Bonnet

Knitting
February 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Chart B Pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
91 - 115 yards (83 - 105 m)
newborn, baby

One day, for fun, I decided to combine lace, ruffles, a texture pattern and bobbles all in a single pattern…and it worked! The result is an adorable little set which will keep a baby’s extremities warm, while looking making them look absolutely darling at the same time. This pretty little bonnet makes a great gift for newborns and will only take a few hours to knit.

Skills required

  • knitting and purling
  • increasing and decreasing
  • chart reading
  • picking up stitches
  • three-needle bind-off
  • (optional; just makes the bobbles easier) knitting backwards

Size information

  • newborn: to fit head circumferences of 32cm
  • baby: to fit head circumferences of 35cm

Yarn requirements

  • newborn: about 91 yards
  • baby: about 115 yards

Other materials needed

  • (in addition to straight 2.5mm needles) 2.5mm 40cm circular needle

  • stitch holder

  • 94cm length of ribbon approximately 6mm wide