Ophelia Newborn Bonnet by Caryn Prouty
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Ophelia Newborn Bonnet

Knitting
January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.5 mm (E)
75 - 85 yards (69 - 78 m)
True Newborn
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This bonnet is knitted using lightweight baby merino yarn using basic stitches to create an openwork lacey design. This pattern can be knit by a beginner as very detailed instructions are given. Option for knitting the crown both in the round and flat, and there are many options for different tie styles: plain, braided, knit ties, and knit lace ties. A very simple crochet border is used to clean up the edges.
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PATTERN INFO

Sizing
True newborn size. Will fit average newborn head with a head circumference of 13”-14.5”

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn, approx. 20g/80 yards of DROPS Baby Merino or Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Needles
US 4 (or size to obtain gauge) & US 5 (or one size bigger than gauge needle)
Size E crochet hook

Gauge
11.5 sts = 2” in stockinette using smaller needles

Notions
Tapestry needle, scissors

Skills - Advanved Beginner
Knitting skills: casting on, knitting flat, yarn over, slipping stitches, passing stitches over, decreasing.
Crochet skills: slip stitch, single crochet.

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