Softly Bonnet by Mel Harrison

Softly Bonnet

by Mel Harrison
September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in As per pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
66 - 142 yards (60 - 130 m)
Newborn to Toddler
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for AU$4.00 AUD buy it now

Softly Bonnet

PDF pattern designed and written.
By: Mel Harrison©

Please read the description in full before purchasing.

Sizes: newborn to aprox 4yrs.

Age range is a guide only please check the child’s head circumference for the best fit.

Newborn: Head Circumference up to 34cm. 14cm high, 13cm wide.

0-3m: Head Circumference up to 38cm. 15cm high, 14cm wide.

3-6m: Head Circumference up to 40cm. 16cm high, 15 wide.

6-12m: Head Circumference up to 45cm. 18cm high, 17cm wide.

1-2yrs: Head Circumference up to 48cm. 19 high, 18cm wide.

2-4yrs: Head Circumference up to 52cm. 20cm high 19cm wide.

Fit: Softly is a fitted style bonnet. The ages and head sizes given are an indication only, if your child is smaller or larger than the average child in their age range please make the next size up or down. Knitting by nature creates an ‘elastic’ garment so you may find your Bonnet fits for longer than the age ranges/head sizes given.

Material needed:
8ply yarn, sample uses Drops Merino extra fine hand dyed by Mahogany Turtle.
Meterage per size: (approximate)
Newborn: 55m, 0-3m: 61m, 3-6m: 69m 6-12m: 84m, 1-2y: 94m, 2-4y 120m

7 stitch markers (one in a distinctive colour or design).
Darning needle.

4mm 60cm circular needles for flat panel/neckline. For the back use magic loop method or 4mm Double Pointed needles (DPNs) or 4mm Addi Crasytrio
Needle size may vary to achieve correct gauge.

5cm in pattern panel = 12 sts x 13 rows.

This particular pattern has been sent to testers, however we are all human and some errors may remain. I am extremely open to feedback so please do let me know if you find anything wrong.
If you have any problems at all following the pattern please do not hesitate to email me at

You are purchasing a pattern only- Instant download of PDF pattern. You will require a PDF viewer to open pattern. Once the payment is confirmed, you will receive an email with a download link. If you do not receive your email please check your spam folder and then email me at
Pattern opens on MAC/iPad/iPhone in iBooks or Preview, or other formats in Adobe Reader.
You are purchasing this pattern for personal use only. Please do not copy, rewrite, or redistribute this pattern in any form as your own or otherwise. Please do not resell my patterns.

You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern. Please note you are responsible for researching and determining if my pattern meets your local state and country mandatory safety criteria.

It would be lovely of you to credit me as the designer and add a link to purchase my pattern in your sale.
Please note my patterns and my images are copyright protected, please do not use my images to sell your items.