Aki

Knitting
April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in beaded rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
77 - 142 yards (70 - 130 m)
0-3 months, 3- 9 months, 9-18 months, Toddler
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Let’s face it: bonnets on babies and children are always adorable. AKI is the ideal bonnet to grab for your babe as the weather turns cool; the generous stretch provided by the textured rib and the sweet, tasselled drawstring provide a snug fit as well as an interesting point of difference to what is a classic bonnet style. This piece is also the perfect canvas for that precious half-skein of yarn we all have languishing in our yarn stashes.

AKI is worked flat, then joined at the back using the three-needle bind off technique. German short rows are used to shape the nape and accentuate the pointed crown. Chin ties are made using crochet chain stitch and threaded through the neckline to form a drawstring.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
White Gum Wool ethical 100% superfine merino 8ply
or
any other heavy DK/light worsted yarn with similar properties to a worsted-spun merino yarn
70-130m (77-142 yards) required.
Please keep in mind that any difference in gauge may affect the amount of yarn you use.

SIZES
0-3m: head circumference up to 37cm
3-9m: head circumference up to 43cm
9-18m: head circumference up to 48cm
Toddler: head circumference up to 51cm

GAUGE
26sts/34 rows over 10cm in pattern on 4mm needles, worked flat, after blocking

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and has been test knitted.

Thank you to Cat Timms, for her beautiful images; Kristina McGrath, for her tech editing skills; Teng Teng and her son, Lachie, for modelling; and my wonderful test knitters, for sharing their time and feedback.