April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
71 - 131 yards (65 - 120 m)
0-3 months, 3-9 months, 9-18 months, Toddler/Child
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One of my favourite things about being a knitter is being able to create beautiful pieces for family and friends. I once was requested to knit up a very simple, pixie-style bonnet with long ties for an old friend’s new baby. Named for that sweet girl, FLO was straightforward to create. However, being the pedant that I am, I had to try several different techniques to get the fit at the nape of the neck just right. The combination of super soft merino, squishy garter stitch, and my neckline technique makes FLO your go-to baby cap for every occasion.

FLO is worked flat from front to back, then joined at the back using the three-needle bind off technique. An applied i-cord creates stretchy ties and a neat finish at the neckline. The ties are then knotted at the ends for a sweet little detail.

White Gum Wool ethical superfine merino 8ply,
Skeinz Silver Lining DK
any other DK yarn with a high wool/merino content
65-120m (71-131 yards) required

0-3m: Head circumference up to 37cm
3-9m: Head circumference up to 43cm
9-18m: Head circumference up to 48cm
Toddler/Child: Head circumference up to 51cm

20sts/40 rows over 10cm in garter on 4.5mm/US 7 needles

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; and my wonderful test knitters, for sharing their time and feedback.