Little Bonnet

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Short Description: Little Bonnet by Frogginette. This lovely bonnet is designed to be gender-neutral and practical, and the worsted weight yarn it calls for makes it a very quick knit. Perfect for those last minute baby shower gifts or for a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification. This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect. This bonnet is knit seamlessly and features an easy textured stitch. The front of the bonnet is knit flat; the crown is knit in the round. An attached I-cord and I-cord ties are worked on the neck portion.

Gauge: 22 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in textured stitch, after blocking; 18 sts x 26 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking

Sizes: Newborn (Baby, Toddler) i.e. approximately: 0-3mo (3-12mo, 12-24mo) to fit head circumference up to: 16 (18, 19) inches or 40.5 (45.5, 48) cm

Finished Measurements: Approximately 10.25 (11.75, 13.25) inches or 26 (30, 33.5) cm around face, ear to ear (*Note: this measurement assumes some negative ease for a better fit, given that the stitch pattern used is quite stretchy.)

Materials Used: Approximately 80 (90, 120) yds or 73 (82, 110) meters of worsted weight yarn

Needle Size:

  • US 8 or 5mm straight or circular needles or size needed to match textured stitch gauge
  • US 6 or 4mm straight or circular needles (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for ribbing
  • 1 set of US 8 or 5mm dpns for crown of hat or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge
  • Two US 6 or 4mm dpns (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for I-cord

Pattern Includes: 3 sizes; Also includes: detailed written instructions, links to tutorials.

Skill Level: Easy. Skills required: cast on, knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round, working twisted stitches (optional, link to video tutorial provided), working I-cord and attached I-cord (explanations provided), yarn over

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