Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blue Bonnet

It's done! Here's the hat for the beginner KAL over at DSD. And the pattern is as follows:

Blue Bonnet

Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky (bulky weight)

Needles: 6.5 mm (10 1/2 US)

Gauge: 16 sts = 4 inches, 23 rows = 4 inches

Size: This fits a child who wears a size 2.

Techniques used: knit, purl, 3 needle bind off

CO 54 sts.
K 2 rows
*(RS) Knit.
(WS) Knit 3 sts, purl until 3 sts remain, knit 3 sts.**
Repeat from * to ** until work measures 9.5 inches. End on a RS row.
(WS) Bind off, using 3 needle bind off method. The bonnet should be inside out while you are binding off.
Attach ties - measure a 2 feet long length of yarn, cut, and repeat 5 more times. Insert three of the pieces of yarn into each side of the bonnet (bottom corners) and braid them together. Repeat for the other side.

The little crochet flower is from this pattern. My crochet skills are cruddy after years of neglect, but these flowers are very easy. Attach the flower to the bonnet and you're done!


Marti said...

Very sweet.

Next Stop on the KLM said...

oh my. we're expecting and this makes me really hope that it's a little lady. :) <3

Kurt and Kristin Detloff said...

As a new knitter this pattern was great!! I altered it a bit to fit around a 6 month old size just using smaller needles and yarn. Thanks for posting this!! Here's the one I did if you'd like to check it out!

Unknown said...

I am nearly finished this in pink for my best friend's grandchild! It is lovely in a cotton/acrylic blend...soft and washable! Thanks for this!