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
(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!