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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty In Pink Baby Bonnet

Bonnets give a bit of postmodern flair to a classic design and truly substantial protection from the elements, this bonnet will keepyour little girl warm, stay on her head and add a bit of funky fashion flair to her wardrobe! 

This bonnet is knitted in a multi coloured baby soft double knitting type yarn in shades of pink and lilac.I love using a multicoloured yarn and particularly love the delicate shading in this yarn.

pink hat
For 6 to 9 months: 22.5 sts=4" in St st with larger needles
Materials: Baby double knit type yarn
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
With smaller needles, cast on 100 sts. Work in ribbing of K 2, P 2, for 1 inch.
Change to larger needles, K 1 row, P 1 row for 1/2 inch.
Row 1: K 5 *YO, K 2 tog, rep from *to last 4 sts, K 4.
Row 2: And all even rows, K 4, P to last 4 sts, K 4.
Row 3: K.
Row 5: K 6, *YO, K 2 tog, K 6, rep from *to last 6 sts, K 6.
Row 7: K 4, *K 2 tog, YO, K 1, YO, K 2 tog, K 3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, K 5.
Row 9: Same as Row 5.
Row 11: K.
Row 13: Same as Row 1.

K 1 row, P 1 row, until work measures 4 inches.
Cast on 6 sts at end of next row; cast on 7 sts at end of next row.
K 2 tog, K 11, * YO, K 3 tog, K 11, repeat from * 7 times, YO, K 2 tog.
Alternate rows: P.
Now K 2 tog, K 10, * YO, K 3 tog, K 10, repeat from * 7 times, YO, K 2 tog.
Cont to dec this manner, having 1 st less on each K row between eyelets until 25 sts remain.
K 2 tog across row. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Draw tog and sew seam of crown to where sts were added.
With smaller needles, pick up 88 sts across bottom of cap and K 2 sts, P 2 sts, for 4 rows.
Next row, K 2, *YO, K 2 tog, repeat from * across row. K 2, P 2 for 4 rows,
Bind off.
Whether you are an experienced knitter or just a beginner, a fun knitting project is to knit a baby hat. Baby hats can be made in a small amount of time and with a single skein of yarn. This makes knitting a baby hat a popular knitting project.

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