Thursday, April 03, 2008
Kiah's Cutie Lace Bonnet
Sweet little Kiah. Bonnets are about the easiest kind of hat to make. Plus they look super cute. It's lots of fun having nieces to make hats for! Randy enjoys holding Kiah up to model too as you can tell from the picture. The sun here is Guyana is pretty intense and cotton hats help keep the sun off the little ones skin.
Kiah is 5 months
Size 6 Needles
Worsted Weight Cotton
I made this little bonnet for my niece Kiah. The stitch work is super simple and easy to memorize but the effect is really quite beautiful. I had never work with this stitch before but I loved it and hope to design an adult beanie with it in the future. Maybe even a matching adult Bonnet!
Cast on 60 sts
Work 2 Rows Garter (Plain Knitting)
Work the following rows keeping the first and last three stitches in garter stitch, if it helps you, you may want to place a stitch marker three stitches in from each end and work the pattern rows between the markers. Otherwise just make sure you don't include the beginning knits or rows in the garter stitch edge. For example on row 2 you do the K3 border, plus the K2, for a total of 5 knit stitches before the first Slip 1.
R3: K2, *Slip 1 WYIB, K1* repeat from * to * across
R4: *K1, Slip 1 WYIF* repeat from * to * ending K2.
R5: K1, *YO, K2tog* repeat from * to * ending K1.
Repeat these 6 rows 5 more times for a total of 6 repeats then decrease as follows:
*K8, K2tog* across
*K7, K2tog* across
*K6, K2tog* across
*K5, K2tog* across
*K4, K2tog* across
*K3, K2tog* across
*K2, K2tog* across
*K1, K2tog* across
Bind off, and sew up the little back seam. Weave in ends and add ties of your choice. I did a simple crochet chain but perhaps if I were in the US a little ribbon?
Make one for yourself, a friend, or charity, but do not make them for profit. If you would like to share this pattern share the link and not the pattern itself. Take care and Happy Knitting!