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Garter Stitch Baby Bonnet

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern

An easy-to-knit baby hat, featuring I-cord ties and applied I-cord edge finish for a comfortable fit.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog)
-I-cord and applied I-cord

Size: 18/24 months

Materials: Knit Picks (affiliate link) Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color - 1 skein (MC)
Knit Picks (affiliate link) Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color - 1 skein (CC)

Needles: 3 US 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 16 st x 36 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Notions:
- Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
dpn – double pointed needles
K – knit
P – purl
St, sts – stitch, stitches
as est. - as established, work as the pattern demands, here knit the RS rows and purl the WS rows.
co – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
m 1 - make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit it as a regular stitch
MC – main color
CC – contrast color


Pattern Notes:

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit

I-cord video instructions


Applied I-cord video instructions

Short Overview of the Pattern:

The bonnet is worked from the front edge (ear to ear). After the desired depth of the bonnet is achieved, the stitches are partially decreased on each side and only the stitches in the middle are worked to make a flap. Then the sides of the flap and the closed sts on the sides are sewn together.

Hat

With MC yarn cast on 60 sts

Rows 1-10: sl, knit to the last st, p1.

Rows 11-14: with CC yarn, sl, knit to the last st, p1.

Rows 15-18: with MC yarn, sl, knit to the last st, p1.

Rows 19-22 (decrease rows): with CC yarn, sl, k2tog, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, p1. After each row the number of sts decreases by 2. 52 sts after row 22.

Rows 23-30 (decrease rows): with MC yarn, sl, k2tog, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, p1. After each row the number of sts decreases by 2. 36 sts after row 30.

Rows 31-34: cast off 4 sts, knit to the last st, p1. After each row the number of sts decreases by 4. 20 sts after row 34.

Rows 35-78: sl, knit to the last st, p1.

Bind off.


Finishing:

Weave in ends. Block.

Join the side seams of the bonnet.

With CC yarn work applied I-cord along the bottom of the hat.

With CC yarn knit 8" (20 cm) of I-cord on 4 sts. Join to the right corner of the front edge of the bonnet and continue as applied I-cord along the front edge of the bonnet till the left corner. Then continue as 8" (20 cm) of I-cord on 4 sts. Cast off.

Have fun!


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Comments

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Poster: margaret
March 3, 2014

Have the same concerns...don't know how to finish and two 8 inch i cords won't finish the bottom, attach the seams as shown, and make ties for the bonnet...something is missing???
Really cute though!
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 6, 2014

You missed the instructions between the videos:

Continue to work applied I-cord along the bottom edge of the bonnet.
Continue to work 8" (20 cm) of I-cord on 4 sts. Cast off.
Poster: Gloria
March 3, 2013

How to finish the bottom edge (with I-cord?)and sew up the seams. thank you. Love the pattern.
Poster: Radhi knit
January 24, 2013

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. I finished knitting the bonnet . I am new to kniting cud u plz tell me how to join the side seams..
Thank you very much

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