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Baby Ripple Bonnet with Applied I-Cord

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern

Size: 18/24

Materials:Gaia by Filati (affiliate link) Bertagna 100% wool fingering weight yarn 100 m (109 yrd) /25g Color blue - 1 skein (color A).
Gaia by Filati (affiliate link) Bertagna 100% wool fingering weight yarn 100 m (109 yrd) /25g Color white - 1 skein (color B).

Gauge for stocking stitch: 23 st x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)


Two-Color Waves Pattern
Multiple of 11
Rows 1 (WS):Color A (blue), knit
Rows 2-5: knit (garter stitch).
Rows 6, 8 and 10: Color B (white), *k2tog, k2, knit into the front and the back of the next 2 sts, k3, ssk*, repeat from * to *
Rows 7, 9 and 11: purl.
Row 12: Color A (blue), repeat row 6.
Repeat rows 1-12.

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Selvedge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Cast on 79 sts (including edge stitches, edge stitches are not part of the pattern).
Knit Two-Color Waves pattern for 43 rows.
Row 42 (6th row of the pattern): *k2tog, k6, ssk*, repeat from * to *. After this row there will be 65 sts.
Divide the stitches othe needle as follows: 22, 21, 22.
Continue to work the middle part of the bonnet in stocking stitch as follows:
Row 44 and all even rows: k20, k2tog the last stitch of the middle part and the 1st st of the left part.
Row 45 and all odd rows: p20, p2tog the last stitch of the middle part and the 1st st of the right part.
Continue to repeat rows 44-45 until there is no stitches left in the right and the left parts. Transfer all the stitches to the circular needles.

With blue yarn work I-cord on 4 sts for 7" (18 cm).
Pick up sts along the bottom edge of the bonnet including the sts of the back of the bonnet. Work applied I-cord on this stitches. (see video instructions)
Work I-cord on 4 sts for 7" (18 cm). Cast off.


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There are 6 total comments on this article.

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Poster: NJB
May 17, 2015

This was well-made, and easy to follow. Thank you for the I-cord tutorial. I've been wanting to do this for a long time.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 27, 2012

Ssk means "slip, slip, knit".

Poster: debbie
February 25, 2014

tried to print the pattern it printed the hat but not the directions.
Poster: knitngoddess
May 27, 2016

Copy and paste to a word processor.
Poster: Missy @ A Time to Knit
November 24, 2013

I just finished knitting this adorable bonnet and reviewed the pattern on my blog;
Poster: Josie
March 25, 2012

What does ssk mean?

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