Monday, June 1, 2020

KNITTING PATTERN - Baby Pixie Bonnet

This knit bonnet is perfect for sweet newborns! Great project for experienced beginners.

Materials 
Size 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles, size 8 DPNs, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker

Yarn
Approximately 100 yards of DK weight yarn
Sample to left shown using Knit Picks Organic Cotton. Sample below shown using Knit Picks Chroma Worsted.

Sizes 
Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months

Gauge
18 STS and 24 Rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

Difficulty
Easy

Stitch Guide
CO - cast on, K - knit, P - purl, RS - right side, ST - stitch

Notes
  1. You will need to know how to “pick up and knit” and how to complete a “Three Needle Bind Off”. www.knittinghelp.com is a good resource.
  2. The Newborn size is intended for brand new babies, less than 2 weeks old.
  3. I do knit a bit snugly. You may need to use smaller needles to make gauge.
  4. PIC A, PIC B, and PIC C are located at bottom of post.


Instructions:

NEWBORN  (13-14” head circumference)

CO 48.

Row 1, 3: (K1, P1) across. [48 STS]

Row 2, 4: (P1, K1) across. [48 STS]

Row 5: Knit (mark as RS)

Row 6: Purl

Rows 7-34: Repeat Rows 5 and 6. (Piece should measure about 5 1/2” now.)

Next, divide stitches evenly onto 2 DPNs. Turn work so that right sides are facing and bind off using “Three Needle Bind Off” method. (SEE PIC A)
Along the bottom (unfinished) edge of the bonnet, pick up STS in every other space (SEE PIC B). [34 STS]
Work (K1, P1) ribbing for 4 rows, binding off with the 4th row. Weave in all loose ends. The seam should face the back.
Finally, cut six 18” lengths of yarn, thread them through the front corner of the bonnet, braid them and knot off. (Make them longer or shorter as desired.) Repeat on other corner. (SEE PIC C)


0-3 MONTHS (14-15” head circumference)

CO 52.

Row 1, 3: (K1, P1) across. [52 STS]

Row 2, 4: (P1, K1) across. [52 STS]

Row 5: Knit (mark as RS)

Row 6: Purl

Rows 7-36: Repeat Rows 5 and 6. (Piece should measure about 6” now.)

Next, divide stitches evenly onto 2 DPNs. Turn work so that right sides are facing and bind off using “Three Needle Bind Off” method. (SEE PIC A)
Along the bottom (unfinished) edge of the bonnet, pick up STS in every other space (SEE PIC B). [36 STS]
Work (K1, P1) ribbing for 4 rows, binding off with the 4th row. Weave in all loose ends. The seam should face the back.
Finally, cut six 18” lengths of yarn, thread them through the front corner of the bonnet, braid them and knot off. (Make them longer or shorter as desired.) Repeat on other corner. (SEE PIC C)


3-6 MONTHS (15-17” head circumference)

CO 58.

Row 1, 3: (K1, P1) across. [58 STS]

Row 2, 4: (P1, K1) across. [58 STS]

Row 5: Knit (mark as RS)

Row 6: Purl

Rows 7-40: Repeat Rows 5 and 6. (Piece should measure about 7” now.)

Next, divide stitches evenly onto 2 DPNs. Turn work so that right sides are facing and bind off using “Three Needle Bind Off” method. (SEE PIC A)
Along the bottom (unfinished) edge of the bonnet, pick up STS in every other space (SEE PIC B). [40 STS]
Work (K1, P1) ribbing for 4 rows, binding off with the 4th row. Weave in all loose ends. The seam should face the back.
Finally, cut six 18” lengths of yarn, thread them through the front corner of the bonnet, braid them and knot off. (Make them longer or shorter as desired.) Repeat on other corner. (SEE PIC C)


Other Suggestions
✦ Other yarns that work well: Cascade 220 Soft Spun, Mochi Plus, Red Heart Shimmer, Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable
✦ Work the K1/P1 ribbing on the front & bottom with a different color.
✦ Work K1/P1 for the first 4 rows for a ribbed trim.
✦ Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a colorful bonnet.
✦ Add a small pom pom or tassel to the tip and or ends of the braids.
✦ Leave off braids and weave in fabric or ribbons to create the ties.


© 2012 Danyel Pink aka Danyel Pink Designs.  All Rights Reserved.  Professional Photos © Britny Sirotak Photography and Photos by Lindsay
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