Vintage-Style Baby Bonnet (Free Pattern)

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Who wouldn’t adore a sweet little classic baby bonnet modernized by simple detailing and yummy cashmere-merino-silk yarn? It's a bit of luxury for today’s baby, writes Hadley Fierlinger in "Vintage Knits for Modern Babies" (Ten Speed Press).
 
EXPERT LEVEL
Beginner / intermediate
 
Sizes
0–3 (3–6, 6–12) months
 
Finished Measurements
Height: 6" (6", 7") (15 [16.5, 18] cm)
 
Materials
1 (1, 1) 50 g ball Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% extra-fine merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere; 127 yds [116 m]) in #02 Cuddle
 
US 6 (4 mm) straight needles
 
Yarn needle for finishing and attaching button
 
1 (
" [1.5 cm]) button
 
GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows make 4" (10 cm) in St st pattern

Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1580089607/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=craftfocom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=1580089607

Step 1

DIRECTIONS
 
CAP
 
CO 68 (72, 76) sts.
Rows 1–6: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 7 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 8 (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 9: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 10: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 7–10 until work measures 4" (4_", 5") (10 [12, 13) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row, and inc 4 (2, 0) sts evenly across last row—72 (74, 76) sts.

Step 2

BACK SHAPING
 
Row 1 (RS): K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k14, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—64 (66, 68) sts.
Row 2 and all even rows (WS): Purl.
Row 3: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k12, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—56 (58, 60) sts.
Row 5: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k10, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—48 (50, 52) sts.
Row 7: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k8, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—40 (42, 44) sts.
Row 9: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k6, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—32 (34, 36) sts.
Row 11: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k4, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—24 (26, 28) sts.
Row 13: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k2, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—16 (18, 20) sts.
Row 15: *K2tog; rep from * to end—8 (9, 10) sts.
Break yarn, thread through rem sts, pull tight, and fasten off.

Step 3

BAND
 
CO 9 sts.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1–2 until band measures 11" (12", 12") (29 [30.5, 32) cm]).
Next row (buttonhole): Rib 4, yo, k2tog, rib to end.
Next 3 rows: Cont in rib, and k2tog at beg and end of row—3 sts.
Work 1 row in rib.
K3tog. Fasten off.

Step 4

FINISHING
 
Stitch back seam of cap together. Attach band around base of cap, leaving buttonhole end 2" (5 cm) of band free at right front. Sew button on cap. Weave in ends.

Step 5

Reprinted with permission from "Vintage Knits for Modern Babies" (Ten Speed Press) by Hadley Fierlinger with photos by Angela Lang.



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  • by terriglo
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    terriglo

    When the pattern says sl2k, you will want to Sl 2, K sl sts tog (slip 2, knit slipped stitches together) as follows:

    Insert RH needle into next stitch knitwise, then slip onto RH needle without knitting. Repeat with next stitch on LH needle. Insert LH needle from back to front, into the front loops of both of the slipped stitches. K the 2 stitches as one.

    The math will come out right. :o)

  • by krista1929
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    krista1929

    The math does not add up when shaping the back, has anyone found a solution to this yet??

    • by terriglo
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      When the pattern says sl2k, you will want to Sl 2, K sl sts tog (slip 2, knit slipped stitches together) as follows: Insert RH needle into next stitch knitwise, then slip onto RH needle without knitting. Repeat with next stitch on LH needle. Insert LH needle from back to front, into the front loops of both of the slipped stitches. K the 2 stitches as one. The math will come out right. :o)

  • by sarsuur
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    sarsuur

    Hi, Like Alexis, I am doing the back of the bonnet now and the maths does not seem to add up at all. Does anyone have any suggestions apart from buying the book? I'm doing size 0-3 months. I am interpreting slk2 as slip 2 knit wise. Thanks, Sarah

  • by dancekatydance
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    dancekatydance

    at the end of making the band kinda confused any advice ?

  • by alexis.whittington
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    alexis.whittington

    I've gotten to the back shaping part of this pattern and can't make it work. The math doesn't seem to add up. Any suggestions?

    • by dancekatydance
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      get the book it has all the abbreviations in it maybe youre not knitting your stitches together correctly

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