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A comfy and cosy bonnet that kids of all ages will love to wear.
Knitted in super chunky yarn, this bonnet has the texture of a marshmallow. It is worked flat and then joined to knit in the round.
The pattern includes sizing for babies of all ages and two adult sizes.
Newborn 32cm/12.5” (0-3 months 36cm/14”, 3-6 months 39cm/15.5”, 6-9 months 41cm/16”, 9-12 months 42cm/16.5”, 12-24 months 44cm/17.5”, Woman 55cm/21.5”, Man 58cm/23”) head circumference.
Measure the circumference of the head from the hairline to the top of the neck and choose the size closest to the measurement.
Chunky Bonnet © 2021 Belinda Piper. All rights reserved. FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. V2021.01.08 Please do not copy or sell my pattern. Small batch sales of finished items made from this pattern are permitted, but you must use your own photographs. Credit must be given to rose+dot co and link to roseanddotco.com on your listings.
Panda Soft Cotton Chunky - 55% Acrylic 45% Cotton. 70m/77yds
Meters required per size: 40 (45, 50, 50, 55, 60, 80, 80)
Or similar meterage of other super bulky weight yarn/5-6 wpi
10mm (US15) straight knitting needles
10mm (US15) double pointed knitting needles
Scissors - (these folding ones are so handy to keep in your notions pouch!)
Cast on 28, (32, 34, 36, 36, 38, 46, 48) sts using a long tail cast-on method.
Rows 1-5 (all sizes): *k1, p1* to end of row. (5 rows of ribbing)
Rows 6-11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23): Knit in stockinette (Knit on the RS, purl on the WS). When you reach the end of row 3, (5, 5, 5, 7, 11, 11, 11) join to work in the round and continue stockinette.
Continue to knit all sts for the remaining 3, (2, 3, 43, 4, 2, 5, 7) rounds. (There will be 6, (7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18) rows/rounds of stockinette in total after the ribbing)
Decrease the crown as follows (all sizes):
K2, then *k2tog*, repeat * * to 1 st before the end of the row, k1. If you have 2 stitches left, k1 each.
Knit all sts
K1, then *k2tog*, repeat * * to 1 st before the end of the row, k1.
Knit all sts
*K2tog*, repeat to end of round. If you have one st left, k the last st.
Cut thread leaving approx. 15cm tail. Using a darning needle, thread the tail through the remaining sts and pull firm. Pull the tail through to the inside of the hat and thread the yarn through the stitches. Pull firm and weave in the end.
Weave in the tail from the cast on edge.
You can gently block your bonnet if required.
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