Thursday, 19 September 2019

Elspeth Baby Bonnet

This little bonnet is so tiny - but so sweet and delicate ! 

Perfect for small preemie babies 

I knitted this with DK yarn and 4mm needles,
a smaller size can be achieved by using 4ply yarn and 3.25mm needles

Elspeth Baby Bonnet              Small Preemie

Width:           3 ¼ ”
Height:          3 ¾ ”

DK yarn
4mm needles

Cast on 13sts

Work in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl) for 18 rows
Cast on 11sts at end of next 2 rows                                                (35sts)

Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:          S1, knit to end
Row 4:          *S1, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 5:          S1, knit to end
Row 6:          S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 4 rows twice more
Knit 3 rows

Cast off loosely (knitwise), leaving the last stitch on the needle – do not cut the yarn
Sew side edge of cap to 11 cast on stitches of front - sew second side the same

Continuing from the stitch left on the needle - pick up 9 more stitches along one front edge, 13sts along the base, 10sts along the next front edge                  (33sts)
Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2     (Eyelet Row)
Row 3:          S1, knit to end

Cast off loosely
Darn away ends

Cut a length of satin ribbon about 20" and draw through eyelet row.  Tie in a bow

You will find the matching Elspeth Baby Gown here ~ 

These were designed and knitted by Jean Murray

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  1. Such delicate pattern. So very cute!

  2. Very pretty, thank you for the pattern.

  3. Different, beautiful baby friendly in design. Keep Creating. Very Good.