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Winter Baby Bonnet

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Why wrap them in cotton wool when you can wrap them in silk and merino or cashmere?

This hat is designed for a luxury aran weight yarn and can be knit flat or partially in the round. It can be knit in one or two colours (the two colour version is a more intermediate knit, particularly if you want to avoid lots of ends).

Pattern contains
Pattern is fully written out and charted.

Sizes
Sizes are finished garment:

0-3 months: 33cm x 15 cm / 13x 6 in
3-6 months: 34 x 17 cm/ 13 ½ x 6 ¾ in
6-12 months: 36 x 18 cm/ 14 ¼ x 7 in

Needles:

4.5mm-5mm (US 6-8) needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge. A needle one size smaller for ribbing. If you wish to work the crown in the round you will need DPNs or a circular needle the same size as used for the main part of the hat.

Gauge:
18 stitches and 25 rows to 10 cm/4 incover mainmain pattern using main working needle.

Skills assumed:
knit & purl
decreasing
basic sewn joining

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Yarn and yardage
I used Sylvia aran by posh yarn (50% silk, 50 merino) for the red bonnet. Posh yarn only make one-off colourways so you will not get the same colour as shown. I used Luxury Yarns Altopiano cashmere & a multi coloured handspun yarn with short colour repeats for the grey, bonnet. You can of course substitute any ultra soft aran yarn

0-3 months: 66m/72yds
3-6 months: 76m/82 yds
6-12 months: 84m/92yds

For a two-colour version with just the main stitch in a contrast colour allow 20m/yds of contrast yarn
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