Crocus Bonnet - English
The Crocus Bonnet is a cute, feminine bonnet with a pretty leaf and flower eyelet pattern combined with a simple slip stitch cable.
The bonnet is worked from back to front. You start at the back with just a few sts on double pointed needles and then work in the round while increasing. When you have increased by a certain number of sts, a few sts are cast off and the rest of the sts are worked back and forth. When the brim is completed sts are picked up on the lower edge of the bonnet and a garter st edge is worked, including a single short row to make sure the bonnet is not too short in the back. Lastly the icord ties are made.
Sizes: 1-3 months (6-9 months) 12-24 months
Gauge (10 x 10 cm): 25 sts x 32 rows in eyelet pattern (chart B (C) D) and 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st.
Skill level: Skilled
Techniques used: Working in the round on double pointed needles from the center, simple slip st cable, icncreases in both knit and purl, charted cable and lace pattern, short rows (explained in details), icord
- 50 (50) 50 grams/125 (125) 125 meters/137 (137) 137 yards of yarn for size 3,5-4 mm needles (U.S. size 4-6) (sample bonnets in the picture are made in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in the colors Primrose (no. 001), Baby Blue (no. 204) and Mint (no. 003) (50 gr = 125 m/137 yards))
- 5 size 3,5 or 4 mm (U.S. size 4 or 6) double pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge)
- Size 3,5 or 4 mm (U.S. size 4 or 6) circular needle, 40 cm (16 inches)