Gift Wrap Bonnet

Everyone knows babies are a gift. Welcome them to the world with this pixie style bonnet knit up in something soft for snuggling! Work it in a cotton blend for a summer baby or in soft wool for the colder months.

Gift Wrap is written in 4 sizes to fit a range of babies and children (and even the spritely adult now and then). Design features include shaping at the neck and plenty of ear and neck coverage to keep out the wind. Instructions are given for a striped or solid hat and a button closure or i-cord ties. Simple enough for the advanced beginner or a beginner wanting to stretch a little.

Sizes:

Infant (Toddler, Child Adult) to fit a head circumference of 13-15” (15-17”, 17-19”, 19-21”)

Measurements:

Height: 6” (7”, 8”, 9”)
Depth: 5” (6”, 7”, 8”)

Materials:

Yarn: In worsted to aran weight yarn you will need approximately 85 (100, 120, 145) yards for the If you choose a contrasting color yarn for the button band and hem, it should be about 20% of your total yardage.

NOTES ON STRIPES: If you choose to work the bonnet in stripes with CC borders your yarn should be divided as follows: color A=40%, color B=40%, CC=20%.

Needles: 16” circular needles in US sizes 8 and 6 (or size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller) and 2 dpns in larger size.

Notions: Darning needle for weaving in ends, and 1 button about ⅝ - ¾” in diameter (optional for Button Tab closure).

Gauge:

In stockinette stitch, 19 sts = 4” using the larger needle size.