Knitting pattern Almabonnet english
- between 50g and 150g of DK or worsted weight yarn, depending on the size
- 3.5mm circular needles
- a crochet hook
- a tapestry needle
- a knitting dolly ( for the i-cords)
- a pair of cissors
this is a bonnet for larger babies and children beyond baby age ...!
pattern includes the following sizes:
- 6-9 months
- 1-2 years
- 3-5 years
- 6-8 years
required knitting skills:
knitting lace is actually not difficult at all - once you got into the habit of counting precisely etc.
the rest of the bonnet is simple stockinette stitch ...
....and you should be able to crochet a tiny itty bitty bit to make the picot edge...
a quick and pleasing knit for advanced knitters and - hopefully a challenge for beginners, which the pattern will help to master!
The bonnet is knitted in one piece, all you need to sew on is the i-cords.
Also - it comes with my specific back-of-the-head shape, that will allow a snug fit around the neck, where most other bonnet constructions tend to "gap"...
All specific little tricks and methods needed (like knitting short rows, the lace details, the back of the head etc.) are explained in detail with photographs and text.
asked by several friends to make bonnets for their "older" children (aged 3 - 7 years), I could not find any patterns for bonnets of that size - and all my attempts to upscale my own baby bonnet patterns had me realise: it needs MORE for larger heads than the designs of my rather simple and pure babybonnets: heavier yarn, more structure, more texture, more detail!
so - that is why my Almabonnet comes with a picot edge at the front of the brim, a beautiful lace pattern and a little line of garter stitch to accentuate the end of the brim. Perfect for those, who like it a little less minimalistic and agree with me, that not only children up to toddler age just look the cutest with those bonnet shaped hats!