Knitting pattern Johannes Bonnet
- 1-2 skeins of fingering weight yarn, depending on the size
- a 3 mm circular needle
- a tapestry needle
- a knitting dolly for the i-cords
- a pair of cissors
pattern offers 4 sizes:
- 0-3 months
- 3-6 months
- 6-9 months
- 12 months
required knittings skills:
totally basic! a stockinette only- knit! perfect for beginners and those of you who like to keep it pure and simple and let the yarn do all the work of making this bonnet look beautiful!
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, close fit around the neck, where most other bonnet constructions tend to "gap" and keep those tiny ears warm and cosy ...
All methods needed (like knitting short rows, the back of the head etc.) are explained in detail with photographs and text.
„the fontanelle has to be covered at ANY TIME...“
I´ll never forget that phrase of my sister-in-law (mum of 4 and waldorf teacher... quite intimidating!) when we presented our first born to the rest of the family - with nothing covering his little 6 weeks old head ...
so when we had our second Baby, Johannes, I made up this little pattern to cover his head on the first magical days of his life and to bring him home from hospital in chilly october. It was a white and silky bonnet and every time i come accross it in my boxes now it makes my heart dance a little and wander how he could have THIS small, ever....
´cause yes, that famous fontanelle needs constant protection, preferably one that can be put on easily and won’t move into babies eyes and - most important of all – will not distract the loving parents’ view of that little, newborn face.
The pure and minimalistic design of my Johannes Bonnet can do all of this, plus it is super easy to knit: a perfect little project for a knitting newbie or bonnet beginner!