Oh, the sweetness! This fun, scrappy baby hat uses one skein of our handspun art yarn, but is workable in any bulky weight yarn. It's a super simple knit, perfect for beginners, requiring only knitting, purling, and the kitchener stitch (there is a great tutorial with video on the Purl blog here). One skein (approximately 50 yards or greater) will make any of the three sizes. Our sweet model is two and is wearing the largest size.
Art Yarn Baby Bonnet
by Rebekka Seale for Camellia Fiber Company
Sizes: Small (0-6 months), Medium (6-12 months), and Large (12-36 months)
Tools and Materials: One skein Camellia Fiber Company handspun Art Yarn (or 50 yards of another bulky weight yarn), Size US 15 circular needles
- Cast on 24 (27, 30) stitches using long tail or other preferred cast-on method. Hat is worked flat, do not join in round.
- Row 1: Knit all stitches
- Row 2: Purl all stitches
- Continue in stockinette until you have a rectangle measuring 5.5 (6.5, 7.5) inches from cast-on edge.
- Decrease row: (K2tog, K1) across. There will be 16 (18, 20) stitches left on your needles.
- Fold the rectangle in half so that it forms a square, and, using the kitchener stitch, graft together the live stitches.
- Weave in ends and block lightly.
- Using the remaining yarn, create ties for the bonnet by threading 2-3 lengths of yarn through each of the two front corners of the bonnet. Knot them together or braid them. All done!