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Bonnet Belle – Free Knitting Pattern Baby Hat

Bonnet Belle, free knitting pattern baby hat | faerwear

This was a pattern I whipped up when my daughter was six months old (she’s eight years old now) – my kiddo had (has) a massive head and she’d outgrown all her baby hats, so we did this one afternoon.

The Ravelry page is here if you like keeping your projects updated.  It’s a cute little baby bonnet that only takes short bit of time to knit – you can modify it easily to add additional flavors, and it makes a great gift or charity knit.

Skill level/required skills: Skill level: easy. Skills required: knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (55% Merino/33% Microfiber/12% Cashmere; 120 yds/110 m; 50g/1.76 oz); 1 skein

Needles & Notions:

  • US2 dpns, set of 5
  • US5 dpns, set of 5
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: 5 stitches and 10 rounds to 1 inch in stockinette in the round on US5 needles, unblocked

Finished size: approx. 14” diameter, 5.25” length; fits newborn – 6 mos.

Stitches & abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
k2tog (decrease): knit two stitches together
KRL (increase)*: with right needle, pick up the loop directly
under the next stitch and place it on the left needle. Knit
this stitch and continue.
eor: end of round

* check out this URL for a demonstration of this increase: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/very‐nearlyinvisible‐increase.html

Begin Pattern:
Using the long‐tail cast‐on method, cast on 96 stitches.

Divide evenly (24 sts) between four needles and join for working in the round. If you wish, place marker to indicate end of round (eor).

Make ruffle:
Round 1 knit.
Round 2 *k4, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 80 sts.
Round 3 knit.
Round 4 *k8, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 72 sts.

Make hat band:
Switch to US2 needles.
Round 1 knit.
Rounds 2-6 *k2, p2. Repeat from * to eor.

Make hat body:
Switch to US5 needles.
Round 1 knit.
Round 2 *k8, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 80 sts.
Rounds 3- 9 knit.
Round 10 *k9, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 88 sts.
Rounds 11-14 knit.
Round 15 *k10, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 96 sts.
Rounds 16-18 knit.
Round 19 *k11, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 104 sts.
Rounds 20-22 knit.
Round 23 *k11, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 96 sts.
Rounds 24-25 knit.
Round 26 *k10, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 88 sts.
Rounds 27-28 knit
Round 29 *k9, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 80 sts.
Round 30 knit.
Round 31 *k8, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 72 sts.
Round 32 knit.
Round 33 *k7, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 64 sts.
Round 34 *k6, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 56 sts.
Round 35 *k5, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 48 sts.
Round 36 *k4, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 40 sts.
Round 37 *k3, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 32 sts.
Round 38 *k2, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 24 sts.
Round 39 *k1, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 16 sts.
Round 40 *k2tog, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 8 sts.
Round 41 Repeat round 40. 4 sts.

With tapestry needle, draw working yarn through these six stitches, pull tight and weave in ends. Block if you wish.

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Hip to Be Square

Hip to Be Square, free knitting pattern | dishcloth, washcloth, quilt square, knitting | faerwear

This pattern was previously available as a download on Ravelry.com, but I’m there so infrequently anymore that apparently, I owed them $1.80 for quite a while so they shut down my shop and downloads on the site. Recently I was contacted by someone who wanted to knit this pattern, so I am making it available here instead! You can use the print-friendly button at the bottom of this post to print out a nicely-formatted, print-ready version of it. Try it out!

Free Knitting Pattern – Hip to Be Square washcloth/dishcloth/quilt square

Nice and geometric, this washcloth is designed around two square‐shaped stitches – “waffle” and “lace squares” – all knit together to make a bigger square. With only one basic increase and decrease this is a great pattern for beginning knitters. I’m not much in the way of gauging things when it comes to simple little patterns like this, but if you knit loose, try a US7 needle. You’ll block this to an 8×8 shape in the end (if you care – if you’re making a set, blocking them to the same size is important – if not, block it into a straight square and call it a day. This ain’t a sweater!)

Materials:

  • Yarn: worsted weight, natural and absorbent fiber such as cotton, cotton/linen blend, etc. – approximately 1 oz.
  • US size 7 or 8 needles, 16” circular or straights
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitches & Abbreviations:

  • k: knit
  • sl1: slip one stitch purlwise from left needle to right
  • m1 (increase): “make one” ‐ loop yarn around needle as if to cast on a new stitch (you can also “yo”, but it will make a bigger eyelet hole)
  • p2tog: purl two stitches together

Instructions:

Using the long‐tail cast‐on method, cast on 37 stitches and knit four rows (garter stitch).

Row 1: k3, p1, (k5, p3) 3 times, k5, p1, k3.
Row 2: k2, p7, (k3, p5) 3 times, p2, k2.
Row 3: k3, p1, (k5, p1, m1, p2tog) 3 times, k5, p1, k3.
Row 4: k4, (p5, k3) 3 times, p5, k4.
Row 5: k3, p1, (k5, p3) 3 times, k5, p1, k3.
Row 6: k2, p33, k2.
Row 7: k3, p1, k1, (p3, k5) 3 times, p3, k1, p1, k3.
Row 8: k4, p1, (k3, p5) 3 times, k3, p1, k4.
Row 9: k3, p1, k1, (p1, m1, p2tog, k5) 3 times, p1, m1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3.
Row 10: k2, p3, (k3, p5) 3 times, k3, p3, k2.
Row 11: k3, p1, k1, (p3, k5) 3 times, p3, k1, p1, k3.
Row 12: k4, p29, k4.

Cut yarn and with tapestry needle, thread through remaining stitches on the needle. Weave in ends. Block if preferred.

Repeat pattern rows five times in total, then knit four rows for the top border. Bind off and weave in ends, then wet block carefully, pinning out to an 8” x 8” square. Enjoy!

Hip to Be Square
Free Knitting Pattern by Dori Mondon/faerwear designs
February 2009
http://www.faerwear.com

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