Thursday, 10 July 2014

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

After knitting a blue baby hat when expecting my fifth baby (I did not know what I was having), I moved onto a pink baby hat. I chose this frilled baby girl bonnet free Ravelry pattern, for two reasons - firstly a girl can never have too many frills, and from my experience, baby hats that allow tying them under the chin, tend to stay better on a wriggly baby.
It was not the easiest project, there is a lot of knitting, plus there's some few challenging P3tog, that will make you suffer if you don't have right needles or knit too tight.
Also, when joining the first frill to the bonnet (picking up stitches) remember to either forgo the second knit row, or add extra knit row, to end up back on the right side, just like the other comment said.
I decided to only do one frill and not include second one at the back, to simply the bonnet.
I did 6 repeats of the bramble 4-row pattern, instead of 5.
Also I improvised at the back, and did a 3x2 rib instead of garter neck edge, and added 2x12inch icords. (I think the decrease description should not have the K2 at the beginning of each row)
It looks very pretty and it will be perfect for a dolly once baby is finished with it, if it’s a girl :) or it will be perfect for a dolly if it's a boy.
Just remember to keep your purl rows stitches loose, otherwise you’ll be struggling with all those P3Tog on the next row.

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet


Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

Knitted Baby Hat - Frilled Baby Girl Bonnet

Update: The baby turned out to be a boy, and ended up wearing his blue baby hat after all. 

2 comments:

  1. hi could you pm or email the pattern please xx

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  2. hi i was just wondering if you could possibly email me the bonnet pattern as you can no longer download it from her ravelry page my email is angela.fisher@rocketmail.com

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