Bonnet for Little Miss Raelyn Rose Dress

Bonnet 2015_08_09-04Bonnet for Little Miss Raelyn Rose Dress

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner / intermediate

This is the matching bonnet for the Little Miss Raelyn Rose Baby Dress
Sizes
0–3 (3–6, 6–12) months

Finished Measurements
Height: 6″ (6″, 7″) (15 [16.5, 18] cm)

Materials
DK or worsted weight yarn
US 6 (4 mm) straight needles

Yarn needle for finishing and attaching button

1 (” [1.5 cm]) button

GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows make 4″ (10 cm) in stitch pattern

DIRECTIONS

BRIM:
CO 68 (72, 76) sts.
Rows 1–7: Knit for 7 rows.
Row 8: Knit for 48 (52, 56) stitches, wrap, place marker, turn work.
Row 9: Knit for 28 (32, 34) stitches, wrap, place marker, turn work.
Row 10: Knit for 31 (36, 40) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 11: Knit for 36 (40, 44) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 12: Knit for 40 (44, 48) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 13: Knit for 44 (48, 52) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 14: Knit for 48 (52, 56) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 15: Knit for 52 (56, 60) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 16: Knit for 56 (60, 64) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 17: Knit for 60 (64, 68) stitches, wrap, move marker, turn work.
Row 18: Knit to end of row. Remove marker.

CAP
Row 20-25: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 26: (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 27: (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 28: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 29: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 26–29 until work measures 4″ (4.5″, 5″) (10 [12, 13) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row, and inc 4 (2, 0) sts evenly across last row—72 (74, 76) sts.

BACK SHAPING

Row 30: (RS): K0 (1, 2), *ssk, k14, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—64 (66, 68) sts.
Row 31 and all odd rows (WS): Purl.
Row 32: K0 (1, 2), *ssk, k12, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—56 (58, 60) sts.
Row 34: K0 (1, 2), *ssk, k10, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—48 (50, 52) sts.
Row 36: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k8, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—40 (42, 44) sts.
Row 38: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k6, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—32 (34, 36) sts.
Row 40: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k4, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—24 (26, 28) sts.
Row 42: K0 (1, 2), *sl2k, k2, k2tog; rep from * 3 times, k0 (1, 2)—16 (18, 20) sts.
Row 44: *K2tog; rep from * to end—8 (9, 10) sts.
Break yarn, thread through rem sts, pull tight, and fasten off.

Stitch back seam of cap together. Weave in ends.

Band:
At left front, with wrong side facing, pick up 38 (40, 42) stitches along bottom edge of cap. Using chain cast on, cast on an additional 16 stitches for a total of 54 (56, 58) stitches.

Row 1: K1, p1 to last 6 stitches, k6.
Row 2: P6, *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3: K1, p1 to last 6 stitches, k6.
Row 4: P6, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2tog, yo, k1, p1.
Row 5: K1, p1 to last 6 stitches, k6.
Row 6: P6, *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: Bind off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise.

Weave in ends, attach button.

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