Monday, July 2, 2012

A Wee Newborn Fairy Bonnet Pattern

I wanted to make something to go with the cardigan I made for my coming niece, so I decided on a wee fairy bonnet. I didn't find a pattern online and what I had in mind was simple enough, so I knit this one up and jotted down the pattern to share.

So here is what you will need to get started....

Worsted weight yarn
Size 9 knitting needles
Size H crochet hook

Finished measurements before seaming is 12" x 5 1/2".

Cast on 52 sts

Row 1-4: k every st
Row 5: k4, P to last 4 sts, k4

Row 6: k3, yo, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3 (This will make a little buttonhole for the strap to thread through later, see picture above.)

Row 7: k4, p to last 4 sts, k4
Row 8: k every st
Repeat until piece measures 5 1/2", BO leaving a 12" thread tail.

Fold piece in half, with right sides facing, and seam up the back using the thread tail.

Making the Ties:

You will follow these instructions two times, so that you will have two ties.

If you don't crochet, an i-cord and any small knit flower will work great for a substitute.

Leaving a 8" thread tail, ch 50 using your crochet hook, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and into every remaining ch. Do not cut your yarn. Using the 8" thread tail make a magic ring (you are still connected to the tie you just made, you are just going to use this magic ring as the base ring for your flower). Make a sl st into the ring, *ch 2, work 3 dc, sc*. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st, to beginning ch. Leave a 10" thread tail.

Now that you have your tie with the attached flower, thread the tie through the hole that you created earlier on the bonnet. You can tack the flower petals down using your long thread tail and then you are done! I hope you enjoy this fast and easy pattern! xo, Sam

PS. If you see any mistakes let me know, I will fix them as fast as I can. Thanks! :)


calicodaisy said...

Sweet colors. This looks like a good first knitting project.

Nell said...

Totally adorable and will match the cardigan beautifully!

Fairyluver said...

So so cute I love it...I will need to make one for my littlest baby for this fall!!

Safranit (Safra-knit) said...


Just cast on and started.. two little mistakes Row 6 is a purl row, which means that 7 should be knit across and 8 should be purl. Also the repeat should be of both rows 7 & 8.

Lovely pattern!

Samantha Caffee said...

Ahhhh! Thank you! 6 was the one that was wrong! It should be a knit row since 5 was a purl, and the rest are right now. Thank you so much!!


Kelli-Ann said...

That's sweet, she's going to be a very well dressed little lady! :)

Nell said...

You are so cute! I love the patterns you design. Another one for my Things to Make book! Thank you.
And I see another Nell on here. I don't see very many of us - hello. :)

Cassandra said...

your stitches are very nice. And what a sweet little bonnet!

Anonymous said...

I am a new knitter, and in reference to Safraknit's comment, then when you do row six, you do it like you said Samantha, but in purled fashion?? Just checking, I am very new to this. thank you!

Unknown said...

What kind of yarn did you use?

Unknown said...

What kind of yarn did you use. Name Brand? Love the pattern.... Thanks!

Missey Kerens said...

I'm having a hard time getting the flower by using the magic ring. I can't get the flower to close up. Any tips? Thanks Missey