Beloved Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern Download
No Regency-era layette would be complete without a bonnet. This sweet little cap was inspired by an extant hand-embroidered infant's bonnet from the Regency era found on www.vintagetextile.com. It is knitted at a very fine gauge but is so small that it won't take too long to work up. The delicate lacy pattern bestows an heirloom quality. as certainly befits every baby.
Finished Size: To fit 16 (17, 18)" head circumference, 12 ½ (13 ¾, 15)" around head at widest point. Bonnet shown measures 13 ¾" around at widest point.
Yarn: Fiddlesticks Knitting Exquisite (50% mulberry silk, 50% Merino wool; 546 yd [500 m]/50 g): #02, pussywillow, 1 ball.
Yarn Weight: 0 - Lace
Needles: Size 0 (2 mm): straights or circular (cir) at least 16"; and a second circular at least 16". Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: 4 (4, 6) markers (m); stitch holder; waste yarn for Provisional CO; safety pin; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 38 sts and 54 rows = 4" in Chart A, B, C, E, F, or G after blocking; Chart D measures 1 ½" wide.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012