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Beloved Baby Bonnet

Create a sweet lace baby bonnet for the little ones in your life.

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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 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 1/2 (13 3/4, 15)" around head at widest point. Bonnet shown measures 13 3/4" around at widest point.
Fiddlesticks Knitting Exquisite (50% mulberry silk, 50% Merino wool; 546 yd [500 m]/50 g): #02, pussywillow, 1 ball.
Yarn Weight:
0 - Lace
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.
4 (4, 6) markers (m); stitch holder; waste yarn for Provisional CO; safety pin; tapestry needle.
38 sts and 54 rows = 4" in Chart A, B, C, E, F, or G after blocking; Chart D measures 1 1/2" wide.
Originally Published:
Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012

SKU: EP6262

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kathleen Sperling

Format: eProject

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