This basic baby bonnet is a rectangle, cinched on one end. That makes it simple enough even for a beginner!
Due to the long ribbons, this is intended a a photography prop. Do not leave baby unattended with this bonnet.
If you’ve never knit a cable, it’s really easy! Check out this tutorial.
BABY BONNET PHOTO PROP KNITTING PATTERN:
Shown in Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash in Creme
Needle: Size 5 or size needed for gauge
Gauge: 1″ = 5 rows
Also needed: cable needle, 3/8 ribbon
Seed Stitch for five rows (k1, p1 to end. Next row p1, k2. Alternate rows til you have five rows)
Start body of bonnet:
*k19, p2, k6, p2, k19
k3, p16, k2, p6, k2, p16, k3
On seventh row (knit side):
k19, p2, put slip 3 stitches to cable needle, k3
slip three stitches from cable needle back to main needles
k3, p2, k19*
Repeat six times from * to * until you have 42 rows.
Finish with 2 rows garter stitch (knit both sides)
Block using your preferred method.
Using a tapestry needle, weave a 28″ 3/8 ribbon through stitches, about every 2- 3 rows.
Pull to cinch and tie into bow.
On each corner of the front, use the tapestry needle to insert 34″ piece of 3/8 ribbon. Knot & bow.