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Monday, September 28, 2015

Mori Hikari Baby Bonnet



I am very happy to publish my first ever knitting pattern -  Mori Hikari Baby Bonnet, while waiting for my baby girl to arrive any time from now on! The balloon is my model as I don't have any baby to model the bonnet. Haha! 


Update: Baby G is big enough to rock the bonnet! Although it's a little loose. 😁







I'm so happy when I found out that I'm expecting a baby girl. That means .... many lace knitting awaiting me! 

Of all the lace stitches, my soft spot is the leaf stitches. While designing this bonnet for the baby, I found a lovely Bush stitch, which also resembles candlelight; thanks to freeknitstiches.com. Thus, I name the bonnet Mori Hikari, which means 'forest' and ‘light’ respectively in Japanese.

You can download the pattern from Ravelry too.

Size:
Newborn - 6 months, 6 months - 12 months, 12 months - 24 months.

Construction:
The bonnet is knitted flat and seamed one inch before the crown shaping. You can seam up to until the beginning of crown shaping if you prefer a looser fit.
Then. i-cord is knitted for about 30cm long and attached i-cord is made starting from the right edge of the wrong side of the bonnet.

Material:
Newborn - 6 months: 30 g (80 metres) premium acrylic yarn
6 months - 12 months: 40 g (110 metres)
12 months - 24 months: 50 g (130 metres)
Japanese Size 5/ 3.66mm straight or circular needles (or any size to obtain gauge)
Darning needle

Gauge
Stokinette and lace pattern: 24 stitches x 28 rows = 4 x 4 inches

Abbreviations
k: knit
p: purl
ssk: slip slip knit. Slip first stitch knitwise, slip second stitch purlwise, insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. One stitch is decreased. This decrease slants to the left.
k2tog: knit two together. One stitch is decreased. This decrease slants to the right.
k3tog: knit three together
yo: yarn over (Note: All yarn overs are purled at the WS.)
RS: right side
WS: wrong side

Pattern:

Cast On:
Note: I used long tail cast on, you can use any cast on method you like.
Newborn - 6 months: 65 stitches
6 months - 12 months: 77 stitches
12 months - 24 months: 89 stitches

Brim (All sizes)
Row 1 (WS): p
Row 2 (and all RS): k
Row 3 (turning row): k
Row 4 - Row 7: stockinette stitch (k the RS and p the WS)

Lace pattern (All sizes) 

(Note: You can place marker between each repeat to avoid confusion. The lace stitch is a  multiple of 12’ + 1, stitches should only be counted at row 7, 8, 15 and 16.)

Row 1 (RS): p2, *p1, ssk,k3, k2tog, p2, k1, p1*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 2 (WS): k3, *k1, p1, k2, p5, k1*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 3: p2, *p1, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1, p1*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 4: k3, *k1, p1, k2, p3, k1*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 5: p2, *p1, yo, k3tog, yo, p1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 6: k3, *p5, k1, p3, k1*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 7: p2, *p2, k1, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 8: k3, *p7, k2, p1, k2*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 9: p2, *p2, k1, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 10: k3, *p5, k2, p1, k2*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 11: p2, *p2, k1, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 12: k3, **p3, k2, p1, k2*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 13: p2, *p1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1, yo, k3tog, yo*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 14: k3, *p3, k1, p5, k1*, repeat *, end with k2.
Row 15: p2, *p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, k1, p1*, repeat *, end with p3.
Row 16: k3, *k1, p1, k2, p7, k1*, repeat *, end with k2.

Repeat lace pattern
Newborn - 6 months: until 4.5 inches from turning row
6 months - 12 months: until 5 inches from turning row
12 months - 24 months: until 5.5 inches from turning row

Crown Shaping (All sizes)

Row 1 (RS): k
Row 2 (and all WS): p
Row 3: k2, *k2tog, k10*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 5: k2, *k2tog, k9*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 7: k2, *k2tog, k8*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 9: k2, *k2tog, k7*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 11: k2, *k2tog, k6*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 13: k2, *k2tog, k5*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 15: k2, *k2tog, k4*, repeat *, end with k3.
Row 17: k2, *k2tog, k3*, repeat *, end with k3.

Finishing

Break yarn, leave about the length of 1.5 times the last row of crown shaping edge and thread alternate stitches of the last row of crown shaping (that means you need to thread yarn two times for all the stitches). Seam the crown seam to about 1 inch below the beginning of crown shaping. Fold the brim at turning row to WS of the bonnet and sew the cast on row to the inside of the brim. In the picture below, the horizontal line is the seaming.





i-cord
  1. Knit a three-stitch i-cord of about 30cm long (you can adjust the length to your preference). 
  2. Flip the bonnet to the WS. 
  3. Attach the i-cord by picking up first stitch of the right edge of the brim, slide the needle to the other end, knit the first 2 stitches, k2tog (the third stitch and the picked up stitch). 
  4. Repeat step 3 (Note: Pick up every stitch of the edge.).
  5. When the attached i-cord is done on the edge, continue making i-cord for about 30cm.
Weave in all ends. I wet blocked the bonnet and achieved the shape I desired. Yippee!

Adorn it on your charming baby!

If you found any mistake or if you have any question about this pattern, please don't hesitate to ask. Because you are helping me improve! 
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3 comments:

  1. I was a little confused with the brim to lace pattern transition. The brim ends on the right side and the lace pattern starts on the right side. Am I confused? Please, help.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I very happy you're interested in this pattern. I'm sorry I made a mistake the brim should be knitted until row 7 (WS). And continue with the lace pattern. The pattern has been corrected. Thanks a lot! By the way may I know your name, if you don't mind?

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    2. Thank you for your prompt reply. I made a baby cardigan and had left over yarn. This pattern, I thought, would work perfectly. Also, I'm Heather from Nevada. Thanks, again.

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