Friday, December 18, 2015

Pixie Bonnet in Speckled Red (knit)

Ever get that luxurious skein of yarn because it was so beautiful and you couldn't wait to have the perfect project to make with it? And then you don't use it for years because you're afraid you won't have something worthy? And then you try something and accidentally tangle it up into a mess and you want to cry because now it's a tangled mess and how are you going to turn it into that worthy project???

(phone photo, photos below depict actual color much better)

Well, I gave it another go. A couple hours of untangling, it finally became a manageable ball. This super soft special yarn has traveled with us to three states through many moves in the past five years. Now it is a special pixie bonnet for a special baby girl (who is yet to be photographed!).



Materials
  • Akapana-Red Light (www.miraslperu.com) yarn
    • 65% baby llama, 25% merino wool, 10% donegal
    • 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles recommended
    • hand wash, do not tumble dry, do not bleach, cool iron, may be dry cleaned
    • 4 x 4 inches = 25R x 20 S (1 x 1 inch = 6R x 5S)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • Size G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
Instructions
  • Long tail cast on 60.
  • Row 1: K to end
  • Row 2: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
  • Repeat rows 1 & 2 (stockinette with garter edging) for 3.25 inches.
  • K2, P to last 2 sts, K2 (garter) for approximately 0.75 inches.
  • Repeat rows 1 & 2 (stockinette with garter edging) for 1.25 inches.
  • K2, P to last 2 sts, K2 (garter) for 1 inch.
  • Using crochet hook, chain 24 to front bottom corner of bonnet. Turn, sc in second chain from hook and all the way down chain. Sl st to bottom edge of bonnet next to where you started. Fasten off. Weave in end. Repeat on other side. 
Finished Measurements
  • Depth: 6.25 inches
  • Height: 6.5 inches
  • Length of Ties: 6 inches


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