February Baby Bonnet


Sweater pattern from “The Knitter’s Almanac” by Elizabeth Zimmerman

I knit a February Baby Sweater (aka A Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) from “The Knitter’s Almanac”) for a dear friend, using wool I bought while we were together on vacation.  “The Knitters Almanac” calls for a bonnet to match, but the pattern directions are nondescript to say the least.  Elizabeth Zimmerman’s directions from “The Knitter’s Almanac”: “Make any bonnet you please, of the type which encloses the ears, and buttons under the chin.”  She goes on to describe how to make a collar that covers the neck between the bonnet and sweater.

Here is my pattern for a bonnet to match the sweater.  Not having a baby myself, I used a bust of my grandmother as a child to check the sizing.  It seems like the bonnet is bigger than the sweater, but am hoping that since babies’ heads…

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