This pattern is worked in one flat piece, with a couple seams to shape everything together at the end.
170 yds white yarn, worsted weight
Size 8 circular needle, or extra long straight needles
When instructions read “work in pattern,” work in stockinette stitch with a 3 stitch garter stitch border on each side. So, repeat the following two rows:
Row 1 (RS): k all stitches
Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3
When instructions read “work in reverse pattern,” use the same rows listed above, but switch the RS and WS. (So, what was the knit side will now be the purl side.)
Knitting the Bonnet
Cast on 95 stitches.
Rows 1-3: Knit all stitches.
4-19: Work in pattern, beginning with a RS row.
20 (RS): K3, p to last 3 stitches, k3. (This creates a purl ridge on the RS.)
21-40: Work in pattern.
41-77: Work in reverse pattern.
78: Bind off first 35 stitches, continue working the rest of the row in reverse pattern (60).
79: Repeat row 78 (25).
Work the remaining 25 stitches in stockinette, keeping the purl side the same as when working in reverse pattern. Do this until this section measures 7 inches from the bind off edge.
Work 3 rows in garter stitch (knit all stitches).
Fold the Bonnet Brim portion in half along the RS purl ridge so that the purl sides are together. Sew the wrong sides together through the purl bumps.
Sew the stockinette flap of the main body to the two bind off edges.
To add strings to tie a bow, braid long strands of yarn together and stitch them to the inside of the bonnet brim on each side.
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