Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Itty Bitty Bonnet

With Crimson Blossom off the needles it's time to focus on Fair entries. I figured it was a good idea to get a few of the small, quick ones out of the way. I planned to knit Chouette first. I have some pink bulky alpaca blend in the stash. But sadly, I don't have 6mm dpns. So Chouette has to wait until I see Mom and steal a set of hers.

Instead, I decided to make a baby bonnet. I had almost a full skein of Twisted Top Cat left from April Come She May. Normally I wouldn't knit baby stuff in Cashmere... but this is a bonnet... how much is it really going to need to be washed.

And the subtle colour variations of the dye, stitch definition and softness of the yarn are extra points in my favour come judging time.

I couldn't find a pattern that was exactly what I wanted, so.... I'm designing one!
I will be called the Posey Bonnet... and as soon as I can finish it and wrangle a baby for a photoshoot (Baby Wren lives just a few doors down...) I'll be looking for a couple testers... anyone interested?

9 comments:

Araignee said...

That reminds me of my baby bonnet. It was angora and soft as a cloud with little pink ribbons. Hmmm....I wonder whatever happened to it now that I think about it. Mom had it put away and I didn't see it when I packed up Dad's house. Now I am sad....

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, what a cute design! Sure, I could have one knit in no time! I have a new niece that could use one on chilly nights, too!

chrisknits said...

My knitting schedule is light right now, so I am game.

D. Kissinger said...

So, so sweet!

Vera said...

How cute is that??!!! Very sweet.

Eastside Cats said...

How pretty, and I'm betting that it's incredibly soft too.

Cat Lover said...

What a lovely bonnet, such a pretty colour.
Robin

The Well Fed Wheel said...

So sweet. I'm into baby knitting at the moment myself.

kathy b said...

GLad you have a few test takers!!! it looks darling