‘Alexander’ Bonnet (and beanie!)
- approx. 50 yards of worsted weight yarn
- approx. 5 yards of alternate color worsted weight yarn
- 6mm needles
- 4.5mm crochet hook (for bonnet)
Cast on 44 stitches, leaving long tail for sewing. Leave extra long beginning tail for bonnet. Both bonnet and beanie are worked in back-and-forth rows.
Row 1 – [k,k,p,p] across
Row 2 – rep Row 1
Row 3 – rep Row 1
Row 4 – rep Row 1
Row 5 – rep Row 1
Row 6 – rep Row 1; switch color.
Row 7 – knit across
Row 8 – knit across
Row 9 – purl across
Alternate row 8 and 9 until hat measures 3.5″; end on purl row.
Next row – [knit 9, k2tog] repeat across
[knit 8, k2tog] rep across
[knit 7, k2tog] rep across
[knit 6, k2tog] rep across
[purl 5, p2tog] rep across
[knit 4, k2tog] rep across
[purl 3, p2tog] rep across
Cutting a long yarn tail (extra long if making a bonnet), weave end through last 16 stitches and pull tightly to close.
If making beanie, start with beginning tail and seam hat to the crown. Knot with ending tail, weave/trim ends.
If making bonnet, start with ending tail and seam until you reach first decrease row. Then, whichever bonnet corner doesn’t have beginning tail weave end tail along bonnet edge to it (so now both tails will be coming out both corners of bonnet). Using crochet hook, chain 56 with the tails to make ties. Fasten off, trim end.