Actually, I saw one of these about a year ago and instantly fell in love. Depending upon the colors you choose, it can be sporty, elegant (in one color, perhaps?) or youthful. I can see it on all ages and it is multi-seasonal.
This knit project utilizes a simple slip-stitch pattern that creates textural waves of color. Use just one color and you'll see ripples of texture.
Since you can easily knit one in a weekend, the Downtown Bonnet is a great gift idea, or a take-along project that you can knit for yourself during downtime.
Youth (Women’s Average)
8 (9)" from center back to Front Edge
16 (19)" chin to chin
Youth Size: Lorna’s Laces Honor (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% silk / 275 yards / 100 grams): 1 hank each Violet (MC) and Island Blue (CC)
Women’s Size: The Fibre Company Road to China (65% baby alpaca / 10% cashmere / 10% camel / 15% silk; 159 yards / 50 grams): 2 hanks Grey Pearl (MC); 1 hank Light Citrine (CC)
One 24" long or longer circular needle size US 4 (3.5mm)
One 24" long or longer circular needle size US 3 (3.25mm)
One set double-point (dpn) needles US 4 (3.5mm)
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
25 sts and 36 rows to 4" in Wavy Stripes, using larger needles
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