Every once in a while a knitting design comes along that I just have to knit. Bearly Bonnet is one of those.

Here's why I like this sweet baby hat.

  • It's a FREE download. Yep, us yarn lovers are suckers for free patterns. I especially like the ones that are somewhat of a challenge. This one is written in metric, so I had to convert it to inches. Use Google or Siri or Alexa for conversions from metric to non-metric. "Hey Siri, how many inches is 4 centimeters?" For help with needle sizes, check out any of the needles on our website. NOTE: I knit this hat on a 2.75 mm needle. That's a US #1 1/2 size needle.

  • Bearly Bonnet knits up soft in HiKoo Sueno, a blend of merino superwash wool and bamboo that's wearable and durable. As usual, I suggest hand washing little knits like this hat.

  • Garter stitch. I love garter stitch for its squishiness. It has a practical and sensible look to it, too. That's personal preference, I know, but it is such a favorite for many knitters.

  • I like to riff when I knit and those ties that you see in the photo are my riff on using I-cord for ties. Check out what other knitters have done for ties on Ravelry. There are a lot of good ideas there.

Bearly Bonnet

We like these colors for Bearly Bonnet

Caramel -- Color 1102

Caramel is a mid brown with golden overtones and really reminds one wild brown bears.

Smokey Rain -- Color 1134

Smokey Rain is a blue with dusty highlights. A baby boy would grin and "bear" it in a hat knit with this soft blue!

Ballet Slipper -- Color 1116

Such a traditional girl color, here's a gentle pink that's compelling and calls out to be knit for a little girl.

More colors!  Sueno by Hikoo

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Happy Knitting and Crocheting! And happy spring!

PS The sample Bearly Bonnet shown in the top photo is knit with Color 1193 -- "Buttercream." Buttercream is a soft, warm neutral yellow, a hard color to find.

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