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.