Baby Bonnet Pattern #5243

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Baby Bonnet No. 5243 Pattern

CHADWICK'S RED HEART BABY POM­PADOUR, 2 balls (¾ oz. balls).
Clark's O.N.T. Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 1 and 1 pair No. 2.
2 buttons.

GAUGE: 8 sts make 1 inch; 11 rows make 1 inch.

   Starting at lower edge of one side with No. 2 needles, cast on 56 sts, 1st and 2nd rows: * K 1, p 1. Repeat from * across. 3rd and 4th rows: * P 1, k 1. Repeat from * across. These 4 rows con­stitute the pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures ¾ inch. Keeping con­tinuity of pattern, dec 1 st at front edge on next row and every other row there­after until 48 sts remain. Change to No. 1 needles and work tightly in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for ¼ inch. Then, starting at front edge, work across 2 sts, bind off 2 sts, finish row. On next row, cast on 2 sts to replace those bound off, thus com­pleting a buttonhole. When ribbing measures ¾ inch, make another button­hole in line with the first buttonhole. Continue until ribbing measures 1 inch in all, ending at front edge. Cast on 8 sts for front overlap.
   Change to No. 2 needles and work as follows: 1st row: (K 1, p 1) 3 times; p 2, complete row in pattern. 2nd row: Work in pattern across to last 8 sts, k (k 1, p 1) 3 times. 3rd row: (P 1, k 1) 3 times; p 2, complete row in pattern. 4th row: Work in pattern across to last 8 sts, k 2, (p 1, k 1) 3 times. Re­peat these 4 rows until piece measures 11 inches from last row of ribbing, ending at front edge. Starting at front edge, bind off 8 sts (front overlap complete). Change to No. 1 needles and work 1 inch of ribbing. Change to No. 2 needles; and work in pattern, increasing 1 st at front edge on every other row until there are 56 sts on needle. Work straight for ¾ inch. Bind off in pattern.

FINISHING … Sew up back seam. Sew on buttons to correspond with but­tonholes. Fold back front overlap and steam hood through damp cloth.

POMPON … Cut 2 circles of card­board each 2 inches in diameter. Then cut a circle 1 inch in diameter at center of each cardboard circle. Divide remain­ing yarn into 2 equal parts (1 part for each pompon). Cut a ½-yard length from 1 part and lay aside. Fold remain­der of this part into 3-yard lengths. Place cardboard circles together and wind yarn around the double circles, drawing yarn through center opening and over edge, then through center opening again. Con­tinue to do this until yarn is all used up and cardboard circle is covered. With a razor or a very sharp scissors, cut yarn all around along outer edge between the 2 cardboard circles. Double the ½-yard length which was laid aside, slip it be­tween the 2 cardboards and tie it securely around the strands between cardboard circles. Remove cardboards and trim pompon evenly. Make another pompon same as this. Sew pompons on hood as in illustration, or to suit individual taste.