This knitting pattern is in English. Karen’s Bonnet is worked back and forth from the forehead towards the back in smocking st, after a small band of ribbing. The number of sts is increased gradually to ensure that the bonnet fits snuggly around the head. Then, the crown is worked in the round on double pointed needles and it is shaped with decreases. Lastly, a casing for the ties is worked along the lower edge of the bonnet. Sizes: 0 months (1-2 months) 3-6 months (6-12 months) 1-2 years (2-4 years) Fits head circumference of: 34-36 (37-39) 40-43 (43-45) 45-48 (48-50) cm Gauge: 38 sts in smocking st = 10 cm/4 inches, 28 sts in stockinette st = 10 cm/4 inches Suggested needles: 3 mm (US size 2.5) needles, 3 mm double pointed needles Materials: 50 g of fingering weight yarn for all sizes Other notions: Darning needle, one stitch marker Suggested yarn: Tynn Merinoull from Sandnes Garn (50 g = 175 m/191 yards) or Merino from Knitting For Olive (50 g = 250 m/273 yards) Difficulty: ? ? ? ? (4 out of 5) See the classification of difficulty here.