As a big fan of double knitting, I've designed a number of scarves and accessories using this technique. A baby bonnet is the perfect size for knitters to explore new techniques in double-knitting, and once I got started, I found there were lots of happy recipients willing to model a soft, cozy handknit!
Start with two simple I-cords, add a connecting cast-on, and soon you're into a bit of lovely double- knitting. From the I-cord straps to the heart- emblazoned crown, this sweet little hat is knitted entirely in one piece. It is, of course, perfectly reversible, and will keep a little head very warm.
I've added a Youtube tutorial to help you get on your way--see the attached link!
5.5 stitch pairs x 9 rows per inch in double knitting stocking stitch
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Lifelong addicted knitter and technique junkie. Full time hand-knitting designer and teacher. Author of Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitter's Finish in Style and the Learn with Lucy series of DVDs (16 titles).