One of last month’s FO was my second test knit and I’m happy to say the pattern was released this week on Ravelry!! So, I thought I would talk a little about the project and I hope you all will go check it out!
The designer of the bonnet is Mimi from Eskimimi Makes (she is also the awesome organizer of Knit & Crochet Blog Week!) and it’s called the Tiny Roar Lion Bonnet.
I made the 4-6 month size and used Knit Picks Palette to get the proper gauge. It’s a fun knit and the stitch Mimi uses for the lion mane is really interesting and I think could be used many different ways. The pattern provides a link to a video she did demonstrating the stitch. While I’m not usually a video learner I did watch the video and found it to be really helpful. I’ll admit the mane does take a long time but the effort is worth it and the rest of the bonnet knits up quite quick. This would make a great gift as it is cute and playful and warm too! You can find the pattern on Eskimimi Makes (where you can check out some of her other patterns and also her new Knitulator which helps you spread increases or decreases across stitches) or on Ravelry (where you can see her cute model of the hat)
This was my second test knit and I really enjoy working on these. I love that they force me to swatch and work on gauge and also read all the instructions (properly) And, in this case, I got to learn a fun new stitch as well!!