Designed by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Pronounced, Shee-fra, this Irish word (occasionally applied to me in my youth) means a little changeling or precocious child.  This bonnet and bootees, a very traditional heirloom set for a brand new baby, are constructed traditionally and knit flat.  Silk ribbon finishes both, threaded through eyelets on the bootees so baby can't kick them off, added to the bonnet for ties.  This bonnet fits a baby from newborn to about 3 months, depending on baby. 

  • 1 skein Blue Moon Fiber Arts® Marine Silk - Fingering
  • US size 2½ (3mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • 1¾ yds (1.6m) silk or rayon ribbon ½" (13mm) wide.  If you want to make ribbon roses, buy an extra ½ yd (.5m) of ribbon.
  • Tapestry needle
26 sts = 4" (10cm) over Stockinette stitch

Colorway shown:  Midsummer Night

Newborn to 3 months

Finished measurements:
Bonnet:  11" (27.5cm) head circumference
Booties:  3¾" (9.5cm) foot length

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