Cast on 50 sts. Work 4 rows of k2,p2
ribbing (Row1 to Row4)
Row5: k6, (p2,k2) to within 6 sts
of end, k6.
Row6: p6, (k2,p2) to within 6 sts
of end, p6.
Row7: same as row 5.
Row8: k8, (p2,k2) to within 8 sts
of end, k8.
Row9: p8, (k2,p2) to within 8 sts of
Row10: same as row 8.
Row11: k1O, (p2,k2) to within 10
sts of end, k1O.
Row12: p1O, (k2,p2) to within 10
sts of end, p1O.
Row13: same as row 11.
Row14: k12, (p2,k2) to within 12
sts of end, k12, and so on
Continue changing in this manner until
there are no (k2,p2) sts left and you are totally working in a set of a band of k and p.
Knit across once. Bind off.
Fold this bound off edge in half against
itself and sew to form pointed bonnet.
To change sizes always make sure stitches are divisible by 4 + 2. See the
smaller preemie size pixie cap knit using 46 st cast-on.
TIE BAND (if desired): Cast on 6 sts, k2, p1.
k1, p1 ending with k1. Work this band for 26". Center this band along original
cast-on edge and sew to bonnet. Put on baby's head and get out your camera!