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Ventilator Bonnet with Flap for Scanning

This bonnet pattern, supplied by Haslington Machine Knitting Club includes a flap to allow scanning. They advise 'it uses 4 ply wool. If you use 3 ply, change your tension to suit - as long as this bonnet would fit a SATSUMA it is not too small!'

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Further Note:

Not all units use this bonnet so check with your own local unit first. 

Knit Flap First


Using Full needle rib, cast 20 stitches 10-0-10. Knit 3 tubular rows

Row Counter 000 Change to tension 4 and knit 2 rows.

Next row make a small buttonhole over centre two stitches, by transferring stitches to adjacent needle. Knit 19 rows

Cast off 1 stitch at each end of the next two rows (both beds)

Transfer stitches to main bed, knit 1 row Remove the remaining 18 stitches onto waste yarn


Using 1x1 rib Tension 0/0 Cast on 70 sts Knit 3 tubular rows. Change to tension 3/3. Knit 8 rows . transfer stitches to main bed .Tension 7 Knit 1 row

Transfer stitches onto alternate needles push empty alternate needles into non working position. (950i owners use 532, take lace carriage across twice push alternate needles to NWP) Knit 1 row

Put 26 needles on opposite end to the carriage, on HOLD Carriage on hold Knit 1 row

Cast off 18 sts at centre Knit 1 row

Row counter 000

Tension 7 Knit 12 rowsTension 6 Knit 10 rows

Break off yarn, Leave 26 sts on hold Return other 26 sts to working position

Tension 7 Knit 12 rowsTension 6 Knit 10 rows

Break off yarn Transfer stitches held on waste yarn (Flap) onto centre 18 needles. Carriage on the right Tension 5 Knit 6 rows. Transfer stitches onto alternate needles, push back NWP needles. Tension 3 Knit 8 rows. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts using a bodkin, and release from the machine. Pull up and secure.

Join seam approx 5cms. Sew on ribbons (NB Do not thread yarn through the holes in the bonnet, they are for the Hospital's use.) Attach a small button to fit buttonhole in flap. To make hat smaller or larger just adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

last updated: 25/08/08
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