Updated 18-Aug-2015

Uppländsk Fågelkrans Bonnet

Pattern for download

Price: 6,25 USD (Incl. Swedish VAT. Final VAT amount depends on the buyer's country.)

The stylized bird on the bonnet Uppländsk Fågelkrans is inspired by a stencil-made motif from the vaulted ceilings of Sånga church in Uppland, Sweden.

Several birds are flying up there amongst saints, biblical scenes, stylized flowers and climbing vines. Some birds perch on top of a vine, looking like flowers on stems. Similar stencile-made birds painted in black or ferric-oxide red can be found in several Uplandic medieval churches.

Uppländsk Fågelkrans means Bird Wreath from Uppland in swedish.

Uppländsk Fågelkrans Bonnet is available in two sizes: young girl age 4-6 and ladies. Measurement of garment: Approx. 40-41 cm from side to side over back of head at the widest point and approx. 40 (46) cm from lower edge to opposite lower edge over top of head. The larger size is made with a border at the lower edge.

Yarn, colourway 1

Heritage Silk from Cascade 85 % superwash merino, 15 % Silk (100 g = 400 m) and Regia Silk from Coats 55% New Wool, 25% Polyamide, 20 % Silk (50 g = 200 m), or similar.

Yarn, colourway 2

Drops Baby Merino from Garnstudio 100% Merino Extra Fine Wool Superwash (50 g = 175 m) and Blue Stocking from String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn 80 % BFL Wool, 20 % Nylon (110 g = ca 384 m), or similar.

Needle size

Short (40 cm) 2 mm and 2.5 mm circular needles, 2 mm double pointed needles.


Colourway 1: 33 sts and 40 rounds stranded knitting as in chart on larger needles = 10 cm.

Colourway 2: 32 sts and 39 rounds stranded knitting = 10 cm.

This pattern is also available in swedish



Tom Silvennoinen/Collegit


Uppländsk Fågelkrans Knitted Bonnet with pattern from Sånga churchMural from Sånga ChurchUppländsk Fågelkrans Knitted Bonnet with pattern from Sånga church in alternate colour