Thursday, 16 October 2014

"Emily" Baby Bonnet


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Here is a pretty little lightweight baby bonnet with a dc cluster textured stitch ~ very easy and very quick to crochet.

  

“Emily” Baby Bonnet
     
Size 0-3 months, 6-12 months (4mm hook)

3-6 months, 1-3 yrs (4.5mm hook)

Materials:  1 skein UK DK (8ply/ #3) yarn; 4mm hook; 4.5mm hook; yarn needle

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; yo = yarn over; rem = remaining.

Gauge:  6 clusters x 7 rows of clusters on 4mm hook = 4”

Special Stitch:  Dc Cluster: Yo, insert yarn into next st, pull yarn through, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st, pull yarn through, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st, pull yo through, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through rem 4 loops, ch1.

Pattern is worked the same for all sizes, using the required hook for size required, as listed above.  Where there are figures in brackets, these refer to the larger sizes.

Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Pattern:


All sizes, using correct hook for size required:

Row 1:  Make a magic ring; ch3 (does not count as a stitch),dc 8 into ring, sl st to beg dc. (8)

Row 2:  Ch3, Work 2 dc into each stitch around. (16)

Row 3:  Ch3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end.  Sl st to beg dc.  (24)

Row 4: Ch3, yo, insert hook into same st as ch3, pull yarn through, yo, pull through 2 loops; yo, insert hook into same st, pull yarn through, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through rem 3 loops, ch1.  Sk 1 st, work 1 dc cluster into next st.  Sk 1 st, 2 dc clusters in next st.  *(Sk 1, 1 dc cluster in next st) twice; Sk 1, 2 dc clusters in next st.*  Rep from * to * twice.  Sl st to beg ch3. (32)

Row 5: Ch3, yo, insert hook into same sp prev to ch3, pull yarn through, yo, pull through 2 loops; yo, insert hook into same sp, pull yarn through, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through rem 3 loops, ch1.  (1 dc cluster in next sp) twice; 2 dc clusters in next sp.   *(1 dc cluster in next sp) three times; 2 dc clusters in next sp.*  Rep from * to * twice.  Sl st to beg Ch3. (40)  

0-3 months and 3-6 months :
Row 6: Ch4, 1 dc cluster in same st; *sk 1, 1 dc cluster in next st*; rep from * to * to end; do not join.  Work 1 dc into same st as last dc cluster.  Turn. (20 clusters, ch4 at beg and 1 dc at end). 
Row 7:  Ch4, 1 dc cluster in next sp; 1 dc cluster in each sp to end, 1 dc in last ch1 sp (top of ch4); 1 dc in top of ch3.  Turn.

Repeat Row 7 until bonnet measures 5.5” (6”).  Do not turn.  Go to Edging.


6-12 months:  and 1-3 years: 
Row 6:  Ch3, yo, insert hook into same sp prev to ch3, pull yarn through, yo, pull through 2 loops; yo, insert hook into same st, pull yarn through, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through rem 3 loops, ch1.  (1 dc cluster in next sp) three times; 2 dc clusters in next sp.   *(1 dc cluster in next sp) four times; 2 dc clusters in next sp.* Rep from * to * twice.  Sl st to beg Ch3. (48)

Row 7:  Ch4 (ch3 plus 1 ch sp), 1 dc cluster in same st; *1 dc cluster in next sp*; rep from * to * to end; do not join.  Work 1 dc into same st as last dc cluster.  Turn. (24 clusters, ch4 at beg and 1 dc at end).

Row 8:  Ch4, 1 dc cluster in next sp; 1 dc cluster in each sp to end, 1 dc in last ch1 sp (top of ch4); 1 dc in top of ch3.  Turn.

Repeat Row 8 until bonnet measures 6.5” (7”).   Do not turn.  Go to Edging.


Edging:  Ch1, sc in edge of last st, and along neck edge; sc 2tog at back of neck, sc up to front edge, work (sc, ch1, sc) into corner st, sc across front edge, work sc into last st, ch1, sl st to beg sc.

Repeat sc row just around back neck edges once more.

When you reach the front edge again, Chain 40 (40, 50, 50).  Sc into 2nd ch from hook and back to the start of the chain.  Sl st to corner st of hat (1 strap made).  Ch3, 4 dc into same st; *sk 2, 5 dc into next st *; rep from * to * to last st on the front edge.  (Dc 4, 1 hdc) into the last st, do not turn, carry on around the corner.

Chain 40, sc into 2nd ch from hook and back to the start of the chain you just made; sl st to hat edge.  Sc all along the back neck edge one more time, working sc 2 tog into the back “V”.  When you reach the 1st strap you made, sl st to the st at the base of the strap and fasten off.

Weave in ends, and your bonnet is complete!

©AG Handmades 2014


   


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