Saturday, 18 October 2014

Newborn Baby Christmas Pixie Bonnet

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Here is a pattern for a pretty little Christmas pixie bonnet.



A simple and quick baby pixie hat that you can put together in no time at all. Just right for that last minute gift or visit to Santa Claus!

Materials: 1 skein worsted weight yarn (aran/10 ply) in Red. Oddments in white; 4mm hook; yarn needle.

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; ch = chain; yo = yarn over; RS = right side; WS = Wrong side.

Gauge: 7 “V” Clusters and 7 rows of clusters with 4mm hook = 4”

Difficulty: Easy


To fit 0-3 months; Actual measurements 12” x 5.5”

This hat was made using Stylecraft Special Aran in Lipstick and White.

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


Pattern:

Row 1: With 4mm hook and Red, make a single crochet foundation chain of 43. Alternatively, make a chain of 44, sc in 2nd chain from hook, and to end.

The foundation chain is better for this item as it keeps it from being too tight on one side.

Row 2: Ch3, Yo, insert hook into base of chain 3, pull yarn through, skip 1 chain, yo, insert hook into next chain, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through all remaining 4 loops, chain 1; *Yarn over, insert hook into same st as last loop, pull yarn through, yo, sk 1, pull yarn through next st, yo, pull through 2 then all 4 loops, ch1*; Repeat from * to * to last 2 sts. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch as last loop, pull the yarn through, sk 1, yo, insert hook into next chain, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through 2 then all 4 loops; ch1; 1 dc into last st (the same st in which you ended the last mesh cluster). Turn.

Row 3: Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into space directly below ch3, pull yarn through, yo, insert hook into next space, pull yarn through, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 then all 4 loops, ch 1; *yarn over, insert hook into same space as last loop, pull yarn through, yo, insert hook into next space, pull yarn through, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 then all 4 loops; ch 1*; repeat from * to * to end. 1 dc into top of ch 3, Turn.

Repeat Row 3 to 5” or desired length, ending with a RS row. Do not turn.

Next Row: Ch1, sc evenly down the short side of the rectangle, then with the rectangle folded in half with wrong sides facing each other, sl st to the corner of the other short end. Turn the work around. Ch1, sc evenly across this end, making sure you have an equal number of sc along both short ends. Ch1, sc along the front bonnet edge to the end. Fasten off Red.

Next Row: With RS facing each other, attach Red again to the back rectangle edge, the side you joined with a slip stitch earlier to form the back peak. Ch1 and slip stitch both edges together, matching stitch for stitch using the inner stitches only – this will create a nicely defined seam on the RS when you turn it around again. Fasten off Red and weave in ends.



Next Row: Attach White to the bottom of the back seam, ch1 and sc all along the short edge to the front to 1 st remaining before the corner stitch. Chain 40, sc into 2nd ch from hook and back to the start; sl st to next st on the hat itself, then (ch2, 4dc) into the corner stitch; *skip 2 sts, 5dc into next stitch*; rep from * to * all around the front edge to the next corner. Chain 40. Sc into 2nd chain from hook, and back to the start; sl st to the next st on the hat itself, then sc along the second half of the back edge, sl st to beg sc of this round.

If you wish, you can make a small pompom for the top corner of the hat, or you can leave it plain. I liked the pompom myself.  Use your usual method for making a pompom, making it roughly 2” in diameter. Attach it to the hat securely, weave in ends and your baby pixie bonnet is complete!

©AG Handmades 2014





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