Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free Pattern: Vintage-look Summer Bonnet

I love this sweet Easter bonnet for a photo prop, or it would be beautiful in white for a christening bonnet.

I used a stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible - all credit to them for the stitch.  I will try to explain it the best I can, but I will not do a diagram because it would just be copying the book.  If you want further help, the book is easy to find on amazon.

This is a newborn size (doll pictured has a head circumference of 14"), but it would be easy to adjust for bigger sizes.  Just add 10 to the foundation sc and add a row at the end for each size up - so for 3 months, 72 and 11 rows; for 6 months, 82 and 12 rows, etc.  That would be my guess anyway.

Baby or sport weight yarn
Size 4.25mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Ch - chain
Tc - triple (or treble) crochet
Sp - space
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet

Ch 62
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc.  *In the fifth ch from hook, 9 tc.  In fifth ch from hook, sc.  Repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch 3.  Tc in sc.  *Ch 4.  Sc in 5th(center) tc of cluster.  Ch 4.  2 tc in sc.  Repeat from * across.
Row 3: Ch 1.  Sc in sp between ch 3 and tc.  *9 tc in next sc.  Sc in sp between two tcs.  Repeat from * across.
Row 4-10: Repeat rows 2-3.
At the end of row 9, finish off.

Finishing - Fold in half with right sides of row 9 clusters together.  Loosely sl st down row 1.  Finish off.

Curls - Ch 50, 2 sc in each ch.  Finish off.  Use ends to attach curls to corners.  Weave in all ends.

I made 3 no-sew roses with baby weight yarn and a 4.25mm hook, hot-glued them together and attached them to the bonnet.

©2012 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.


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