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Crocheted Bonnet For a Newborn Princess

Finally, my semester is over, holidays are over, New Year's is over, and I can knit and crochet again - yeeey. Although I do have art exhibitions coming up (yes I paint, draw, make sculptures too).

I love to make hats, and booties, and socks, and little gloves, and you name it, for newborns. I really like to make stuff for them. The are so cute, and precious, and cuddly that it is easy to think of some outfit to knit or crochet for them. A little bit of lovely yarn, one or two hours of free time, imagination, and you have a beautiful present.

Well, I make stuff for babies even if I do not have any baby to knit or crochet for at the moment. It will have to be donated, or gifted to someone that crosses my path :-)

This time I was inspired by a bonnet I saw on the internet. It was just a simple, minimalistic crocheted hat, and I decided to make similar, but with a lacy feel to it. I had an idea how this bonnet should look like. I found an elegant, repetitive pattern in one of my books, counted my stitches and "went to work."  I chose one of my pink yarns - about 1/2 ball of a leftover from some project I did a while back. I decided to crochet this hat as I was videotaping making it. 

This hat/bonnet crochets relatively fast. It has only 15 rows. Therefore it is quite an easy project. You need to know only basic stitches. There is a video on my YouTube channel for Right-handed and Left-handed crocheters, too. The video is very detailed, so if you think you can't do it - I think yes you can. Just follow me along the video, slow it down (I made a video how to slow it down - click HERE) or rewind and rewatch. Enjoy.



First, make "Base Part" (back of the hat) in the round (5 rows); then continue with "Lacy Part" back and forth (8 rows). Finish crocheting around the "Sides and the Nape Area."

So here we go:

Size:
Newborn, 0-3 months old baby (the height and width of the hat is 6" in flat position)

Materials (if you shop via affiliated links below you could help fund my projects TXS):
 Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart
1/2 ball of yarn that is light weight #3 (I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads, pink color - but feel free to use any color and any yarn of your choice that is very similar to thickness of the one I used)
Hook size 4mm
Ribbon - a color that goes with your yarn
Scissors



I also made a bigger size with thicker yarn and bigger hook - yet same pattern


Size:
3-6 months old baby (the height and width of the hat is 7" in flat position)

Materials:
about 3/4 of ball of yarn that is worsted weight #4 (I used Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice, silver blue color - but feel free to use any color and any yarn of your choice that is very similar to thickness of the one I used)
Hook size 6mm
Ribbon - a color that goes with your yarn
Scissors


Gauge:

My gauge is medium and comparable with manufacturers gauge


Abbreviations:

ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
join - join with a slip stitch
prev. - previous
yo - yarn over
cluster A (chain3+2-double-crochet puff stitch) - *yo, insert the hook in the stitch, yo, draw the yarn through the stitch, yo, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook (one half-finished double crochet is complete)* - repeat from * to * 1 more times (3 loops are on your hook); yo and draw the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook, note: this cluster is worked only in the beginning of the row
cluster B (3-double-crochet puff stitch) - *yo, insert the hook in the stitch, yo, draw the yarn through the stitch, yo, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook (one half-finished double crochet is complete)* - repeat from * to * 2 more times (4 loops are on your hook); yo and draw the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook
incl. - including
st, sts - stitch, stitches


Step-by-Step:

First make "Base Part" (back of the hat) in the round (5 rows); then continue with "Lacy Part" back and forth (8 rows). Finish crocheting around the "Sides and the Nape Area". There is a video in my YouTube channel for Right-handed and Left-handed crocheters.


BASE PART

Foundation:  create a magic circle and work in rounds

Rnd 1          into the magic circle - ch3, 9 dc, join (total ch3 + 9 dc sts)
Rnd 2          ch3, 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 2 dc in each consecutive stitch from prev row, join (total ch3 + 19 dc sts)
Rnd 3          ch3, 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next; then *[2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next]* - repeat from * to *, join (total ch3 + 29 dc sts)
Rnd 4          ch3, 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts; then *[2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts]* - repeat from * to *, join (total ch3 + 39 dc sts)
Rnd 5          ch3, 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next 3 consecutive sts; then *[2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 consecutive sts]* - repeat from * to *, join (total ch3 + 49 dc sts)


LACY PART

We will work in rows, start counting your rows from "1".

Row 1          ch4, skip one st, 1 dc into next, ch1, *[1 dc into next, ch1]* - repeat from * to * 19 more times, finish with 1 dc in the last st (total ch3 + 21 dc sts), turn
Row 2          ch1, 1 sc in each st to end, turn
Row 3          ch4, 1 dc in the same st, ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in 3rd st, *[ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in 3rd st, ch2, 1 dc in same st, ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in 3rd st]* - repeat from * to * 5 more times; then ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in LAST st, ch1 (!), 1 dc in same last st; (you will have total 8 "V"s - two narrow "V"s on each end, and 6 regular "V"s in the middle), turn
Row 4           ch3, into first "V" make [cluster A, ch1, cluster B, ch1]; into next 6 consecutive "V"s work as such: *[cluster B, ch1,  cluster B, ch1, cluster B, ch1]* - repeat this sequence from * to * 6x; finish with cluster B, ch1, cluster B in the last (8th) "V"
Row 5           same as Row 1
Row 6           same as Row 2
Row 7           same as Row 3
Row 8           into first "V" make [cluster A, ch1, cluster B, ch1, cluster B, ch1]; into next 6 consecutive "V"s work as such: *[cluster B, ch1,  cluster B, ch1, cluster B, ch1, cluster B, ch1]* - repeat this sequence from * to * 6x; finish with cluster B, ch1, cluster B, ch1, cluster B in the last (8th) "V"

FINISHING BORDER

We will continue crocheting a border along the neck area. Hold your bonnet as if to continue around.

Row 1           ch1, then space sc sts along the edge as evenly as possible. I crochet along the first side of a lacy part 12 sc sts, then along the back of the nec, 9 sc sts, and according to my video 13 sc sts along the second side of the lacy part, turn
Row 2           *[skip 2 sts, into 3rd sts crochet 7 dc, skip 2, into third st make 1 sc]* - 2x, then 1 sc in next 10 consecutive sts, skip 2 sts, into 3rd sts crochet 7 dc, skip 2, into third st make 1 sc, skip 2 sts, into 3rd sts crochet 7 dc, skip 2, into third st make sl st, then make a knot and weave in all the ends.





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