Vintage Baby Flower Bonnet
March 22, 2012 § 17 Comments
I adapted this pattern from one I found in a vintage book. I considered selling it on ETSY but I’ve been crocheting for 2 years now and everything I’ve learnt I’ve done so through free tutorials and patterns. So I thought I’d give something back. Excuse the colours in some of these photographs, I used 35mm Lomo film.
Hook size: 2mm
Age: Approx 6-12 months (my models a bit older but she has a tiny head)
SC: Single crochet
DC: Double crochet
HDC: Half double crochet
Sl st: Slip stitich
SIDE PANEL (make 2)
9ch. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a circle.
R1: 2ch to count as first SC. Work 15 SC into circle. Join with a sl st to 2nd of first 2ch.
R2: 7ch to count as first DC and 4ch sp. *Miss 1 SC, 1 DC into next SC, 4ch* repeat 6 more times. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 7ch.
(8 DC and 8 sp)
R3: Work (1SC, 7DC, 1SC) in each 4ch loop to end. Join with a sl st to first SC.
R4: *6ch, keeping 6ch at back of work make 1SC between petals* Repeat 7 more times. Work last SC into first ch.
R5: Work (1SC, 9DC, 1SC) into each 6ch loop to end.
R6: Same as R4
R7: Word (1SC, 13DC, 1SC) into each 6ch loop to end.
Join yarn for leaves to center of one petal.
R8: 1SC into same place as join. *(7ch, work 1 DC into second ch from hook and next 5ch, 1SC into same place as last SC) twice, 7ch, 1DC into center of next petal* repeat 7 more times. Join with a sl st to first SC.
Join year for main body of bonnet to top of first leaf of a group of 2.
R9: 1SC into same place as join. *6ch, 1SC into top of next leaf, 4ch, 1SC into to of next leaf* repeat to end. Join with a sl st to first SC. (96sts)
R10: 3ch (counts as first DC). Work 1DC in each SC to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 3ch. (112 sts)
R11: 3ch (counts as first DC). Work 1 DC into next 6DC, 2DC in next DC. *1 DC into next 7DC, 2DC in next DC* Repeat to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 3ch. (126 sts)
R1: 1DC into 3rd ch from hook. 1DC into each ch to end.
R2: 3ch (counts as first DC). 1 DC into each DC to end. Turn.
R3 – R34: Repeat R2.
Join center panel to side panels along 5 petal groups, leaving other 3 groups free.
Attach yarn to edge of bonnet. 3ch sl st into 3rd ch from hook. Sl st into next 3 stitches. Repeat all the way around the edge of bonnet. Join with a sl st. Cast off.
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