Sunday, July 13, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Little Maiden Bonnet


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The Little Maiden Bonnet is simple to make, and looks super cute on little girls!  Since the bonnet has long braids, please use under adult supervision on small babies.

Sizes:  0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months

Supplies:  I (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  2-3 oz of your favorite worsted weight yarn.  Sample shown using Vanna's Choice.

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, hdc - half double crochet, sc - single crochet, sc2tog, single crochet 2 together, st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge:  13 hdc and 10 rows = 4"

Note:  The ch-1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st.

Here we go...

0-3 Months (13-15" head circ.)
Ch 37.
Row 1:  Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. -- 36 hdc
Row 2-5:  Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 34 sts
Row 7-9:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 10:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 32 sts
Row 11-13:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 14:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 30 sts
Row 15-16:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Next, fold piece in half and slip st through both sides (forming back seam) then fasten off and turn right-side-out. -- 15 slip st
With right side facing, join yarn with a sc near back seam. Sc around entire bonnet, working 1 sc in each st around, and 3 sc in each of the 2 front corners. Work 1 additional round of trim if desired.

3-6 Months (15-17" head circ.)
Ch 43.
Row 1:  Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. -- 42 hdc
Row 2-5:  Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 40 sts
Row 7-10:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 11:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 38 sts
Row 12-15:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 16:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 36 sts
Row 17-18:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Next, fold piece in half and slip st through both sides (forming back seam) then fasten off and turn right-side-out. -- 18 slip st
With right side facing, join yarn with a sc near back seam. Sc around entire bonnet, working 1 sc in each st around, and 3 sc in each of the 2 front corners. Work 1 additional round of trim if desired.

6-12 Months (17-19" head circ.)
Ch 47.
Row 1:  Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. -- 46 hdc
Row 2-5:  Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 44 sts
Row 7-10:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 11:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 42 sts
Row 12-14:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 15:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 40 sts
Row 16-18:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 19:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, CH 1, turn. -- 38 sts
Row 20-21:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Next, fold piece in half and SL ST through both sides (forming back seam) then fasten off and turn right-side-out. -- 19 slip st
With right side facing, join yarn with a sc near back seam. Sc around entire bonnet, working 1 sc in each st around, and 3 sc in each of the 2 front corners. Work 1 additional round of trim if desired.

Braids (optional):  Cut six (or nine) 24" lengths of yarn. Using crochet hook, thread the bunch through one of the front corner stitches. Separate into 3 equal strands & braid. Knot the end and trim the yarn. Repeat for other corner.

You could tie ribbons to the corners instead of making braids.  You could also embellish your Little Maiden Bonnet with a cute crocheted flower.


(This pattern was formerly called the "Gracie Bonnet" and has been retired from my shop.  If you have purchased this pattern in May or June 2014, contact me via e-mail for a refund.  No refunds for patterns purchased earlier. Sorry.)

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