Saturday, September 17, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern (Ribbon Baby Bonnet)

I know some of you know me well enough by now and know that I love to crochet! And I know that some of you like to crochet as well. So I wanted to share a pattern with you that I thought was super cute! This baby bonnet is absolutely beautiful!
Not so interested in this one? Here are two more. These are easier and they are for Granny Squares.
One Color Granny Square
Flowering Grannies

So lets get started shall we?

This is an ADVANCED PATTERN.

This bonnet is designed for ages 3 to 9 months and weight around 11 to 18 pounds. But if you are familiar with babies you know that it really depends! I remember when my children were babies and I would buy pant and shirt sets for them at that age. The shirts were always too small but the pants fit just fine and they were supposed to fit. So I think you just have to make it then if your baby is close - measure it out as you make it. I am sure this bonnet is sure to be a family heirloom. I hope that makes a little sense to you. XO!

Materials: Bedspread weight crochet cotton. Crochet hooks sizes 5 and 8. 1/4 wide satin ribbon. 2 1/2 yards each of the colors of your choice. In this pattern Blue, green, lilac, pink and yellow are used.   And then you will need 1" wide satin ribbon. 1 1/2 yards.. White.    Also some sewing thread and needle.

Beg at back of bonnet with size 5 hook, CH 8, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: CH 3. 23 DC in ring; join with sl st in top of beg CH-3. 24 DC made counting beg CH-3 as 1 DC here and through the rest of pattern.

Round 2: CH 5, do not turn; mark for right side of work. * DC in next DC, CH 2; rep from * around, join with a sl st in 3rd CH of Beg CH-5 = 24 DC.

Round 3: Sl st in next sp, CH 5, do not turn; * DC in next sp, CH 2; rep from around, join as before = 24 sps.

Round 4: Sl st in next sp, CH 5, do not turn; work (DC, CH 2, DC) all in next sp {INC MADE}; CH 2, * DC in next sp, CH 2; work INC of (DC, CH 2, DC) in next sp, CH 2; rep from * 10 time more, join with a sl st in 3rd CH of beg CH - 5 = 36 sps

Round 5: Sl st in next sp, CH 5, do not turn; * DC in next sp, CH 2; rep from * around, join as before.

Round 6: Sl st in next sp, CH 5, do not turn; DC in same sp, CH2; * ( DC in next sp, CH 2) twice; INC as before in next sp, CH 2; rep from * 10 times more, work (DC, CH2) in each of last 2 sps, join as before = 48 sps.

Round 7: Rep Rnd 5

Round 8: Sl st in next sp, CH 5, do not turn; DC in same sp, CH 2 ; * (DC in next sp, CH 2) 3 times, INC in next sp, CH 2; rep from * 10 times more, work (DC, CH 2) in each of the last 3 sps, join as before = 60 sps.

Round 9: Sl st in next sp, CH 5, do not turn; * DC in next sp, CH 2; rep from * 50 times more, DC in next sp. You will now work in rows, turning at beg of each row. {Rem 7 spaces are left un worked for back of neck.}

CROWN:

Row 1: CH 3, turn; DC in first sp, CH 2; * CD in next sp, CH 2; rep from * 49 times more, DC in last sp (UNDER Tch), DC in 3rd CH of CH - 5 (TCH) = 51 sps.

Row 2: CH 5, turn; SK first DC, * DC in next sp, Ch 2; rep from * across, ending DC in last sp, CH 2, Sk last DC, DC in top of TCH = 52 sps.

Rows 3 through 13: Rep Rows 1 and 2 five times, then rep Row 1 more time.

Rows 14 - 17: Change to size 8 hook; rep Rows 2 and 1 twice. Do not finish off: you will now be working into sps along neck edge.

NECK EDGE AND FRONT TRIM:

Row 1: CH 3m turn works slightly and work 2 DC in sp at end of each row of Crown. {37 DC}; 2 DC in each of 7 sps left un worked for back neck edge {14 DC}; 2 DC in sp at end of each row of Crown to last row, 3 DC in last sp {37 DC}; use a small safety pin and mark last DC just made. You should have 88 DC.

Row 2: CH 3, turn; DC in each DC across, ending DC in top of TCH. You will work in rnds along neck and front edge.

Round 1: CH 3, turn; DC in each DC across neck edge, DC in top of TCH; CH 3 , work a shell of (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in marked st; SK the first sp on Crown, work a shell in next DC of Crown; * Sk 1 DC, she in next dc; rep from * 23 times more, works a shell in last sp on Crown: shell in DC at end of first row of Neck Edge Trim. Join with a sl st in top of beg CH-3 = 28 Shells.

Round 2: CH 1, do not turn; sc in same sp as joining and in every DC along neck edge; across shells, SC in each DC and in each CH - 2 sp; join with a sl st in beg sc. Finish off.

FINISHING

Steam lightly on wrong side. Beg at center back and weave ribbons through each round and row, repeating this sequence: lilac, green, blue yellow then pink. To weave, place a small safety pin in the end of ribbon and weave in and out of sps, leaving a 1" hem allowance on each end of ribbon. DO NOT CUT RIBBON UNTIL FINISHED WEAVING. Fit ribbon as desired , remembering it will not stretch after tacking. Cut ribbon, turning under twice for hem, and pin each end to bottom edge of bonnet on inside. After all ribbons are in place, tack on inside with white sewing thread, stretching slightly as you stitch.

TIES: (MAKE 2):

Cut white ribbon in half, cut a V shaped notch into one end of each piece. At other end of each piece, make a half bow as shown in the picture. Sew firmly to each corner of bonnet.