Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sunshine and Rainbows Bonnet Pattern

Here is my newest bonnet pattern.  Perfect for those bright, sunny but still chilly spring days.  This bonnet has a happy sunshine on the back and a colorful rainbow arcing over the top.

This bonnet is made with worsted weight acrylic yarn.  You will need 2 ounces in light blue, 1 ounce in yellow and 5-6 yards of each color in the rainbow.  Use a size G hook for a 6 month size and a size H hook for a size 9-12 month size.

This pattern uses US crochet terms.  If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.

Sunshine and Rainbows Bonnet
Special Stitches Used 
hdc4tog – this stitch is worked over 4 stitches. Yo and insert hook in the first st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and insert the hook into the 2nd st, yo and pull up a look, yo and insert the hook into the 3rd st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and insert the hook into the 4th st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 9 loops on the hook
hdc3tog – this stitch is made in the same way as hdc4tog but only over 3 stitches 
hdc – half double crochet – yo and insert the hook into the st, yo and pull through all 4 loops on the hook


Foundation: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook to form a ring
Rnd 1. ch 2, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beginning ch 2 to join

Rnd 2. ch 3, 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st in top of beginning ch 

Rnd 3. *ch 6, turn and work back down the backside of the chain, skip for first 2 ch from the hook, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in last ch, now you are working back in the round again, skip 2 dc and sl st in 3rd dc, repeat from * 6 more times

Rnd 4. *1 sc in the 5 stitches up the point, ch 1, 1 sc in each stitch back down the 5 stitches down the backside of the point, skip the sl st at the bottom of the valley, repeat from * 6 more times

Rnd 5. join the main color in the ch1 at the tip of any point, ch 3 (counts as sc + ch 2) then sc in the same ch, *sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, hdc4tog, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next st, [sc, ch 2, sc] in ch at tip of the point, repeat from * around 5 more times, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, hdc4tog, hdc in next 2 st, sc in last st, sl st into ch 2 space to join the round.

Rnd 6. Ch 3 (counts as sc + ch 2), sc in same ch 2 space, *sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, hdc3tog, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next st, [sc, ch2, sc] in ch 2 space, repeat from * around, 5 more times, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, hdc3tog, hdc in next 2 st, sc in last st, sl st into ch 2 space to join round, turn your work.

Rnd 7. Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 st, hdc3tog, hdc in next 3 st, sc in ch 2 space, repeat from * around 5 more times, hdc in next 3 st, dc3tog, hdc in next 3 st, do not join round.  You will work the rest of the bonnet back and forth in rows, turning your work at the end of each row.

Row 1. ch 2 turn, hdc in each stitch around

Row 2. repeat row 1, fasten off main color.  Turn.

Row 3. Join red, ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in each stitch across, fasten off.  Turn.
Row 4- 8. Repeat row 3 with each color of the rainbow (orange, yellow, green, blue, violet)
Row 9. Join main color, ch 2, hdc in each st across
Row 10-20, ch 2 turn, hdc in each st across

To Finish: ch 1 to ease around the corner work a border of sc along the bottom edge. Place 1-2 sc into the end of each row. After sc the border into the end of the first 5 rows, ch 45, turn, sl st into the 2nd ch from the hook and in each chain back up to the bonnet. This forms one of the ties. Sl st back into the bottom edge of the bonnet to anchor the tie, continue the sc border around until you come to the 5th row from the front edge on the other side. Add the second ties as previously described. Continue the sc border to the front edge, fasten off, weave in ends.

Please link back to this original pattern when sharing, thanks!

See my other bonnet patterns

See some of my other patterns
Football Coaster


Pattern edited 3-26-14


14 comments:

  1. Hello Katie, just dropping by to say hello via Mary's Free Pattern Friday and Link-a-long.
    This is a very pretty bonnet and with spring just around the corner it would be just darling for a baby girl.

    my blog : linda-dawn-designs.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for checking out my blog!

      Delete
  2. Katie, what an adorable pattern! I absolutely love it and look forward to giving it a try. I'll be visiting your blog regularly to see what you're up to! :) Thank you for visiting me at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Mary. I have several more bonnet ideas up my sleeve. I'll be sure to let you know when they are published.

      Delete
    2. Please do, Katie! And thank you for linking up with me this week. :)

      Delete
  3. Hi! Making up this hat, and your video of the double-crochet decrease looks like a half-double crochet decrease. Curious if we're calling it something different, or if you meant for it to be a hd4tog. When I do a dc4tog I Yo and insert hook in the first st, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops, yo and insert the hook into the 2nd st, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops, yo and insert the hook into the 3rd st, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops, yo and insert the hook into the 4th st, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook.

    Thanks! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Round 7 says Ch1 video shows chain 2. Also, video shows turning, written directions do not say to turn.

      Delete
    2. Row 2 says repeat row 8 but the written directions only go to round 7 before the rainbow.

      Delete
    3. I'm so sorry my pattern is confusing at points. I have corrected the written pattern and put annotations on the video. Let me answer each of your questions.
      1. yes, what I called dc4tog/dc3tog should have been called hdc4tog/hdc3tog. I have updated the written pattern and put annotations on the video
      2. Round 7 should be ch 2, and also turning the work I have updated the written pattern
      3. Row 2 is a repeat of row 1, it was originally called row 8 in the first draft, I have updated the written pattern.

      Please let me know if there are any other questions. I hope the bonnet turns out to your liking!

      Delete
    4. :) Thanks! I'll let you know if I find anything else. I love it so far!

      Delete
    5. What size G hook are you using? I have 2, and I started using my Clover G 4.0mm, but I think you might have used the 4.25mm. I think mine will end up a newborn size ;)

      Delete
    6. I used Susan Bates 4 mm hook and Vanna's Choice yarn. 2"x 2" = 8 st x 6 rows of hdc. My baby is gigantic so I may have underestimated how big an average 6 month old is.

      Delete
    7. Hahahahaa!! Okay, I only have big kids so maybe I'm overestimating the size ;) I'm almost done. I'll send you a picture when I've finished.

      Delete
  4. I put a picture on your Facebook page. It turned out bigger than I originally thought, so I'm going with 6m as well. Thanks!! :)

    ReplyDelete

About Me

My photo
Welcome to my little corner of the web. I love to share things I make and ideas I have. I hope you enjoy!