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.
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Pattern edited 3-26-14