Sunday, September 25, 2016

25. The Rosemary Bonnet


Good morning all and welcome to day 25.

Not many to go now. What a whirlwind month it's been! I'm so proud of each and every one of you who have joined in and made hats. Be it 1 or 100! You have all put in such an effort. 

Today's bonnet, the Rosemary, features the side cluster. It would look great in all one colour, with 2 like I used, or even with 3 colours!

The Rosemary Bonnet

Sized To Fit:
36-38 Weeks Gestation

You Will Need:
4mm hook
8ply/DK Weight yarn in main MC (pink) and contrasting CC (white) colours

All stitches are in American terms.

Instructions between * to * are to be repeated.

Starting chains counts as a stitch from rounds 2 onward.

Special Stitch: Side Cluster: Worked around the post of the stitch before it. *yo, pick up a loop around the post of the previous stitch, yo, pull through 2 loops* (2 on hook), repeat from * to * (3 on hook), repeat from * to * (4 on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops.

With MC yarn;

1: Into a magic ring, ch3, dc 12 times, join to the 1st dc. - 12dc 2.5cm/.9”

2: Ch3, dc into the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. - 24dc 6cm/2.3”

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. 36dc 8cm/3.1”

4: ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join. 48dc 11cm/4.3”

5: ch3, dc in the next 45 stitches, leaving the last 2 unworked. - 46dc

6: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. -46dc

7: Change to CC, ch3, turn, *dc in the next stitch, side cluster around the dc just made, skip the next stitch*, repeat across, dc in the last stitch. -22 side clusters, 24dc

8: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across. - 46sc

9-10: Change to MC, repeat rows 7 and 8.

NOTE: Place a stitch marker in the ch1 on row 12, we’ll need to see this stitch later.

11-12: Change to CC, repeat rows 7 and 8. End off.

13. Turn your hat with the right side facing out (it’ll be inside out after row 12). With the crown facing away from you, join your white yarn to the ch1 from row 12 (the one we marked), and sc evenly along the neckline of the bonnet, slst in the last stitch of the previous row placing a stitch marker here. For me that was 31sc, you might have more or less depending on your yarn and hook size. End off.

With your MC, chain 60, join to the same stitch with the marker and ch2, hdc in each stitch across the brim of the bonnet (working into stitches from row 12), when you reach the end, chain another 60 to make the second tie. Fasten off.

Finished Measurements: 14cm from crown to brim and 18cm in height across the brim.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

24. The Daisy Bonnet


Good morning all and hello day 24! Only 6 days left and we'll hit 30! Incredible!
Today's bonnet is a take on the Robin bonnet, a bit bigger and some lovely little picots to frame the face. So sweet!

The Daisy Bonnet.

Sized To Fit:
20 Weeks Gestation

You Will Need:
4.5mm hook
DK weight/8ply yarn in a main and contrasting colour

All stitches are in American terms.

Starting chain counts as a stitch from round 2 onwards.

Special Stitch: Picot - chain 3, slst into the 3rd chain from hook. Picot complete.

1: Into a magic ring, ch3, dc 10 times, join to the first dc. - 10dc 3cm/1.1"

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. - 20dc 5.5cm/2.1"

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc into the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. - 30dc 8cm/3.1"

4: Ch3, dc in the next 26 stitches. - 27dc

5: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 27dc

6: Ch2, place a marker in 2nd chain, turn, hdc in each stitch across. -27dc

7: Ch1, evenly sc along the neckline of the bonnet, until you reach the stitch marker (ch2) from row 6 and slst into it. For me this was 16 stitches. End off and weave in tails. Leave the stitch marker in place.

With contrasting colour chain 35, join to the same stitch your marker is in, ch1, sc in the next 2 stitches, picot, *sc in the next 3 stitches, picot*, repeat 6 more times, sc in the last 3 stitches, chain 35 to make the second tie. End off.

Finished Measurements: 8.5cm/3.3” wide from crown to top of picor on brim, 10.5cm/4.1” in height.