Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Free crochet pattern - Baby/toddler helmet or bonnet
Any type yarn - for the stripy hat I used
4 ply baby yarn
8 ply for stripes
Size 4.00mm hook
Starting at centre back:
CH 3, join with SL ST to make a ring and do 6 SC into the ring.
2- 2SC in each stitch around
3- 1 SC in next stitch, 2 SC in next, REP around
4- 1 SC in next two stitches, 2 SC in next, REP around
Keep increasing the amount of SC stitches around by adding 1 more to each set before the INC of 2 SC in a stitch until you have....INC, 15 SC, INC on a side
Starting the hood:
1- 2 DC, miss 1, 2 DC (V-stitch) around leaving the neck open (one side)
2- DC in each stitch around
Then begin ribbed DC *RF/RB repeat* for 3 1/2 to 4 inches or about 12 rows.
The rib pattern is achieved by doing the stitch around the post of the stitch below - in front of the work first and then going around the post of the stitch below from the back for the second stitch)
Turn to work around the neck edge with a round of SC.
Then work *2 HDC, CH 1, skip 1, 2HDC* around for the ribbon eyelets...
SC around neck edge once more
Thread ribbon around neck eyelets to finish
OPTIONAL - change colors for stripes etc
It is wise to use a less flimsy yarn for the stripes to hold the shape of the bonnet if you are using 4 ply baby yarn for the rest.
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