Tuesday, September 20, 2016

20. The Margaret Bonnet

Good morning all and hello day 20! Only 10 more patterns left to go. Are you keeping up? Have a favourite so far?

Today's bonnet has a lot of subtle little textures, without going too extreme for such small delicate heads. I love using the 3rd loop stitch, and if it's one your not familiar with, pop onto google for a look. It's a lot of fun to use! 

Margaret Bonnet

Sized To Fit:
16 weeks gestation

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

All stitches are in American terms.

If you are new to crocheting, or new to bonnets, I recommend marking your first and last stitch of the rows with a stitch marker, so you can more easily see where they are.

1: Ch2, into a magic ring, hdc 11 times, join to the first stitch. - 11dc 2.5cm/0.9”

2: Ch2 (counts as first stitch), hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to ch2. - 22 4.5cm/1.7”

3: Ch2, hdc in the next 20 stitches, do not join. - 21 6.5cm/2.5”

This next row uses the "3rd loop" to crochet in. Usually this is on the rear of the stitch, but because we turned our bonnet to work across the row, it'll be in front. Here is a photo to show you.

4: Ch2, turn, hdc in the 3rd loop of each stitch across (the last one will be a bit hard to see). There will be 20hdc plus your ch2, do not hdc in the starting chain from the previous round. - 21

5: Ch2, turn, hdc in the same stitch as starting chain, hdc in each stitch across, do not crochet in the turning chain. - 21 (20 + ch2)

6: Repeat round 4

7: Ch1, turn, sc in the back loop of each stitch across. -21 (To help you attach ties later, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of this row)

Do not end, rotate your bonnet CLOCKWISE and sc evenly along the neckline of the bonnet, (around 20-23 stitches on average) join with a slst to the first sc of row 7.

End main colour.

For ties and brim:
With contrasting colour, chain 25 -

Holding your bonnet so that the rear of the bonnet is facing you and the neck opening is facing right-

Join yarn with a slst to the back loop of the first sc of row 7, sc in each stitch, back loop only, across, when you get to the end chain another 25 stitches to make the second tie. End off and weave in tails.

Finished Measurements: Total height 7cm/2.7" and 6.5cm/2.5" in width from crown to brim.


  1. I LOVE your small patterns for premies and angel babies. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

  2. I make a similar bonnet but I am going to give this one a try.