Today's wee bonnet is a simple striped pattern with a ribbed brim. It would look fantastic in all sorts of colours. It's also very quick to do, and a good project for anyone who is just learning to do front and back post stitches.
Miss Ellie Bonnet
Sized To Fit:
20 Weeks Gestation
You Will Need:
8ply/DK weight yarn in 2 colours. (A pink)(B white)
All stitches are in American terms.
Leave a long tail at the start before your slipknot to sew the back up later.
1: With colour A chain 29, dc in the 3rd chain from hook and each across. -27
2: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across. 27
3: Change to colour B, ch2, turn, dc in each stitch across. -27
4: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. -27
5: Change to colour A, ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across. -27
6: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across. -27
7: Change to colour B, ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. -27
8: Ch3, turn, *fpdc around the next stitch, bpdc around the next stitch*, repeat across, the last stitch will be a bpdc around the ch3 from the start of the previous row. -27
9: Ch3, turn, *bpdc, fpdc*, repeat across, the last stitch will be a fpdc around the ch3 from the start of the previous row. -27 (right side)
Rectangle will be 20cm/7.9” wide and 8.5cm/3.3” tall. The last few rows of ribbing will pinch in making the bonnet shorter at the top than the bottom.
Turn piece over so row 9 is facing the down, fold rectangle in half wrong sides together, and sew the back seam closed (row 1) Weave in any tails.
With colour B chain 40, join to the last stitch of row 9 with a slst and ch1, sc evenly along the bottom (neckline) of the bonnet, when you get to the other corner, place your last sc in the ch3 from row 9's charting chain, then ch40 to make the second tie. End off.
Finished Measurements: 10.5cm/4.1” height, 9cm/3.5” in width from brim to back seam.