Friday, September 23, 2016

23. The Poppy Bonnet

Good morning all and hello day 23!

Today's bonnet, the Poppy bonnet, is a sweet little thing featuring a soft scalloped edge, and decorated with a bright pop of colour with a flower and a button. Not only is it easy, but it uses so little yarn, that it makes an excellent scrapbuster!

Poppy Bonnet.

Sized To Fit:
20 Weeks Gestation

You will need:
For the bonnet
4mm hook
8ply/DK weight yarn for the bonnet

For the flower:
2.5mm hook
Embroidery or cotton thread or 3/4ply/light/fingering weight yarn in a contrasting colour, I used some variegated embroidery thread.
1 bead or button for the flower centre

All stitches are in American terms.

Starting chain counts as a stitch from round 2 onwards.

1: Into a magic ring, ch3, dc 10 times, join to the first dc. - 10dc 2.5cm/0.9”

2: Ch3 (counts as first stitch here and throughout), dc into the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join. - 20dc 5.5cm/2.1”

3: Ch3, dc into the same stitch, dc into the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. - 30dc 7.5cm/2.9”

4: Ch3, dc in the next 27 stitches, leaving the last 2 unworked. - 28dc

5-6: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 28

7: Ch3 (place a marker in the 1st chain), turn, dc in the same stitch, slst in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, slst in the next stitch*, repeat across, when you get to the last slst. Chain 40 to make the first tie, then fasten off. Your bonnet is currently inside out, so turn it right side out.

Join your yarn to the other corner of the bonnet (this will be the 1st chain of the starting ch3 from row 7, where you placed the marker) and chain 40 to make the second tie. Fasten off.

Finished Measurements: 8cm/3.1” in width from crown to brim, 11cm/4.3” in height at the tallest section.


1: ch2, sc 10 times in the first chain, join to first sc.

2: ch2, 2hdc in the same stitch, slst in the next stitch, *3hdc in the next stitch, slst in the next stitch* repeat around, Slst to the 1st chain of starting ch2 to join.

End off, leaving a long tail to sew flower to bonnet.

When attaching flower to bonnet sew a button into the center.

Flower is approx. 3.5cm/1.3” at its widest point.

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