Day 29, the second last pattern! Only one more to go now guys. It's been a ripper of a month for sure.
Today's bonnet was a suggestion by one of my girls, and I thought well, why not! It turned out so very sweet too. The little bear ears are just adorable. I hope you love this one as much as I do.
The Kenai Bonnet
Sized To Fit:
32 Weeks Gestation
You Will Need:
DK weight/8ply yarn
2 stitch markers
All stitches are in American terms.
Starting chain counts as a stitch from round 2 onward.
1: Into a magic ring, ch3, dc 12 times, join to the first dc. - 12dc 3.5cm/1.3”
2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join. -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. - 36dc 8.5cm/3.3”
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. - 48 11cm/4.3”
5: Ch3, dc in the next 45 stitches. - 46dc
6-7: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 46dc
8: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. -46hdc
9: Ch2 (place marker in second ch), turn, hdc in each stitch across, place a stitch marker in the last hdc, sc evenly along the neckline of the bonnet, when you get to the end slst to the ch2 (first marker), don’t end off.
Chain 50 to make the first tie, end off.
Join yarn to the stitch with the first stitch marker in it and then ch50.
Ears: Make 2 (finished ear size approx. 4cm/ tall, 5cm wide)
1: Into a magic ring, ch2, hdc 10 times, join to first hdc. -10
2: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to ch2. - 15
3-4: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to ch2.
5: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, join to ch1. End off leaving a long tail to sew to bonnet.
To attach ears. Flatten ear piece so it looks like a half oval. Sew them in place on row 6 using a whip stitch. Depending on your personal preference, you can sew through both layers of the ear, or through each individual stitch around. Either option is fine. Play with the spacing and see which you prefer, mine sit 7cm/2.7” from the bottom of the ear to the bottom of the bonnet and approx. 9cm/3.5” between ears.
Weave in all ends.
Finished Measurements: 11.5cm/4.5” from crown to brim and 16cm/6.2” in height across the brim.