Today's bonnet is the Josie bonnet, and it's a brick type stitch, and an easy 2 row repeat, making it super easy to memorise.
I used a bamboo yarn to make this one, and it is so light and soft and squishy! I really do love bamboo yarns! I know I've said that before, but it's true!
Sized To Fit:
28-30 Weeks Gestation
You Will Need:
DK weight/8ply yarn
All stitches are in American terms.
Leave a long tail (around 18cm) at the start for sewing up the back of the bonnet.
1: Ch47, sc into the second chain from hook and in the next chain, *ch2, skip the next 2 chains, sc in the next 2 chains*, repeat across. -24sc 11 ch2 spaces 20cm/7.8" long
2: Ch3 (counts as first dc), turn, 4dc in the next ch2 space and in each ch2 space across, skip the next sc and dc in the last sc (this will be the right side). - 46dc
3: Ch1, turn, sc in the first dc and in the space before the next 4dc cluster, *ch2, skip 4dc, 2sc in the space before the next 4dc cluster* repeat across to the last 4dc cluster, ch2, skip 4dc, sc in the space after the dc cluster and sc in the last dc (ch3 from prev. row). - 24sc 11 ch2 spaces
4-10: repeat rows 2 and 3, ending on a row 2.
11-13: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across - 46sc.
14: Ch1 (place marker), turn, sc in each stitch across, place a second marker in the last sc.
Don't end off here, but stop to sew the back of the bonnet closed (wrong sides facing each other) I just whip stitch through the initial chains. (NOTE: I find that the stitches are hidden well enough, but if you are concerned about them being visible, then turn the bonnet so right sides are facing each other, sew the back closed then turn right side out again before continuing.)
Place your hook back into the last sc, and then evenly sc around the neckline of the bonnet. For me this was 33 sc. When you reach the first stitch marker, slst into that stitch, then chain 35 to create the first tie. End off.
Rejoin your yarn at the second stitch marker and chain 35 to make the second tie. Weave in all tails.
Finished Measurements: 10.5cm/4.1” from crown to brim, 11cm/4.3” in height at the shortest point (near the seam) and 14cm/5.5” in height at the longest point across the brim.