Thursday, September 29, 2016

28. The Josie Bonnet



Hello hello and welcome to day 28 (Yes, a day late, I know ;) )

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!

Josie Bonnet

Sized To Fit:
28-30 Weeks Gestation

You Will Need:
DK weight/8ply yarn
4mm hook

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.


27: The Roe Bonnet



Good morning all! Pattern number 27! Woah we're getting there. Almost done now!
How are you going with the hat drive? Have you reached your goals?
Remember, we don't post until the 15th of October.

Today's bonnet features a little bow and stripe in contrasting colours, giving it just enough pop! This bonnet would be great for using up brighter scraps of variegated yarns!

The Roe Bonnet

Sized To Fit:
22 Weeks Gestation

You Will Need:
4.5mm Hook
8ply/DK weight yarn in main (MC) and contrasting (CC) colour.
2 stitch markers.

All stitches are in American terms.

The starting chains count as stitches from round 2 onward.

1: Into a magic ring, ch3, dc 10 times, join to the first dc. - 10dc 3.5cm/1.3”

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. - 20dc 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 to ch3. -30dc 8.5cm/3.3”

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

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

7: Join CC, ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across. - 28sc end of CC

8: Rejoin MC, ch3 (place marker in first ch), turn, dc in each stitch across (place a second marker in the last dc), when you reach the end sc evenly along the neckline of the bonnet, when you reach the end, slst into the ch with the marker. Chain 35 for the first tie. End off.

Rejoin yarn to the dc with the second stitch marker and chain 35 for the second tie. End off, weave in all tails.

Bow:
With CC

1. Chain 13, sc in the second chain from hook and each remaining chain. -9sc

2-4: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across - 12sc

5: Ch1, sc evenly down the side of the rectangle, sc in the chains along the bottom from row 1, sc evenly up the other side, sc in each stitch across, join to the ch1. You should have just sc around the entire rectangle. End off, weave in all tails. Your piece should measure 4.5cm/1.7” x 6.5cm/2.5”

Take a long piece of CC yarn and tie it around the center of the rectangle, this will pull the sides in creating a bow. Tie a knot in the back to keep it in place. Wrap the yarn around the center of the bow a few times and then tie a knot in the back to keep the loops tight and in place. Sew the bow to the side of the bonnet. Weave in tails.

Finished Measurements for the bonnet: