A 'Straw' Bonnet for dollies
Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:02 AM
I had this yarn that just insisted that it had to be a common straw bonnet but one with pizzazz as well. I took care of the pizzazz with changeable bands. I plan to make more of these bands just for fun.
Once again, I want to say that this is a way to make a hat but I would encourage you to make it work for you. It is actually a tad small for what I thought it would be but there yah go. For another one, I would continue increasing for at least one more row before working the sides.
I used a 5mm hook with a medium WW yarn. You want this to be a closely-worked hat so find a hook that will make a stiff fabric based on your tension style.
Row 1: Chain 2, 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook
Work standard circle pattern for as many rows as you need for your little one.( I went to row 5) You are working in a spiral – do not join after each row- but you need to keep track of the beginning stitches until you stop the standard circle pattern.
Standard circle pattern
Work 2 hdc in every hdc
Work hdc in 1, 2 hdc in next
Work hdc in 2, 2 hdc in next
Work hdc in 3, 2hdc in next.
Continue working in a spiral until the crown is as large as you want. Join near the beginning (if you can find it) with a slip stitch.
Work a row of sc around the edge. join
Work a row of (FPsc in 1, 2 FPsc in next) join.
Work 2 rows of DC evenly around joining at the end of each row.
Work a final row of dc in 9, 2dc in next. Break off and tidy ends.
Make a series of hatbands to trim your hat.
This brim can be worn up or down…
I worked a chain , with 2 strands of WW yarn that fit snugly around the base of the hat and joined to form a circle. I crochet loosely and it was loose by the time I made the special stitches even though it started as a snug fit.
Hat band one: work sc in first st, work sc dec over same stitch and next stitch. Continue working sc dec over same stitch and next stitch around.
Hat band 2: work a series of Crossed Trebles around the ring made of a multiple of 3. For all of the crossed stitches there was a chain unworked between the trebles but I only put that chain in every other stitch at the top so that it would conform to the hat shape.
Copyright: Darlene Cutler - 2007
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