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#1 darski


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:02 AM

A Straw Bonnet


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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#2 Peggy85225


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:21 AM

So cute. Thank you, I've saved all your doll patterns they are great.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:38 AM

Very Lovely!:)

#4 christinascrochethaven


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:16 AM

that's awesome...great job:manyheart


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:31 PM

What a cute hat. You could have a lot of fun with the bands on this one.

Thanks for sharing this wardrobe staple with us. I love your designs.