baby bonnet and wrap

Who knew that having a newborn infant would keep one from writing blog posts or crochet patterns? (cheeky smile).

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I’ve been working on this pattern in very baby increments (bada-psh). I made it to use as a prop for Juno’s newborn photos, which we had done when she was 10 days old.

View More: http://weeonesphotography.pass.us/juno-holland

Both the bonnet and shawl are constructed from a simple fan stitch, and it works up fairly easily. The shawl measures 49 in. by 8 in. and the bonnet measures 5.5 in. by 5 in. when laying flat on its side.

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Hook used: 4mm

Yarn: Light weight (#3). I used Lion Brand Baby Soft in Twinkle Print

*I haven’t tested the pattern or made a gauge swatch on account of limited time with new baby, so crochet this pattern at your own discretion! (FYI, I tend to crochet tightly.) If you do notice any issues  with the pattern or have questions though, please let me know!

Shawl:

Row 1: Ch 141, (2 dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the 5th ch from the hook, *sk 3 st then (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the next st.* Repeat until the last two ch. Sk 1 ch and dc into the last ch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 2: Sk the first 3 dc. (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the ch 1 sp. *sk 2 dc, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the next ch 1 sp.* Repeat to the end. Dc into the top of the turning ch. Ch 3. Turn.

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Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2.

At the end, fasten off and weave in loose ends of yarn.

Bonnet:

Round 1: Ch 3 and sl st into the first st to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as first dc hereon out) then dc 11 times into the center of the ring and sl st to top of the ch 3 to join the round (12).

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc into the same st, *2dc in next st* repeat around then sl st to the top of the ch 3 to join (24).

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2dc in next st, *dc, 2dc in next st* repeat around then sl st to the top of the ch 3 to join (36).

Rnd 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2dc in next, *dc 2, 2dc in next st* repeat around then sl st to the top of the ch 3 to join (48).

Rnd 5: Ch3, dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next, *dc 3, 2dc in next st* repeat around then sl st to the top of the ch 3 to join (60).

Now continuing in rows:

Row 1: Ch 3, *sk 1, [2dc, ch 1, 2dc] all in the next st* repeat 10 more times. At the end, sk 1 st then dc in the last st. Ch 3, then turn (11 fans total).

Rows 2-9: Ch 3, *sk 2 dc, [2dc, ch 1, 2dc] all in the ch 1 sp* repeat to the end, then dc in the top of the ch 3. Ch 3, then turn (11 fans total).

The tassels and the bottom of the bonnet: Ch 41, turn, then sl st 40 back up for one tassel. Sc 66 across the bottom of the bonnet. Ch 41, turn, then sl st 40 back up for the other tassel.

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To finish the top edge of the bonnet: Sc into the 2dc, hdc into the ch1 sp, *sc into the next 4 dc, hdc into the ch 1 space* repeat to the end. Fasten off then weave in the ends.

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