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Free Crochet Pattern: Fairlee Bonnet


I love how bonnets look on babies :)  The ruffles on this one make it extra adorable!  Enjoy!

Materials needed:
• U.S. J/10-6.00 MM crochet hook
• Any worsted weight yarn in two colors.  Used here:
-Color A= Vanna’s Choice- Mustard- less than one skein for the largest size
         -Color B= Vanna’s Choice- Beige- less than one skein for the largest size
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends

Gauge:
6 dc = 2 inches

Sizes:
0-3 Months- fits 12-14” head circumference
3-12 Months- fits 15-17” head circumference
Toddler- fits 17-19” head circumference

Abbreviations:
ch= chain
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch

0-3Months (finished dimensions= 6.25” high x 6.25” deep):
Body of the Bonnet-
With Color A, ch 47.
1: Turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 5dc in the next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch.  Repeat from the * across to the last 3 chains, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in the last chain.
2: Ch 1, turn, make 1 sc in first stitch.  *Skip 2 stitches then make 5 dc in next stitch (which is the sc in the row below), skip the next 2 stitches then make a sc in the next stitch (which is the 3rd dc in the shell of the row below).  Repeat from the *7 more times. Skip 2 stitches then make 3 dc in the last stitch.
3-11: Repeat row 2
12: Repeat row 2.  Mark the 2nd to last stitch in this row.  This is the wrong side of the work.
13: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next, dc in next, *hdc in next, sc in next 3, hdc in next, dc in next.  Repeat from * across.

Next we will make one of the ties, from the last dc stitch you made, chain 35.  Turn and

work next set of stitches in the back ridge of the chain (see arrow below in Image A)- skip the first ridge closest to the hook and in the 2nd back ridge and each across, work a sc- 34sc total.



Next you are going to slip stitch in the back loop of your previous row across the main body of the bonnet.  See arrow below in Image B.  Slip stitch in each back loop across.



When you get to the end of the row, make one more slip stitch into both loops of the top chain of the previous row.  See arrow below in image C.



Now you will begin to make the other tie.
Chain 35, turn and work next set of stitches in the back ridge of the chain (see image A if needed)- skip the first ridge closest to the hook and in the 2nd back ridge and each across, work a sc- 34 sc total.  When you reach the top of the tie, finish off and weave in ends.

Place your work so that it is right side down and the ties are facing you (see Image D below).  Note: look for the stitch you marked and arrange it so that the right side is down and wrong side is up.



You are now going to work the ruffle row.  This row is going to be worked in the back loop of the row one row below your last row of slip stitches across the body.  See image E.



Join color B in the first back loop of the row below your last row of slip stitches and ch 2, make 3 more dc in the same back loop.  In the next back loop, make 4dc and repeat across.  When you get to the end, finish off.

Weave in all ends.  Then turn your bonnet wrong side out and whip stitch down the back seam to close off the back of the hat, finish off. 

Turn your bonnet right side out and weave in remaining ends.


3-12 Months (finished dimensions= 6.75” high x 7” deep):
Body of the Bonnet-
With Color A, ch 50.
1: Turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 5dc in the next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch.  Repeat from the * across.
2: ch 3, turn, make 2 dc in the first stitch (Note: make one of these stitches so you know this is the right side of your work). *skip the next 2 stitches and then sc in the next stitch (which is the 3 dc in the shell of the row below), skip the next 2 stitches and make 5 dc in the next stitch (which is the sc in the row below).  Repeat from the * 6 more times.  skip the next 2 stitches and then sc in the next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches and make 3 dc in last stitch
3: ch 1, turn, make 1 sc in first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches then make 5 dc in next stitch (which is the sc in the row below), skip the next 2 stitches then make a sc in the next stitch (which is the 3 dc in the shell of the row below).  Repeat from the *6 more times. Skip 2 stitches then make 5 dc in next stitch, skip the next 2 stitches and then sc in top of the ch3 from the row below.
4: Repeat row 2
5: Repeat row 3
6: Repeat row 2
7: Repeat row 3
8: Repeat row 2
9: Repeat row 3
10: Repeat row 2
11: Repeat row 3
12: Repeat row 2
13: Repeat row 3
14: Repeat row 2
15: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next, dc in next, *hdc in next, sc in next 3, hdc in next, dc in next.  Repeat from * across.

Next we will make one of the ties, from the last dc stitch you made, chain 41.  Turn and
work next set of stitches in the back ridge of the chain (see Image A)- skip the first ridge closest to the hook and in the 2nd back ridge and each across, work a sc- 40sc total.

Next you are going to slip stitch in the back loop of your previous row across the main body of the bonnet (see Image B).  Slip stitch in each back loop across.

When you get to the end of the row, make one more slip stitch into both loops of the top chain of the previous row (see image C).

Now you will begin to make the other tie.
Chain 41, turn and work next set of stitches in the back ridge of the chain (see image A if needed)- skip the first ridge closest to the hook and in the 2nd back ridge and each across, work a sc- 40sc total.  When you reach the top of the tie, finish off and weave in ends.

Place your work so that it is right side down and the ties are facing you (see Image D).  Note: look for the stitch you marked and arrange it so that the right side is down and wrong side is up.

You are now going to work the ruffle row.  This row is going to be worked in the back loop of the row one row below your last row of slip stitches across the body (see image E).
Join color B in the first back loop of the row below your last row of slip stitches and ch 2, make 3 more dc in the same back loop.  In the next back loop, make 4dc and repeat across.  When you get to the end, finish off.

Weave in all ends.  Then turn your bonnet wrong side out and whip stitch down the back seam to close off the back of the hat, finish off. 

Turn your bonnet right side out and weave in remaining ends.


Toddler (finished dimensions= 7.5” high x 8.25” deep):
Body of the Bonnet-
With Color A, ch 53.
1: Turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 5dc in the next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch.  Repeat from the * across to the last 3 chains, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in the last chain.
2: Ch 1, turn, make 1 sc in first stitch.  *Skip 2 stitches then make 5 dc in next stitch (which is the sc in the row below), skip the next 2 stitches then make a sc in the next stitch (which is the 3rd dc in the shell of the row below).  Repeat from the *7 more times. Skip 2 stitches then make 3 dc in the last stitch.
3-15: Repeat row 2
16: Repeat row 2.  Mark the 2nd to last stitch in this row.  This is the wrong side of the work.
17: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next, dc in next, *hdc in next, sc in next 3, hdc in next, dc in next.  Repeat from * across.

Next we will make one of the ties, from the last dc stitch you made, chain 46.  Turn and
work next set of stitches in the back ridge of the chain (see Image A)- skip the first ridge closest to the hook and in the 2nd back ridge and each across, work a sc- 45sc total.

Next you are going to slip stitch in the back loop of your previous row across the main body of the bonnet (see arrow Image B).  Slip stitch in each back loop across.

When you get to the end of the row, make one more slip stitch into both loops of the top chain of the previous row (see Image C).

Now you will begin to make the other tie.  Chain 46, turn and work next set of stitches in the back ridge of the chain (see image A if needed)- skip the first ridge closest to the hook and in the 2nd back ridge and each across, work a sc- 45sc total.  When you reach the top of the tie, finish off and weave in ends.

Place your work so that it is right side down and the ties are facing you (see Image D).  Note: look for the stitch you marked and arrange it so that the right side is down and wrong side is up.
You are now going to work the ruffle row.  This row is going to be worked in the back loop of the row one row below your last row of slip stitches across the body (see image E).
Join color B in the first back loop of the row below your last row of slip stitches and ch 2, make 3 more dc in the same back loop.  In the next back loop, make 4dc and repeat across.  When you get to the end, finish off.

Weave in all ends.  Then turn your bonnet wrong side out and whip stitch down the back seam to close off the back of the hat, finish off. 

Turn your bonnet right side out and weave in remaining ends.



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