dual color (color one is leaves, color 2 is flower petals)
hook size USG6/ 4.00mm
color 1 (grey)
turn and hdc in 9th chain from hook, *chain 2, skip 2, hdc * across, turn (it will look like a ladder at this point)
turn, chain 2 ss in top of hdc, chain 5, ss same stitch; repeat 5 more times, chain 2, ss in next, turn.(base for 6 leaves)
ss back to ch 2 space, *6 dc, ch 3, 6dc, ss to chain 2 space* 6 times. fasten off (6 leaves complete)
switch to color 2
join to far end, *chain 3, 3 hdc, chain 3, ss in same chain 2 space, ss to next chain 2* 15 times; *chain 4, 4 dc, chain 4, ss in same space, ss to next chain 2* across to color 1. fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
roll up to form flower and sew together using tail.
add it to an adorable bonnet for maximum vintage appeal!
Is there anything cuter than a child in a handmade bonnet? Images of girls with tight curls and lace dresses come to mind; Maybe even Laura Ingalls and that treacherous Nellie. She was always flaunting her Sunday best in front of Laura, what a brat. But, I digress, back to bonnets. After searching the online and seeing some options I liked but nothing that made me go, oh yeah, that’s the one, I sauntered on over to Ravelry to see what they had cooking.
For those who are not familiar, Ravelry is a great online community for the knit and crochet crafters. There are hundreds of thousands of patterns, some of which are free and can be downloaded right to your notebook or library within the site. I am a huge fan of this method of sharing and saving crafty ideas. Also, in case you are wondering, it is super user friendly, even my 82 year old grandmother has an account.
Well, here I found a plethora of bonnet ideas, but one stood out among the rest, the only problem, it was written for a newborn size with no conversations for larger sizes. I wanted to make one in a toddler size, so I set to work deciphering the pattern and adjusting it for my own use.
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