Today I started working on a bonnet to go with the socks I started yesterday. I know I had a pattern at one point in time, but it wasn't on hand when I started the bonnet, so I'm flying by the seat of my pants once again. For both the socks and the bonnet I am using Paton's Beehive Baby Sport in the Precious Pink. I was looking for a baby yarn in the fingering weight, and this was the closest I could get without running into more than one store. It's a very soft yarn that is machine washable and dryable (something I think would be very important for newborn clothes, haha). In this pattern I used an F (USA) crochet hook.
Micro-Preemie Full 'o Ruffles Bonnet (Crochet)
This pattern has been posted by Krafty-Lyn. Please only use it for gifts, donation, or personal use. Thank-you.
Paton's Beehive Baby Sport
Size F Crochet hook
about 20" of 1/8" white ribbon (or any other ribbon of your choice)
SS to first ch to form a ring
Round 1: 6 SC in ring, SS to first SC. Ch 2 (not included in stitch count from here and henceforth)
Round 2,3: 2 SC in base of Ch and in each SC around. SS to first SC and Ch 2.
Round 4: 2 SC in base of Ch 2, *1 SC in next stitch, then 2 SC in following stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. SS to first SC and Ch 2.
Round 5: 2 SC in base of Ch 2. *1 SC in next two stitches, then 2 SC in following stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. SS to first SC and Ch 2.
Row 6: In back loops only, work 30 HDC around, leaving the last 10 stitches unworked (hopefully my stitch counts are correct). Ch 2 and turn.
Row 7-13: In back loops only, 2 HDC in first HDC, then HDC in each stitch until the last two stitches. 2 HDC in following stitch and finish with 1 HDC in Ch. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 14: In back loops only, 3 HDC in first HDC. *Ch 3. Skip three stitches then 1 SC. Ch 3. Skip three stitches then 3 HDC in one stitch.* Repeat from * to * through the row, ending with a SC in the Ch. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 15: In back loops only, SC in the middle of the three HDC. Ch 3. SC in SC. Ch 3. Repeat pattern through this row. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 16: In back loops only, Work 3 HDC in first SC. *Ch 1. SC in Ch3. Ch 1. 3 HDC in next SC* Repeat from * to * until ending with a SC in the end Ch 2. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 17: Repeat Row 15.
Row 18: In back loops only, 1 HDC in middle of Ch 3 (in the actual stitch, not in the space!). 1 HDC in next HDC. Repeat this pattern across, ending with a HDC in the Ch 2. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 19,20: HDC across. Ch 2 and turn.
Work in both loops in Rows 15, 16, and first finishing round.
Row 21: YO, pull up a loop through the first HDC, YO, pull up a second loop through the first HDC, YO, pull up a third loop through the first loops. YO and pull through all loops on the hook. Ch 3. SS in next HDC. Repeat this pattern across, ending with a HDC in the Ch 2. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 22: SC in middle of first Ch 3. *Ch 1. SC in middle of next Ch 3* Repeat from * to * across. End with HDC in end Ch 2. Ch 2. DON'T TURN.
Round 1: HDC in the same Ch 2 space. Continue around the bonnet, working 16 HDC evenly down the side. When you come to the circle in the back, skip a stitch. 1 HDC in next two stitches. *YO, pull up a loop through the next stitch, YO, pull a loop through the stitch after that, YO and pull through all the loops.* repeat from * to * across the back. Skip a stitch, then work 16 HDC evenly up the next side. End with a HDC in the Ch 2 loop. Ch 2 then HDC in the same space. Ch 2.
Round 2: 3 HDC in first Ch 1 space. *Ch 2. 3 HDC in next Ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * across the top of the bonnet, ending with a SS in the Ch 2 space. SS the rest of the way around the bonnet, ending with a SS in the Ch 2 space at the beginning of this round. Tie off and weave loose ends in.
Starting in Row 9, weave the ribbon using a yarn needle or crochet hook around the outside up to Row 20. Continue weaving the ribbon through Row 20 to the other side of the bonnet, then back down to and around the back side of the bonnet. Finish back at Row 9 where you started. Trim your ribbon leaving 6-8 inch tails. Pull on the ribbon slightly to give the bonnet it's shape then tie a bow.
The bonnet is completed, I just need to get a picture posted.