Ribbed Bunny Bonnet

Easter is just around the corner, and this little bunny bonnet hopped right off my hook about a week ago!  I finally got around to writing up the pattern in 5 sizes, and now I am excited to share it with you!  Below you will find the FREE X-small (Newborn) size.  If you would like a PDF of all sizes through X-Large (child), please visit my Etsy or Ravelry Store through the following links:

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These PDF files will also include extra photos for instruction.  Please remember that all photos are taken of a left handed crocheter-me! :)

Now on to the free X-Small pattern!

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Supplies

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Worsted weight yarn- I used Vanna's Choice in Silver Blue

 5.0 (H) Hook and 5.5 (I) Hook- I used Clover Amour

Yarn needle

Stitch markers

Scissors

 

Abbreviations

St/Sts: stitch/stitches

Sl St: slip stitch

Ch: chain

SC: single crochet

HDC: half double crochet

DC: double crochet

DC Inc: 2 DC in the same stitch

BLO: Back loop only

DC2TOG: Double crochet two together

Slst2TOG: Slip stitch two together- Insert hook into st and pull through. Insert hook into next st and pull through the st and all loops on hook. This creates a pseudo “chain” stitch, so do not chain to turn after this.

Gauge: 14 sts x 7 rows = 4” square in DC with I hook

 

X-Small (Newborn)

Bonnet Instructions (using I hook)

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC Inc in each st around (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, *DC Inc, DC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, *DC Inc, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5:  Ch 2, DC around(40).

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 6-7: DC in next 38 sts.  Ch 2 and turn (38)

Row 8: DC Inc, DC 36, DC Inc.  Ch 2 and turn (40)

Row 9: DC across.  Ch 2 and turn (40)

Row 10: DC inc, DC 38, DC inc.  Ch 2 and turn (42)

Row 11: DC across.  Ch 6 and continue on to edging instructions (42)

Edging Instructions

**You will now be working rows perpendicular to the bonnet.  This will create the ribbed edging.  These rows will be referred to as Edging Rows (ER).  In the following instruction I will be referencing a sl st to attach to Row 11.  This refers to Row 11 of the bonnet.

Edging Row 1 (ER1):  Starting with the Ch 6 left from Row 11, turn and work BLO sl st into the second Ch from the hook and continue down the Ch (5 sl st total).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of Row 11 (Fig. 1).  Ch 1 and turn.

Fig. 1

Fig. 1

ER 2: Working in BLO, sl st across.  Ch 1 and turn (5)

ER 3: Working in BLO, sl st across (5).  Attach with a sl st to the second st of Row 11.  Ch 1 and turn

 

**Please Note: At this point, I found it easiest to attach my stitch markers to Row 11 where the sl st together would be as indicated by ‘XX’ on Chart 1 (Fig. 2).  This eliminates the need to count every edging row.  I have included the rest of the written instructions for those who prefer to follow them.

Fig. 2

Fig. 2

Chart 1

Chart 1

ER 4-10: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 3-5 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 11: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 6 and 7 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG (Fig. 3).  Ch 1 and turn.

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Fig. 3

ER 12-18: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 8-10 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 19: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 11 and 12 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG.  Ch 1 and turn.

ER 20-26: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 13-15 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 27: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 16 and 17 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG.  Ch 1 and turn.

ER 28-34: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 18-20 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 35: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 21 and 22 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG.  Ch 1 and turn.

ER 36-42: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 23-25 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 43: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 26 and 27 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG.  Ch 1 and turn.

ER 44-50: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 28-30 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 51: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 31 and 32 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG.  Ch 1 and turn.

ER 52-58: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 33-35 in Row 11 as you go.

ER 59: Working in BLO, sl st across (5). Attach to sts 36 and 37 of Row 11 with a Slst2TOG.  Ch 1 and turn.

ER 60-71: Repeat ER 2 and ER 3, attaching to sts 38-42 in Row 11 as you go. At the end of ER 71, attach with a sl st to st 42 of Row 11. Ch 1 and turn. Continue on to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

To create the tie strings, sl st back down ER 71 (one last time).  When you get to the corner, Ch 41.  Turn. Working in BLO, sl st in the second ch from the hook back up the ch (40 sl st).  When you reach the edging, SC in the next 5 sts and continue SC around the unfinished base of the bonnet working 2 SC into the side of each row. 5 SC in ER 1.  At the corner, Ch 41. Turn.  Working in BLO sl st in the second ch from the hook back up the ch (40 sl st).  When you reach the corner, sl st into the SC st and fasten off.

Ears-make 2 (working in continuous rounds using H hook):

Start with a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 DC

Round 2: DC inc. around (12)

Round 3: *DC inc, DC Repeat from * around the circle (18)

Round 4: *DC inc., DC in next two.  Repeat from * around (24)

Round 5-7: DC around (24)

Round 8: DC2TOG, DC in 10, DC2TOG, DC in 10 (22)

Round 9: DC2TOG, DC in 9, DC2TOG DC in 9 (20)

Round 10: DC around (20)

Round 11: DC2TOG, DC in 8, DC2TOG, DC in 8 (18)

Round 12: DC2ToG, DC in 7, DC2TOG, DC in 7 (16)

Round 13: DC2TOG, DC in 6, DC2TOG, DC in 6 (14)

Round 14-17: DC around (14)

Flatten the circle of the ear so that you can work through stitches across from each other.  Ch 1, SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC fasten off and leave a long tail to sew ear onto bonnet. (Fig. 4)

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After attaching your ears, just weave in your ends and you are finished!  This bonnet works up really quickly once you get the hang of the ribbing!  I hope you enjoy the pattern!  If you would like to add it to your Ravelry account, click HERE

 

This pattern was designed and written by Megan Meyer.  It may not be shared or distributed either physically or electronically.  You may sell finished products created with this pattern using your own images.  If you have any pattern questions, please email me at leftinknots@gmail.com.  Thank you for your cooperation! © Megan Meyer

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