Design a Baby Bonnet

Another Serendipity Pattern!
The Bonnet Pattern started as the bonnet for a matinee set
and can probably be modified
to become almost any type of bonnet you want.

Dimensions:

Use almost any weight of yarn -#10 cotton, 32 stitch, 28 stitch, or 24 stitch- and a hook appropriate to the yarn and your usual gauge.

Making the Back:Make a disk or a hexagon to the required diameter.
Here is a pattern for each -but any pattern will work:
DISK OF DOUBLE CROCHET:

HEXAGON OF SINGLE CROCHET:

THE CROWN:
The lace part of the bonnet uses 5/6 of the stitches in the last row of the back. (5 of the 6 sections of the Hexagon or 10 of the 12 sections of the disk) This is only approximate so allowances can be made for the stitches required for different lace patterns.

Most books of Crochet Stitches include many open, lacy stitches that will work but here is one shell pattern that is quite nice. (And done in 32 stitch yarn it takes "forever"):

Edging:
Chain 71 then slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain back to the bonnet.
Join with slip stitch to first stitch.
Chain 5, sc in bottom of each "V" formed by the ends of the rows.
Across the back: DC in first stitch, **skip 1 sc, DC in next** Repeat from ** to ** to end of back section.
Chain 5, sc in bottom of each "V" formed by the ends of the rows.
Chain 71, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and each chain back to the bonnet.
Join with slip stitch to last stitch and fasten off. Weave in all ends.
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