Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I made this bonnet up for a swap that I did on Ravelry in the LOTR (Lord of the Rings) group. The Realm of Rohan and the People of Rohirrim were my inspiration.
I used a G hook and worsted weight yarn. Changing hook size and yarn will change the size of the bonnet. Or you can simply add more chains.
Row 1) Leaving a long ch for seaming, ch 65, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch accross.
Row 2) ch2, (counts as first dc now and through out) dc in next st and in each st accross.
Row 3-11) Repeat row 2. You can add more rows for a wider bonnet.
Row 12) ch2, dc in next st, * skip next st, dc in next st, keeping hook towards front go back and dc in skipped st, (this creats an X like stitch) repeat from * accross to last 2sts, dc in last 2 sts.
Row 13) ch2, * skip next st, dc in next st, keeping hook towards fron dc in skipped st, repeat from * accross to last st, dc in last st.
Row 14) ch1, sc in first st and in each st accross. DO NOT fasten off
Folding bonnet in half use long ch to seam up the base ch, weave in ends
Pick up yarn where you left off and ch1, sc evenly accross bottom of bonnet. Fasten off, weave in ends.
I used a double strand of yarn with a larger hook for ties by chaining about 45-50 ch
and attached to sides of bonnet towards the front.
ch5, sl st in first ch, * ch5, sl st in first st, repeat from * 3 more times, or add a few more or less for petals. attatch to bonnet.
Please let me know if there are any mistakes you might find or typos. I sent this out before I wrote it down and hopefully I remembered numbers right!