Tess was an unexpected blessing this year and it's impossible to imagine our family without her. It was nice to formally acknowledge her arrival by blessing her this past Sunday, surrounding her with family and close friends and invocations for a life filled with the good and important things. Doesn't every baby deserve this kind of welcome?
Size: 3 months
Materials: 1 skein Paton’s Grace yarn in natural, Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
· ch: chain
· sl st: slip stitch
· v-st: v-stitch (double crochet, chain-1, double crochet in same stitch)
Ch 3. Join with a slip stitch to form a loop.
Round 1: 9 single crochet (sc) into loop, sl st in beg sc to join.
Round 2: Ch2, v-stitch (double crochet, chain-1, double crochet in same st). V-stitch in next 8 sc around. Sl st in beginning chain to join. (9 v-st)
Round 3: Ch1, sc in each dc and ch-1 around; sl st in beginning ch-1. (28 sc)
Round 4: Ch2, v-st in same st, ch1, sk 1 sc, *v-st in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc,** repeat from * to ** around and sl st in beginning ch. (14 v-stitch)
Round 5: Ch2, *v-st in the next v-st (working in the ch-1 space); ch 1, sk nxt ch-1 space,** repeat from * to ** around and sl st in beginning ch. (14 v-stitch)
Round 6: Repeat round 5.
Round 7: Ch 2, *v-st in nxt v-st, v-st in nxt ch-1 space** repeat from * to ** and finish with the final v-st in last ch1. Join with a sl st in beginning ch. (28 vst)
Round 8: Ch2, *v-st in nxt v-st** repeat from * to ** around and join with a sl st in beginning ch. (28 vst)
Round 9: Ch1, sc in same st, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc**, repeat from * to ** for a total of 72 sc (leaving 12 unworked sc, which will be back of neck). Ch-1 turn. (72 sc)
Now you will work in rows, rather than rounds.
Row 1: Sc in base of turning chain, *sc in nxt sc**, repeat from * to ** to end. Chain 1. Turn (72 sc)
Repeat Row 1 15 times for a total of 16 sc rows.
Now you will make the neck band and ties.
From the end of the last sc row, chain 71. Turn, sc in 1st ch nxt to hook. 69 sc to edge of hat (70 sc in tie). Now work 16 sc across the ends of the sc rows. Work 12 sc along the previously unworked part of back neck. Work 16 sc along the opposite edge of sc rows. Chain 71, turn.
Next Row: Sc into 1st ch next to hook and each subsequent ch for 70 sc. 16 sc along straight rows. Along back of neck, 1 sc,*2 sc, sc next 2 sts tog**, repeat from * to ** two more times for a total of 3 decreases, 1 sc. Work 16 sc along straight rows. Work 70 sc along tie, ch-1, turn.
Next Row: 70 sc along tie. 16 sc along straight rows. 9 sc along back of neck. 16 sc along straight rows. 70 sc along tie, ch-1. Turn and work 3 sc along end of tie. Ch-1, turn and work 70 sc along opposite side of tie.
Fasten off at edge of bonnet. Weave in ends.