Thursday, January 20, 2011

Crochet: Blessing Day Bonnet in Blush


I couldn't resist remaking the Blessing Day Bonnet. This time in a blush pink color (actually called "Whisper"). When I first made it I was in a rush to complete it for Tess' blessing day. I really wanted her to wear something made just for her and I couldn't find the pattern I had in mind. So I figured it out, all in one shot, late at night. It worked well enough and I thought she looked beautiful in it, but it didn't fit perfectly. So I just made a few little adjustments to the shaping. Of course, it's over two months later and Tess is bigger, so now it's a little on the small side, but I think the pattern is improved.


I just love this type of baby bonnet. Covers the ears, ties under the neck to stay put, nips in at the nape, and frames the baby's face so beautifully. It's so old fashioned. A theme of mine, as you've probably seen.

Everything about this bonnet makes it so wearable--the color, the cotton yarn, the light weight. Just the right thing to keep her warm but too hot. I may have to work this out in a larger size. I'll share it if I do.


For now, you can find the improved pattern for the Blessing Day Bonnet back on the original post. And you can also download a PDF of the pattern here. If you try it I'd love to see photos. Please consider sharing a link or adding some photos to my Flickr group.


I love the ringlet curls formed by the ties. A complete and happy accident. Maybe they'd lay flat if I blocked them? I haven't tried it because I like the way they curl under her chin.

27 comments:

Jayna Rae said...

Things like this make me wish I had little girls, but also glad because I think I might go into crafting overload. I have loved this since the first time I saw it.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Beautiful! Perfect stitches and darling hat for such a special little baby! I love the curls too! Don't even think about blocking them!

MGM

Rebecca said...

I absolutely love this bonnet. I just found out that a dear friend is expecting a baby girl, and this will be a perfect gift. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!! :)

Lori Lynn said...

This is lovely! So classic! I'll have to try this for some shower gifts :-)

Kara said...

That is so stunning. I love this pattern, especially the back of the head. And Tess is looking so beautiful in it.

French Press Knits said...

Oh these photos are too adorable- the bonnet's not bad either :)

Taylor said...

Your little girls are so beautiful!

Kristin said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern! My second little girl is due in just a couple months and I was looking for something just for her for the Spring. Can't wait to make it!

Fauset Photography said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! I was so happy to get your Christmas card and announcement, thanks for thinking of me!!
Jen

Wanting What I Have said...

This is just gorgeous. I absolutely love it!

Stitchify said...

You make such beautiful crafts and babies!

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cheldi said...

beautiful! i'm desperately hoping my pregnant friend would enjoy an old fashioned bonnet for her new baby!
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RaeLyn said...

I love this little bonnet. Thank you for sharing! I am hoping to make it for my baby girl #3 arriving in a few months. Quick question, would Hobby Lobby's "I love this cotton" work as well as the yarn you suggest? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. Unfortunately, I could not get the pattern to download last night when I wanted to make it (I winged it) Yours is much prettier. I will try again now that I can download the pattern. Thank you. I am going to peruse your blog now. You look very talented!!! Saw this on Ravelry btw.

Courtney said...

I want to make this as an Easter bonnet for my 10 month old. She is in 90% for head size (it's ok, she's 90% for height too!!) so I definitely need a bigger size. Is there any way you can help me with that? Btw, I have made several Best Baby Cloches, they are great! Everyone loves them!

Anneliese said...

@Courtney: I understand all about kiddo heads on the high end of the chart! What a cute idea to use this bonnet as an easter bonnet! I haven't tried sizing up but if you can try it on your baby as you go you should be able to figure it out. I would repeat row 8 (v-stitches) a few more times--you'll need to see how this works and determine whether or not you need to increase on these rows to maintain the right shape. If you do increase, you'll want to try and maintain the same proportion of unworked sc when you start the straight rows, and then likely add more of the sc rows. I hope that helps! Makes me think I should try it larger but I'm not sure if I'll be able to work it in! You have to let me know if you do it! I'd love to see pictures!

Rebecca said...

I have to tell you, I've followed your blog for a while now. This weekend, I went back to the beginning and looked at all of your pictures (and read many of your posts) so now I'm all caught up. Ha.
I fell in love with this bonnet the first time I saw it, in its original post. I wanted to make it but had no reason to. Then, I bookmarked the page when I saw the updated version - by then my cousin was expecting a baby girl! I've just mailed her teeny bonnet to her and can't wait to see a picture of her sweet babe wearing it. Now I have another baby on the way, and am planning on making another bonnet, if this baby is a girl. :)

Your creativity is inspiring. I love all of your photos and your fun writing. Keep them coming! And thanks so much for sharing. :)

Melissa said...

Could you please tell me what brand of yarn and what exact color this is? I am looking for a blush pink colored yarn and I can't find any anywhere! Is this 100% acrylic? Thanks!! :)

Anneliese said...

@Melissa: This is Paton's Grace yarn in "Whisper." I've got a link to it in the first paragraph. It's a beautiful yarnb--I love it! It's 100% mercenized cotton. You can buy it online too.

Jennifer said...

When I start the sc rows (1-15), do I ch1 and turn at the end of each row? When I look at your picture it only looks like there are about 8 rows. I'm confused.

Anneliese said...

@Jennifer: Yes, you chain 1 and turn at the end of each row. I left that out of the original instructions on the blog post and just fixed it. Thanks for your comment!

craftymommajess said...

I just love your patterns! I think I am going to make this to go with my daughter's blessing gown I am currently crocheting :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting such a lovely pattern. I began making it for a friend's niece, but the baby was born 8 weeks early.

Do you have any suggestions for making the pattern smaller and maintaining the proportions? It is intended for the baby's christening, approximately 3 months after its birth.

Thanks again.
Paula

Rhondda Mol said...

I have been searching for the perfect baby bonnet pattern for a while and I just found your post. This is my favorite of all the bonnet patterns I have viewed. Thank you so much for sharing this for free. I have shared the link to my FB page as a fellow yarn friend was looking for a pattern too :)

Margaret V Fernandes said...

I had to crochet a bonnet for an infant and chanced upon your website and the lovely blessings day bonnet.. I used your pattern and it turned out lovely!! Thank you so much for sharing...I wish I could have uploaded the pic... am not sure how to :-(

Tina @ The Rogue Sparrow said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern. I've just finished making one with plans to make some more in different colours. I've linked my post back to you. Thanks again :)

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