Baby Bonnet Pattern #5244

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Baby Bonnet Pattern #5244

CHADWICK'S RED HEART BABY WOOL, 1 ball (¾ oz. balls).
Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
1½ yards ribbon, ¾ inch wide.
2 ribbon rosettes.

GAUGE: (Pattern Stitch) 3 shells make 2 inches.

   Starting at center of back, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts). 3rd rnd: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (an inc). Repeat from * around (18 sts). 4th rnd: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around (24 sts). Continue thus, increas­ing 6 sts on each rnd until there are 90 sts on the rnd and piece measures 4¼ inches from side to side across center. Now work 1 rnd without increasing, sl st in next st. Ch 1, turn and work back and forth as follows: 1st row: Sc in same place as sl st, * make crossed dc's over the next 3 sts—to make crossed dc's, skip 2 sts, dc in back loop of next st, ch 3, holding last dc and ch-3 down with left thumb make dc in back loop of first st skipped, sc in st following crossed dc's. Repeat from * until there are 18 crossed dc's, ending row with sc in st following last crossed dc. Remaining sc's are back of neck. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Make 5 dc (a shell) in each ch-3 across, end row with dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Sc in dc, * make crossed dc's over the next 3 sts, sc between shells. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately until piece meas­ures 4½ inches from last rnd of sc, end­ing with the 2nd row. Do not fasten off but work sc along lower edge and back of neck, holding edge in to fit (about 9 inches). Fasten off.

FINISHING … Run the ¾-inch rib­bon under and over the shells of 1st row on front edge. Make the ends even for ties and tack ribbon at each side of cap. Sew on rosettes.