How To Crochet A Bonnet

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How To Crochet A Bonnet
How To Crochet A Bonnet

A cover for a stroller, a bedspread, a bonnet and booties are classic gifts for a newborn. They carry the warmth of the hands that knitted them, express love for the baby. Any mother is pleased to receive such a present for her baby, especially since such things are always individual, original and made only in one copy. The crocheted cap option is completely beyond the power of even a beginner knitter. Here you need the ability to perform only the most elementary loops - single crochet and air loops.

How to crochet a bonnet
How to crochet a bonnet

It is necessary

  • - hook;
  • - yarn;
  • - tape;
  • - knitted needle.


Step 1

The cap is knitted according to the pattern. To understand how many loops you need to dial to start knitting, you need to determine the knitting density. To do this, link a sample. The sample is knitted with that pattern, that yarn and that crochet with which you will subsequently knit the entire product. Tie a 5 * 5 cm square with the selected pattern. Count the number of resulting columns and the number of rows in the sample. Suppose you knit in single crochet stitches and at 5 cm you have 10 stitches in width. This means that in 1 cm horizontally, you will have 2 single crochets. And in height (vertically) you got 15 rows. Therefore, the vertical knitting density is: 1 cm 3 rows of single crochet columns. Write these numbers down - they will come in handy again.

Step 2

Now you need to calculate how many air loops you need to make to start knitting. You need to knit on top, i.e. for 33cm we need to dial: 33 * 2 = 66 air loops + 1 lifting loop = 67 loops.

Step 3

Type in the number of air loops calculated in this way. In the second loop from the edge, knit a single crochet (or start knitting your chosen pattern). Pattern to end of row. At the end of the row, make a lifting loop and continue to knit. Thus, knit a rectangle until its height is 10 cm.Then finish knitting, tighten the thread, break off.

Step 4

At a distance of 12 cm from the edge, insert the hook into the loop, pull the thread, secure it with a simple knot and continue to knit the middle sector with the same pattern 1 row, but not until the end - the row must be finished at a distance of 12 cm from the other edge.

Step 5

Now you need to calculate how many subtractions you need to make in order to get an even, beveled on both sides, edge. According to the pattern, it turns out that you need to knit a sector 10 cm high, i.e. 10cm * 3 rows = 30 rows. For 30 rows, you need to reduce the number of columns from 9 cm to 5 cm.That is, 9cm-5cm = 4cm and 4cm * 2 columns = 8 columns. This means that in 30 rows you need to reduce the canvas by 8 columns. Since you need to decrease the number of columns symmetrically on both sides, it means you need to make 8 columns / 2 = 4 decreases. Therefore, for 30 rows, you need to make 4 decreases by 1 column from each edge of the canvas. Those. 30/4 = 7, 5. Since the rows are considered only whole numbers, it means that the decrease must be done in every 7th row, and the last two rows must be knit without decrease.

Step 6

Further, based on the calculations made, tie the middle sector exactly according to the pattern. Do subtractions like this: on each side, knit the second and third stitches from the edge together. Finish knitting, tighten the thread.

Step 7

Assemble the product by making two seams on the sides of the cap. Make external seams (you can tie them with single crochet columns) so that they do not press on the baby's delicate skin. Now tie the cap around the edge on all sides with single crochets or a "crustacean" step (single crochet, but tied from left to right).

Step 8

Pass the tape through the bottom edge of the cap. Or knit strings from the same yarn from which you knitted. The cap is ready.

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