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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern and Giveaway

Pretty Baby Valentine Bonnet
Today, I'd like to share this sweet little bonnet pattern with you and
give you a chance to win the newborn size bonnet that I hand crocheted!
I've been working on some new hats for my etsy shop
and it seems I've gone a bit bonnet crazy.
I have one new baby boy beanie to introduce soon, but most of my new creations are bonnets.  There's just something about the way they frame a sweet baby face that I'm finding irresistible.  Bonnets are perfect for newborn portraits, Christenings and Blessings, Easter, or any other special occasion!  I have a few new designs...delicate lacy ones for baby girls and simple textured ones for baby boys, there are even a few with unexpected pops of color!  I will also have some special one-of-a-kind hats available!
Here's a little sneak peek of one of my favorites....

The bonnet pattern I'm sharing today is a bit more casual and works up really fast.
I was thinking of Valentine's day when I made this one, so I used a white cotton blend yarn and a red and white ribbon.  I finished it off with a cute little heart.
This same pattern could be used with any color yarn or ribbon to make a bonnet for whatever occasion you choose.  You could leave the heart off or even replace it with your favorite crocheted flower.
It's a pretty basic pattern so mix it up and have fun with it!
(Just remember to always supervise a baby wearing a hat that has strings)
On to the good stuff...

First...Enter the giveaway...
One lucky winner will receive this adorable newborn size Valentine's Day bonnet.
Do any (or all) of these things to enter (one entry per item, be sure to leave a separate comment here for each thing you do, each comment counts as an entry, up to 4 entries per person):

1. Follow my blog
2. Like me on facebook
3. Follow me on pinterest
4. Visit my etsy shop and leave a comment here to tell me which hat you like best and/or what you'd like to see more of (styles/colors/sizes, etc)

If you already follow me here, on fb or pinterest, leave a comment letting me know that, each comment will count as an entry...and  ♥Thanks so much, you're the best!♥
That give you four chances to enter!  The winner will be randomly drawn on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013.
Good Luck!

Then...Crochet the hat...
Pretty Baby Valentine Bonnet
You will need:
worsted weight yarn in white and a tiny bit of red (I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease)
size I crochet hook for bonnet, size G hook for heart
1 yard of ribbon (3/4 - 1 1/2 inch width.  I used 1 1/2 in width and I folded in half when I laced it through the hat)
gauge 4dc = 1 inch
bauble = 2tr tog, ch, 2tr tog

Bonnet: with I hook and white yarn
Row 1: In a magic ring ch 3 (count as 1st dc), 9 dc, join with slip stitch in starting chain (10dc).
Row 2: ch1, sc in same stitch, 2sc in each stitch around, join (20sc)
Row 3: ch3, 2dc in next stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch*, repeat between stars to end of round, join (30dc)
Row 4: ch, sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, * sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch*, repeat between stars to end of round, join (40sc)
Row 5: ch3, dc in next 37 stitches, turn (38dc)
Row 6: ch1, sc in next 37 stitches, turn (37sc)
Row 7: repeat row 5
Row 8: repeat row 6
Row 9: repeat row 5
Row 10: ch1, sc in next 17 stitches, 2sc tog in next stitch, sc in next 18 stitches, turn
Row 11: ch 4, *skip 1 sc, bauble in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, tr in next sc*, repeat between stars to end of row, turn.
Row 12: ch1, *sc in 2nd stitch from hook, sc in center of bauble, sc in next stitch, sc in tr* repeat between stars to end of row, turn.
Row 13: skip 1st sc, *6dc in next sc, skip one sc, sl st in next sc, skip one sc*, repeat between stars to end of row.  tie off.

Heart: with G hook and red yarn
In a magic circle, chain 3, 3 tr, 3dc, ch, dc, ch, 3dc, 3tr, ch3, slip stitch into ring.  Pull ring tightly closed and tie two ends together.

Weave ribbon through row with baubles (behind a pair of baubles and in front of a triple crochet).
Sew heart into place.

I hope you find this pattern easy to follow.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, let me know!
Please respect the work and creativity that went into this design and use the pattern for personal use only.

59 comments:

  1. I was breezing along, loving your pattern, till I hit row 12. Could you please explain that row again? I don't understand where the 2tr together came from. I don't have those. I have baubles, chains, and trebles.
    Lovely hat! Nice for Easter.

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  2. Hi Kathy, thanks for catching that...when I initially wrote out the pattern I hadn't defined the "bauble", I was just considering it (2tr tog, ch, 2tr tog), so in my first draft row 12 made sense...then when I wrote it here, I changed it in row 11 but forgot to update row 12, sorry. I think I've fixed in now (but I haven't actually taken hook to yarn yet to be sure). I hope it is more clear now. Let me know how it works for you!

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  3. Hi Carolyn!
    I must say that the bonnet is absolutely adorable! I am not much into "hat" knitting or crocheting (that's my sister's department)although last week I started a beret :)

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  4. I follow your blog.

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  5. I like you on fb.

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  6. I follow on pinterest.

    Sweetly Made
    Emilee Reynolds

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  7. I like the newsboy cap, hearted it and added you to my favorites list.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  8. My favorite item is the chunky beanie beret with the pink and wine flower! ADORABLE!

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  9. I like you on facebook as Rachel Szostek

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  10. I follow you on Pinterest as Rachel Szostek

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  11. I love your toddler newsgirl hat, but the dahlia beanie is precious, too!

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  12. following on fb as Kady Herron

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  13. following on pinterest as Kady Herron

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  14. your dahlia hat is beautiful

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  15. Your etsy shop is so cute love the little girls hats with flowers..

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  16. I'm doing all four, but only leaving one comment because I don't have or know of anyone with a newborn but wanted to let you know love your bonnet. It's so sweet and if I ever have another baby and it's a little girl I will be sure to snap one up. Since my girly is older, this one caught my eye: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87780545/chunky-beanie-beret-child-5-12-years?

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  17. I enjoy your blog...full of superb ideas and great inspiration. I will try out the pattern as soon I have completed my current project. Happy creating more beauties.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  18. I am an email subscriber to moose mouse creations.
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  19. I love the Spiral Stocking Cap for Newborn in Bright Pink bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  20. Follow your blog via GFC: TheBurkes

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  23. Visited MM Etsy - this is the hat I like best: Newsgirl Cap with Flower, child and adult sizes
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/22988315/newsgirl-cap-with-flower-child-and-adult?


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  24. Awesome tutorial!!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #20 :)
    Have a great week!!

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  25. Thanks for the great tutorial! Now following on GFC! Feel free to come return the love. :)

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  26. Super cute hats! I love the red and white one. That red heart is too cute!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-17_2.html

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  27. Can Canadians enter this? New blog follower (Journeys of The Zoo), http://www.blogger.com/follow-blog.g?blogID=1731204445266420681

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and following! I'm so sorry but this giveaway ended on Feb 6th. For future giveaways I will happily mail a prize to Canada!

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  28. For row 11, should there be a ch after the tr? before you skip the next stitch to do another bauble.
    Super cute bonnet!!

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    1. Hi, Thanks for trying out the pattern! I think the spacing works out just right as written. But, if you want to add a ch after the tr so that you end up with a ch on both sides of the baubles you can, just be to skip those added chains in row 12 (don't sc into them) or in your last row the scallops won't be placed properly. Hope this is helpful!

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  29. Hello, where do I find the pattern to the Christening bonnet?

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  30. Following you on all sites suggested. :)

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  31. The pattern is above, the bonnet is taupe with roses.

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    1. Hi Sharon, Thanks for following! I'm still working on writing out the patterns for the bonnets. I'll let you know when this one is available!

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  32. hi. i've just sat down to make this as it is adorable but have no idea what a bauble is. looking at the picture i'd guess it's sc, dc, hdc, dc, sc in the same stitch. am i right? thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  33. Hi, Thanks for trying out my pattern! The bauble is 2tr tog, ch, 2 tr tog (It's defined at the top of the pattern). Happy crocheting!

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  34. I absolutely lovveee this thanks for sharing your pattern! I was wondering if you could give me pointers of how to make this bigger for a 20 month old :) My daughter wpuld juat be so cute in this :)

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  35. I am now following your blog! Love the bonnets!

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  36. I have also liked you on Facebook!

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  37. What terms are you using?
    Tr? Is that UK treble

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    1. Hi, they are US terms. So the US tr = UK double treble (dtr).

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  38. Thanks for the tutorials! :)

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  39. Hello :-) Firstly thank you for this pattern :-)
    I think I've done it correct but now I'm stuck on row12.
    I'm not sure where about to SC (would the first one go in the 1st Tr?)
    And which part of the bauble to go through for 2nd SC stitch or the next for that matter?
    I'm probably being silly but am new to this, any help will be appreciated
    Thank you
    Sammy A :-) x

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  40. Hi! Thank you for the pattern! I have a question - does CH3 ALWAYS count as first DC or only in Round 1??? Thank you:)

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    1. You are very welcome! The chains at the beginning of each row count as the first stitch in the row. Happy crocheting!

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  41. Yes I did it!!!!! Your explanations were perfect! Thanks a lot!

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  42. Thank you. I just finished the white bonnet, I didn't add the heart. I used purple ribbon and I put lace around the back. I love it. Made it for my great great nieces' baby shower. Are you on google plus? I'm not on fb.

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  43. You have a taupe colored bonnet with off-white flowers shown above. How do I get the pattern for it? lehmkuhljacquelyn@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jacquelyn! Thanks for your interest in this bonnet!
      You can find all of my bonnet patterns in my etsy shop Moose Mouse Creations
      Here is a link directly to the Lorenza Bonnet Pattern
      Happy crocheting,
      Carolyn

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  44. You have a taupe colored bonnet with off-white flowers shown above. How do I get the pattern for it? lehmkuhljacquelyn@gmail.com

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  45. You have a taupe colored bonnet with off-white flowers shown above. How do I get the pattern for it? lehmkuhljacquelyn@gmail.com

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  46. Hello there!
    I just came across your lovely grey bonnet with the white roses and fell in love! Is there a separate pattern for that bonnet or was it made using the free valentine pattern?

    Thanks so much!

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