Saturday, 26 July 2014

Princess Anna bonnet FREE PATTERN

I know it is the middle of summer, and that that usually means warm weather, lots of outside play, and enjoying the sunshine. However, here in Alberta Canada, summer can mean turning on your air conditioner one day and your furnace the next. That is the kind of week we have had. The beginning of the week has seen close to 30 degree weather, whereas the last two days found my family huddled with sweaters and blankets on the couch in front of the fireplace drinking hot cocoa and wondering who stole summer. Perhaps it was Elsa.

My older kids being away at various day camps, I was left home these past few weeks with just my littlest one, three year old Lizzy. Without siblings home I'm thinking she really didn't know what to do to entertain herself. She usually likes to make her rounds playing house with her older sister, acting out scenes from her big brother's latest Magic Treehouse novel (I think last time they were ninjas in Japan) and reducing her other brother to tears in record time. (Usually about two nano-seconds.) That last one is a special talent of hers, much to her soft-hearted brothers - and her mother's- dismay.

So when everyone else was out of the house, we had some snuggle on the couch time watching her favorite movie: Frozen. This prompted her to ask for an Anna hat, and while I don't usually crochet in the summer unless it is for custom orders, I couldn't resist. (plus I had all the right colors in the basket beside the couch. I just couldn't say no to her!

So here goes the pattern. I am writing by memory here, so as always please leave any mistakes in the comment section.

Anna Bonnet:

H hook
worsted weight yarn in pink, purple orange and cream, fuzzy white yarn
needle.
Fits my 3 1/2 year old.

Row 1: leaving a long tail for sewing, start with a slip knot and ch 55. (use more sts for larger head, less for smaller.)

Row 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each st across (53 sts) Ok. If you have 52 here, don't sweat it. the numbers don't really matter. Just make sure you have the same in each row proceeding.

Row 3-13: Ch 2. dc in each row across making sure you always have the same number of stitches. You should end up with a rectangle. break yarn and weave in THIS END ONLY.

Using the long tail you started with, fold the rectangle in half and sew up one side so you are left with a square. turn so the seam is on the inside of the bonnet.

Using a darker purple attach yarn to bottom corner of bonnet with right side showing. Working along the part that will frame the face: ch1. *Skip next st. 3sc in next st. ** continue from * to ** along the face framing part of the bonnet. ch 2 in corner and sc evenly along the part that goes around the back of the head.

With bonnet folded in half count 11 sts from the top on each side and place marker. sc with fuzzy white yarn from one marker to the other. Repeat until you have your desired fuzzy-ness.

To attach the hair: I cut lengths of orange and cream and looped them through just under the bonnets bottom edge. I used 2 strands in each place that I attached the yarn, over 9 stitches. (so 18 strands total per side.) I used 6 strands of the cream yarn to show Anna's streak that is in her hair. I attached them in each of the nine rows starting from the seam, however, if I were to make this again I would have started them farther forward.

I hope this pattern is helpful and useful for you. Please leave comments on anything that is not clear. Thanks!


For a list of crochet stitches and how to make them go here.

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