Zinnia Layered Flower Bonnet
I have been wracking my brain around this Zinnia Layered Flower Bonnet. I started out with 7 stitches thinking it would be neat to have odd numbers of petals each round. I worked up the bonnet but I didn't like the way it worked up, to me it wasn't aesthetically pleasing because my edges looked off but it was sitting ok on baby's head.
It's funny how the little things can bug you, sometimes we are our own worse critics. I decided to give it another go. I asked some fellow crochet designers if they knew why my work was slanting. It always seems to be when I work with HDC in rows, it's not the first time I've ended up with skewed work. I had some suggestions but for some reason I felt it was because I used an uneven number of stitches to work with so I decided to try the pattern starting with 6 stitches and am happier with how it turned out. It's interesting how one little stitch can make such a difference.
I thought that the bonnet almost looked like a Zinnia flower, I've got some lovely yarns with long colour ways that would work up so pretty the colour possibilities for this bonnet are endless. Check out Magic Light, Magic Baby, Magic DK or Baby Batik for lots of great colour ways. Any of these mentioned yarns can be used, make sure to use correct hook size.
Zinnia Layered Flower Bonnet Pattern Notes..
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Yarn: Ice Yarns #3 Magic Light (100g/360m) I used less than half a ball.
Hook: US G6/4.00mm
Size: 0-3 months
- FLO/BLO - Front or Back loops only.
- Shell - 3 hdc in same stitch.
Gauge: 7 hdc x 6.5 rows = 2 inch square. Gauge was measured from the inside of the bonnet once made. The stitches are stretched out due to the way the stitches are worked.)
- Start working in the round, do not join unless otherwise specified.
- Use a stitch marker in your beginning stitch so you don’t lose your place.
- I used #2 Baby Batik (100g/360m) Ice yarns with a US 7/4.50mm hook for my 2nd attempt.