Every once in a while a new yarn takes the crochet world by storm. It has people clamouring to their nearest Big Box craft store to see if it’s available in their neck of the woods. Usually, up here in the Great White North, we find ourselves out of luck. I mean, it’s August 2018 and we are just now getting Lion Brand Mandala in some of our locations! So when I heard of the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations (because let’s be honest, pictures of this stuff are EVERYWHERE!), I knew I had to see if Michaels up here had it. And wouldn’t you know it, they DID!
My first thought was… how on Earth am I supposed to pick a colorway!? With 20 incredible color palettes and 7 solids, you can mix and match to your hearts content! This yarn is a merino blend making it oh-so-soft to use and perfect for wearing close to the skin. My only beef is that there is only 127 yards of yarn per braid. At $9.99 CAD each, this does make it a pricier option compared to other yarns available in stores.
With my purchase in hand, I set off to design a fun an functional pattern using only ONE BRAID! With Autumn slowly creeping in, I wanted to make something for my daughter. That is where the Easy Peasy Bonnet crochet pattern was born. What do you think? I made this Bonnet with only a few scraps left over from weaving in the ends. Want to make your own? Check out the pattern below!
EASY PEASY BONNET | FREE CROCHET PATTERN
1 skein of Caron x Pantone (sample made using Purple Pops), or 127 yards of Bulky #5 yarn of choice. A heavy worsted #4 would also work.
K (6.5 mm) hook.
Child 8” tall x 9” long
13 sc x 16 rows = 4”x4”
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sp: space
- slst: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- BLO: back loop only
Special Pattern Notes
Always join in first stitch of round with a slst. If using Caron x Pantone yarn, continue with one color until you complete the last full row which is approximately 7 -8
1: Starting with a Magic Circle, ch1, 6sc in circle, join, pull gently to close. (6)
2: Ch1, turn, 2sc around, join. (12)
3: Ch1, turn, sc in first, 2sc in next, *sc, 2sc, repeat from * around, join. (18)
4: Ch1, turn, sc in first 2, 2sc in next, *sc in next 2, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (24)
5: Ch1, turn, sc in first 3, 2sc in next, *sc in next 3, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (30)
6: Ch1, turn, sc in first 4, 2sc in next, *sc in next 4, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (36)
7: Ch1, turn, sc in first 5, 2sc in next, *sc in next 5, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (42)
8: Ch1, turn, sc in first 6, 2sc in next, *sc in next 6, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (48)
9: Ch1, turn, sc in first 7, 2sc in next, *sc in next 7, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (54)
10: Ch1, turn, sc in first 8, 2sc in next, *sc in next 8, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (60)
11-13: Ch1, turn, sc around, join. (60)
14-18: Ch1, turn, sk 1 st, sc around to last 2 sts, sc2tog, do NOT join. (50)
19-34 (or until your Bonnet measures 8” long): Ch1, turn, sc across. (50)
35: Change to last color, ch1, turn, sc across. (50)
36: Ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2, slst to next sc in hat. (3 sc, 1 slst)
37: Slst in next sc, turn, working in the BLO, sk over 2 slst, sc across each sc. (3 sc, 1 slst)
38: Ch1, turn, working in the BLO, sc across, slst to next sc. (3 sc, 1 slst)
Repeat 37 and 38 until you have worked all around the hat.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Cut remaining strands of yarn into 22” strands. Divide in two. Pull through the corner of the Bonnet until each strand is halfway through. Braid and knot the end to secure.
What do you think? Will you be finding this on your hook this season? If you like the Easy Peasy Bonnet crochet pattern, you might like the Faux Fur Hood as well!
Check out the rest of my FREE crochet patterns HERE!