A Simple NIN Bonnet
by Merry Higby ©2001
|IMPORTANT! Use size 10 thread or it will not be big
enough. This bonnet was designed to work up quickly to
encourage more people to tat a bonnet to be used for
Newborns In Need. One major thing that makes this work up
quickly is using size 10 thread.
The pictures show the bonnet on a regulation sized soft ball, which is about the size of a grapefruit.
|Last Ring: 6+ (to last P of Prev LR) 6-2-2-6-6.
Cut and tie. Hide Ends.
Ch: 4-2-2-4. DO NOT RW. (Keep the picots pointing outward on this chain.)
* LR: 6-6-2+(to center p on LR of row 2) 2-6-6. CR. Rw.
Ch: 4-2-2-4. CR. RW.*
|SR: 6+ (to last p of prev LR) 6-2 / 6-6-2
*Ch: 4-2-2-4. CR. RW.
|Continue from * to * to end of row, climbing to row 4 with a chain (with picots facing outward).|
|Note: - - indicates a picot that is 3/8" when it is folded (or 3/4" on horizontal gauge.)
SCMR: 2 [leave 3/8" thread, R: 2-2- -2-2, leave 3/8" thread] 2 * [leave 3/8" thread, R: 2+2- -2-2, leave 3/8" thread] 2 *
Repeat from * to * until there are 14 rings surrounding the center ring.
Leave 3/8" thread.
SR: 2+2 / 2+2
Leave 3/8" thread
*R: 6-6-2+(to center p on LR of bonnet top and sides) 2-6-6
Join to LP on next small ring of SCMR*
Repeat from * to *, joining to all 12 rings of bonnet top.
Join to LP on next small ring of SCMR**
Repeat from ** to **, joining to remaining 3 LP and joining last LR to first LR.
Tie tail of last LR to tail coming from SR at end of SCMR.
Cut and tie. Hide ends.
|R: ring||LR: Large ring||SR: Small ring|
|BegR: Beginning Ring||CR: Close Ring||DS(s): Double Stitch(s)|
|p or -: picot||-- : Long Picot||ch: chain|
|prev.: previous||RW or rev: reverse work||Numerals indicate the number of double stitches|
|+: join (text in brackets following indicate join location)|