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Bev's Newborn or Preemie BONNET
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2005, 2008

1 oz of Soft Worsted weight yarn for newborn size, soft baby weight yarn for preemies size
Size I (or G for preemies) hook

Row 1:  Ch 4 and join to form a ring.  Ch 3 (counts as a dc)  make 14 dcs in the ring (15)
Slip stitch to top of beginning Ch 3 to join. You will be crocheting in the round right now.

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in same stitch, make 2 dcs in each stitch around; slip stitch to top of beginning CH 3 to join (30dcs).

Row 3:  CH 3; Work 1 dc in each dc around; slip stitch to top of beginning ch 3.    Ch 1, now turn. (this is where we will begin making the open bonnet part)

Row 4:  sc  in between each dc around, ch 3, turn

Row 5:  dc in each sc around, ch 1, turn

Repeat Row 4 and Row 5 to complete11 Rows total

Slip stitch in corner; CH 1, turn to work on bottom of bonnet around neck -- work evenly around neckline with SC in end of each row and in between unworked DCs of Row 2 (in center back of bonnet) to front side corner.

CH 25 (or desired length for tie) -- Turn and slip stitch (in top 2 strands of each chain) of 2nd chain from hook and along length of chain to front corner (slip stitch in corner). 

Working around the front of the hat - **CH 2, slip stitch in next stitch.  Repeat from ** across the front to corner.  CH 25 (or desired length for tie) -- work same as for opposite tie.  Slip stitch to front corner.  CH 1 and turn piece to work a slip stitch in each SC around neckline to opposite corner.  Fasten off. 

Weave in all ends

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