2 1/2 oz. Crochet Silk Crochet Hook No. 14 2 Yards of Ribbon
Commence with 5 chain, join and into ring make 12 double crochet.
Next Round - 2 double crochet in 1st stitch, 1 d c in next stitch, alternately all around.
Next Round - *2 double crochet in 1st stitch, and 1 d c in each of next 2 stitches. Repeat from * all around.
Next Round - *2 double crochet in 1st stitch and 1 d c in each of next 3 stitches. Repeat from * all around.
Work on in this way, having one more double crochet between the increases (which must always be on 1st stitch of increase in previous row) until work measures 2 1/2 inches from centre of crown, about 19 rows.
Next Round - 3 chain, 3 treble all into 1 stitch, miss 3, and slip into next stitch, *2 chain 3 tr, all in same stitch, miss 3 and slip into next. Repeat from * all around.
Next Round - Turn with 3 chain, * 3 tr, all in same stitch, slip into space made by 2 chain in previous row, 2 ch. Repeat from * until you have 25 shells, make 1 double crochet instead of slip stitch the last time. Leave other shells unworked for back of neck.
Next Round - Turn and work as for last row, always having 3 chain to turn and ending with 1 double crochet, one more row the same.
Now turn with 9 chain, and into space made by 2 chain work a triple treble (silk 3 times over needle, and draw off 2 stitches at a time), * 3 chain, 1 triple treble in next space. Repeat from * to end of row. Turn with 3 chain and work 4 rows of the shells as before, then turn with 9 chain and work the row of open triple treble, then 2 rows of shells, then a row of open triple treble. Do not break off silk, but make 9 chain and work along neck in the same way with triple treble until you come to edge of front again, where you work the turned back points.
First work a row of shells as usual across front (29). Turn and work 9 shells, turn and work 8, turn and work 7. Continue until you have only one. Break off silk. Begin again, and slip into 2 chain space of shell following end of last point, and work 9 shells for 2nd point, reducing to one as before, then work the 3rd point in the same manner.
Begin again at right end of neck, and work 1 double crochet in end stitch, *-1 picot (4 chain, 1 d c in 1st chain), 1 d c on top of next triple treble. Repeat from * all along the neck, then after turning the points back, work on across front, working into the chain the points where worked on, then continue on around the 3 points, and finish off neatly.
Thread ribbon through 3 rows of holes, and sew neatly at ends, then thread ribbon through holes at neck, leaving ends to tie. Tack the points here and there to keep them in place.
You are done creating this lovely silk crochet bonnet.
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