Bring May Flowers…

Ah, it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve written my last post and two weeks since summer semester has started.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Honestly, if it weren’t for the fact that I want school to be over forever as of yesterday, I probably wouldn’t have signed up to do summer classes, but I am determined to get my Bachelor’s degree…even if life seems to halt while I’m doing so.

So, anyway – Audrey just turned 5 months on the 25th.  5 freaking months.  Where has the time gone?  I still feel pregnant most times – like no kidding feel some phantom kicks – and she’s already almost a half of a year.  It’s crazy.  My theme for this month was “brings May flowers” since last month’s was “April showers”.  Trust me, I have a theme for every month!


For this photograph to happen, I searched my idea into Pinterest, and what do you know?  Someone had the same idea!  Because people think of freaking everything.  Also, just throwing this out there but I’m a novice crocheter, so it may not look the nicest, butttt it works for me.

Floppy Flower Bonnet**

 (I used to 3-6 month pattern)

  • Lion brand Hometown USA in “Minneapolis Purple” and “Oklahoma City Green”
  • Size M (9mm) hook
  • Tapestry hook

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Tr – treble crochet

Gauge:

Worked in hdc. 5 rows x 6 stitches = 3 in square
3-6 month bonnet

Chain 10.

Hdc in the second chain from hook, hdc in the next 7 stitches.  5 hdc in last stitch.   Working down the other side, hdc in 8 stitches. Turn (22).

Ch 2, hdc in the next 7 stitches. 2 hdc in the next 5 stitches.  Hdc in next 8 stitches. Turn (27).

Ch 2, hdc in next 8 stitches. 2 hdc in next stitch.  1 hdc in next stitch.  2 hdc in next stitch.  1 hdc in next 2 stitches. 2 hdc in next stitch.  1 hdc in next stitch. 2 hdc in next stitch. 1 hdc in next  9 stitches.  Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch. Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch.  Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch.  Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch.  Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch.  Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch.  Turn (31).

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch.  Turn (31).
Leaf ties (make 2)

Ch 8.

Sc in 2nd, hdc in next, dc in next, tr in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in last. Ch 3.  Working down other side, sc in the first sc, dc in next, tr in next, hdc in next and sc in last stitch.  Sl st in the same stitch.  Ch 22 then sl st to side of bonnet.
Petals (I made 7 but the original only calls for 6)

Magic Circle

8 hdc in circle join with sl st.

Ch 2, 2 hdc in next stitch.  Hdc in the next, dc in the next and tr in the same stitch, tr in the next and dc in the same stitch. Hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the last.

Sc around, tie off, weave in ends.
**To get the petals to stand up straight, I laced some purple pipe cleaner through them.
[crochet pattern from Busting Stitches]

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