Wait...egg hats? I should probably explain myself before I go any further. It all started about a month ago when I was having a major creative block. I really wanted to make something cute and small and pretty, but I had no idea what. Jewelry? Sure, but I make jewelry all the time. I like to think I'm not into tacky, kitschy things, but then I had this weird idea.
Easter's coming up, right? For some reason, eggs are a big deal during Easter. Honestly, I've never understood why. New life? Or something? In the words of Jim Gaffigan, "But what do Easter eggs have to do with Jesus?" I have no idea. Anyway, around here we hardboil them, dye them, and eventually eat them as part of tradition.
As a variation on the egg decorating process, I had an idea for making tiny egg hats! I've seen gourd hats, and I think maybe egg hats before, but never egg Easter bonnets (although I'm sure they exist). So I got tacky and kitschy and made a few to stick on my white hardboileds.
They're cute...right? Waste of perfectly good mercerized cotton? You decide. But if you're looking for a quick and adorable project, I've included the pattern below. For a list of crochet abbreviations, check out Craft Yarn Council's list.
Size 10 mercerized cotton thread (I use the Aunt Lydia's brand)
US size 1.5mm steel crochet hook
Sharpie for face drawing
To make the bonnet:
Ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form round.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as last sl st, 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, ending 2 dc in last dc, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 4, *skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (18 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, ending ch 3, join with sl st in first sc. (18 ch-3 sps) Rnd 6: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-3 sp, dc in same sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * around,Here's a visual grid for Rounds 1-6 if you need more help: