My back actually feels back to normal today, very little pain at all. I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for creating these wonderful bodies we each are blessed with, that are capable of healing themselves. What a miracle.
Here is the baby doll bonnet to complete the doll outfit we have been making.
Bev's Baby Doll Bonnet
Copyright 2007, Beverly Qualheim
Size G hook and less than 1 oz of Baby Yarn like Caron CuddleSoft
1) Ch 3, dc into 1st chain, dc 14 more in same chain, join with a sl st into top of first ch 3. (15 dcs made)
2) Ch 3, dc into same dc, 2 dc into each dc around, join with st st into top of ch 3. (20 dc)
3) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc into same stitch. DC into next 26 dcs, ch 3, turn
4 - 7) Dc into same ch 3 st, and into each dc across. Ch 1, turn
8-10) Going across the back/bottom of the bonnet - 20 sc evenly across. Ch 1 turn (you can also decrease at the back/base of bonnet by skipping a sc in the middle on each row.)
(Optional) Final rows on front of bonnet. Ch 3, *skip 1 st, sc into next. Repeat from * across. Ch 3 and turn. Repeat last row alternating which stitch you skip to every other stitch that was not worked on the last row. Creates a pretty ruffle in the front of the bonnet.
End off and weave in ends of yarn inside the bonnet.
Use a ribbon to weave through the last row of the front of the bonnet, before the ruffle was added. You could also make a chain to fit and tie (about 15" long)
The hat can be enlarged if you wish, by increasing the stitches in the 3rd round-- making 2 dc in every other dc, and then crochet 12 -13 rows for bonnet.
This week has been a week of reflection for me, as a dear, good LDS couple in this valley died in a tragic car accident last Friday. Their deaths have made me realize how much I still need to accomplish while I am here. They left behind many children, some of whom are good friends with some of my children. It is so sad. My heart aches for the family left behind. There are some married children and they are taking the younger siblings. Their name was Westwood if you wish to include them in your prayers.
I am thankful I know that the Savior lives, and that His original teachings have been brought back in their fulness to this earth. His death and Resurrection ensure that each one of us, no matter what, will receive a glorious body after our death.
The beautiful truths that were so long lost from this earth as churches slowly lost what Christ had taught to His Apostles and were replaced with men's teachings. Those truths He taught HAVE been restored.
One teaching that was long forgotten until the restoration is that of Eternal Marriage and Eternal Families. We CAN be with our families again, no matter what the world throws at us. It doesn't really matter what most people are teaching, or thinking regarding this, the truth is that God never intended families to be 'till death do us part'-- that is a teaching men set up.
I know these two precious families, while they must be apart right now, will be reunited someday after death. It's so comforting and beautiful and I know it is truth.
So many times lately I have heard that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not Christians, or that we don't believe in the same Jesus that other Christians do. Hmmm.... If you would like to read about the Jesus I believe in, to see if He IS the same as the one you believe in, CLICK HERE.
By the way, I am working on some more patterns for my book, (and I need to get off here to do that!) STILL being written and still praying will someday find a publisher who believes that a book on Humanitarian Crafting and other service will sell. =)
HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE!
PS-- thanks to those who have already written to say they can make a blanket, or quilt for my daughter's 'Blankets for Baby Jesus' project!