Last time, we crocheted the potholder together. Now we're going to add a scallop trim to the front of the bonnet.
Here's the way I wrote up the scallop edging when writing up the pattern:
Turn. Continuing to use contrasting color, repeat * ch 3, dc 2 in same space, skip 1, slip stitch 1* to where neck flap meets the main part of the bonnet. Slip stitch 2, then continue to repeat * ch 3, dc 2 in same space, skip 1, slip stitch 1* along the front of the bonnet to the point of the brim. Break yarn. Weave in ends.
In other words, after finishing the last sc in crocheting the potholder together, ch 3. Then dc 2 in that sc stitch -- making a scallop. Skip the next sc, make a slip stitch in the following sc. Then ch 3, dc 2 in the same stitch (the one that you made a slip stitch in), skip the next sc, make a slip stitch in the following sc. Continue in this manner to where the top of the bonnet meets the neck flap. Slip stitch twice. Then ch 3, dc 2 in the same stitch (the one that you made a slip stitch one), skip the next sc, make a slip stitch in the following sc. Continue in this manner to the top of the front of the bonnet. Cut the yarn and weave in ends.
The picture above shows the bonnet after all the scallops have been made with the yarn ready to be cut.
Note: Generally, when slip stitching, one makes the slip stitch through the back loop only. But, in this case, it would be better to slip stitch through both loops.
Note: "Slip 1, ch 3" produces the equivalent of a single dc. The effect is to produce the equivalent of 3 dc's in the same space.
Finally, comes tying the bow. The easiest way to tie a bow is to fold over the chains as in the picture and then tie together.
Note: The extra slip stitches in the scallop edging will lie under the bow.