A Beautiful Bonnet For Baby – Free Crochet Pattern

There are not very many things that are cuter than a baby. This bonnet will keep baby warm and make her even cuter (if that’s possible)!

And this crochet pattern is great for beginners. There’s no shaping and it works up fast.


Get different looks by changing the trimmings. Use ribbon instead of yarn for the ties. Add sewn flowers or crochet them. The customization and look is all up to you.



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MATERIALS


Finished Sizes: 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 – 18 months, 2T – 5T


Finished Rectangular Dimensions (before seam):

  • 0 – 3 months – 5 ¼” X 11 ½”
  • 3 – 6 months – 6” X 12”
  • 6 – 18 months – 7” X 13 ¾”
  • 2T – 5T – 8 ½” X 16”


Yarn:  #4 worsted weight – 3 oz.

  • Sample used I Love This Yarn! in Ivory


Crochet Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm)


Notions: Yarn Needle, Sewing needle, thread (for sewing on flowers)


Gauge: 3 (sc, dc) groups = 2 inches


Difficulty: Beginner: Uses easy stitches with no shaping.

Abbreviations

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.






BONNET


0 – 3 months – (up to 14” circumference)


Ch40,
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (sc, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, repeat from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (18 sc,dc groups)

Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st sc, * skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 3 – 16 (or until approx. 5 ¾”): Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a 12” tail. Fold piece in half, length-wise, and use tail to sew hat together.



3 – 6 months – (14” – 16” circumference)


Ch44,
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (sc, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, repeat from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (20 sc,dc groups)

Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st sc, * skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 3 – 18 (or until approx. 6 ¼”): Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a 12” tail. Fold piece in half, length-wise, and use tail to sew hat together.



6 – 18 months – (16.5” – 18” circumference)


Ch50,
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (sc, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, repeat from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (23 sc,dc groups)

Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st sc, * skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 3 – 20 (or until approx. 7”): Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a 12” tail. Fold piece in half, length-wise, and use tail to sew hat together.



2T – 5T – (18.5” – 20” circumference)


Ch54,
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (sc, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, repeat from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (25 sc,dc groups)

Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st sc, * skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 3 – 22 (or until approx. 7 ½”): Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a 12” tail. Fold piece in half, length-wise, and use tail to sew hat together.



FINISHING OPTIONS


Ribbon Ties Option

Cut 18” pieces of 1” ribbon.
Fold end about an inch from end, to give finished look, and see to corner of bonnet.
Trim both sides so they are even.



Earflap Tails Option

Cut 36” pieces of yarn in the following colors.
You will need 9 for each side.
Fold all 9 pieces in half and attach to end of ear flap.
Braid strands of yarn until approx. 10”. Knot end and trim yarn ends so they are the same length.


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ETSY
RAVELRY
LOVE CRAFTS
RIBBLR


Happy Crocheting!



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