Crochet Cute Baby Bonnet – FREE Crochet Pattern

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The crochet Cute Baby Bonnet is a great pattern to make as a gift.

It’s a fun pattern to make & the construction is fun!

This pattern comes in sizes from newborn (0 months) & the biggest size is 24 months.

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The Yarn


To design this crochet pattern I used yarn from Drops yarn. It’s tested for both their Merino Extra Fine and Cotton Merino.

If you can’t get your hands on those yarns specifically I would recommend that you substitute for and DK weight yarns.

Drops – Merino Extra Fine: Find it here.

Drops – Cotton Merino: Find it here.

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THE PERFECT BABY CROCHET PROJECT


The crochet Cute Baby Bonnet was a design I made years ago, however I just got around to typing up the pattern this year.

I love this design, because it’s such a cute baby bonnet & the fact that it has multiple sizes makes it really great.

This baby bonnet is a great basic part of a baby wardrobe & it’s a perfect gift to a newborn boy or girl.

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About The Pattern


The crochet Cute Baby Bonnet comes in multiple sizes, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months & 18-24 months.

It’s a great addition to a baby wardrobe & a great gift to give to a newborn boy or girl.

Use any DK weight yarn to crochet this adorable baby bonnet.

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Project Level 


Intermediate Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 4 mm / US: G – 6 / UK: 8

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

Yarn

Yarn used:

Drops – Merino Extra Fine: Find it here.

or

Drops – Cotton Merino: Find it here.

Yarn amount used: 

  • 0-3 months: < 1 skein.
  • 3-6 months: Approx. 1 skein.
  • 6-12 month: 1,5 skeins.
  • 12-18 months: 1,5 – 2 skeins.
  • 18-24 months: 2 skeins.

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • Option A: 100 % Merino
  • Option B: 50 % cotton, 50 % merino

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured with stitch combination as in pattern* crocheted in rows:

23 stitches & 31 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

*1 row back loop single crochet & 1 row back loop slip stitches.

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Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 5 sizes, where the numbers for the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: 0-3 months (3-6 months) 6-12 months (12-18 months) 18-24 months. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin, to make the pattern easier to follow.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • Turning chains are always included in the stitch count.

Size & Measurements


Approximate ear to ear measurement: 29.5 (32) 34 (37) 38 cm / 11.6 (12.6) 13.4 (14.6) 15 inches

Approximate depth from ear to the back of the head: 13 (14) 15 (16) 17 cm / 5.1 (5.5) 5.9 (6.3) 6.7 inches

Diagram


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Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


You’ll need to know foundation single crochet stitch, slip stitchessingle crochet stitches & double crochet stitches.

Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook. Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches.

*2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

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CROCHET TOGETHER 2 SINGLE CROCHET STITCHES (sc2tog):

In next stitch draw up a loop, you have 2 loops on the hook, in the next stitch draw up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

CROCHET TOGETHER 2 DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES (dc2tog):

Yarn over, in next stitch draw up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, you have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, in the next stitch draw up a loop, you have 4 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

CROCHET TOGETHER 3 DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES (dc3tog):

Yarn over, in next stitch draw up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, you have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, in the next stitch draw up a loop, you have 4 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over, in the next stitch draw up a loop, you have 5 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, you have 4 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

BERRY STITCH (berry):

Draw up a loop from next st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (=1 sc), yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, yo, draw up a loop from left post of the sc you just made, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw up a loop from same left post of the sc, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, sk 1 st, draw up a loop from next st, yo, pull through the 3 loops on hook, sc in next st.

Techniques You Will Need 


Crocheting In The Front Loop and Back Loop

This means that you will not crochet through the whole stitch as usual. A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another stitch in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you.

For this pattern you will crochet all stitches through the back loop (BL).

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Crochet Cute Baby Bonnet Pattern Instructions


FSC 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st.

PART A (DECREASING):

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st).

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across, turn (= 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st).

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc2tog in the next 2 st, BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (=28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 4: Repeat row  2 (=28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 5: Repeat row  1 (=28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 6: Repeat row  2 (=28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (= 27 (29) 31 (33) 35 st).

Row 8: Repeat row 2 (= 27 (29) 31 (33) 35 st).

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 10: Repeat row 2 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 11: Repeat row 1 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 12: Repeat row 2 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (= 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st).

Row 14: Repeat row 2 (= 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st).

Row 15: Repeat row 3 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 16: Repeat row 2 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 17: Repeat row 1 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 18: Repeat row 2 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 19: Repeat row 3 (= 23 (25) 27 (29) 31 st).

Row 20: Repeat row 2 (= 23 (25) 27 (29) 31 st).

Row 21: Repeat row 3 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 22: Repeat row 2 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 23: Repeat row 1 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 24: Repeat row 2 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 25: Repeat row 3 (= 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 st).

Row 26: Repeat row 2 (= 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 st).

Row 27: Repeat row 3 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 st).

Row 28: Repeat row 2 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 st).

Row 29*: Repeat row 1 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 st).

*Last row for size 0-3 months – continue on part B.

Row 30: Repeat row 2 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 st).

Row 31*: Repeat row 3 (= – (21) 23 (25) 27 st).

*Last row for size 3-6 months – continue on part B.

Row 32: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) 23 (25) 27 st).

Row 33*: Repeat row 3 (= – (-) 22 (24) 26 st).

*Last row for size 6-12 months – continue on part B.

Row 34: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) – (24) 26 st).

Row 35*: Repeat row 1 (= – (-) – (24) 26 st).

*Last row for size 12-18 months – continue on part B.

Row 36: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) – (-) 26 st).

Row 37: Repeat row 3 (= – (-) – (-) 25 st).

PART B (INCREASING):

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each stitch across, ch 5 st, turn (= 25 (26) 27 (29) 30 st).

Row 2: Sc 1 in 3rd st from hook, BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= 24 (25) 26 (28) 29 st).

Row 3: Repeat row 1 (= 29 (30) 31 (33) 34 st).

Row 4: Repeat row 2 (= 28 (29) 30 (31) 33 st).

Row 5: Repeat row 1 (= 33 (34) 35 (37) 38 st).

Row 6: Repeat row 2 (= 32 (33) 34 (36) 37 st).

Row 7: Repeat row 1 (= 37 (38) 39 (41) 42 st).

Row 8: Repeat row 2 (= 36 (37) 38 (40) 41 st).

Row 9: Repeat row 1 (= 41 (42) 43 (45) 46 st).

Row 10: Repeat row 2 (= 40 (41) 42 (44) 45 st).

Row 11: Repeat row 1 (= 45 (46) 47 (49) 50 st).

Row 12*: Repeat row 2 (= 44 (45) 46 (48) 49 st).

*Last row for size 0-3 months & 3-6 months – continue on part C.

Row 13: Repeat row 1 (= – (-) 51 (53) 54 st).

Row 14*: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) 50 (52) 53 st).

*Last row for size 6-12 months & 12-18 months – continue on part C.

Row 15: Repeat row 1 (= – (-) – (-) 58 st).

Row 16: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) – (-) 57 st).

PART C  (MIDDLE):

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across, turn (= 44 (45) 50 (52) 57 st).

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= 44 (45) 50 (52) 57 st).

Row 3: Repeat row 1 (= 44 (45) 50 (52) 57 st).

PART D (DECREASING):

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= 44 (45) 50 (52) 57 st).

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st until you have 4 st left, turn (= 40 (41) 46 (48) 53 st).

Row 3: Repeat row 1 (= 40 (41) 46 (48) 53 st).

Row 4: Repeat row 2 (= 36 (37) 42 (44) 49 st).

Row 5: Repeat row 1 (= 36 (37) 42 (44) 49 st).

Row 6: Repeat row 2 (= 32 (33) 38 (40) 45 st).

Row 7: Repeat row 1 (= 32 (33) 38 (40) 45 st).

Row 8: Repeat row 2 (= 28 (29) 34 (36) 41 st).

Row 9: Repeat row 1 (= 28 (29) 34 (36) 41 st).

Row 10: Repeat row 2 (= 24 (25) 30 (32) 37 st).

Row 11: Repeat row 1 (= 24 (25) 30 (32) 37 st).

Row 12*: Repeat row 2 (= 20 (21) 26 (28) 33 st).

*Last row for size 0-3 months & 3-6 months – continue on part B.

Row 13: Repeat row 1 (= – (-) 26 (28) 33 st).

Row 14*: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) 22 (24) 29 st).

*Last row for size 6-12 months & 12-18 months – continue on part B.

Row 15: Repeat row 1 (= – (-) – (-) 29 st).

Row 16: Repeat row 2 (= – (-) – (-) 25 st).

PART E (INCREASING):

ONLY SIZE 18-14 MONTHS: 

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= – (-) – (-) 25 st).

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across until you have 1 st left, sl st 2 times in BL of last st, turn (= – (-) – (-) 26 st).

ONLY SIZE 12-18 & 18-14 MONTHS: 

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= – (-) – (24) 26 st).

Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across, turn (= – (-) – (24) 26 st).

ONLY SIZE  6-12, 12-18 & 18-14 MONTHS: 

Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= – (-) 22 (24) 26 st).

Row 6: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across until you have 1 st left, sl st 2 times in BL of last st, turn (= – (-) 23 (25) 27  st).

ONLY SIZE  3-6, 6-12, 12-18 & 18-14 MONTHS: 

Row 7: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= – (21) 23 (25) 27  st).

Row 8: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across until you have 1 st left, sl st 2 times in BL of last st, turn (= – (22) 24 (26) 28  st).

ALL SIZES:

Row 9: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in each st across, turn (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28  st).

Row 10: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across, turn (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28  st).

Row 11: Repeat row 9 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28  st).

Row 12: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st across until you have 1 st left, sl st 2 times in BL of last st, turn (= 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 st).

Row 13: Repeat row 9 (= 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 st).

Row 14: Repeat row 12 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 15: Repeat row 9 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 16: Repeat row 10 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 17: Repeat row 9 (= 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 st).

Row 18: Repeat row 12 (= 23 (25) 27 (29) 31 st).

Row 19: Repeat row 9 (= 23 (25) 27 (29) 31 st).

Row 20: Repeat row 12 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 21: Repeat row 9 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 22: Repeat row 10 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 23: Repeat row 9 (= 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 st).

Row 24: Repeat row 12 (= 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st).

Row 25: Repeat row 9 (= 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st).

Row 26: Repeat row 12 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 27: Repeat row 9 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 28: Repeat row 10 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 29: Repeat row 9 (= 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st).

Row 30: Repeat row 12 (= 27 (29) 31 (33) 35 st).

Row 31: Repeat row 9 (= 27 (29) 31 (33) 35 st).

Row 32: Repeat row 12 (= 28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 33: Repeat row 9 (= 28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 34: Repeat row 10 (= 28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 35: Repeat row 9 (= 28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st).

Row 36: Repeat row 12 (= 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st).

Row 37: Repeat row 9 (= 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st).

Do not fasten off.

SEAMING:

Seam together as shown in picture, either stitching with a needle or with slip stitches and a crochet hook.

A with A*.

B with B*.

*A & B here does not refer to the lettered parts in the instructions, just for the illustration below. 

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EDGING &  CORDS:

Continue where you left of on part E.

Note: The edge of part C is equal to 5 stitches.

Row 1:  Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of the next 18 (19) 20 (21) 22 st, sl st 2 tog in BL 6 (6) 7 (7) 8 times across the next 12 (12) 14 (14) 16 st, sl st 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 in BL of the next 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 st, sl st 2 tog in BL 6 (6) 7 (7) 8 times across the next 12 (12) 14 (14) 16 st, sl st 1 in BL of the next 19 (20) 21 (22) 23, turn (= 51 (55) 57 (61) 63 st).

ONLY SIZE 0-3 MONTHS:

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in the next 18 st, BLdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st, BLdc 1 in next st, BLdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st, BLsc 1 in the next 19 st, turn (= 45 (-) – (-) – st).

ONLY SIZE 3-6 MONTHS:

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in the next 19 st, BLdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st, BLdc3tog 1 across the next 3 st, BLdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st, BLsc 1 in the next 20 st, turn (= – (47) – (-) – st).

ONLY SIZE 6-12 MONTHS:

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in the next 20 st, BLdc2tog 4 times across the next 8 st, BLdc 1 in next st, BLdc2tog 4 times across the next 8 st, BLsc 1 in the next 21 st, turn (= – (-) 51 (-) – st).

ONLY SIZE 12-18 MONTHS:

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in the next 21 st, BLdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st,  BLdc 1 in next st, BLdc3tog 1 across the next 3 st, BLdc 1 in next st, BLdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st, BLsc 1 in the next 22 st, turn (= – (-) – (53) – st).

ONLY SIZE 18-24  MONTHS:

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in the next 22 st, BLdc2tog 4 times across the next 8 st, BLdc 1 in next st, BLdc2tog 4 times across the next 8 st, BLsc 1 in the next 23 st, turn (= – (-) – (-) 55 st).

ALL SIZES:

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of all st across, turn (= 45 (47) 51 (53) 55 st).

Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), BLsc 1 in the next 18 (19) 20 (21) 22 st, BLdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 9 (9) 9 st, BLsc 1 in the next 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 st, turn (= 45 (47) 51 (53) 55 st).

Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of all st across, ch 45 st, turn (= 90 (92) 96 (98) 100 st).

Row 6: Berry in 3rd st from hook, sl st 1 in BL of the next 40 st, BLsc 1 in the next 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 st, BLdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 9 (9) 9 st, BLsc 1 in the next 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 st, ch 45 st, turn (= 134 (136) 140 (142) 144 st – berry counts as 4 st).

Row 7: Berry in 3rd st from hook, sl st 1 in BL of the next 40 st (= 44 st) .

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

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