Welcome to the crochet baby bonnet pattern! This free pattern is written in American Standard Terms and includes pictures, a video tutorial and a download link for the PDF copy of the pattern. You will need basic crochet skills to complete this project.
size 0-3 months
- Hook size: H-5.00mm
- Yarn: Bernat baby sport (3 balls)
Cast on 60 stitches and join in the round. Work in single crochet stitch for about 8 inches, or until it measures 6 inches from the cast on edge. This will be the base of your bonnet, so don’t worry about counting rows at this point! Switch to double crochet stitches, chaining one between each row of double crochet stitches but not turning after each row—this is called flat double crochet because you’re only working across half of the piece at any given time. The backside looks exactly like stockinette stitch (the “right side” is still facing). When you get around to stitching up each end of your little hat, you’ll have a bit left over; this will become your ties once we add them later on.
hook size: H-5.00mm
The H-5.00mm hook is a medium size, so you may need to adjust your gauge and therefore the size of your yarn if you find that this particular pattern is too large or small for you.
To figure out what the correct size of crochet hook should be for the pattern, take many individual measurements of your gauge. Again, it’s important to take these measurements over several stitches and rows in order to get an accurate average of how many stitches per inch (or centimeter) you’re getting — otherwise, you’ll get misleading results!
If your gauge is different from the pattern’s specified gauge, don’t fret! All that means is that there will be some discrepancies between yours and theirs; typically no one cares about such things anyway!
yarn: Bernat baby sport
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport (50% acrylic, 50% cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g)
- Weight: worsted
- Yardage: 170 yds (155 m)
- Gauge: 4 in = 8 rows x 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needle
Bernat Baby Sport is a soft yarn that can be used for this project. It is worsted weight and comes in many colors, including pink and brown which are ideal for boys or girls respectively. This yarn will make your baby bonnet fit perfectly on any head size!
Note that this pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
Note that this pattern is written in American Standard Terms. The pattern is written using the same terms and abbreviations as used in the United States, so if you use a different language or want to translate it into another language, please look up a list of American Standard Terms online.
When crocheting, there are two types of stitches: single crochet and double crochet. A single crochet consists of inserting your hook through an opening and pulling up one loop through that space. This can be repeated to create sheets upon sheets of loops over time. A double crochet consists of inserting your hook through an opening, pulling up one loop through that space and then drawing another loop through both loops on your hook (see diagram below).
ch – chain
- To make a chain, hold the hook in your right hand and place the yarn over it (Figure 1a).
- Then, take the hook and pull through both loops on your hook (Figure 1b).
- You now have one single crochet stitch (Figure 2).
sc – single crochet
- Make a single crochet stitch by inserting the hook into your work, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have two loops on your hook.
- Yarn over again and draw through both loops on hook to complete one stitch.
- To make a turning chain, wrap the yarn around your thumb and forefinger twice and then crochet as follows: Insert hook under top 2 strands of next stitch (from front to back), yarn over and draw through all 3 strands on hook – this completes 1 sc st in same place as sl st just made.
st(s) – stitch(es)
St(s) – stitch(es)
The number of stitches in a row, or the number of stitches in a piece of fabric.
Crochet Baby Bonnet Measurements
It’s an easy pattern too: you’ll begin with the crown of the hat, which is made up of double crochet stitches, before moving on to the main body of the hat.
When working this section you’ll use the Piqué stitch to create a very attractive texture.
The Piqué stitch is made up from a special cluster stitch (SPcl), which is a combination of a double crochet and half double crochet all worked into the same stitch. Don’t worry – it’s not difficult to do!
Finally, single crochet stitches will be made along the bottom resulting in a simple trim for your baby hat.
SWEET BABY SET
Of course, it’s not necessary to make all of these items… any new mom would be delighted to just receive the handmade hat – an item that I think babies can never have enough of!
To make this easy crochet baby hat you’ll need #3 / light-worsted / DK / 8 ply yarn.
I used around 1.2oz.(35g) of yarn, so you can make several hats from one ball of yarn!
And if you have any leftover yarn lying around (I’m sure, like me, you have loads!) then this is the perfect project to use up some of that stash.
I used Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK Acrylic to make my hat but you can use any brand of category 3 yarn.
I particularly like Deramores Baby yarn as it’s anti-pilling, machine washable and is so soft with a lovely, subtle sheen to it. The selection of colours on offer is gorgeous also.
I hope you enjoy making this crochet bonnet pattern as much as I did.