Little crochet baby clothes are so cute and so much fun to make. I think no one can argue with that. And they can be done in a day or two, so super fast if you compare it with a sweater or even very delicate lace shawl which can take you weeks to finish.
You can find a bunch of patter for baby shoes and rompers on my blog and Etsy store, but not so many designs for crochet baby hats, beanies and bonnets. The very first baby hat that I’ve posted was a pattern for crochet baby beanie with a big pom-pom on the top of the head. You can find the pattern here. But that was a while back and I think now is the right time to make another one. This time we will be making a baby bonnet, with a simple double crochet stitch on the back and interesting crochet stitch pattern around the main part made in rows.
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- YARN: For this pattern, I was using 100% cotton yarn in DK weight. I’ve made this bonnet in purple and pink, but you can choose any color you like. (HERE!)
- CROCHET HOOK: I was using 4.0 mm or G/6 aluminum crochet hook with a simple plastic handle. (HERE!)
- OTHER: And of course a yarn needle (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!) and a pair of scissors (HERE!).
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- ch – chain (VIDEO)
- sc – single crochet (VIDEO)
- hdc – half double crochet (VIDEO)
- dc – double crochet (VIDEO)
- ss – slip stitch
- This pattern is written in two sizes: 0 – 6 months (below!) and 6 – 12 months (in PDF only!)
- You can find this pattern as an inexpensive, ad-free, beautifully designed PDF pattern on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Crochet. The PDF pattern has one additional size: 6 – 12 months.
- GAUGE: 10 sts and 4.5 rows in DC measure 5 x 5 cm or 2 x 2 in.
- Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch of the row/round.
- How to read a pattern: If the number is written before the stitch 3 hdc work 3 hdc into the same stitch. If the number is written after the stitch hdc 3, work hdc into next 3 stitches.
- Repeat what is written in the () as many times as it’s written right after the (). For an example: Repeat (2 hdc, hdc 1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
- The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
- The slip stitch is just a joining stitch and does not count as a stitch in my patterns.
INSTRUCTIONS – CROCHET BABY BONNET
Create a magic ring. Work in rounds. At the end of each round ss into the first st of the round and join the round. Joining ss does not count as a stitch in the pattern! Chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a first stitch of the round/row. Do not turn after each round.
Round 1: Ch 2. Work 10 dc sts into the magic ring. Ss. = 10 sts.
Round 2: Ch 2. Work 2 dc into each of next 10 sts. Ss. = 20 sts.
Round 3: Ch 2. Repeat (work 2 dc into the first, 1 dc into the next one) 10 times. Ss. = 30 sts.
Round 4: Ch 2. Repeat (work 2 dc into the first, 1 dc into each of next 2 sts) 10 times. Ss. = 40 sts.
Round 5: Ch 2. Repeat (work 2 dc into the first, 1 dc into each of next 3 sts) 10 times. Ss. = 50 sts.
From now on, work in rows. After each row turn.
Row 6: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into each of next 50 sts. Turn. = 50 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1. Hdc 1. Repeat (Skip 2. Start in the 3rd. Work 2 dc, ch 3 and ss into the same st.) 16 times. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Turn. = 50 sts.
** A combination of sts ch 3 and ss, in the pattern count as one stitch!**
Row 8: Ch 1. Hdc 1. Repeat (Work 2 dc around the ch-3 from the previous round. Ch 3. Ss into the ch from the previous round, on the top, right next to the dc st.) 16 times. Hdc 1. Turn. = 50 sts.
** If it’s easier for you, you can make the ss around the ch (as you did with 2 dc). **
Repeat row 8 six more times.
Fasten off and cut the yarn. Weave in all the ends.
Take e a small amount of yarn and ch 42. Attach the chain to the main part with sc sts. Work sc evenly around the neck area, approximately 1 and a half st per row. Chain 43. Turn. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work 1 sc into each stitch all the way to the other side of the strap. Fasten off, cut the yarn and hide all the tails with a help of a smaller crochet hook or a yarn needle.