Back To Basics Crochet Baby Bonnet – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby bonnet – Back To Basics. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create a perfect baby bonnet.

You can find the free instructions below. If you want to support my work, join me on Patreon and if you would like to have additional sizes in the pattern, please consider purchasing the ad-free, printable PDF that you can find here.


I have been playing with the idea of creating a line of patterns very simple to follow, suitable for beginners, and very light in texture. The aim was to use very basic stitches and techniques and at the same time in a very limited number.

I believe this baby bonnet is a representation of all of the mentioned above. The main stitch used in the pattern is a double crochet stitch which is a very tall stitch and builds up the fabric very quickly.

The second stitch used in the pattern is a slip stitch. Manly used as a bridge between the first and last stitch of the round connecting the line of stitches making them into rounds.

Yarn and Substitutions

I am very predictable about my yarn choices and if you are not new around here, you probably already know that most of my projects are made with cotton yarn.

However, I don’t expect you to have the same favorites as I do. On the contrary, I strongly believe you can use almost any fiber you want as long the gauge is correct. You can learn more about the gauge in the segment “Gauge” that you can find below.

The yarn brand I choose for my baby bonnets is called Yarn and Colors Epic. The Epic yarn is available in almost any color imaginable. In every skain is 50 grams (1.75 oz) and 75 meters (82 yds) of yarn. It is classified as worsted weight or number 4 yarn.

My favorite substitution would be Drops Paris yarn which is also 100% cotton yarn and classified as worsted, number 4 yarn.

Unfortunately, I can’t recommend any acrylic yarn or wool brands of yarn. And that is simply because I haven’t tried any. However, if you tried this pattern out with a different yarn/fiber, please share it with all of us in the comment section below. I believe many fellow crocheters might benefit from this information.


I am not very gender-color-oriented person. I believe you can use and wear any colors you like. However, I do gravitate towards pastels and more color natural shades.

With that said, this collection will be made with a bunch of different colors. From blue and pink to beige and burned orange. Something to inspire and invite all of you to try out the pattern, no matter what colors you like.


This is just a start. The very first of the line of patterns is called “Back To Basics”. As mentioned earlier, this will be a collection of modern yet minimalistic designs, great for any occasion.

More patterns from this collection will be posted shortly. Therefore, make sure you stay in the loop and subscribe to the newsletter. I will keep you posted!

Enough talking, let’s start crafting!

Video Tutorial

Watch the video and follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet baby bonnet from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notifications so you won’t miss any of my future videos.


YARN: 1 skein of Yarn and Colors EPIC 100% cotton yarn in color of your choice. You can shop for more colors here.

CROCHET HOOK: 4.0 mm crochet hook or the size needed to obtain the gauge.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, and scissors.


GAUGE:  Work 9 stitches and 4.5 rows in DC using a 4.0 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASAP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finished item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  •  ch chain
  •  ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: 0 – 6 months (below) and 6 – 12 months (PDF pattern).
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements: across 14 cm (15 1/2 inch) and high 14 cm (5 1/2 inch).
  • Fit is meant to be comfortable, but not too loose.
  • You can sell finished items handmade from this pattern made in a limited number. Mass production using this pattern is not allowed.

PDF Pattern

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include one additional size. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions. Thank you for your support!


Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern – Back To Basics

The pattern for crochet baby bonnet is written in two simple steps:

  • bonnet and
  • straps.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern, and make sure you do not accidentally lose or add additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

This is a crochet pattern for baby size. More sizes are available in the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern here. Thank you for your support!


Take the Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice and 4.0 mm crochet hook and create a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2. Work 10 dc sts into the magic ring. Pull the tail and close the magic ring. Join the round with a ss. = 10 sts.

Work in rounds. At the end of each round, join the round with a slip stitch (ss). Do not turn after each round.

Round 2: Ch 2. Work 2 dc sts into each of next 10 sts. = 20 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2. Repeat (2 dc into the same, 1 dc into the next one) 10 times. = 30 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2. Repeat (2 dc into the same, 1 dc into the next two) 10 times. = 40 sts.

Round 5: Ch 2. Repeat (2 dc into the same, 1 dc into the next three) 10 times. = 50 sts.

Round 6: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into each of the next 50 sts. = 50 sts.

From now on work in rows. After each row, turn your work.

Row 7: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into each of the next 48 sts. = 48 sts.

Repeat row 7 five more times.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.


Continue with the Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice and 4.0 mm crochet hook.

Row 1: Create a chain made of 40 chains. Attach the chain to one side of the bonnet (neck area) and create a line of sc sts. That should give you around 28 sts. Chain 40. = 108 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work 1 ss into each of the next 108 sts. = 108 sts.

Cut the yarn fasten off and hide the yarn tails between the stitches.

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Nancy January 10, 2022 - 08:19

I love this pattern. Written very well & it was quick! Thank you.

Caroline March 8, 2022 - 23:46

Hi! Can this be done in an adult size? Thanks!

Doroteja May 30, 2022 - 16:50

My pattern offers only two sizes 0 – 6 and 6 – 12 months. You can use a bigger hook, and thicker yarn and the whole object will come out bigger. 😊

Huri June 24, 2022 - 14:11

Hello! May i ask to you what’s the meaning of “work 9 stitches and 4. 5 rows… ” in your pattern above? Thank u in advance 🙂

Doroteja August 18, 2022 - 08:20

That is the gauge, the ruler to match the size of your finished item with the measurements provided in the pattern. 😊

Barbara September 11, 2022 - 20:01

Love the pattern


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