This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly Calming Green baby bonnet. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn I picked, and learn how to create the perfect baby bonnet in just a few simple steps.
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This is the third pattern in the Calming Green collection. All the patterns are available for free to use here on my blog. I even made a step-by-step video tutorial that will hold your hand and show you how to make every step along the way and assist you during your creative process.
The idea behind this bonnet was simple. I wanted to make something that would go perfectly with the romper and sweater pattern. Now you have almost a full collection of patterns for the best baby shower gift ever.
The bonnet was made from the front to back, starting with a long panel that goes over the top of the head and continued on to the triangular-looking piece that covers the backside of the head. Shorty, openings on the back were joined with just a few simple stitches, and “voilà!”, the main part of the bonnet was complete.
The first part of the strap was made separately. The Foundation chain was then attached to the bonnet where the rest of the strap was crocheted.
The yarn I picked for this pattern is 100% cotton yarn. The brand I was using for pattern designing and the gauge was called Drops Paris. You might see that the rest of the Calming Green was made with yarn and Colors Epic yarn, but the colors are pretty much the same.
The yarn is classified as an Aran weight yarn. In each skein is 50 grams or 1.76 ounces and 75 meters or 82 yards of yarn.
The yarn is nice and soft. It is washing machine washable. And easy to work with.
YARN: Drops Paris – Aran Weight Yarn, 100% cotton yarn in two colors (mint 21 and beige 17). You will need 1 skein of MC and 1 skein of CC yarn.
CROCHET HOOK: 4.5 mm crochet hook, or the size needed to obtain the gauge.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 6 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, scissors.
Work 8 stitches and 5.5 rows in HDC using a 4.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).
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Stitches and Abbreviations
- Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
- ch – chain
- ss – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
- MC – main color
- CC – contrast color
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Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern – Calming Green
The pattern for a crochet baby bonnet is written a few simple steps:
- Main panel – top
- Main panel – back
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.
The main panel is made of two pieces. The strap is added once the main panel is complete.
Take the Worsted weight yarn in MC (mint) and 4.5 mm crochet hook and create a foundation chain made of 46  chains. Add 1 chain as turning ch.
Work in rows. At the end of each row, create a turning ch (ch 1) and turn your work.
Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Row 1 (MC): Hdc 46 sts. = 46 sts.
From this row on, start each row in the very first st of the row.
Row 2 (CC): Hdc 46 sts. = 46 sts.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 a couple of more times:
0 – 6 months – repeat 2 more times.
Row 3 (MC): Hdc 46 sts. = 46 sts.
Repeat row 3 a couple of more times:
0 – 6 months – repeat 5 more times.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Now is also a great time to hide all the yarn tails between the sts. Make sure you weave them all in on the same side of the panel (the wrong side of the bonnet).
Take two stitch markers, count 16  sts on each side, and mark 14 sts in the center of the panel.
From here on work with MC only.
Row 1: Hdc2tog. Hdc 10. Hdc2tog. = 12 sts.
Row 2: Hdc 12. = 12 sts.
Row 3: Hdc2tog. Hdc 8. Hdc2tog. = 10 sts.
Row 4: Hdc 10. = 10 sts.
Row 5: Hdc2tog. Hdc 6. Hdc2tog. = 8 sts.
Row 6: Hdc 8. = 8 hdc.
Row 7: Hdc2tog. Hdc 4. Hdc2tog. = 6 sts.
Row 8: Hdc 6. = 6 sts.
Row 9: Hdc2tog. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog. = 4 sts.
Row 10: Sc 4 sts. = 4 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Continue with the strap.
Take the tapestry needle and use the yarn end from the main panel.
Align the sides of the panel as seen in photo 1 – one portion of row 12 (the last row on the top panel) and all the rows on the back panel. Join them together with a few blanket sts.
Take a small amount of yarn in MC and a tapestry needle and repeat the steps for the other side of the bonnet.
Take a small amount of yarn in MC.
Work in rows.
Row 1: Ch 36. Attach the ch to one end of the bonnet (photo 1). The part of the bonnet is made with two colors.
Continue crocheting towards the back of the bonnet and all the way to the end made with two colors.
Work sc sts evenly across to the other end of the bonnet, approximately 40 sts.
In other words, work 3 sc sts into every row of hdc sts (main panel – top) and 1 sc into every sc st from the row below (main panel – back).
Ch 36. Add 1 turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 2: Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work 1 ss into each st all the way to the end of the second strap.
Cut the yarn and fasten off. Hide the yarn tails between the sts.
Each strap should be around 24 cm or 9.44 long.
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