This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby bonnet – Boho Baby. 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 instruction below. If you want to support my work or need more sizes, purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
This is already my third (last update -there are 4 in total) summer boho-inspired crochet baby pattern. All of them are made with off-white Rico Creative Cotton Aran yarn and have three lines of slip stitches made with Paintbox Cotton DK yarn in shades Washed Teal, Daffodil Yellow, and Bright Peach. I love it when yarn has clever names.
It makes them even more irresistible. And if you haven’t tried the rest of the patterns in my baby boho collection, you definitely should. They are super cute.
The baby bonnet is made is a few simple steps. The main part is one “large” panel in a shape of a letter T. The top of the letter is a part that goes over the head and the part that runs perpendicularly is the back of the bonnet.
Those two parts are later joined together with a tapestry needle and yarn ends creating a basic shape of the hat. I’ve added three lines of slip stitches to make the bonnet more playful and fun. And in the end, I’ve created two straps that you can tie in a beautiful bow.
You can find more patterns from Boho Baby Collection here
All the patterns are also available as a beautiful crochet bundle of four patterns here. They include some additional sizes and a bunch of photo material to help you along the way.
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- YARN: For this crochet baby bonnet I was using an Aran weight yarn and DK weight yarn. Rico Creative Cotton Aran 100% cotton yarn in color nature (60) for the bonnet and Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in colors Washed Teal (433), Daffodil Yellow (422) and Bright Peach (412) for the three little lines of slip stitches.
- CROCHET HOOK: 4.0 mm or G/6 crochet hook
- YOU WILL ALSO NEED: a pair of scissors (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a yarn needle (HERE!).
GAUGE: Work 9 sts and 4 1/2 rows in DC using 4.0 mm crochet hook and Aran weight yarn 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 ASP. 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 finish item. Learn how to check your gauge here.
Stitches and Abbreviations
- St/Sts – stitch/stitches
- Ch – chain
- Ss – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – half double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Dc2tog – double crochet two together
- 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: 0 – 6 months – 30 cm (12”) across and 15 cm (6”) high and 6 – 12 months – 37 cm (14 1/2”) across and 16 cm (6 1/4”) high.
- Fit is meant to be comfortable. Not too loose and not too tight.
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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.
Crochet Baby Bonnet – Boho Baby
The instructions are written in a few simple steps:
- main part,
- three lines of slip stitches,
- assembling and
Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you are not accidentally losing or adding additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.
1. MAIN PART
Take Aran weight yarn and create a foundation chain made of 52 chains. Create 1 additional chain that will represent our turning chain.
Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Work in rows. Turn after each row.
Row 1: Work 1 HDC into each of the next 52. = 52 sts.
Row 2 – 4: Ch 1. Turn. Start in the first. Work 1 HDC into each of the next 52. = 52 sts.
Row 5 – 11: Ch 2. Turn. Work 1 DC into each of the next 52. = 52 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Mark 14 sts; right in the center of row 11.
Start on your right.
Row 12: Ch 2. Start in the first. Dc2tog. Dc 12. Dc2tog. = 14 sts.
Row 13: Ch 2. Start in the first. Dc2tog. Dc 10. Dc2tog. = 12 sts.
Row 14: Ch 2. Start in the first. Dc2tog. Dc 8. Dc2tog. = 10 sts.
Row 15: Ch 2. Start in the first. Dc2tog. Dc 6. Dc2tog. = 8 sts.
Row 16: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into each of next 8. = 8 sts.
Row 17: Ch 2. Start in the first. Dc2tog. Dc 4. Dc2tog. = 6 sts.
Row 18: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into each of next 6. = 6 sts.
Cut the yarn, fasten off and weave in the ends.
2. THREE LINES OF SLIP STITCHES
Now we are going to create 3 simple lines made of slip stitches on the front side of the bonnet. This part will be made with DK weight yarn and I will use a different color for each row.
Row 1: This row is made between the foundation chain and row 1. Use orange yarn. Work 1 ss into each of the next 52 sts. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Row 2: This row is made between rows 2 and 3. Use yellow yarn. Work 1 ss into each of the next 52 sts. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Row 3: This row is made between rows 4 and 5. Use blue yarn. Work 1 ss into each of the next 52 sts. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.
1. Take a small amount of Aran weight yarn and the tapestry needle. Tread the yarn.
2. Line up the bottom of row 11 and the side of the rows 12 – 18.
3. Sew those two parts together with a few simple sewing stitches.
4. Cut the yarn and hide the yarn tails between the stitches.
5. Repeat the steps on the other side.
Take a small amount of Aran weight yarn. Work in rows.
Row 1: Ch 45 (49). Join with the lower part of the bonnet. Work sc sts across the lower part of the bonnet. Work 1 sc into each row of HDC sts, work 2 sc sts into each row of DC sts, and work 6 sc into in the back of the bonnet. That should give you 44 (50) sts in total. Ch 46 (50). Turn.
Row 2: Work 1 ss into each of the next 45. Work 1 sc into each of the next 45. Work 1 ss into each of the next 45. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.
And here you have it! Your baby bonnet is now complete. Share in the comments below what yarn did you use and for who was it for. Have a lovely day and happy crocheting!
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