This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby bonnet – Sunflower. 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.
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 made from start to finish in a day or two, which is 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 patterns 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 ever posted was a pattern for crochet baby beanie with a big pom-pom on the top. 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 an interesting crochet stitch pattern around the main part made in rows.
Here is what you will need for this project (These links are affiliate links. You don’t have to buy the products from here but I link them to make it easy for you guys to find them. Purchasing through these links earns me a small commission at no extra cost to you. So if you decide to purchase through them, know that you are awesome! Thanks! 🙂)
- 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 a 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!).
GAUGE: Work 10 sts and 4.5 rows in DC measure 5 x 5 cm or (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 (VIDEO)
- sc – single crochet (VIDEO)
- hdc – half double crochet (VIDEO)
- dc – double crochet (VIDEO)
- ss – slip stitch.
- 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
- Fit is meant to be comfortable, but not too loose.
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 – Sunflower
The instructions are written in two simple steps:
- bonnet 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.
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! The 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 the 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 the 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 the help of a smaller crochet hook or a yarn needle.
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