I love the way a baby looks in a crochet bonnet. Bonnets are just so sweet and seem to perfectly frame their innocent faces. I had a little leftover yarn from the Winter Hug Cowl I made a few weeks ago and it was asking to be whipped up into something delicate
This is a very basic and quick square bonnet with a border and braided ties. My pattern is designed for newborn to 3 months, but you can easily adjust it to your specific size. Add a pretty bow, ribbon flower or other decoration for a finishing touch.
Materials: Super Bulky Yarn, I used Rowans Romance – 50 yards
Gauge: Hook US P (11.50 mm) 8” stitches x 10 rows in pattern = 4”
Size: Newborn – 3 months
- beg- beginning
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
Weave ends as you work.
- Ch1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- When working rounds or rows, each ch1 counts as a stitch.
Row 1: Your starting chain will have an even number of chains and measure 10” (or desired length from top of head to neck multiplied by 2). Ch1, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. You will have an odd number of stitches
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in 1st st, [sc, ch1, skip1], repeat between [ ] across until there is one ch1 space and one sc remaining, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, [sc, ch1, skip1], repeat between[ ] to end, working a sc in the last st.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until the bonnet is 5” long (or desired depth from front of bonnet to center back of head). Fasten off after last repeat. The last row will be the center back of the head, with wrong sides together, fold bonnet in half and sew back opening closed with a length of yarn and yarn needle.
Last Round: With right side of bonnet facing you , join yarn in corner at neckline, ch1, 3sc in same st, sc in each st to center seam, sc2tog, sc remaining sts to end. At corner, work 3 sc, turn to work around front of bonnet, sc in each st, join with sl st to beg sc.
Cut three strands of yarn, attach to corner at chin and braid for the tie, tie at end to secure. Repeat for other side.
Remember, you are working a sc in each ch1 space and a ch1 over each sc and the first and last st of each row is a sc. Tip: be sure to check your stitch count in each row so that you end up with a straight edge.