Learn to crochet this simple yet elegant crochet baby bonnet with this free crochet pattern. Makes a great baby shower gift!
There is just something about crocheting for babies. I love the tiny hats, booties, and garments. Something I realized I’d never tried to design was a delicate bonnet for a baby girl (I have four boys!), so I decided it was the perfect time to whip one up!
Today I’m super excited to be sharing this pattern as part of the 2020 Picot Blog Hop hosted by Stitch and Hustle!!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Simple Crochet Baby Bonnet
When I heard that the designs for this year’s blog hop had to feature picots (the sweet little edging stitches which are made by chaining 3 and slip stitching in the 3rd ch from the hook), I knew I wanted to make a baby item.
My first thought was a hat, and maybe if I had time a dress with picots at the bottom and sleeves, but when I started on it I realized I wanted to do something different. Something I’d never done before.
That’s when I realized I had never designed a baby bonnet! I love using the sedge stitch, so I tried it as the body of the bonnet and it worked out really well!! After adding the picot border I was so happy with how it turned out!
About the Yarn
All of the yarn for this blog hop was graciously provided by We Crochet. They have such an amazing line of yarns!
I chose to use Lindy Chain, which is a fingering weight yarn that is a lightweight chainette yarn. I really love the way it works up!!
It is a combination of linen and cotton, which I feel is right for a baby. You don’t want them getting too hot, so I steered clear of the bulkier yarns. I love wool, but it might get scratchy against a baby’s head.
So this yarn worked up perfectly. I chose a nice light purple, “Whisper” color since I knew I was working up a baby design.
Overall I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out in this yarn – and I have enough left over to make something else!
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This pattern is made flat and seamed in the back. Then the bottom band is worked and the ties are made.
The picot border is worked at this time as well. It’s a super easy pattern!
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Simple Crochet Baby Bonnet
What You’ll Need
Yarn: We Crochet Lindy Chain, 1 skein Whisper (fingering weight)
Hook: US Size E (3.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 21 sts = 4″ (5.25 sts per inch)
Finished Size: Newborn Baby
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet Stitch (sc)
Double Crochet Stitch (dc)
Ch 1 at beginning of row counts as sc.
Simple Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, dc into same ch, *skip next 2 ch, (sc, hdc, dc) into next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch; turn (49 sts).
Row 2: Ch 1, (hdc, dc) into first sc, *skip next 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) into next sc; repeat from * to end, sc in last st; turn.
Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2.
Row 1: Ch 1, (hdc, dc) into first sc, *skip next 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) into next sc, skip next 2 sts, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last 6 sts, skip next 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) into next sc, sc in last sc; turn (39 sts).
Row 2: Ch 1, (hdc, dc) into first sc, *skip next 2 sts, sc2tog next 2 sc, *skip next 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sts, sc2tog next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 6 sts, skip next 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) into next sc, sc in last sc; turn (24 sts).
Row 3: Ch 1, (hdc, dc) in first sc, *skip next 2 sts, sc2tog next 2 sc, (hdc, dc) in same st; repeat from * to last 3 sts, sc in last sc; turn (19 sts).
Row 4: Ch 1, *sc2tog; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st (10 sts).
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to seam back closed (the last 10 sts left on row 4).
Neck Band and Picot Edging
Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn at left front corner. Sc 22 sts across back to seam, sc 1 st in seam, sc 22 sts across right side (45 sts).
Picot Edging: Turn and work along front edge. *Ch 3, slip st in first ch, sc in next st; repeat across front edge, ending in first sc of row 1.
Row 2: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (for tie), sc across 45 sts of row 1 (71 sts).
Row 3: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (for second tie), sc across 45 sts of row 2, leaving sts from first tie unworked.
That’s it!! Today we’ve learned how to make an easy crochet baby bonnet and checked out the picot stitch! Awesome, right?
I hope you’ll give crochet baby bonnets a try soon!
More Free Crochet Patterns for Your Little One
Simple Crochet Baby Bonnet | Free Pattern
Learn how to make this adorable baby bonnet with this easy tutorial.
- Yarn: We Crochet Lindy Chain, 1 skein
- Hook: US Size E (3.50mm)
- Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
- Ch 52.
- Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, dc into same ch, *skip next 2 ch, (sc, hdc, dc) into next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch; turn (49 sts).
- Row 2: Ch 1, (hdc, dc) into first sc, *skip next 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) into next sc; repeat from * to end, sc in last st; turn.
- Complete pattern using instructions above or purchase the ad-free PDF.
Ch 1 at beginning of row counts as sc.
Having trouble finding fingering (fine)yarn so am using Lion Brand Coboo cotton/bamboo which is #3. My hat is too big. I want to make a smaller one. Can you tell me the number combination to decrease the size of the hat for a slightly thicker yarn. Thanks. Pam
I’m stuck midway.. I’m not clear about the 2nd row in shaping back. Is it (1sc, 1hdc,1dc) followed by 1sctog in the scs formed? I’m not able to wrap my head around the instructions. I get a very tight reduced row. Can anyone help? It’s such a beautiful pattern.
Hi! You do the (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) then skip the next 2 sts, then 1sc2tog in the next 2 sts. You do reduce the row quite a bit but it shouldn’t be tight. This row reduces the number of sts by 15.
I was so surprised and very pleased when I found this pattern as I had just completed a blanket in that stitch. The only changesI made was 1. edging across front to match reverse single crochet I used on blanket and turning back the first 3 rows as it was a little big (used H hook as I wanted bigger than newborn) and 2. used ribbon through bottom edging as yarn wasn’t that soft. I’m considering making a snap in lining in felt because if the yarn. (Red Heart Baby Sport that has a iridescent thread around it that I bought many years ago.)
Yay! Glad to hear you like this pattern. The reverse single crochet sounds wonderful for a border, as does a ribbon 🙂
Man I wish you could do a YouTube follow along video for the dummies like me , lol I basically know nothing about crocheting, only learning now
I’d love to have a video for every pattern on my site. The thing limiting me is time. 🙂 I keep making new patterns and haven’t taken the time to go back yet and do videos for the ones I didn’t do at the time.
Please post a video!! I’m very new to crochet and finishing a blanket with this same pattern. I also can’t follow how the back is formed. Most bonnet tutorials I watched start at the back in the round them form rows for body of hat and go back to finishing off the ties.