Free Vintage-Inspired Bonnet Pattern…

Well, surely it’s time for another free pattern! Since having baby number 3, 11 weeks ago, I’ve been on a huge bonnet-making kick… so here’s my pattern for a simple vintage-inspired bonnet.

Please let me know if there are any errors. I quickly typed this out whilst trying to cook dinner and tend to baby’s needs. Multi-tasking at an all time high – let’s see how successful I was ha ha.

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Hook: 5.5 mm (I/9).

Yarn: Worsted weight. I used Red Heart.

Size: Newborn to 6 week old – 36cm (14″) head circumference.

Gauge: 12 hdcs per 10cm (4″).

HAT INSTRUCTIONS:

Ch2 and work the following row into the 2nd ch from hook (or magic circle).

R1. ch2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), then 9 hdc into 2nd ch from hook (or magic circle – depending on method you used).

R2. ch2, hdc in same stitch….then 2hdc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (20 hdc)

R3. ch2, hdc in same stitch, (hdc in next stitch, 2hdc in next stitch) repeat between brackets until end of round. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (30 hdc)

R4. ch2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, (2hdc in next st, hdc in next two sts) repeat between brackets until end of round. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (40 hdc)

R5. ch2, hdc across next 37 stitches (38 hdc)

R6. turn, ch2, hdc across next 37 stitches (38 hdc)

Repeat row 6 until work measures 8.5cm. I had 9 rows of 38 hdc total.

Then….

Turn, ch1, sc in same stitch, sc across remaining stitches working one decrease over forehead by single crocheting 2 together (37 sc)

SCALLOP EDGING

Turn, ch1, sc in same stitche, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 1 sc in next stitch, {skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 1 sc in next stitch}. Repeat between { } across. 6 scallops made.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

TASSELS/TIES

Ribbon tie (make 2): cut a 50cm length of ribbon, double over and loop through one of the front corners of bonnet

Lace tie: cut a 85cm length of lace. Weave through the stitches of the hdc row closest to face edge, making sure to leave approx 25cm at the start and the finish to form the ties.

Voila! Vintage-inspired bonnet for your enjoyment 🙂

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30 thoughts on “Free Vintage-Inspired Bonnet Pattern…

  1. I found your pattern on Pinterest it is super sweet. So nice of you to share it for free. Thank you for that and Happy Holidays!!! I am going to follow you on Facebook now 🙂

  2. Is the a 4 worsted yarn or a 5! Thanks for the pattern. Trying to learn to knit and crochet my own props 🙂 May offer them as gifts to clients with purchase of newborn baby photo packages.

  3. This is EXACTLY what I’m looking for as a spring bonnet for my baby – who just turned TWO. Is there any way you could help me figure out how to make this fit her? I’m pretty good at crocheting but can only work from a pattern- no good at tweaking things for myself. Thanks so much for any help – your bonnet is beautiful !

    • Hi Jessie

      Sorry I can’t be of any assistance with larger sizes as I’ve only made newborn size. Might be a case of trial an error. Keep increasing in the round until at a guess, you think it will be big enough, and then start working the rows back and forth. It’s tricky coz you also have to take into consideration your own unique tension and yarn type, both of which will effect the size of your end product. Best of luck!

  4. Hi, I was wondering could you tell me what your circle measured after you finished your increase rounds (round 4) ? I just want to be sure that my guage is correct. Thank you

  5. Hey im trying to do this but im confuse in this part

    Turn, ch1, sc in same stitch, sc across remaining stitches working one decrease over forehead by single crocheting 2 together (37 sc

    I just have to simple crochet around?

    • Yes, basically your final row is a row of single crochet along the face-edge of the bonnet – working one decrease right in the middle (the part that would sit above the forehead) so that the bonnet sits nicely around the face.

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  7. lovely bonnet is this pattern for people who started crocheting? what happen if you cant get the yarn can you use another yarn or do you have to stick with the yarn that you made the bonnet with?

  8. I loooove it. Is there anyway you can make a patter for toddlers? I just love this so much and my babies are almost 2 and 3

  9. Love this pattern! Sorry if this is a silly question but when you say repeat until work measures 8.5cm do you mean the whole work or just the part where you start the 37 hdc?

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