Crochet Bonnet Sizes Newborn through Adult - a free pattern

A Basic, Beginner Crochet Bonnet Pattern

As a crochet designer, I am always coming up with new ideas for patterns. I try to plan things out, but sometimes I just can’t help myself and I start a new project. Which means another WIP gets pushed off until later! Today’s free crochet pattern has been on my to-do list for over a YEAR. It is a super easy crochet bonnet pattern in sizes baby through adult. It is practical, SO customizable (you can see how I’ve used this bonnet for my daughter’s costumes on Instagram), and it is the new free crochet pattern on my blog today. Just keep reading :)

Fast and simple crochet patterns are always important to keep in your crochet library! This easy and fast crochet bonnet pattern is written in 6 sizes for newborn through adult, is easily customizable, and is the perfect project for baby gifts, costumes and newborn photos.

Bonnets Sized for Baby, Toddlers and More!

I am serious when I say that writing this crochet pattern has been on my to do list for over a year. I wanted to publish a basic and easy crochet bonnet for a couple of reasons. First, it is a nice alternative for a hat when making something for babies or toddlers. It not only covers the head, but also the sides of the face and cheeks. The size and fit of a bonnet is slightly more forgiving than that of a beanie, so if you are making a baby set as a gift go with a bonnet - its more likely to fit well! The second reason I wanted to write an easy basic bonnet pattern is a slightly selfish one - I LOVE using them for my kids’ costumes.

Fast and simple crochet patterns are always important to keep in your crochet library! This easy and fast crochet bonnet pattern is written in 6 sizes for newborn through adult, is easily customizable, and is the perfect project for baby gifts, costumes and newborn photos.

Crochet Bonnets are Great for Costumes!

Typically when I think of a crochet bonnet, I think of something ornate or frilly. But if you start with a basic, no-frills bonnet the possibilities for it are endless! As I mentioned above, I love that bonnets cover the face and cheeks along with the head. When you live in a place that can very easily have snow on Halloween, it just makes sense to have a costume that is also warm. I have now make my daughter’s costumes two years in a row, and having a basic bonnet pattern to embellish pretty much gives me endless options!

Fast and simple crochet patterns are always important to keep in your crochet library! This easy and fast crochet bonnet pattern is written in 6 sizes for newborn through adult, is easily customizable, and is the perfect project for baby gifts, costumes and newborn photos.

Supplies:

  • Worsted weight yarn (Category 4) - 45 to 115 yards (Red Heart with Love ‘Pewter’ pictured)

  • 5.5mm (I) Hook

  • Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case

  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • Sl St: slip stitch

  • Ch: chain

  • SC: single crochet

  • SC2Tog: single crochet two together

  • DC: double crochet

  • DC2Tog: double crochet two together

Gauge

6 sts x 4 rows = 2” square in DC

Finished Size:  

Adult Height = 11”

Adult Width = 9.75”

Child (Large) Height = 10”

Child (Large) Width = 9”

Child (Small) Height = 9”

Child (Small) Width = 8.25”

Toddler Height = 8”

Toddler Width = 7.5”

Baby Height = 7”

Baby Width = 6.75”

Newborn Height = 6”

Newborn Width = 6”

Magic Circle Video Tutorial (left handed)


Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches at the beginning of rounds/rows do not count as a stitch

  • The end of each round is joined to the first stitch of the round with a sl st.

  • The ties on the bonnet are optional, and should not be used on bonnets for unsupervised babies or toddlers.


Crochet Basic Bonnet - Free Pattern

Newborn

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, DC 10 stitches in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 2, DC in each st around (40)

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 6-9: ch 2, DC in 38 sts. (38) Turn.

Row 10: ch 2, DC2Tog, DC in 34 sts, DC2Tog. (36) Turn.

Row 11: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in 4, repeat from * across (30) Turn.

Row 12: ch 1, SC in each st across (30).

Continue to finishing instructions.

Baby

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5-6: ch 2, DC in each st around (44)

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 7-10: ch 2, DC in 42 sts. (42) Turn.

Row 11: ch 2, DC2Tog, DC in 38 sts, DC2Tog. (40) Turn.

Row 12: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in 6, repeat from * across (35) Turn.

Row 13: ch 1, SC in each st across (35).

Continue to finishing instructions.

Toddler

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, DC 10 stitches in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)

Round 6-7: ch 2, DC in each st around (50)

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 8-12: ch 2, DC in 48 sts. (48) Turn.

Row 13: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in 4, repeat from * across (40) Turn.

Row 14: ch 1, SC in each st across (40).

Continue to finishing instructions.

Child (small)

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (55)

Round 6-7: ch 2, DC in each st around (55)

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 8-12: ch 2, DC in 52 sts. (52) Turn.

Row 13: ch 2, DC2Tog, DC in 48 sts, DC2Tog. (50) Turn.

Row 14: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in 8, repeat from * across (45) Turn.

Row 15: ch 1, SC in each st across (45).

Continue to finishing instructions.

Child (large)/Adult (small)

Start by making a magic circle


Round 1: ch 2, DC 10 stitches in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)

Round 6: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (60)

Round 7-8: ch 2, DC in each st around (60)

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 9-13: ch 2, DC in 58 sts. (58) Turn.

Row 14: ch 2, DC2Tog, DC in 54 sts, DC2Tog. (56) Turn.

Row 15: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in 8, repeat from * across (48) Turn.

Row 16-17: ch 1, SC in each st across (48).

Continue to finishing instructions.

Adult (large)

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (55)

Round 6: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (66)

Round 7-8: ch 2, DC in each st around (66)

**You will now be working in rows**

Row 9-14: ch 2, DC in 64 sts. (64) Turn.

Row 15: ch 2, DC2Tog, DC in 60 sts, DC2Tog. (62) Turn.

Row 16: ch 1, SC2Tog, SC in 58, SC2Tog (60) Turn.

Row 17: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in 10, repeat from * across (55).  Turn

Row 18: ch 1, SC in each st across (55).

Continue to finishing instructions.


Finishing Instructions

Basic Bonnet (no ties)

When you reach the edge of your final row, do not tie off your yarn.  Chain 1 and SC around the raw edge of the bottom of the bonnet (Figure 1).  When you reach the end of the raw edge, sl st to join into the first stitch of your last row.


Bonnet with ties

When you reach the edge of your final row, do not tie off your yarn.  Chain 25.  SC into the second chain from your hook and across all the chain stitched.  Continue to SC around the raw edge of the bottom of the bonnet (Figure 2).  When you reach the end of the raw edge, chain 25.  SC into the second chain from the hook and across all the chain stitches.  When you reach the end of the chain stitches, sl st to join into the first stitch of your last row.

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