Free Crochet Patterns Vintage Baby Bonnet (Easy Crochet Pattern)

When I wrote the pattern for the baby blanket using the shell pattern, I quickly made up a pretty baby bonnet to match, I promised I would write out the free crochet pattern for the Baby Bonnet. And I am pleased I have finally gotten it finished. 

Soft Shells Baby Bonnet


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Baby Shell Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern
I have made this baby’s bonnet using a Double Knit Kiddies Supersoft approx. 50 grms.
Terminology used = US.
3.00mm hook = new-born- 3 months 14 inches round  
4.00mm hook = 3-6 months (17 inches around)
Tapestry needle for finishing off and coloured ribbon of choice
Ch= chain
Sc=single crochet
Dc=Double Crochet
Sk= Skip
Slst= slip stitch

1 Shell=5 double crochet in 1 stitch
Tip: Always TURN your work before chain to start next rows, this gives a lovely neat finish along the edges of the back of bonnet

To start the bonnet beginning at the bottom of bonnet at neck area

 Ch 20.
Row1: skip first 2ch, 5 dc in next, *skip next 2 ch, sc, skip 2, 5dc in next* (repeat **ending with a shell in very last ch) (4 shells made)
Row 2: Turn work. Ch 3. (Counts as 1st dc) 2dc into the base of the chain3 (1/2 shell made),
*skip 2, sc,  skip 2, 5dc in next {1 shell made)*, repeat ** finishing with, skip 2, sc, skip 2, 3 dc in last stitch available.   (3 shells and 2 Half shells made= 4 shells total)
Repeat Row 1 and 2 for 15 rows OR until back of bonnet work measures 5 inches

TURN


Row 16 - Slst along 6 stitches to middle of 1st whole shell, work 3 FULL shells.  TURN
Row 17 - slip stitches, work 2 middle shells , TURN, 
Row 18- slip stitches, work 1 middle shell slip stitches. finish off.


Free crochet patterns - Baby Shell Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern and  tutorial

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Working the Sides and Top of Bonnet
Working evenly around the sides and top of bonnet working in the pattern

Join yarn.
NOTE: Start with a ch 3, 2dc in base of ch3, *sk2, sc, sk2, 5dc* continue working like this ** when reach the first corner make sure you have a sc the corners, and carry on with the sk 2,sc,sk, 5dc along the top, sc in corner, and working in pattern down the sides.
You should have 10 FULL shells and 2 half shells around)

Row 2: Turn work. Ch 3. (Counts as 1st dc) 2dc into the base of the chain3 (1/2 shell made),
*skip 2, sc, 5dc in next {1 shell made)*, repeat ** finishing with, skip 2, sc, skip 2, 3 dc in last stitch available.   (3 shells and 2 half shells made)
Row 3: skip first 2ch, 5 dc in next, *skip next 2 ch, sc, and skip 2, 5dc in next* (repeat **ending with a shell in very last ch) (4 shells made)
Continue working 2 & 3 alternate for 8 rows or Finish on  RS 
I like to finish off the bonnet by working 4 extra dc in the half shell at ends (this is where the ties and ribbons will go for tying) .
Keep working around the bonnets bottom edge by neatly Single Crochet
Around the neck edge. Finishing with the 4 extra dc corner. Fasten off securely.
Thread all loose ends and make easy tie chords for your bonnet. Make sure all are secured properly
Baby Shell Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern free crochet patterns baby bonnets, vintage baby bonnet with blanket set

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