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.


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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
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28 comments:

Jayme Signorello said...

What is the name of the green yarn?

Lisa Auch said...

It is Cygnets kiddies suersoft (the same as used in the pink) Just a baby yarn will do

Dotty Hazell said...
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Lisa Auch said...

Yes! skip 2 after the sc.

you will end up with 3 full shells and 2 half shells. = 4 in total

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 (sc of previous round!) repeat ** finishing with, skip 2, sc, skip 2, 3 dc in last stitch available. (3 shells and 2 Half shells made)

Lisa Auch said...

Only on the 2nd row as stated :)

IRISH SMITTY said...

So what do you do after completing
row 2?

Lisa Auch said...

Are you working on the first bit or the second bit?

on the first bit (which is ht eBACK of the bonnet - Pic 1)
repeat row 1 and row 2 until work measures specified length

IRISH SMITTY said...

Working 1 st bit

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)
Finished row 1 & 2
How do repeat row 1 & 2

Repeat Row 1 and 2 for 15 rows OR until back of bonnet work measures 5 inches

Lisa Auch said...

?
row 3 is the same as row 1
row 4 is the same as row 2
row 5 is the same as row 1
row 6 is the same as row 2
row 7 is the same as row 1
(continue working until you reach 5 inches or 15 rows whichever comes first

Lisa Auch said...

Start row 3 exactly the same as row 1 skip first 2ch, 5 dc in next, *skip next 2 ch, sc, skip 2, 5dc in next*

Start by working dc straight into the MIDDLE of the last rows shell
I really cant explain it any other way (Have you worked in shell pattern before? )

IRISH SMITTY said...

Thank you, I kept looking for a
a chain stitch.

Anonymous said...

Can you clarify the part after the first 5 inches. The 6 slip stitches and then???

Lisa Auch said...

See Photo 1 for visual - continue working in the established pattern (create shells as you have been doing)

Gema Arce said...

Lisa do you have any videos that follow your bonnet pattern

Anonymous said...

I am confused with the second bit. The initial row is right around the sides and top, do you continue around the sides and top with the second row? how does that work with the 3 and 1/2 shell?

Lisa Auch said...

see second picture on Right hand side. ....

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I am confused with the 1st bit ending. Instructions say to end with row 15 which is row 1 with 4 shells. However, instructions for the second bit say to Slst along 6 stitched to middle of 1st shell. This will not work ending with a row 1 (unless of course I'm doing something wrong). Should I end with a row one? and should the last shell be two shells in the same space?? Thanks, Linda

Lisa Auch said...

Hi Linda SEE PIC 1 (left hand side pic)

k in real life said...

I have a question about picture 1. I can't zoom in to see the level of detail. Is it:

Row 1 - 6 slip stitches 3 shells 6 slip stitches
Row 2 - slip stitches 2 shells slip stitches
Row 3- slip stitches 1 shell slip stitches?

Thanks!

Lisa Auch said...

Yes! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Could you explain Row 16 through 18 of the back of the bonnet in more detail? I've already made the matching blanket, but am having trouble following these instructions. Thanks

Lisa Auch said...

Row 16 - slip stitches and make 3 whole shells
Row 17 - slip stitches 2 whole shells slip stitches
Row 18- slip stitches 1 whole shell made, slip stitches to

Marsha said...

I am confused on Row 16. If I sl st 6 I wind up at the top of the shell below. Do I shell in shell, sc in sc, shell in shell, sc in sc, shell in shell, sl st to end?

Lisa Auch said...

Work the next shell in the SC

Row 16 - slip stitches and make 3 whole shells
Row 17 - slip stitches 2 whole shells slip stitches
Row 18- slip stitches 1 whole shell made,

Julie-Lyn said...

For row three in end up with the four shells with three stitches left. The fourth doesnt want to finish in the last stitch.
I'm following the pattern exactly.

Lisa Auch said...

the 4 dc is made in the sc of last row, and lways finish with a skip 2 stitches and sc in TOP of previous rows shell.

Anonymous said...

Hi - i'd like to make this for a 9+ month-old. Any recommendations for no. Of shells to start with & carry through without running into trouble!? I was thinking of chaining 29 (5 shells). Many thanks!!

Lisa Auch said...

i believe 5 shells would be an appropriate start....would love to hear how you geton

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