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Crochet Baby Baby Bonnet Pattern (Easy Crochet Pattern)

Vintage Baby Bonnet. Easy Crochet Pattern to show you how to make a Baby Bonnet crocheted in a simple Shell stitch. The Free crochet Pattern for the baby bonnet has photos to help you crochet your first baby bonnet. 
Easy baby bonnet crochet pattern FREE-Bonnet crochet pattern free
Soft Shell Easy Baby Bonnet Crochet Pattern


When I wrote the pattern for a Crochet Baby Blanket using the crochet shell stitch 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 so pleased I have finally gotten it finished.

Baby Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern -Baby Shell Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern

I have made this baby’s bonnet using a Double Knit Kiddies Supersoft approx. 50 grms. I am an extremely LOOSE crocheter please adjust the hook size if required.    

The terminology used = US.
3.50mm hook = new-born- 3 month - 14 inches round
4.00mm hook = 3-6 months (17 inches around)
Tapestry needle for finishing off and colored ribbon of choice
  • Ch= chain
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Dc=Double Crochet
  • Sk= Skip
  • Slst= slip stitch
  • 1 Shell=5dc in 1 stitch
  • half shell = 3dc in 1 st

Tip: Always TURN your work before chain to start the next rows, this gives a lovely neat finish along the edges of the back of the bonnet

To start the Bonnet you will begin at the bottom of the bonnet at the neck area

Ch 21
Row1: skip first 2ch, 5 dc in next, *skip next 2 ch, sc, skip 2, 5dc in next* (repeat **) ending with a 5dc shell in very last ch, (4 shells made)

ROW 1 (4 full shells made) 

Row 2: Turn work. Ch 3. (Counts as 1st dc) 2dc into the BASE of the chain, (1/2 shell made), skip 2 sts, sc in next, skip 2, 5dc in next [1 shell made] *skip 2sts, sc in next, skip 2sts, 5dc in next *, repeat * to * finishing with, skip 2sts, sc, skip 1st, 3 dc in last stitch, [working into the beginning ch] (3 shells and 2 Half shells made)

Row 3:
TURN, ch1, sc into the base of ch1, skip first 2sts, 5 dc in next, *skip next 2 ch, sc, skip 2, 5dc in next* (repeat **) ending with sc in top of chain 3 (4 shells made)
Row 3: 
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Row 4: Turn work. Ch 3. (Counts as 1st dc) 2dc into the BASE of the chain, (1/2 shell made), skip 2st, sc in next, skip 2, 5dc in next [1 shell made] *skip 2sts, sc in next, skip 2sts, 5dc in next *, repeat * to * end of row finishing with 3dc into last st.  (3 shells and 2 Half shells made)

Repeat ROW 3 and ROW 4 for 15 rows in total OR until the back of the bonnet work measures 5 inches. Finishing on a Row3

  • TURN your work
  • NOTE : Established pattern example is Full shell is 5DC into previous rows SC, sc into the middle of 5dc shell 
  • I have made these NEXT rounds in RED in the image to help 
    Row 16, 17, 18 Shown in RED 

Row 16: Slst along  stitches to first SC, (working in the established pattern) * 5dc, skip 2sts, sc in next, skip 2 sts* Repeat * *   finish with a slip to the top of the middle of the last shell to join, TURN,  (3 FULL shells and  TWO sc's,) 

Row 17: slip 2 stitches, work *sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5dc into the next skip 2sts* Repeat but finish with a skip 2sts,  Sl st the top of next shell to finish, TURN, 

Row 18: slip 2 stitches,  sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5dc, skip 2sts, slst to secure. FASTEN OFF 
Crochet Baby Bonnet Free pattern 0-3 months
First row Working the SIDES of the Bonnet is made in yellow 

Working the Sides and Top of Bonnet

With RS facing you. Join yarn at the bottom corner (starting ch), You will now be working EVENLY around the SIDES and TOP of the bonnet working in the established pattern (sc,5dc, repeat around )

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

Row 2: ch1, sc in first st, 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)

Row 3.: 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.

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 bonnet bottom edge by
Ch3, dc in same space and continue by evenly working Single Crochet,ch1, along neck edge
Finishing with the 4 extra dc corners. 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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