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Crochet Bonnet Pattern in All Sizes | Bella Bonnet

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The Bella Bonnet is a crochet bonnet pattern featuring a beautiful stitch patterns that’s easy to crochet. This pixie style bonnet makes a great gift for anyone in the family.

The free crochet bonnet pattern includes sizes baby through adult. The closure options include chin strap or a button loop and closure.

This bonnet is an easy rectangle design that created simply with a seam in the back. The pattern includes a step by step photo tutorial to support new crocheters as well.

Crochet bonnet pattern in cream yarn on girl.

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Yarn

The yarn for this crochet pattern is Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn which is a #5 bulky weight yarn. I chose the color vanilla cream.

A comparable substitute is Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn, or you may be able to meet gauge with a #4 medium weight yarn, as this is a thinner #5 yarn.

If you have trouble meeting gauge with your yarn, you may be able to go up or down a size in the pattern.

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Stitches in this Pattern

The crochet stitches for this bonnet are the double crochet and chains. There are photos for each row in the pattern below.

If you need a double crochet tutorial I have one for that here. The stitch pattern is a combination of the iris stitch and double crochets.


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Girl looking to the side in vintage crochet bonnet pattern in cream color.
I love how the stitch an yarn color come together to lend this bonnet a vintage vibe.

You can also watch the full step by step video tutorial on my YouTube channel. If you check it out, I’d love for you to like, share or subscribe!

You may also like the Pixie Spice Crochet Bonnet Pattern too. I reference this one in the pattern since I uses a button closure.

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Materials

  • 1 ball of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn a #5 bulky weight yarn (100% Acrylic, 100g/3.5oz, 149 yd/136m) color: vanilla cream.
  • A comparable substitute is Red Heart Soft Essentials, or you may be able to meet gauge with a #4 medium weight yarn, as this is a thinner #5 yarn.
  • 5mm US size H-8 hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

My favorite Hooks are Furls* and Clover*!

Notes

  1. Please read through all notes and pattern before you begin.
  2. Work up a gauge swatch using the provided gauge information. If your gauge matches great, continue on. If not, change your hook size and swatch again. If your stitches are smaller, go up a hook size, if they’re larger, go down a hook size. 
  3. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite ch 3 alternative.
  4. Stitch multiple is 7.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

Click any of these links for the tutorial.

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

dc2tog-double crochet two together

rep-repeat

RS-right side

sk-skip the indicated stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 23 sts x 6 rows in pattern, unblocked

Level

Easy

Fit-Yarn by Size

To fit head circumference/age – yarn recommended by size:

13-14”/ 33-35.6cm head circumference Baby 0-3mos – approximately 45 yds / 41 m

14-15”/ 33-38cm head circumference Baby 3-6mos – approximately 55 yds / 50 m

15.5-16.5”/ 39.4-42cm head circumference Baby 6-12mos – approximately 60 yds /54 m

16-18”/ 40.6-45.7cm head circumference Toddler 12-24mos – approximately 75 yds /69 m

18-19”/ 45.7cm-48.3cm head circumference Preschool 2-5yrs – approximately 95 yds / 87 m

19-21”/ 48.3cm-53.3cm head circumference Child 5+ – approximately 115 yds / 105 m

21”/ 53.3cm head circumference Teen/Sm Adult – approximately 130 yds / 119 m

22-23”/ 55.9cm-58.4cm head circumference Med/Lg Adult – approximately 145 yds /133 m

Construction

This bonnet is crocheted in a rectangle and then seamed in the back. This is where the pixie peak is formed.

So this means the number of stitches you start with will be the width around your face.

And as you crochet more rows, your bonnet will increase in depth. This will be how it fits from the face opening to the seam at the back of the head.

Adjustment

It’s easiest to go up or down a size in the pattern to make a larger or smaller bonnet. To customize it, you can add or subtract 7 to my starting chain.

For a longer or taller bonnet (from the crown of head to chin) you can repeat more rows in the pattern.

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Girl in cream colored crochet bonnet pattern with a pixie point.

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Crochet bonnet pattern in cream yarn on girl.

Crochet Bonnet Pattern | Bella Bonnet

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Free crochet bonnet pattern in baby, children, teen and adult sizes. The Bella Bonnet is crocheted simply with a beautiful stitch. This bonnet pattern makes a wonderful Christmas gift.

Materials

  • 1 ball of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn, a #5 bulky weight yarn (100% Acrylic, 100g/3.5oz, 149 yd/136m) color: vanilla cream.
  • A comparable substitute is Red Heart Soft Essentials, also a #5 yarn.
  • You may be able to meet gauge with a #4 medium weight yarn, as this is a thinner #5 yarn.

Tools

  • 5mm US size H-8 hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Instructions

    Baby 0-3mos, (3-6mos, 6-12mos, 12-24mos, 2-5 yrs, Child 5+, Teen/Sm Adult, Med/Lg Adult)

    Ch 35 (42, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77)

    1. Row 1. In 5th ch place (2 dc, ch 1, 2dc) (the skipped chs count as the first dc),
    2. (Row 1 cont.) *{sk 2 chs, 1 dc in each of next 2 chs, sk 2 chs, place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch} 2 double crochets in row.Next iris stitch in row 1.
    3. (Row 1 cont.) rep from * until last 2 chs, Another set of 2 double crochet.5 chains left at end of row.
    4. (Row 1 cont.) sk 1 ch, dc in last ch and turn. (35, 42, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77 sts)Double crochet at end of row 1.
    5. Row 2. (RS) Ch 3, *{sk 2 dc, in ch 1 sp place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), sk 2 dc, dc2tog, ch 1}
    6. (Row 2 cont.) rep from * until last 6 sts, Repeat across row two.
    7. (Row 2 cont.) sk 2 dc, in ch 1 sp place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), sk 2 dc, dc in last st, turn. (35, 42, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77 sts)End row 2 with a double crochet.
    8. Row 3. Ch 3, sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next ch 1 sp, *{sk 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp} rep from * until last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in last st, turn. (35, 42, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77 sts)
    9. Rep Rows 2-3 until you have

      Baby 0-3mos: 8 rows = 4.8”/12.2cm
      Baby 3-6mos: 9 rows = 5.4”/13.7cm
      Baby 6-12mos: 10 rows = 6”/15.2cm
      Toddler 12-24mos: 11 rows = 6.6”/16.8cm
      Preschool 2-5yrs: 12 rows = 7.2”/18.3cm
      Child 5+: 13 rows = 7.8”/19.8cm
      Teen/Sm Adult = 14 rows = 8.4”/21.3cm
      Med/Lg Adult = 15 rows = 9”/22.9cm

      Cut yarn and leave a long tail for seaming. Crochet rectangle ready to fold.

    Seaming
    Fold in half. Seam the bottom (row 1). The last row will frame the face.Folded in half for seaming.

    Finishing
    Included are two finishing options 1. Buttonhole or 2. Chin straps.

    Join yarn with sl st to first st of last row, ch 1, sc evenly across bottom of bonnet. Don’t cut yarn.
    Rust bonnet with button and buttonhole.
    1. Continue for buttonhole: Ch 5 (or number adequate for your button size). Skip a few stitches and sl st to next st. Sew bottom on opposite corner. Picture on the right is from my Pixie Spice Hat pattern.

    2. Continue for chin strap ties. Ch 36-44 = 10”/25.4cm-12”/30.5cm, cut yarn. Rejoin yarn on opposite corner and rep for second tie.


    Please remember if you use chin strap tie option, not to tie them too tightly. Children and babies should never be left unattended while wearing them.

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