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Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Inspired Baby Bonnet

Many times I stop to admire vintage baby clothing that I see in thrift shops and antique stores. I marvel over the craftsmanship of some of the old-fashioned designs, and I try to find ways to revive those patterns to keep the antiquity, yet add a little bit of modern feel. Today’s project is one such item. This baby bonnet is reminiscent of days gone by. This would make the perfect gift as part of a newborn layette. With a few modifications, you can make this for either gender. Feel free to add some embellishments such as a small flower on the design to make it more feminine, or a bow would be darling! You can interchange your ribbon with lace or a different color ribbon. You could add a little button for a more masculine look. Get creative with yours! This timeless look and classic design will sure to please anyone and will look precious on any baby, boy or girl.

Baby Bonnet

 

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Follow this video to learn how to make this bonnet.

Pattern:
Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Worsted Weight)
Color used: Aran
-Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-scissors

Ch: chain
YO: Yarn over
Sl st: slip stitch
HDC: Half double crochet
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only

Notes:
This bonnet starts working in rounds, then is worked in rows.

Bonnet Pattern: Work this entire part in the BLO!
ch 2
Rnd 1: 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to beginning st, ch 1 (9)

Rnd 2: HDC 2 in each st around. Sl st to beginning st. ch 1 (18)

Rnd 3: HDC 2 in first st, HDC in next st, *HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning st. ch 1. (27)

Rnd 4: HDC 2 in first st, HDC in next st, *HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning st. Ch 1. (36)

Rnd 5: HDC 2 in first st, HDC in next st. *HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning st. ch 1. (45)

Rnd 6: HDC 2 in first st, HDC in next st, *HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning st. ch 1. (54)

Now working in rows:
Side of bonnet:
Row 1: in BLO, HDC in next 50 sts. Leave last 4 sts unworked., ch 1 turn (50)
Row 2: in FLO, HDC across, ch 1 turn (50)

Row 3: in BLO, HDC across, ch 1 turn. (50)

Rows 4-8: Repeat rows 2 & 3 ending on a repeat of row 2.

Scallop edging:
sc in first st, skip 2 sts, *5dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * across ending with sc in last st.

Tassels:
attach yarn to last st of row before scalloped edge.

Ch 31, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across whole ch.

Fasten off once you get back to beginning where you attached.

Weave in ends. Repeat for other side of bonnet.

Weave ribbon around edge of bonnet through row right before scalloped edge letting it hang down the length of the tassels.

Enjoy!

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My daddy)

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3 responses

    • You could increase evenly after round 6.
      Round 7: HDC 2 in first st, HDC in next st, *HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning st. ch 1. (63)

      Round 8: HDC 2 in first st, HDC in next st, *HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 6 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning st. ch 1. (72)

      and then go on to making the sides of the bonnet, but instead of working in 50 stitches, work in 60. I hope that makes sense! I hope you can make this bigger to the size you need. Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck! ~Nadia

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  1. Thank you for making the world a better place by sharing your knowledge of your art! I have learned so much from your videos and am inspired to love crochet as well. I love this vintage looking baby bonnet for a sweet (and quick) baby gift. Much love and blessings to you!

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