This free baby’s Dutch bonnet pattern was originally published in 1915 in Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting & Crochet
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage baby pattern to crochet this classic Dutch bonnet. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby bonnet pattern.
Free Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern:
Baby’s Dutch Bonnet Pattern
1 ox. white and 1 oz. colored 4-ply BEEHIVE Scotch Fingering
A No. 8 Celluloid Crochet Hook
1 1/2 Yards Ribbon
Worked in d.c. and half tr. stitch, this little Dutch bonnet is quickly made. The two colors are used with very pretty effect, that for the band and the back of the crown bring also threaded (in long tacking stitches) at the edge of the fabric where the crown joins the band.
Work at a tension to produce about 6 stitches and 6 rows to the inch.
Commencing at the center of the Crown with the colored wool, make 4 ch. Join into a ring with 1 s.c.
1st Round – Make 2 ch. to stand for the first half tr. stitch, then work 7 more half tr. into the ring.
Taking up both threads work in rounds (without turning or joining at the end of each) as follows:
2nd Round – Work 2 half tr. into the top of the 2 ch. (which commenced the previous round). *2 half tr. in the next stitch, repeat from * until there are 8 groups, each containing 2 half tr.
3rd Round – Work 2 half tr. into the first stitch, 1 half tr. in the next, *2 half tr. in the following stitch, and 1 half tr in the next, repeat from * to the end of the round.
4th Round – *Work 2 half tr. into the first stitch, 1 half tr. in each of the next 2 stitches, repeat from * to the end of the round.
5th Round – *Work 2 half tr. in the first stitch, 1 half tr. in each of the next 3 stitches, repeat from * to the end of the round.
6th Round – *2 half tr. in the first stitch, 1 half tr. in each of the next 4 stitches, repeat from * to the end of the round.
7th Round – *2 half tr. in the first stitch, 1 half tr. in each of the next 5 stitches.
Fasten off the colored wool and join up the white.
8th Row – Work in d.c. taking up the back thread only and increasing once over each of the increasing points, do not join at the end of the round, 2 ch. turn.
9th Row – 1 d.c. in each stitch (without shaping), taking up both threads, 2 ch., turn. Repeat the last 2 rows, taking up both threads throughout until 7 rows of white are worked. Then continue without shaping for 19 more rows. Fasten off.
Commence the Band with 12 ch. in the colored wool.
Work backwards and forwards with 10 d.c. in each row, taking up both threads and turning with 2 ch. until 14 inches are worked. Then d.c. all round the band. Fasten off.
With the colored wool d.c. all round the neck-opening of the crown. Pin the Band to the Crown, drawing in the latter a little to make it fit. Then sew the 2 edges together, allowing the Band to slightly over-lap the Crown.
Take a length of the colored wool and, using it double, thread through the white fabric at each side of the colored Band and Crown; do not draw the work.
Make rosettes with the ribbon and fasten them to the Band.