This free cute baby bonnet crochet pattern for a cute baby cap was originally published around 1943 in “Cottons for Babies” Vol. 194.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic baby bonnet for an infant. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet baby bonnet pattern.
Free Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern:
Cute Baby Bonnet
CLARK’S O.N.T. “BRILLIANT,” 7 Balls
Steel Crochet Hook No. 8
3 Yards Ribbon, 1/2 Inch Wide
GAUGE: 11 dc make 1 inch; 5 rows of dc make 1 inch.
There is a cute matching set of baby booties for this cute baby bonnet.
Starting at center of Back, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st Rnd: Ch 1, 15 sc in ring. Sl st in 1st sc made.
2nd Rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in 1st sc made (15 loops).
3rd, 4th and 5th Rnds: * Ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in next tr.
6th Rnd: Same as last rnd, only ending with ch 7, sl st in tr below.
7th Rnd: Sl st in next loop, ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), 7 dc in same loop, 8 dc in each loop around. Join with sl st in top st of first ch-3 (120 dc).
8th Rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join.
9th Rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in 1st sc made (40 loops).
10th Rnd: Same as last rnd, only ending with ch 7, sl st in tr below.
11th Rnd: Sl st in next loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop, 4 dc in each loop around. Join (160 dc).
12th Rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join (piece measures 5 inches in diameter).
Now work front of Cap back and forth in rows as follows:
1st Row: Ch 3, dc in next 126 dc (127 sts). Ch 5, turn.
2nd Row: * Skip 2 dc, in next dc make dc, ch 3 and dc; ch 5, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning ch. Ch 5, turn.
3rd Row: * In next ch-3 sp, make 6 dc with ch 1 between (shell made), ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with 6 dc with ch 1 between in last ch-3 sp. Ch 5, turn.
4th Row: * In center ch-1 sp of next shell make dc, ch 3 and dc; ch 5, sc in ch-1 sp between shells, ch 5. Repeat from * across, ending with dc, ch 3 and dc in center ch-1 sp of last shell. Ch 5, turn.
Repeat the 3rd and 4th rows alternately until front of Cap measures 4 inches, ending with the 4th row.
Last Row: In each ch-3 sp make 5 tr with a p between—to make a p, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook. Do not fasten off, but work along neck edge as follows: * Ch 5, sc in next turning ch. Repeat from * across side edge of front. Then ch 5, skip 3 dc, sl st in each dc to within last 3 dc, ch 5 and work across second side edge of front to correspond with first. Fasten off.
Cut a 15-inch piece of ribbon and pass it in and out of openings between shells, about 1 inch in from front edge of this cute baby bonnet. Sew ends in place.
Cut two 1/2-yard lengths for ties. Cut remaining ribbon in half and make 2 rosettes. Sew ties and rosettes to sides of this cute baby bonnet.