This free baby’s crochet 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 bonnet. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby bonnet pattern.
Crocheted Baby Bonnet Pattern:
Easy Vintage Bonnet for a Baby
1 1/2 ozs. BEEHIVE Shetland Floss
A No. 8 Celluloid Crochet Hook
1 1/2 Yards Ribbon
This vintage crochet bonnet is intended to be worn with the Baby’s Matinee Coat.
Work at a tension to produce about 3 patterns, in width, to two inches; the treble stitches to measure 1/2 inch in height.
Commence with 84 ch.
1st Row – Miss 3 ch., 3 tr. in the next stitch, miss 3 ch., 1 d.c. in the next, *3 ch., 3 tr. in the same stitch as that into which the d.c. was worked, miss 3 ch., 1 d.c. in the next, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn. There should be 34 groups across the row.
2nd Row – 3 ch., 3 tr. in the d.c. below, *1 d.c. in the top of the loop made by the 3 ch. in the block below, 3 ch., 3 tr. in the same loop, repeat from * to the end of the row, finishing with 1 d.c. in last loop, turn.
Repeat the 2nd Row until 10 inches are worked.
There should be 20 groups in each row.
Fold the fabric in half and sew together the two halves of the foundation ch. to form the seam at the back of the bonnet. Turn back about 4 inches at the front for the fold-over. With the lustre thread d.c. evenly round the edge of the bonnet. Fasten off and run in the end. Add rosettes, made from the ribbon, to each side of the bonnet.