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Grayson crochet baby bonnet – Free pattern

The Grayson crochet baby bonnet is the perfect go-to hat for any outfit for boys or girls.

Little hats for little kids are still one of my favorite projects to make. They make great gifts and use up some of my leftover yarn.

Even when the yarn I have is small in quantity.

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Free crochet bonnet pattern for your little baby. Available in sizes newborn to child.

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Today I have a fun crochet baby bonnet pattern for you with my all-time favorite slip stitches. I love slip stitch crochet so much that I have used it in multiple of my projects. From a small tea towel to a huge bulky crochet shawl.

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The Grayson baby bonnet is a tight, form-fitting hat, with ties that help keep it on your baby’s head.

It’s made all in one piece with increases and decreases for shaping and as little sewing as possible involved.

This type of pixie hat is my favorite for small kids for several reasons:

  1. They look adorable on them.
  2. You can tie them up and they” ll stay on to cover their precious ears.
  3. They are tight and thus warm.
  4. Did I mention how cute little kids look in a crochet pixie hat?

The Grayson crochet pixie bonnet was inspired by the clean lines and simplicity of Nordic design, and my love for ribbing and crochet that looks like knitting.

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Yarn for a crochet baby bonnet

The yarn I chose for this baby hat is the La Mia Natural Wool, my favorite wool yarn for many projects. It has the perfect structure and softness for a pixie hat.

It’s not too soft that the hat will flop around but not harsh on the skin either. It has that perfect structure without being rigid.

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You can use any worsted weight yarn you have on hand, and either wool or acrylic will do the job. Some baby yarns are a bit softer, so if you are worried about skin irritations go for it. I have some yarn suggestions for you below.

Substitute yarns

Brava worsted: A nice and durable acrylic.
Brava tweed: The same yarn as above in a tweed version.
Simply wool worsted: This is perfect for those of you who want a 100% wool yarn, similar to the one I used.
Wool-Ease: A blend of wool and acrylic yarn, perfect for almost any project.
Color theory: A nice acrylic yarn alternative.

Or you can visit Yarnsub.com for more yarn suggestions.

Materials

Yarn: Worsted weight #4 • 65 (85, 95, 110, 125, 155) yds, 60 (75, 85, 100, 115, 140) m
Crochet hook: US I/5.50 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scissors
Stitch marker
Darning needle

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Notes

– All my patterns are written in Standard US terms.
– Keep your slip stitches loose while crocheting.
– Place a stitch marker at the end of the slip stitch ribbing, in the middle of the row, to easily distinguish between the ribbing and the main part of the hat.
– Unless otherwise stated, the entire project is worked in the back loop only.

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Dimensions

All the measurements below are taken when the bonnet is laid flat and not yet sewn.

Sizes Hat lengthMax widthMin width
Newborn13″ (33 cm)6″ (15 cm)5″ (12.5 cm)
3-6 mo14″ (35.5 cm)7″ (18 cm)5.5″ (14 cm)
6-9 mo15″ (38 cm)8″ (20 cm)5.75″ (14.5 cm)
12-18 mo16″ (40.5 cm)8.5″ (22 cm)6.5″ (16.5 cm)
18-24 mo17″ (43 cm)9.75″ (24.5 cm)7.5″ (19 cm)
2-5 years18″ (46 cm)10.75″ (27 cm)8.75″ (22 cm)

The sizes listed below are meant to fit head circumference of:

Newborn: 13″ (33 cm)
3-6 mo: 15″ (36 cm)
6-9 mo: 16″ (40.5 cm)
12-18 mo: 17″ (43.5 cm)
18-24 mo: 18″ (46 cm)
2-5 years: 19″ (48.5 cm)

Gauge: 15 sts x 15 rows is 4” in yo-sl st

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Special stitches

Yo-sl st
Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, and pull through all loops on your hook.

Increase (yo-sl st in blo)
Place 2 yo-sl st in the same stitch.

Decrease (yo-sl st in blo)
Yarn over, insert hook in blo of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull through, insert hook in blo of the next stitch, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.

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Abbreviations

R: row
ch(s): chain(s)
blo: back loop only
yo-sl st: yarn over slip stitch
sl st: slip stitch
dec: decrease
inc: increase
PM: place marker
RS: right side
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
FO: fasten off

More free crochet hat patterns you may like:

In order of appearance: The Forest Fairy hood, Baby Bear hat, and the Beginner Newborn hat.

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Crochet baby bonnet free pattern – The Grayson

Newborn size

R1: ch 20, yo-sl st in second ch from hook and in next 5 chs, sl st in each ch across, ch 1, turn (19)
R2: sl st in blo 13, PM, yo-sl in blo in last 6 sts, ch 1, turn (19)
R3: yo-sl st in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (19)
R4-5: repeat R2 and R3 (ignore the PM in repeat rows, just move it up as you go)
R6: sl st in blo until marker, yo-sl st in blo across until 1 st remain, inc in last st, ch 1, turn (20)
R7: yo-sl st in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (20)
R8-13: repeat R6 and R7 3 times. At the end of R13 you’ll have 23 sts.
R14-35: repeat R2 and R3 11 times (23)
R36: sl st in blo until marker, yo-sl st in blo until 2 sts remain, dec, ch 1, turn (22)
R37: yo-sl in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (22)
R38-43: repeat R36 and R37 3 more times. At the end of R43 you’ll have 19 sts.
R44-48: repeat R2 and R3. Do not FO. Continue with assembly.

3-6 mo and 6-9 mo

R1: ch 22 (23), yo-sl st in second ch from hook and in next 5 (6) chs, sl st in each ch across, ch 1, turn (21, 22)
R2: sl st in blo 15, PM, yo-sl in blo across, ch 1, turn (21, 22)
R3: yo-sl st in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (21, 22)
R4-5: repeat R2 and R3 (ignore the PM in repeat rows, just move it up as you go)
R6: sl st in blo until marker, yo-sl st in blo across until 1 st remain, inc in last st, ch 1, turn (22, 23)
R7: yo-sl st in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (22, 23)
R8-17 (8-21): repeat R6 and R7 5 (7) times. At the end of R19 (R23) you’ll have 27 (30) sts.
R18-35 (22-35): repeat R2 and R3 9 (7) times, (27, 30)
R36: sl st in blo until marker, yo-sl st in blo until 2 sts remain, dec, ch 1, turn (26, 29)
R37: yo-sl in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (26, 29)
R38-47 (38-51): repeat R36 and R37 5 (7) times. At the end of R47 (51) you’ll have 21 (22) sts.
R48-52 (52-56): repeat R2 and R3. Do not FO. Continue with assembly.

12-18 mo, 18-24 mo and 2-5 years

R1: ch 26 (30, 34), yo-sl st in second ch from hook and in next 9 (13,17) chs, sl st in each ch across, ch 1, turn (25, 29, 33)
R2: sl st in blo 15, PM, yo-sl in blo across, ch 1, turn (25, 29, 33)
R3: yo-sl st in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (25, 29, 33)
R4-7: repeat R2 and R3 (ignore the PM in repeat rows, just move it up as you go)
R8: sl st in blo until marker, yo-sl st in blo across until 1 st remain, inc in last st, ch 1, turn (26, 30, 34)
R9: yo-sl st in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (26, 30, 34)
R10-23: repeat R8 and R9 7 times. At the end of R23 you’ll have 33 (37, 41) sts.
R24-37 (24-41, 24-45): repeat R2 and R3 7 (9, 11) times (33, 37, 41)
R38(42, 46): sl st in blo until marker, yo-sl st in blo until 2 sts remain, dec, ch 1, turn (32, 36, 40)
R39 (43, 47): yo-sl in blo until marker, sl st in blo across, ch 1, turn (32, 36, 40)
R40-53 (44-57, 48-61): repeat the previous two rows 7 times. At the end of R53 (57, 61) you’ll have 25
(29, 33) sts.
R54-60 (58-64, 62-68): repeat R2 and R3. Do not FO. Continue with assembly.

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Finishing and assembly for your crochet baby bonnet

This is how your bonnet looks when it’s finished.

Fold the hat in half with the right side facing each other.

Use your crochet hook to slip stitch or cut the yarn and sew the back of the bonnet.

Turn your bonnet inside out, so the right side is outside now. Fold the brim in half and sew in the inside of the bonnet.

Connect new yarn on the bottom of the bonnet, where the brim is double. Make sure to grab both layers of fabric and slip stitch all the way across the bottom of your bonnet.

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When you reach the end chain make 20 (20, 25, 25, 30, 30) stitches. This will become the tie.

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Slip stitch in blo your way back on the tie and then the bottom of the bonnet until you reach the other side. Make the appropriate number of stitches for your size again, for the other tie to form.

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Slip stitch in blo back to the base of the crochet baby bonnet and you are done. FO and weave in all your ends.

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That’s it! You are done! You have completed a nice crochet pixie hat for your little one.

What do you think of the Grayson crochet baby bonnet pattern? Is it your favorite baby hat to make yet?

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Tight form-fitting ribbed crochet bonnet pattern for babies and small children.

Inspired by the clean lines of Nordic design this crochet baby bonnet will steal your heart.

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