Yay! Here in the U.K it finally feels like spring has sprung! I have been meaning to re-release this bonnet design for a while; I wanted to add sizes and fine-tune the pattern. What a better time to do so than now?
This is my crochet ‘Tulip’ Bonnet. So named because it is a perfect spring bonnet that is light and dainty and features a tulip stitch brim. It’s crochets up really nicely in cotton (I have used Paintbox DK) but you could also go for an acrylic or wool yarn if you wanted it to be worn in the colder months.
I think every baby and toddler should own at least one bonnet; whether it’s crocheted, knitted or woven. To me, they are the epitome of baby cuteness and at the same time are so practical, keeping head and ears warm and snug! So if you’d like to make one I’ve got a FREE pattern for you! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you will know that my youngest wears this bonnet a lot! I designed it for her and now I’m sharing it with you.
You will need:
1 ball of 50g DK cotton yarn (my favourite colours for this design are; Mustard Yellow, Dusty Rose (both pictured above), Vintage Pink, Peach Orange, Vanilla Cream) all from Paintbox
3.5mm hook (although you could size up to 4mm for a slightly larger bonnet)
Tension: 10 cm x10 cm in htr = 15 rows x 17 stitches
Sizes in years: 0-1, (1-2, 2-3, 3-5)
Finished measurements: finished width inc trim x finished length excluding ties in cm;
13.5 x 16 (15 x 18, 15.5 x 20, 16.5 x 22) cm
U.K crochet terminology used throughout:
Bonnet worked by crocheting the brim first and then turning the work, working on other side of foundation chain to work the main body.
Pattern: (turning chains do not count as stitches, unless stated)
Foundation chain 53 (61, 69, 73) plus 1 turning ch
starting in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end, 1 ch turn, dc to end, 3 ch (counts as 1st tr of next row), turn.
‘tulip’ brim row; (rs) 3 tr in 4th ch from hook, *miss 3 dc, (1 dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) into next st, rep from * to last 4 dc, 1 dc into last st, fasten off.
With ws facing, rotate tulip border and working into other side of foundation ch, rejoin yarn, 3 ch (counts as 1st tr) and tr to end. 53, (61, 69, 73 sts), 3 ch, turn.
next row: tr to end, 2 ch, turn
work all rows in htr until work measures 14, (15.5, 16, 17) cm from beg
Fold bonnet widthways and with rs together, matching sts, dc seam to end, fasten off.
Turn bonnet right way around.
For ties and finishing trim, 35 ch, with ws facing, dc around bottom edge of bonnet (except for brim) and continue with 35 ch, turn, ss back into every ch and st of bottom border to end. Fasten off. Sew in ends.
Happy Crocheting! Feel free to leave me any feedback in the comments below or tag me in your makes on Instagram @loveandloop